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April 10, 2012News for the aerospace industry

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  • Pentagon plans to speed up cyberweapons development
    In a report to Congress, the Pentagon says it plans to fast-track the creation of cyberweapons in order to use them against targets within days of a threat. Cyberweapons development would be overseen by the Cyber Investment Management Board, a new oversight panel that would be led by senior Pentagon officials. The Washington Post (4/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Defense firms prepare for looming budget cuts
    Defense contractors say they are bracing for reductions to military spending, and warn that many jobs will be lost in the process. "We are vulnerable to any defense-spending cuts," said Robert Arrighi, general manager of Kerns Manufacturing in New York. "Anything that's dramatic like this is of significant impact to us." Arrighi and others say they may look to commercial work or global customers to help fill the gap. Crain's New York Business (4/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Air Force will relaunch contest for light-strike aircraft
    Following the cancellation of its contract with Brazil's Embraer, the Air Force says it will reopen the contest to build the light-strike aircraft bound for Afghanistan. "It was regrettable that we had a problem on our documentation on the first source selection," said Gen. Norton Schwartz, Air Force chief of staff. "As a result, we responded by discontinuing that phase of the effort and we will begin anew here later this month with the current offers." Defense News (4/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Drone firms are looking to domestic markets for use of its technology
    As the war in Afghanistan looks to wind down, drone-technology firms are hoping to find commercial uses for their products. The Federal Aviation Administration is asking for public input on six sites where it plans to test unmanned drones in the public airspace. "What the military has shown abroad is, there's a tremendous amount of stuff you can do with this, if the regulatory environment permits -- not just surveillance," said Benjamin Wittes, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Ars Technica (4/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • TSA funding cuts raise concerns about security lines
    Budget cuts at the Transportation Security Administration could lead to longer wait times for travelers in security lines, some observers say. The TSA plans to decrease spending by 3% next year, which would result in a 41% cut in checkpoint support. However, the TSA believes that the expansion of its PreCheck program that speeds precleared passengers through separate lines will cut wait times for all travelers. Houston Chronicle (4/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • AIA first quarter executive report released
    This quarter's executive report features a profile on AIA's new Chairman, David P. Hess, president of Pratt & Whitney, United Technologies Corporation. Read the full report here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Pressure builds to stop sequestration
    While everyone agrees on the need to control spending, a bipartisan consensus is emerging that the sequestration cuts imposed by the Budget Control Act are a cure worse than the disease. There is indisputable data showing that another $500 billion of cuts to defense programs would hollow out our military, endanger our troops and stop economic recovery dead in its tracks. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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