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Boeing gets $11.9 billion Air Force contract

The Boeing Company has received an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract from the U.S. Air Force for B-52 Stratofortress weapon system modernization.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , contracting , B-52 , defense

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 09:40am EDT

Boeing to offer cybersecurity to Japan

Touching on the Japan's need to improve preparedness to deal with cyber attacks, Boeing says that the ministry is placing more emphasis on cyber security.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , contracting , Japan

Thursday - 09/23/2010, 09:30am EDT

Defense industry growing leaner

A new generation of defense industry leaders is using social media tools, leaner management structures and even shared sports activities to create a more collaborative and efficient workplace. Reuters reports, facing a downturn in defense spending and the Pentagon's aggressive cost-cutting drives, the industry is in a period of intense change. Companies are shifting gears to focus on new technologies like cybersecurity and unmanned planes as they try to become more efficient and in synch with rapidly evolving threats. Many companies have appointed new leaders who are changing the culture of an industry once dominated by strong personalities like Harry Stonecipher at Boeing Co and Tom Jones, the maverick who piloted Northrop Co's rise to become one of the hottest defense contractors of the 1980s.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , Tom Jones , J.J. Green

Monday - 09/13/2010, 08:55pm EDT

Speculation over delay of Air Force tanker contract heats up

Could the $35 billion contract's fate be pushed back again?

Tags: Federal Drive , EADS , DoD , Sean O'Keefe , Richard Aboulafia , Vyomika Jairam

Friday - 08/13/2010, 09:40am EDT
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Air Force tanker deadline may slip again

Raytheon Beats Boeing for SDB II Contract

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , EADS , Sean O'Keefe

Wednesday - 08/11/2010, 08:40am EDT

Neighborhood watch for the internet?

Boeing to acquire cybersecurity company

Tags: Federal Drive , cybersecurity , NSA , surveillance , technology

Thursday - 07/08/2010, 08:30am EDT

Boeing, EADS to bid on USAF tanker this week

The contract is for $35 billion.

Tags: newscast , DorobekInsider , Must Reads , EADS

Wednesday - 07/07/2010, 05:13pm EDT

Critical tests to decide future of DHS's virtual fence

CBP to implement and evaluate technologies at two sites in Arizona this year to see how well SBINet works and whether to continue deploying the technology. These tests are part of Secretary Napolitano's assessment of SBINet's value. Lawmakers remain pessimistic that the program can get back on track.

Tags: technology , Mark Borkowski , Chris Carney , Henry Cuellar , Randy Hite , House Homeland Security Committee , DHS , CBP , GAO , border security , SBINet , jason miller

Friday - 06/18/2010, 06:49am EDT
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Multiyear contract is a big boon to Boeing

The Navy strikes a deal to lump together all the fighter jets it plans to purchase over the next several years into a single large buy, in a victory for aerospace giant Boeing. Dr. Jacques Gansler, former undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , contracting , Lockheed , Navy , DoD , acquisition , multiyear contract , Jacques Gansler , technology , UMd

Tuesday - 05/18/2010, 09:40am EDT
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EADS charts course to beat Boeing for tankers

EADS North America has announced that it plans to bid on the U.S. Air Force's tanker modernization program. Sean O'Keefe, CEO of EADS North America, explains how the company plans to win.

Tags: management , DoD , USAF , EADS , EADS North America , tanker contract , contracting , Sean O'Keefe

Thursday - 04/22/2010, 10:55am EDT
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