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  • Hard Landing In The End Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 8:23 AM ET
    Space Shuttle Endeavour

    From Florida's Space Coast to contractors in Connecticut and Georgia. jobs and business will be lost — some, probably forever.

  • Next Stop: Deep Space Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 8:22 AM ET
    Artist rendering of the Sierra Nevada Corp. Dream Chaser, which justreceived $80 million from NASA. It is one of the new generation ofprivate-sector space vehicles that will carry humans and cargo to theInternational Space Station.

    The space agency is leaving the low-orbit travel to the private sector and focusing its R&D efforts on exploring deep space.

  • FILE PHOTO: UH-60A Black Hawk helicopters prepare to takeoff as the 82nd Aviation Brigade relocates in the desert during Operation Desert Shield. (photo by DOD)

    Cutting military spending, as President Obama has proposed, is the worst way to balance the budget while keeping the country growing, investors and analysts said, because the sector is the best creator of domestic jobs and crucial to driving innovation.

  • Cramer: Your Best Defense Against Market Swings Monday, 20 Jun 2011 | 6:17 PM ET

    It's the one thing that separates the winners from the losers in this market, the "Mad Money" host said.

  • Defense Market Sales Getting Off The Ground Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 2:29 PM ET
    Paris Air Show 2011 - A CNBC Special Report

    Cash-strapped nations are only now starting to loosen the purse strings on defense spending, and many may still be looking for bargains at the Paris Air Show this year..

  • Security Firm Offers to Replace Tokens After Attack Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | 10:04 AM ET

    RSA Security on Monday offered to replace its SecurID tokens for most of its 40 million users as it tries to regain customer confidence after prominent hacking attacks. The New York Times reports.

  • E-Mail Fraud Hides Behind Friendly Face Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 10:09 AM ET

    Most people know to ignore the e-mail overture from a Nigerian prince offering riches in exchange for a bank account number, the New York Times reports. But what if the e-mail appears to come from a colleague down the hall?

  • US Investigating Google Claim of China Hacking Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 9:37 AM ET
    A sign is displayed outside of the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.

    Authorities in the United States are investigating a Google claim that hackers in China stole email details of senior U.S. government officials—an issue that illustrates the problem of attribution in cyberspace, the coordinator for cyber issues at the U.S. State Department said Thursday.

  • Top Cyber Security Stock Plays Monday, 16 May 2011 | 1:08 PM ET
    The definition of cyber security seems to be ever evolving, but the more common definition appears to relate to the protection applied to computers and networks and the information they store/relay. Over the last few years there has been no lack of media reports regarding cyber break-ins, identity theft and more — all going a long way to highlight/identify the problem, but representing only the tip of the iceberg.The crux of the threat seems to be that our reliance on networks grows more interco

    Have a look at EarlyBird Capital analyst Alex Hamilton's list of companies that stand to gain the most from the growing demand for cyber security.

  • Hamilton: Your Best Cyber Security Stock Plays Monday, 16 May 2011 | 1:08 PM ET
    Code Wars: America's Cyber Threat -- See Show Details

    The nascent and growing nature of cyber attacks promises to be insulated from growing budget concerns. As a result cyber has become a buzz word and many companies will claim to have cyber as higher multiples are assumed. Analyst Alex Hamilton wades through them, offering his picks for the real players in the market.

  • National Security Changes     Wednesday, 27 Apr 2011 | 9:23 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers takes a look at what the new Secretary of State appointment means for defense stocks.

  • Earnings Roundup: April 26 Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 5:48 PM ET

    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Tuesday, April, 26.

  • Positive earnings surprises have helped keep stocks buoyant, a trend that may help counteract the "sell in May" theory.

  • The Business Market Plays Cloud Computing Catch-Up Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 9:02 AM ET

    The big spenders on technology—businesses and government agencies—buy about 75 percent of the computing goods and services sold worldwide. Yet it is increasingly evident they are not driving the new ideas, excitement and powerhouse technology companies in ascent these days.  The New York Times reports.

  • Your First Move For Friday April 15th Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 | 6:18 PM ET

    Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you tomorrow's best trades, right now!

  • Congress and the president stayed up late on Friday, but struck a last-hour deal to avert a shutdown of the federal government. On that news, traders will be eyeing various infrastructure and defense stocks which could move a little during today’s trade.

  • Biggest Government Contractors Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 1:12 PM ET
    Contracted in 2010: $35.9 billion* Total 2010 revenue: $45.8 billion Contracted in 2011, so far: $15.74 billion  Headquartered Lockheed’s dependence on contracts from the U.S. Government is no secret. The company researches, designs, develops and manufactures satellites, space vehicles, combat aircraft, missile defense systems, aeronautics and intelligence systems, which are essentially out of the scope of non-government consumers. Lockheed’s biggest contracts in 2010 included a $2.51 billion co

    As the U.S. moves closer to the so-called "Fiscal Cliff", big ticket government spending areas like defense programs are likely to be at the center of the debate.

  • Government Shutdown Could Affect These Stocks Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 11:36 AM ET

    The defense contractors will likely be the most affected sector if the U.S. government shuts down, according to Paul Hickey, co-founder of Bespoke Investment Group.

  • Stocks Shrug Off Bad News and Gain for Week Friday, 25 Mar 2011 | 5:15 PM ET

    Stocks snapped a two-week losing streak to post gains after several days of quiet trading in which stocks steadily rose higher despite despite unrest in the Middle East and Libya, debt troubles in Europe, a continuing nuclear disaster in Japan and mixed economic news in the U.S. IBM and Chevron gained, while HP fell.

  • Stocks Pare Gains Ahead of Close; HP Falls Friday, 25 Mar 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    Stocks pared gains in the final hour of trading another session of quiet trading despite unrest in the Middle East and Libya, debt troubles in Europe, and mixed economic news in the U.S. Chevron and IBM gained, while HP fell.