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There is a huge military shift happening in the Pacific. Thousands of Marines are moving to a base in Guam as part of the realignment of forces. David Bice, Executive Director of the Joint Guam Program Office, says the move to Guam is going to mean a big adjustment for the Marine Corps, the island and its infrastructure. (For more from David Bice on the Federal Drive, click here)
Two major defense contractors are joining forces to compete for the Missile Defense Agency’s Ground-Based Midcourse Defense development and sustainment contract. DefenseNews.com reports that Raytheon and Lockheed Martin are working together to compete for the contract. Boeing has been the prime contractor for the GMD program, overseeing and integrating systems developed by other major defense subcontractors, including Raytheon and Northrop Grumman. Now, the Missile Defense Agency is recompeting the program and is expected to release the final request for proposals within weeks.
One of the prime sources of talent some agencies have been looking at is industry. American Systems is a contractor that does a lot with the Department of Defense in acquisition and logistics, and national security. The president of that company, William Hoover, spoke about it on the Industry Chatter segment on In Depth with Francis Rose. Hoover says the trend has been affecting his company.