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February 5, 2013News for the aerospace industry

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  • House budget bill with steep spending cut assumes sequester
    Leaders of the House are considering a measure that would fund the nation's budget at $974 billion, down from today's more than $1 trillion. The continuing resolution assumes sequestration will take place March 1, thus reducing the federal budget authority. Bloomberg (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Defense firms adjust to squeezed federal budgets
    U.S. defense contractors are learning to navigate a new environment in which the Pentagon cracks down on cost overruns, rewards money savings and scrutinizes spending ever more closely. Some critics warn that the atmosphere discourages innovation, but others say the cost-consciousness is here to stay. Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas) (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Navy scales back fleet-size requirement
    The Navy has lowered its fleet-size goal to 306 ships from 313, but it says the move isn't related to shrinking budgets. "A 306-ship force structure represents the minimum level of capability and capacity to meet projected threats and support the 2012 Defense Strategic Guidance," said Navy spokeswoman Lt. Courtney Hillson. Defense News (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • NTSB chief could be next transportation secretary, sources say
    Deborah Hersman, the head of the National Transportation Safety Board, is a top candidate for the position of transportation secretary, sources say. Hersman, a Democrat, has garnered praise from both parties during her tenure at the U.S. safety agency. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced his plans to retire from the post. The Wall Street Journal (2/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
  • Mars rover completes another round of tests
    The Mars Curiosity rover hammered into a piece of rock this week, bringing the robot one step closer to a drilling operation on the planet. The NASA rover is exploring a rock formation named "John Klein," and plans to drill into one of its rocks to see if the site could have supported microbial life. (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
February Career Fairs For Polygraph Tested Professionals
Meet the Nation's leading Defense & Intelligence employers at TECHEXPO's Polygraph hiring events. February 12th in Baltimore, MD & February 13th in Reston, VA. TS/SCI clearance with CI or Lifestyle Polygraph is required to attend. To learn more about hiring companies & open positions CLICK HERE
  Suppliers' News 
  • Embraer will keep Honeywell for E-Jets job
    Honeywell will supply avionics to Brazilian aerospace firm Embraer for its new E-Jets line, which is set for a 2018 launch. There had been some noise that Embraer might choose a different supplier for the systems. The deal with Honeywell is the second contract so far for the E-Jets, with Pratt & Whitney previously named a supplier for the aircrafts' turbofans. AIN Online (2/4), The Wall Street Journal (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  • Urgent call to action – Write Congress and the White House to stop sequestration
    On March 1, the federal government will begin implementing the initial round of sequestration budget cuts to defense and other important federal programs. Now is the time to reach out to your elected officials to communicate the urgent need to repeal sequestration. Go to the Second to None website to send a letter to your elected officials in Washington today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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