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Celebrating 100 Years of Making It Happen

Over the last 100 years, the aerospace and defense industry has imagined, developed, and built technologies that changed the world and shape our daily lives today. Our industry revolutionized travel, making it possible to connect friends, families, and communities living half a world away. We’re the industry that powers the most effective military in the history of the world, one that keeps America safe each and every day. And we‘re the industry that helped put a man on the moon. We set...

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Weathering the Storm of Spectrum Interference

With the 2019 hurricane season right around the corner, the need for accurate and timely weather readings is a top priority. These readings are critical to ensuring that our communities are prepared for and protected from any upcoming storms. Weather readings are typically taken for granted by most Americans. Every day millions of people wake up with the same question: “What’s the weather going to be like today?” They check their phones, televisions, or computers and prepare for the d...

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Apollo 11: The Inspiration for What's Next

In May of 1961, President John F. Kennedy stood before a joint Congress and laid out a bold vision for the decade ahead: “landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth.” For a mission that once seemed like a dream, the call to action established a space program that pushed our nation towards the future. Through investments, inspiration, and a combined effort from industry, government and academia, the U.S. not only landed a man on the moon in 1969, but developed lasting...

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Earth Month Spotlight: Matthew Swibel, Lockheed Martin

Matthew Swibel Director, Enterprise Risk and Sustainability,Lockheed Martin Climate Resiliency at Every Elevation From the depths of our oceans to the high reaches of space, Lockheed Martin tech helps observe our climate. Growing resource constraints and changes to our climate require technologies that strengthen society’s resilience and solutions for addressing impacts. To protect and strengthen global infrastructure, it will take a combination of technologies and instrum...

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Flying Green with Gulfstream!

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has been among business aviation’s leaders in sustainability since 2011, when a Gulfstream G450 became the first business jet to cross the Atlantic on sustainable alternative jet fuel (SAJF). Since then, the Savannah, Georgia-based company has taken additional steps to support sustainability, including becoming the first business-jet manufacturer with a dedicated supply of sustainable alternative fuels, which are used by its corporate, demonstration, customer suppor...

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AIA CEO on House Budget Committee action on BCA Caps

AIA President and CEO Eric Fanning issued the following quote on today’s House Budget Committee action on BCA Caps: “Artificial spending caps should never replace a thoughtful annual review.  The House Budget Committee’s markup today is a critical first step towards addressing the Budget Control Act caps and securing a budget before the new fiscal year begins. We look forward to further steps in the process and urge our elected leaders to make important investments in R&D,...

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Heritage Month Spotlight: Irene Lockwood, Harris Corp.

Irene Lockwood Senior Manager, CommunicationsISR and Geospatial Businesses (SIS) Describe your roles and responsibilities at Harris. I provide external communications support to the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Geospatial business areas at Harris’ Space and Intelligence Systems (SIS) segment. I’ve been with Harris (via the Exelis acquisition) for 14 years. My role as a Senior Communications Manager is to create positive awareness of the compan...

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Heritage Month Spotlight: Lesley Marangola, Harris Corp.

Lesley Marangola Director, Business Development Operations and Capture ManagementSpace and Intelligence Systems (SIS), Harris Corp. Describe your role and job responsibilities at Harris. I lead the team that is responsible for much of what happens behind the scenes in new business for SIS. This includes developing competency in our Business Acquisition Process, policies and associated tools via training and coaching. It also encompasses providing independent capture coaching and...

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Heritage Month Spotlight: Carson Brumley, Sierra Nevada Corporation

Carson Brumley InternSierra Nevada Corporation It's no secret that Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) attracts some of the most talented minds in the industry -- from executive vice presidents to interns. One is intern Carson Brumley, who is working at SNC's Space Systems Group on the Dream Chaser® spaceplane. In fact, she was just named a "Top 100 Intern in the US" by WayUp, a job website for recent college grads. Carson was chosen from a pool of more than 700 interns. Wa...

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Heritage Month Spotlight: Amy Ninness, Eaton Corporation

Amy Ninness General Manager, Conveyance SystemsEaton’s Aerospace Group Discovering Opportunity and Inspiration in Aerospace Four questions with Amy Ninness, general manager, Conveyance Systems, Eaton’s Aerospace Group When did you get into the aerospace industry? I started my career at Eaton 21 years ago, fresh out of college with a degree in chemical engineering. It was a great opportunity for a recent grad, and I found aerospace so interesting as I became more involved....

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Heritage Month Spotlight: Michelle Hauer, Raytheon

Michelle Hauer Senior Engineering Fellow Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems It was during a car-ride when 9-year-old Michelle Hauer’s mother first told her she should be an engineer. “You mean like on trains?” Hauer asked. No, her mother explained: an engineer is an inventor and spends her days building things, just like Hauer loved to do. It was the first engineering seed planted in her life, Hauer said. That seed, and many more like it, grew into three degrees and a career as a Se...

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Heritage Month Spotlight: Dawn Treece

Dawn Treece Department Manager of Electro-Optic Products and McKinney Manufacturing Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems Bringing the humanity to engineering As far back as she can remember, Dawn Treece felt writing and art would be her life and her livelihood. “That’s how I best expressed myself,” she said. Then she took a physics class her junior year and fell in love with the spark of creative inspiration in science and chose a life of Einstein and Edison infused with Toni Morrison an...

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