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  • 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.

  • The Good & Bad of 'Cliff' Diving

    Dawne Hickton, RTI International Metals, and Howard Dean, former Democratic National Committee chairman, debate the pros and cons of going over the "fiscal cliffs."

  • Most Expensive Military Programs

    Read ahead to see the most expensive U.S. military programs currently under way.

  • Troublesome Liaisons of the Business World

    The business world has seen numerous individuals put their marriages, careers and good standing at risk for an extramarital dalliance. CNBC.com presents a list of people who went outside of their marriages for intimate relationships.

  • Petraeus Scandal Widens

    A top U.S. general in Afghanistan is now under investigation, with CNBC's Eamon Javers. Jeremy Kroll, K2 Intelligence, and Julian Sanchez, Cato Institute, also discuss cyber security.

  • Is the Defense Industry Becoming a Girls' Club?

    Perhaps no industry has been as male dominated as the defense industry. Now, two major contractors, including the largest defense company in the world, will soon be led by women.

  • Women on Defense

    As sex-scandals rock the defense world, women are stepping up to lead, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Is the Defense Sector the New 'Girls Club?'

    CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at the rise of women in companies that used to be dominated by men.

  • Rising Above the Fiscal Cliff

    Jason Trennert, Strategas Research Partners, and Barry Knapp, Barclays, discuss the economic outlook for next year, as the nation faces taxing times in 2013.

  • What Caused the Dow's Dramatic Drop?

    Jason Trennert, Strategas Research Partners, and Barry Knapp, Barclays, discuss yesterday's market sell-off and weigh in on the outlook for the remainder of the year.

  • Boeing Restructuring Defense Business: Reuters

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports Boeing is moving higher off of its lows on news the company is doing a major restructuring of its defense business; and the FMHR traders share their final trades.

  • Boeing Tops Wall Street Estimates, Raises Outlook

    The aerospace company reported quarterly earnings that exceeded analysts' predictions and revenue that matched forecasts, prompting the company to raise its forecast for the full year.

  • Devastating Defense Cuts Coming?

    Unless Congress acts, the defense budget is going to suffer over $50 billion in lower spending. Rep. Charlie Rangel, (D-NY), and Sen. Kelly Ayotte, (R-NH).

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    BAE Systems’ largest shareholder will on Monday signal its “significant reservations” about the U.K. defense group’s proposed tie-up with EADS, the FT reports.

  • Federal spending per capita: $30,318Total federal spending: $577.80 billionNumber of state residents: 19.1 millionThe state of Florida was the recipient of the most federal spending in the nation, both in total and on a per capita basis. It’s similar to second-place Louisiana in that one of the 10 prime awards it received went to the Department of Health and Human Services, and all the others went to the Department of Homeland Security.Other than the Harris Corporation, a telecommunications comp

    Using data from USASpending.gov,an OMB website, CNBC.com presents the 10 states that received the most federal dollars per capita in fiscal year 2011.

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    BAE Systems will have to agree more rigorous US security arrangements if its 38 billion euros ($49.9 billion) deal to combine with EADS is to pass muster in Washington, a former senior US official has warned, the Financial Times reports.