WASHINGTON, Dec 12- The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved the annual defense policy bill on Thursday, authorizing $633 billion in spending for 2014, strengthening protections for victims of sexual assault in the military and easing some transfers from the prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.» Read More
DUBAI, Nov 18- Foreign sales of the V-22 tilt-rotor aircraft built by Boeing Co and Bell Helicopter could grow significantly in the "very near future," top U.S. military officials said, citing interest in both military uses and for VIP transports.
Nov 15- The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency is collecting records of international money transfers under the same law that the National Security Agency uses to collect Americans' phone and Internet records, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.
The CIA is secretly collecting bulk records of international money transfers handled by companies like Western Union, the NYT reports.
ATLANTA, Nov 14- Lockheed Martin Corp, the world's largest defense contractor, said on Thursday it plans to slash 4,000 jobs and shutter plants in several states to reduce costs in the face of declining U.S. defense spending.
Lockheed Martin announced major job cuts around the U.S. CNBC's Jane Wells reports Lockheed's CEO Marillyn Hewson regrets facility closings and layoffs.
Defense contractor Lockheed Martin said it plans to cut 4,000 jobs, or more than 3 percent of its workforce, to cope with declines in U.S. spending.
Government Accountability Office on Wednesday ruled in favor of BAE Systems PLC in the British company's protest of a U.S. Navy decision to award to Raytheon Co a contract for a next-generation electronic jammer, BAE and the Navy said.
The Navy plans to buy 117 of the new anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare planes to replace its P-3 spy planes built by Lockheed Martin Corp.. Boeing, which is also building eight of the new planes for India, will have a P-8A aircraft on display at the Dubai air show that begins on Sunday.
WASHINGTON, Nov 13- U.S. authorities are investigating a series of cybersecurity incidents targeting the HealthCare.gov website at the center of President Obama' s healthcare law, a U.S. homeland security official told Congress on Wednesday.
BEIRUT, Nov 13- Kurdish militias seized another seven villages in northeastern Syria, activists said on Wednesday, a day after the fighters' political wing announced an interim administration that aims to carve out an autonomous Syrian Kurdish region.
Funding is not yet decided, but it will likely pale in comparison to the annual $2.8 billion for DARPA, an agency best known for helping create the Internet. DARPA aims to "prevent strategic surprise" by American's enemies and "create strategic surprise for U.S. adversaries."
TOKYO, Nov 11- Japan's Defence Ministry is reviewing its decades-old policy to prioritise domestic procurement over purchases of foreign gear, a cabinet minister said on Monday, a move likely to make the Japanese market more accessible to foreign defence contractors.
SEOUL, Nov 11- South Korea's air force has asked for enhanced stealth capability for fighter jets set to be purchased, a government source briefed on the matter said on Monday, further bolstering the chances of Lockheed Martin winning the tender with its F-35s.
WASHINGTON, Nov 7- When $37 billion in budget cuts hit the Pentagon abruptly early this year, officials took steps that minimized the impact on key areas like the Afghanistan war but also took action that could raise long-run costs, a watchdog agency said on Thursday.
Nov 6- Starbucks Corp is looking for thousands of good men- and women. Starbucks cafes on or near military bases will share a portion of each sale with non-profit organizations that help veterans re-enter the workforce.
Nov 6- Starbucks Corp is looking for thousands of good men- and women. Starbucks cafes on or near military bases will share a portion of each sale with non-profit organizations that help veterans re-enter the workforce. Seattle- based Starbucks said it will have specialized recruiters to match the unique skills of veterans and their spouses with company jobs.
"We're losing leverage internationally" to China, Russia and other countries that want to give more authority to the United Nations and governments, Hoover Institution professor Abe Sofaer said at the fourth annual meeting on international cybersecurity cooperation held by the EastWest Institute.
*Navy sees next ship costing $1.2 billion less. WASHINGTON, Nov 5- The U.S. Navy on Tuesday pledged to cut costs for building new aircraft carriers, as it prepared to christen the USS Gerald R. Ford, first in its class of warships and a vessel whose $12.9 billion cost will exceed forecasts by almost 25 percent.
The step would mark an extension of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts to bolster the self-reliance of Japan's military and could open an overseas market worth tens of billions of dollars in coming years for the country's defence contractors. Japan's post-war constitution, written by the U.S.-led occupation forces, renounced war and a standing army.
Nov 4- Google Inc Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said widespread U.S. government spying on its data centers would be outrageous and potentially illegal if true, the Wall Street Journal reported. Schmidt told the newspaper in Hong Kong that Google had registered complaints with the National Security Agency, President Barack Obama and Congress members.