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Source: Hackers Breached Security Networks Of U.S. Military Contractors

Reuters | Jim Finkle and Andrea Shalal-Esa | Posted 07.27.2011 | Technology

By Jim Finkle and Andrea Shalal-Esa BOSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Unknown hackers have broken into the security networks of Lockheed Martin Corp an...

Why We Need to Rein in Government Contractors That Use Taxpayer Money for Political Advantage

Robert Reich | Posted 07.20.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

The president needs to ban Lockheed Martin and all other government contractors that get more than half their revenues from government from engaging in any political activities at all. Taxpayers shouldn't be paying for this lobbying.

Pentagon On Joint Strike Fighter: Too Expensive, But There Is No Alternative

Posted 07.19.2011 | Business

By Colin Clark Editor, AOLDefense WASHINGTON -- The U.S. must buy the Joint Strike Fighter, but it's not affordable right now. That was the so...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Green Group Duped By Video Sting

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 07.17.2011 | Green

For some environmental advocates -- including prominent supporters like the actor Harrison Ford and the band the Dixie Chicks -- Conservation Internat...

The Drone-ification of America

John W. Whitehead | Posted 06.22.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

The U.S. has a history of commandeering military technology for use against Americans. Now the drones, remote-controlled aircrafts that have been used extensively in Iraq and Afghanistan, are coming home to domestic airspace.

Shutdown Would Not Disrupt Lockheed Martin, CEO Says

Posted 06.08.2011 | Business

By Colin Clark Editor AOL Defense Washington: America's defense companies, who rely largely on the federal government for their revenue, are tryin...

Representatives Defend Joint Strike Fighter Program Against 'Irresponsible' Budget Cuts

Posted 06.05.2011 | Business

By Colin Clark Editor, AOL Defense WASHINGTON -- As GOP budget ace Rep. Paul Ryan rolled out his ambitious 2012 budget plan, supporters of the c...

Orion Spacecraft Could Bring Humans To Mars

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

As NASA winds down its Space Shuttle program, the agency is looking toward new options for ferrying astronauts to and from the International Space Sta...

JSF Likely Far More Expensive Than Aircraft They're Replacing

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

Cross-posted on POGO's blog. This morning, veteran defense aerospace reporter Bill Sweetman took a look at the different unit costs of F-35 Joint Stri...

America to its Military-Industrial Complex: Happy Valentine's Day!

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jackson Williams

An 18-day peaceful revolution has just toppled Egypt's 30-year Mubarak dictatorship. As the free-falling government dispatched American-made F-16s to...

Who Profited From Arming Egypt?

William Hartung | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Hartung

According to the Pentagon's Defense Security Assistance Agency, the Department of Defense has brokered over $11 billion in U.S. arms offers to the Egyptian regime.

Obama State of the Union Speech will be Predictable for the Middle Class

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The American Small Business League (ASBL) is predicting that President Obama will rely on the same tired rhetoric regarding economic stimulus, while continuing to ignore the diversion of federal small business contracts to corporate giants.

The Sleek, Speedy Passenger Planes Of 2025

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Get ready for the next generation of passenger airplanes. NASA has taken the wraps off three concept designs for quiet, energy efficient aircraft th...

FDIC Forum Ignores #1 Challenge for Small Businesses

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Let's just try something crazy like not giving federal small business contracts to some of the biggest companies in the world, and instead direct those dollars to the nation's 27 million small businesses.

Is Lockheed Martin Shadowing You? How a Giant Weapons Maker Became the New Big Brother

William Hartung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
William Hartung

If you have a life, Lockheed Martin is likely a part of it. How in the world did Lockheed Martin become more than just a military contractor?

Green Energy Innovation: Building A National Commitment

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James M. Gentile

Clean energy may well be the next economic revolution, and the United States can be at the forefront, if we take full advantage of our nation's streng...

McKeon: For Weapons Makers, the Buck Starts Here

William Hartung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Hartung

One common theme that runs through deficit proposals is the need to make substantial cuts in Pentagon spending. But there will be another obstacle before real savings can be reaped: pork barrel politics.

Obama Administration Wants Secret "Blacklist" for Pentagon Contractors

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Small business advocates have raised concerns a section of the 2011 National Defense Authorization Act will be used to threaten and intimidate small businesses that take issue with DoD's small business contracting practices.

Pentagon to Review 21-Year-Old Test Program

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The Department of Defense stated that it would be conducting an evaluation and study of a program designed to increase subcontracting opportunities available to small businesses.

Department of Homeland Security Sued Over Boeing Contract

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is being sued by the American Small Business League (ASBL) for refusing to release subcontracting reports on...

Obama's Upcoming India Trip

Aparna Pande | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aparna Pande

Visits by U.S. Presidents to friendly countries are more symbolic than substantive. They are meant to reaffirm policies already in place. Still, Obama's visit to India next month presents an opportunity to examine the American elite's view of India today.

Congress to Investigate Pentagon Comprehensive Test Program

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

On Thursday, October 21, five members of the House of Representatives, lead by Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-NY) asked the U.S. Government Accountabi...

New Leader In Political Giving

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Amid this year's heated debate over corporate campaign cash, the top donor to House and Senate campaigns is a company that was an also-ran in politica...

Gates's Bottom Line: Weapons Contractors Will Be Just Fine

William Hartung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Hartung

There's just one major problem with Defense Secretary Robert Gates's approach to cutting costs at the Pentagon: he wants to keep increasing the military budget, which is already at post-World War II highs.

Department of Homeland Security Sued Over Data on Lockheed Contract

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The Department of Homeland Security is being sued by the American Small Business League (ASBL) for refusing to release subcontracting data on a contra...