Industry

By Rebecca Autrey December 11, 2014 National Guard leaders joined members of Congress, congressional staff, industry representatives and other Guard supporters on Capitol Hill Wednesday night to celebrate the Guard’s 378th birthday. About 250 people attended the event organized by NGAUS, including... Read more
Washington Report (December 9, 2014) Defense industry leaders and National Guard officials braved wet, cold weather to reach NGAUS headquarters today for the association's 18th Annual Industry Day, where a member of Congress touted the Guard as a key solution to our nation's budget woes. Click here... Read more
By Rebecca Autrey (Aug. 12) Adjutants general are not happy that the Army National Guard is severing ties with NASCAR and Indy Racing League. “My initial reaction would be that I was disappointed that we’re not able to continue it,” says Maj. Gen. Wesley Craig, the adjutant general of Pennsylvania... Read more
Washington Report (April 1, 2014) The troubled F-35 fighter program got some good news this week when a government report said estimated acquisition costs for the most expensive weapons program in history have fallen 3.3 percent in the past year. The Government Accountability Office’s annual report... Read more
“Air superiority isn’t a given, it never has been. But if we can’t provide it, everything we do on the ground and sea will have to change.”—Gen. Mark Welsh, chief of staff of the Air Force, “Is the F-35 Worth It?,” 60 Minutes, Feb. 16. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is the Pentagon’s newest weapons... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report (Feb. 11, 2014) The Army National Guard car will be roaring around the track for a new team when the IndyCar season begins. Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing landed the lucrative contract last week after surviving an appeal from Panther Racing which had held the sponsorship... Read more
The 2014 Air National Guard (ANG) Weapons Systems Modernization Priorities Book (Mod Book) was released today by the National Guard Bureau. In December, warfighters from across the U.S. gathered in Tucson, Ariz., for the 32nd annual Weapons and Tactics Conference (WEPTAC). With Tucson being the... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report (Dec. 10, 2013) A morning snowstorm closed the federal government in Washington, D.C., today, but defense industry leaders and National Guard leaders visited NGAUS headquarters for the association’s 17th Annual Industry Day where they heard a senator highlight the Guard’s... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report (Dec. 10, 2013) NGAUS has hired a veteran Guardsman to serve as the association’s industry liaison. Kathleen Cyphert will develop relationships with industry leaders and small businesses, and work to increase NGAUS’ corporate memberships. Cyphert joined the staff this week... Read more
NGAUS Washington Report (Dec. 3, 2013) More than 100 chief executive officers of defense and aerospace industries have urged Congress to end sequestration, which, they say, is harming the economy and national security, according to a CNN report online. “We urge you to do whatever it takes to end... Read more

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