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Jul 22, 2014

Defense Firms to See $26B More in Outlays by Sept. 30, DOD Says

By Tony Capaccio and Holly Rosenkrantz | July 22, 2014 07:30AM ET (Bloomberg) — Revised Pentagon mid-year projections call for $26b more in procurement, research…

Jul 21, 2014

Pentagon Says Resuming 2nd F-35 Engine ‘Would Not Make Sense’

By Tony Capaccio and John Hughes (Bloomberg) — United Technologies’ Pratt & Whitney engine program “is 90 percent through development, so while we would like…

Jul 17, 2014

Putin Plane May Have Been Target of Ukrainian Rocket: Interfax

By Elena Mazneva July 17 (Bloomberg) — Russian President Vladimir Putin’s plane crossed route of crashed Malaysian plane near Warsaw, Interfax reports, citing unidentified person…

Jul 14, 2014

Qatar Agrees to Buy $11 Billion of Lockheed, Boeing Missiles, Copters

By Tony Capaccio and Holly Rosenkrantz (Bloomberg) — The Qatar government has agreed to purchase of $11 billion in Lockheed Patriot air defense missiles, Boeing…

Jul 11, 2014

OMB Mid-Session Review to See Increase in Defense Outlays

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — OMB review of govt spending will show increase in projections for defense spending on weapons, research through Sept. 30, compared…

Jul 10, 2014

F-35 Engine Fire Issue May Not Be ‘Systemic,’ Kendall Says

By Tony Capaccio and Laura Curtis (Bloomberg) — Engine fire in F-35 may have been caused by an “individual situation” and “not a systemic one,”…

Jul 10, 2014

Portman Says Ex-Im Bill Likely to Pass Senate With ‘Reforms’

By Laura Curtis (Bloomberg) — “It is the wrong time to pull the rug out from American exporters,” Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, says at Bloomberg…

Jun 26, 2014

In (Partial) Defense of Dodd-Frank: BGOV Executive Outlook

Almost four years have passed since the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act became law. It is arguably one of the two most…

Jun 25, 2014

Sen. Warren to Lew: Biggest Banks ‘Getting Bigger by the Day’

By Kim Chipman June 25 (Bloomberg) — Banks continue to get bigger, take on new forms of risk since Dodd-Frank took effect in 2010; situation…

Jun 25, 2014

BGOV Senior Defense Analyst Rob Levinson on Federal News Radio

by Robert Levinson

Defense acquisition may be squeezed, but a larger percentage of Pentagon dollars are going to foreign contractors. That is according to a new compilation of the…