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  • Lockheed Martin reports 10% profit jump

    Lockheed Martin shares hit a new 52-week high, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. The sequester is not impacting the defense contractor's cash cow.

  • Former National Intelligence Director John McConnell, testifying before the Senate in 2007, is vice chairman of Booz Allen Hamilton.

    When Edward Snowden leaked details of a huge government surveillance programs, it presented not just a security debate for the U.S., but a public relations problem for Booz Allen.

  • Snowden Steps Out

    The Department of Justice says an investigation into the NSA leaks is underway, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers. CNBC's Herb Greenberg, provides perspective on Booz Allen Hamilton's competitors.

  • The Beltway Spy Biz

    Booz Allen Hamilton is deeply intertwined with the intelligence community, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers. A look at just how much the intelligence community outsources to private companies.

  • A United States Army missile defense system, Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD).

    As American defense companies prepare to feel the ill effects of the sequester on their bottom lines, the companies are increasingly looking to court new customers abroad.

  • Warnings of massive job layoffs and another recession were all the talk when sequestration began in March. But so far the impact of government cutbacks seems a lot less than was predicted.

  • Playing Defense on the Dow

    Of the Dow 30 companies, only Boeing and United Technologies are strongly in defense, but they're hardly pure plays, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Play Defense: Stock Picks and Pans

    Cai Von Rumohr, Cowen and Company analyst, talks about what investors should consider before buying stock in the defense sector.

  • Santelli: Should GOP Agree With Ike?

    CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Bill Frezza, Huffington Post columnist, about why Republicans should back a plan to cut defense spending.

  • The Lockheed Martin Corp. facility in Fort Worth, Texas.

    Defense shares have continued to be positive going into earnings season (Boeing aside due to 787 problems), even though most analysts believe earnings will be lower than a year ago.

  • All Dreamliners Grounded

    The FAA has grounded all Boeing 787 Dreamliners, but the stock is making a comeback today after yesterday's drop, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Dreamliner Grounded: What's Next?

    Boeing is not planning to change its 787 production schedule despite recent problems, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau. Ken Herbert, aerospace analyst at Imperial Capital, weighs in.

  • Boeing Defends 787

    Boeing defends use of lithium ion batteries on Dreamliner jets, with CNBC's Phil LeBeau. Mary Schiavo, aviation attorney, weighs in.

  • Defense: Who's Affected by These Cuts?

    CNBC's Jane Wells explains what areas of defense remain vulnerable.

  • f-35 JSF

    U.S. sales of warplanes, anti-missile systems and other costly weapons to China's and North Korea's neighbors appear set for significant growth amid regional security jitters.

  • Pentagon Gears Up for Big Layoffs

    The Pentagon is getting ready to lay off hundreds of thousands of employees, with CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

  • How 'Cliff' Will Impact Defense

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports Defense cutbacks loom as the Pentagon plans to notify 800 thousand employees of potential furloughs if no deal is reached in a debt deal.

  • Defense in the New Year

    Defense companies are sure to be affected if we go over the "fiscal cliff" because of automatic spending cuts to the industry, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Defense Stock Plays For the New Year

    Howard Rubel, Jefferies analyst, provides insight on how to play the defense sector.

  • The Lockheed Martin Corp. facility in Fort Worth, Texas.

    With so much government money going to defense companies like Lockheed Martin, it is difficult to imagine a "fiscal cliff" deal that does not cut at least some of the Pentagon's defense budget.