Aaron Gregg, The Washington Post Published 8:10 am PST, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 A helicopter patrols the area around the Capitol as part of the regular security measures in place in Washington, D.C. Executives from the defense industry say the prolonged federal shutdown is beginning to impact larger companies that contract with the military. less A helicopter patrols the area around the Capitol as part of the regular security measures in place in Washington, D.C. Executives from the defense industry say the prolonged federal shutdown is beginning to ... more Photo: Washington Post Photo By Michael S. Williamson Photo: Washington Post Photo By Michael S. Williamson Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 A helicopter patrols the area around the Capitol as part of the … [Read more...] about Government shutdown starting to burn aerospace, defense firms
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Updated 5:02 pm PST, Monday, November 26, 2018 FILE - This Dec. 6, 2016, file photo shows the United Technologies Electronic Controls factory in Huntington, Ind. United Technologies is planning to break itself into three independent companies now that it has sealed its $23 billion acquisition of aviation electronics maker Rockwell Collins. The company has scheduled a call with investors for Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, that it says is to announce its intention to separate into three companies. less FILE - This Dec. 6, 2016, file photo shows the United Technologies Electronic Controls factory in Huntington, Ind. United Technologies is planning to break itself into three independent companies now that it ... more Photo: Michael Conroy, AP Photo: Michael Conroy, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close … [Read more...] about United Technologies is breaking into 3 independent companies
The Justice Department unsealed federal charges Tuesday against 10 Chinese agents, including intelligence officers, accused of running a five-year hacking operation to steal technology from American aviation companies. The Justice Department promised more indictments will follow. “Officials described the case as part of a push by the Trump administration to highlight what U.S. authorities say are China’s continuing efforts to steal information from American and European companies through cyber attacks and on-the-ground recruiting,” the Wall Street Journal reported.“This is just the beginning. Together with our federal partners, we will redouble our efforts to safeguard America’s ingenuity and investment,” Assistant Attorney General John Demers promised. The unsealed indictment describes a plot spearheaded by the Jiangsu Province Ministry of State Security (JSSD), headquartered in Nanjing, China, to steal “sensitive commercial technological, … [Read more...] about Ten Chinese Agents Charged with Hacking Aviation Companies
Global outrage over the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the hands of an alleged Saudi Arabian hit squad has raised the heat on U.S. companies to justify doing business with the kingdom. President Donald Trump seemingly has fewer qualms, recently defending the countries' commercial ties -- especially when it comes to supplying Saudi Arabia with arms -- by saying the relationship creates lots of U.S jobs. But how many jobs? Mr. Trump said at an event last week that agreements between American defense contractors and Saudi Arabia account for 600,000 jobs in the U.S. We set out to verify if that number is correct. Corporate America's deep ties to Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia is America's No. 1 weapons customer Different day, different digits As The Washington Post notes, part of the problem with assessing Mr. Trump's claim about the purported employment gains of American companies doing business in Saudi Arabia is that those numbers keep growing. In … [Read more...] about Fact check: How many jobs does U.S. defense work with Saudi Arabia actually create?
The US Air Force has awarded three aerospace companies with a combined $2 billion in contracts to develop rockets capable of sending national security satellites into orbit for the US government: the United Launch Alliance, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin. However, SpaceX — a current launch provider for the Defense Department — was not on the list. The awards are part of the DOD’s coveted Launch Service Agreement, or LSA. The goal of the program is to aid the development of commercial rockets and ensure that the US government has constant access to space for its national security payloads. The Defense Department says it will eventually select two of the awardees to be official launch providers for the US government, with launches starting no earlier than 2020. Through 2024, the United Launch Alliance will receive $967 million to develop its upcoming rocket called the Vulcan, which will build on the capabilities of the … [Read more...] about The Defense Department picks three companies to develop rockets for national security launches