Boeing’s CEO warns Washington: Get your act together
Boeing CEO Jim McNerney warned Tuesday that the threat of next year’s automatic, across-the-board budget growth reductions might force him to lay people off — even before the guillotine actually falls.
Big B, like all of America’s corporate titans, hates “uncertainty,” and Congress has outdone itself this time, McNerney said.
“Sequestration is the greatest example of Washington-induced uncertainty I’ve ever seen in my life,” he said. “Our reaction is to be very conservative … We have to anticipate the worst and hope for the best.”
read more about what McNerney said at DOD Buzz: http://www.dodbuzz.com/2012/05/08/boeings-ceo-warns-washington-get-your-act-together/
This week, General Dynamics’ Electric Boat yard delivered the Navy’s newest fast attack submarine, the future USS Mississippi, almost one year ahead of schedule. The sub’s contract delivery date was April 30, 2013, and the Navy got the metaphorical keys on May 2nd.
Several say says that defense acquisitions are broken and no one cares. So how is this possible?
read more at: http://www.dodbuzz.com/2012/05/03/the-navys-new-sub-comes-in-a-year-early-how/
The air force has quietly announced that it is has began work on a new strategic bomber to replace the ageing B-52 and assist the 21 plane B-2 force on the future battle space. The air force has promised that the new Long Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B) will try to control its budget by using tried and fielded systems and not over use of new technologies in the systems.
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Great article on the top naval brass vision of a new brown water navy with the LCS class of ships and how the resistance by blue water Aegis Mafioso admirals who are working to sink it.
Story Link: http://www.dodbuzz.com/2012/01/10/sna-the-navys-next-lcs-dilemma/
After the year 2020 ground wars will be more intense and concentrated in the world’s crowded coastal cities. That’s the consensus from a panel of experts including current and retired Army officers and professional analysts.
David Axe of AOL Defense approached five military experts and former leaders and asked what and where will the future battlefields be and what will our forces need to do be ready to fight those battles.