Defense News Top 100 Global Defense Companies (2017)

Revenues for the Top 100 defense companies declined for the fifth year in a row. But, industry revenues are poised to bounce back soon.

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Fortune 500 Aerospace and Defense Companies (2017)

The 2017 Fortune 500 includes 12 aerospace and defense companies, two of which have female CEOs. 

A total of 20 aerospace and defense firms are on the Fortune 1000. Of those 20 firms, 13 gained in rank, 5 dropped in rank, 9 posted job growth, 6 are on the most admired list of companies and 2 firms have female CEOs.

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5 Reasons Your Defense Industry Firm Isn’t in the News More

Deployed correctly, defense contractors can use media relations to influence audiences through valuable editorial coverage that brings third-party credibility and builds trust. 

This guest post is by Kyle Davis, a partner and owner at BDN Aerospace Marketing, a highly specialized sales enablement firm offering strategy, branding, design, and multimedia services to aerospace, aviation and defense industry clients worldwide.

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Top 100 Aerospace Companies – 2015

The aerospace industry is riding a decade-long economic super-cycle. The industry's defense segment, however, remains under strain.

The latest list of the Top 100 Aerospace Companies, compiled by Flight Global and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”), has been released.

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Inc. 5000 Defense Contractors (2015)

The 2015 Inc. 5000 did not break out defense contractors separately, so I did. Here you go.

The number of defense contractors on the 2015 Inc. 5000 is nearly unchanged, declining -1%, from 87 to 86.

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Defense News Top 100 Global Defense Companies (2015)

Overseas troop drawdowns and lagging defense spending has resulted in another year of decreased revenues for defense contractors. Embrace the suck.

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How Not To Win A Government Contract [SlideShare]

What if we lived in an alternate universe where, to win a government contract you had to lose it worse than anyone else? Here's how you'd win.


This guest post is by Jim McCarthy, Principal Owner and Technical Director, AOC Key Solutions, Inc. (KSI), a federal contracting proposal and business development consulting firm. Since 1983, KSI has helped clients win over $130 billion in federal contracts. 


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15 Ways Government Contract Proposal Managers Shoot Themselves In The Foot

The steps a government contract proposal manager must follow are numerous and complicated. Avoid these 15 land mines to clear a winning path.


This guest post is by Jim McCarthy, Principal Owner and Technical Director, AOC Key Solutions, Inc. (KSI), a federal contracting proposal and business development consulting firm. Since 1983, KSI has helped clients win over $130 billion in federal contracts. 

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The life of a government contracting proposal manager is a tough one. It involves long hours, lots of people and a million details. And that's on a good day.

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Fortune 500 Aerospace and Defense Companies (2015)

Overall revenues for Fortune 500 Aerospace and Defense firms were relatively flat even though the number of A&D companies on the list grew from 10 to 11.

With an increase of  just 4% (from $315.3 billion to $328.6 billion), overall revenues for the Fortune 500 Aerospace and Defense were relatively flat. Half of that percentage increase represents a newcomer to the Fortune 500: Spirit AeroSystems Holdings.

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How Not To Get Burned By A Federal Business Development Consultant

Are you worried about hiring a federal business development consultant who might be all “Rolodex” and no results? Here's how not to get burned.

This guest post is by Steve Pimpo a Principal at Double Eagle Consulting, a service-disabled veteran-owned small business that provides consulting, sales and relationship management services to companies looking to grow in the federal market. He is a former “Big 4” consulting senior executive and Navy Supply Corps officer, and is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy .

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