Trade Deficit In Advanced Technology Products Is Soaring To New Records

Originally published in Manufacturing and Technology News, May 17, 2011 By Charles McMillion, President, MBG Information Services, Washington, D.C. 06/06/2011 - The United States continues to lose production in the global economy, according to the first quarter 2011-trade figures for goods and services released by the Census Bureau on May…

Osprey Maintenance in Afghanistan

05/29/2011: U.S. Marines of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 264 (VMM-264) carry out their duties in effort to maintain their MV-22 Ospreys for continued mission readiness to support troops on the ground, Camp Bastion, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, May 24, 2011.VMM-264 carries out a variety of air support missions for the ground…

Maintenance: The Heart Beat of the Logistics

06/02/2011 - Marines with Motor Transportation Maintenance Platoon, Maintenance Company, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward), repair uparmored vehicles for units supporting International Security Assistance Forces Operations throughout Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Credit : 2nd Marine Logistics Group: 4/19/11

The Light Air Support Contest Heats Up: Congressman West Weighs In

05/29/2011 In a letter sent to Secretary of the USAF Michael Donely, Afghan Vet Congressman Allen West underscored that in his view, the terms of the downselect need to be respected. West calls for the competition to be determined on the non-developmental terms brokered and for the USAF to get…

An Update on Women and the Super Tucano

05/28/2011 By Robbin Laird In an earlier piece, our colleague discussed the political silly season in Washington DC evidenced by the quality of the “debate” about a developmental aircraft versus a non-developmental aircraft for a non-developmental contract. One of the supporters of the developmental aircraft suggested that the Super…

Coping with Counterfeit Electronics in Defense Supply Chain

05/08/2011 Unlike during the cold war era when the domestic electronics industry and military research and development funding spawned most advances in electronics, the post cold war era has reversed that process with military capabilities now highly dependent on advances in commercial electronics. The increasingly low cost and constantly shrinking…

EMB314: Which Gender Issue?

The Political Silly Season has now entered into an AF source selection By Ed Timperlake 04/21/2011 - One of the strangest arguments ever made about competing aircraft in a source selection was recently made in an article in The Hill. The general vice president of the International Association of Machinists…