Dag PotterDateline: Matthew Potter
First Published: May 07, 2011 / Last Published: Oct 23, 2011
Matthew Potter has been working in defense acquisition since the early Nineties. Prior to that he served in the U.S. Navy and Navy Reserves as an intelligence officer. He has been blogging about the defense industry and government contracting since 2008 at his own website, www.defenseprocurementnews.com, as well as at BNET and Aeroleaders2.0. He brings many years of experience of managing contracts, preparing proposals and bids as well as working in with the U.S. military in the management of missile and aviation programs and with the U.S. Air Force budget. This experience aids him in analyzing and understanding trends in the defense industry and providing insight on future growth areas. His analysis is focused on company's performance and investment opportunities.
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October 23, 2011
Canada Makes Big Investments In Its Defense, U.S. Industry To Benefit
Canada announced two major defense contracts this week that will also potentially aid the U.S. economy.
August 21, 2011
Defense Industry Projects a Good 2011 but 2012 and Out Look Worse
Most major defense contractors are holding or improving their 2011 estimates of revenue and earnings. 2012 and out my see major declines.
July 17, 2011
Boeing and Lockheed Face Crisis of Confidence: Cost Growth Questioned by Congress
Congress recently expressed concerns with cost growth in the KC-46 and F-35 programs. Is this a loss of confidence in Boeing and Lockheed?
July 4, 2011
EADS is Realizing that Bigger is not Better and is Discussing Some Radical Moves
EADS, Europe's aerospace giant, is discussing reorganizing to adjust to the changing defense industry and to reduce costs.
June 25, 2011
Companies Continue Fights for U.S. Military Health Care Contracts
The military TRICARE health insurance program is a large business that has companies fighting over the management contracts.
June 18, 2011
Lockheed Martin Now Negotiating Contracts with the United States Senate
U.S. Senate Committee has put specific requirements on the next JSF contract with Lockheed Martin in an unprecedented move.in Politics
June 11, 2011
Two Foreign Arms Deals for Boeing Cushion Future U.S. Defense Cuts
Boeing won two deals with India and Taiwan this week that will help offset reductions in domestic arms spending.
June 4, 2011
ITT Continues to Make Money Off of Legacy Radio but Defense Business Future Hazy
One of ITT Corporation's key military products production is winding down while the company reshapes itself for a new defense market.
May 29, 2011
Is There a Future Market in Afghanistan and Iraq for U.S. Defense Contractors?
The U.S. is leaving Iraq and Afghanistan. Will there be contracts for U.S. defense companies when they do?
May 21, 2011
House Begins to Cut Defense Budget
The 2012 budget cycle has begun with the House making cuts to defense spending overall.in Politics