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Industry Week in Review – March 14, 2014

Boeing announced the discovery of hairline cracks in the wings of an estimated 43 787 Dreamliners in production, which will likely delay deliveries to airlines by at least a few weeks.

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Impressions from the 2014 HELI-EXPO Conference

The Helicopter Association International’s HELI-EXPO 2014 conference in Anaheim, California, in the shadow of Disneyland, was indeed a fantasy land of helicopter industry activity.

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Industry Week in Review – March 7, 2014

President Obama released his 2015 budget on Tuesday, requesting $3.9 trillion in budget authority for the upcoming fiscal year. Among the budget’s priorities are diplomatic security, domestic infrastructure, research and development, cybersecurity, and education and job training, in addition to a separate request for a $56 billion “Opportunity, Growth, and Security” fund designed to boost spending in areas such as research at the National Institutes of Health.

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2014 RSA Conference – Calling for Collaborative Intelligence

If you attended this year’s RSA conference, you witnessed the growing demand for cyber security as the conference expanded across all three halls of Moscone Center in San Francisco.

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Strengthening Cybersecurity Through Acquisition Reform

One element of last year’s cybersecurity executive order was a report by the DoD and GSA on how to improve the government’s cybersecurity posture through acquisition reform.

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Industry Week in Review – February 28, 2014

In advance of the March 4th budget proposal, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel previewed the Pentagon’s five-year plan, which includes $115 billion in spending over sequestration spending caps, in addition to various cuts to personnel and programs.

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Industry Week in Review – February 21, 2014

International sales continue to play an important role in 2014 within the aerospace and defense industry as companies look to diversify revenue and operations amidst domestic budget uncertainty.

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The Intelligence – Privacy Paradox: An Opportunity for Federal Contractors

In President Obama’s speech on NSA surveillance on January 17th, the President told the audience that “in our rush to respond to a very real and novel set of threats, the risk of government overreach, the possibility that we lose some of our core liberties in pursuit of security also became more pronounced.”

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