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The same federal contractor that vetted Edward Snowden, who leaked information about classified U.S. spying programs, also performed a background check that let the Washington Navy Yard shooter obtain a security clearance. more
Thomas A. Kennedy will be the new CEO of Raytheon Co., the world’s largest missile maker, beginning March 31. more
The Pentagon will cut 17 of the 343 F-35 fighters it planned to buy from Lockheed Martin Corp. in fiscal 2016 through 2019 unless Congress repeals automatic budget cuts, according to a new Defense Department report. more
The U.S. Navy has awarded $35.8 million through two ongoing contracts with General Dynamics Electric Boat to perform advanced submarine research and develop modules for the Ohio-class replacement submarine at its facility in Quonset. more
The Pentagon’s proposed $495.6 billion budget for the coming fiscal year would provide $154 billion for weapons purchases and research, $25 billion less than projected a year ago, according to the Defense Department. more
Like the owls that deliver packages and carry messages in Harry Potter’s world, drones are about to become commonplace in ours: small, flying objects perfectly engineered to drop off burritos, pick up prescriptions and photograph revolutions. Within the next three years, drone-driven commerce will amount to $13.6 billion and create 70,000 new jobs, an industry trade group estimates. more
The brainchild of cousins Dave Evans and Charlie Dewey, the Evans Capacitor Co. in East Providence has been inventing, developing and producing unique, high-energy, density capacitors since it opened its doors in 1996. Today, Evans Capacitor’s hybrid capacitors have established a niche for very high-power, high-reliability pieces with aerospace and defense applications. more
Today’s submarines are billion-dollar boats that can dive to more than 1,500 feet beneath the sea and stay submerged for months at a time. more
The V-22 Osprey’s deadliest accident stemmed partly from “undeniably intense” pressure to show progress for the new tilt-rotor aircraft, according to the U.S. Marine Corps commandant. more
Mentors often act as sounding boards offering advice and direction with the expectation of getting very little in return. more
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