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Are We Racing to the Bottom?

Benjamin T. Solomon | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics
Benjamin T. Solomon

As a nation we sometimes have to take on very high-risk-ventures whose risk-returns are not acceptable to the private sector. NASA's Apollo program is a very good example.

U.S. Loves Engineers, Treats Them Badly

Llewellyn King | Posted 08.20.2015 | Politics
Llewellyn King

We do not treat engineers very nicely -- at least not those who are federal employees or contractors. The very politicians who lead in exhorting our young to become engineers are those who treat engineers as disposable workers

We Must Be Our Own Kennedy

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 05.12.2015 | Technology
Rick Tumlinson

Sometimes you have to change course to get on course. And the first small step in doing so may be to realize you didn't really know where you were going in the first place - and why.

Experts Skeptical Of Aerospace Firm's 'Fusion Breakthrough'

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 10.17.2014 | Science

Ships, aircraft, and even entire cities may become fusion-powered a lot sooner than you might have imagined. That's the word from aerospace giant L...

(Un)happy New Year for Jobless Americans

Martha Burk | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

Pundits are saying this latest stinginess is probably going to hurt the Republican party next November if something isn't done in January. With the election 11 months away, that's cold comfort for people out of work.

F-35 Contract May Be the Worst Deal the DOD Has Ever Made

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

Any CEO responsible for a deal like this would've been fired long ago, but the previous DOD Secretaries are gone and we're still stuck with the bill.

Ryan Grim

Elon Musk Battles Space Industry Vets | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last week, Elon Musk, the aerospace and green energy mogul, engaged in a very public spat with The New York Times after the paper gave r...

The McCain and Lockheed Dots Are Connecting

Winslow T. Wheeler | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics
Winslow T. Wheeler

John McCain and the Lockheed-Martin have been behaving in ways that parallel each other. That could be explained by their common political objectives, or by a separate action by McCain that was only recently uncovered by some watchdogs. It's question time.

Arms Industry: Trumped Up Jobs Claims, Pumped Up Profits

William Hartung | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
William Hartung

The ultimate form of mismanagement involves a failure to set priorities. The Pentagon needs to pare back its missions to those that are essential for defending the country.

New Zealander Sucked Into Plane Engine, Killed

AP | Posted 10.07.2011 | World

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- A 51-year-old engineer working at an airplane testing facility has been sucked into an engine and killed. Domestic carrier...

Can $1.4 Million Buy the President of the United States?

Beau Friedlander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beau Friedlander

The prize came at a crucial juncture in the war in Afghanistan, and it seems clear why Obama was selected to be the next Nobel Peace Prize laureate. The folks in Oslo wanted to force him to make the "right" choice.

What Now, Icarus? Is Western Combat Aviation Falling Out of the Sky?

Winslow T. Wheeler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Winslow T. Wheeler

The future of Western combat aviation today rests largely on one airplane: The Pentagon's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

Lockheed Beats Boeing In Defense Budget | Lee J. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

April 9 (Bloomberg) -- Lockheed Martin Corp. had the "best outcome" from the U.S. Defense Department's proposed budget announced this week, with Boein...

Obama Urged Not To Scrap Presidential Helicopter Altogether

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Thirteen House lawmakers are pressing President Obama to buy a cheaper, less sophisticated version of the controversial new presidential helicopter....

Northrop Grumman Bids To Build Humvees For U.S. Military

Wall Street Journal | August Cole | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Northrop Grumman Corp. is seeking a contract potentially valued at billions of dollars to build vehicles to replace the Humvees that now provide basic...