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New power lobby emerges for KC-X split buy

Source: http://www.buildthemboth.ccm Just when you might think the “split buy” idea for KC-X is dead and buried, it seems to be back today. A self-described non-partisan coalition called American Jobs Now! has launched a well-funded push on Capitol Hill called “Build Them Both”. This is not a fly-by-night lobby group. Carrie Giddens, formerly communications director […]

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Boeing’s KC-X bid won’t go hiking on Appalachian Trail

Boeing decided last week to move the second 787 production line to Charleston, South Carolina. As a primarily military aviation journalist, I, of course, immediately wondered what this means for Boeing’s KC-X tanker bid. (I apparently wasn’t the only one.) The 787 move to Charleston potentially shifts South Carolina’s GOP-leaning political delegation into the pro-Boeing […]

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Hamre: Lobbying is a “very good thing”, “essential function”

JohnHamre is the president and CEO of the Center for Strategic andInternational Studies. (CSIS) He also is the former deputy secretary ofdefense for William Cohen.On 23 April, Hamre introduced a panel of experts to discuss the futureof the Lockheed Martin F-22. But he opened his remarks with a fairlypassionate defense for lobbying. He acknowledged that […]

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POGO: Aurora Flight Sciences in earmark innuendo

John Pruett, of the Project on Government Oversight (POGO), doesn’t help himself by identifying Aurora Flight Sciences as a “little-known aerospace company”, but he aims the earmark-innuendo wand at the company on POGO’s blog yesterday. He claims: 1. Rep. Roger Wicker, of Mississippi, requested the $6 million earmark for Aurora’s Orion prototype program in the […]

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