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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”