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Top Ten for 2010: USAF tanker deal predicted to be split in half

In our next installment of "Top Ten for 2010", Federal News Radio looks at a battle of two bidders.

Tags: series , Bold Predictions , Top Ten for 2010 , Boeing , Barry Watts , Center for Strategic and Budgetary Analysis , defense , contracting

Wednesday - 01/06/2010, 09:35am EST

Northrop Grumman drops out of Air Force tanker competition

Northrop Grumman Corp. has decided not to compete against Boeing Co. for the $35 billion the Air Force will spend to buy its own fleet of refueling tankers. The decision puts the Pentagon on a path to doing something President Barack Obama said shouldn't happen any more: paying large amounts of money to a major defense contractor without undergoing any competition.

Tags: contracting , Boeing , EADS , USAF , Air Force tanker contract , KC-X

Monday - 03/08/2010, 06:32pm EST

Analyst: Northrop could have been tanker contender

Jim McAleese, defense analyst and principal at McAleese & Associates, says Northrop's decision will affect the outcome of the KC-X contract and the future of the C-17.

Tags: contracting , Boeing , EADS , USAF , Air Force tanker contract , KC-X , C-17 , Jim McAleese , McAleese & Associates

Tuesday - 03/09/2010, 11:18am EST

'Big Stick' heads home for an extreme makeover

The USS Theodore Roosevelt hits a major life-cycle milestone.

Tags: USS Theodore Roosevelt , contracting , Jim Hughes

Tuesday - 09/01/2009, 01:41pm EDT

Air Force sets new date for tanker RFP

Contract could be worth $35 billion. This is third time the Air Force is trying to award the modernization contract.

Tags: contracting , Air Force , Boeing , EADS , KC-X Tanker

Tuesday - 02/09/2010, 03:20pm EST

Detected cyberattacks rising at a faster rate

Attacks on the nation's critical infrastructure are on the rise.

Tags: tech , Cybersecurity Update , Cybersecurity Workforce , McAfee , sippernet , nippernet , SCADA

Wednesday - 12/09/2009, 09:10am EST

Air Force tankers may be example of high cost of doing nothing

Tanker battle creates strange bedfellows.

Tags: contract , Boeing , Air Force tankers , Michael Dunn

Friday - 03/13/2009, 12:06pm EDT
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