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The National Defense Industrial Association is proud to have long been a proponent of ethics in the defense industry.
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Bid Protests: If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It
The Government Accountability Office's bid protest system is one of the most efficient and effective ways this nation has of protecting itself from wasteful spending.
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No longer the stuff of science fiction, laser technology is progressing rapidly. Throughout the services, officials are banking on new directed energy weapon systems.
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Popular culture has long been fascinated by the idea of enhancing human beings. In the real world, scientists and engineers are working on cutting-edge technologies to make U.S. troops faster, smarter and more resilient.
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A couple of never-before-seen militarized motorcycles grabbed headlines at this year's Special Operations Command trade show in Tampa, Florida.
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True Costs of Brexit Remain Unknown
As it pertains to national security and the defense industrial base, there has been no larger story over the past month than the surprise vote in the United Kingdom to exit the 28-nation European Union.
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Volatile Election Not Fazing Defense Sector
Pundits and professional soothsayers see the presidential election swinging in favor of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
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Contemplating Life After the Warthog
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh shortly before his retirement laid out his vision for an aircraft that could replace the A-10 Thunderbolt II.
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