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  • Sen. Levin gives inside view on sequestration
    Many lawmakers are hoping that Congress can avert sequestration by the March 1 deadline. "People maybe either feel that it's going to happen, and that there's no way to avoid it, or that ... there'll be some private discussions to avoid it," said Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. The Hill/DEFCON Hill blog (1/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Air Force is holding Industry Day day for T-X program
    The U.S. Air Force is holding an Industry Day this week at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio for potential competitors for the T-X. Air Force spokesman Ed Gulick said the program office for the T-X is working to "evaluate cost versus performance trades to ensure that we maximize our return on investment as we proceed through a severely fiscally constrained period." The T-X program is currently unfunded. Defense News (1/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Both parties should dislike sequestration, experts say
    Although House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has said that Republicans can use sequestration as leverage, experts say it should elicit bipartisan dismay. "Both parties dislike the sequester and they should," says Bob Greenstein, president of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. "It's a terrible way to cut budgets." The Washington Post/Wonkblog (1/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Opinion: Hagel isn't the right nominee for DOD, Sen. Inhofe says
    Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., says former Sen. Chuck Hagel is not the best candidate to be defense secretary. "Whether he is the right person to lead the Defense Department should be determined by his judgment, his fundamental view of America's role in the world and his assessment of the military required to support this role," writes Inhofe. "After carefully reviewing his record from this perspective, I am unable to support his nomination." The Washington Post (1/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Due Diligence In Aerospace & Defense M&A
Divergent trends in commercial aerospace and defense create both risk and opportunity. This uncertainty can be addressed through a systematic approach to strategic due diligence. Fairmont's recent article, Due Diligence For Aerospace And Defense provides a detailed review of the due diligence process required to ensure a successful transaction.
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  • Dreamliner inquiry changes gears toward battery monitor
    A monitoring system has become the focus of an investigation into the Boeing 787's battery problem. Japanese officials, who are conducting a joint investigation with the U.S., will examine Kanto Aircraft Instrument, which makes a system that monitors voltage, charging and temperature of lithium-ion batteries. Officials say the company is not under special scrutiny but is part of the overall investigation. The Seattle Times/The Associated Press (1/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Va. lawmaker is sponsoring bill to limit UAVs in state
    A Virginia lawmaker is sponsoring legislation to limit the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in the state. The bill would require law-enforcement agencies to get a warrant before deploying UAVs, except in cases of emergencies. The bill would also require agencies to receive General Assembly approval before acquiring UAVs. The Washington Times (1/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • NASA to test emerging technologies for suborbital flight
    NASA plans to flight test 13 emerging technologies for suborbital flight under its Flight Operations Program. "These payloads represent more real progress in our goal of fostering a viable market for American commercial reusable suborbital platforms -- access to near-space that provides the innovation needed for cutting-edge space technology research and development," said Michael Gazarik, director of NASA's Space Technology Program. Aerospace Daily & Defense Report (1/28) 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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