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Jul 25, 2014

Bloomberg Government Quantitative Analyst Amos on Federal News Radio

by Duncan Amos

You’ve heard the expression, “spend it or lose it”. The approaching end of the fiscal year tends to stir federal agencies to use whatever acquisition…

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…