Summit Notebook

Berman: House may be “lame” after elections but won’t be paralyzed

September 20, 2010

The chairman of the House of Representatives committee on foreign affairs hasn’t lost his sense of humor…yet.

Shift in power on the horizon in Washington?

September 20, 2010

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Republicans stand poised to gain substantial influence in Congress, putting at stake billions of dollars in investment as a shift among power brokers throws legislative initiatives old and new into doubt. Reuters Washington Summit will bring together an influential line-up of insiders just weeks before Americans cast their votes, promising a must-read stream of exclusive news on the outlook for Congress and President Barack Obama’s agenda. Editors and correspondents from the Reuters Washington bureau are sitting down with senior lawmakers, including GOP heavyweights in line for leadership, and regulators whose implementation of Wall Street and healthcare reform could be complicated by a change in control on Capitol Hill.

Revealed: Why ‘Conquerors of the Skies’ are homing on Wyoming

September 9, 2010

There must be something about Wyoming at this time of year.

BRAZIL/Several participants at the Reuters Aerospace and Defense Summit held in Washington this week said they were heading out West — but declined to say what was taking them so far from hard-nosed airline investors and Pentagon accountants.

L-3 CEO Strianese finds crawling around airplanes fun

September 9, 2010

Michael Strianese, President and CEO of L-3 Communications Holdings Inc., is a roll up the sleeves kind of guy who likes nothing better than a close-up look at airplanes and wiring and sensors. And he’s not even an engineer.

Divorced defense giants reunited in Reuters office

September 8, 2010

It might well have been the business divorce of the year, but it seems there are no hard feelings between the heads of defense contractors Northrop Grumman and jilted European partner EADS. AERO-ARMS-SUMMIT/

Northrop Grumman chief sees message in moving HQ to East Coast

September 8, 2010

Northrop Grumman CEO and President Wes Bush (no relation to the former president) says there’s a message in moving the company headquarters across the country to a suburb of  Washington from Los Angeles.

Lockheed Martin bracing for a new reality

September 8, 2010

Lockheed Martin CEO Robert Stevens says despite cost cutting, the defense industry will survive based on new global security needs and adds that Lockheed’s portfolio is well positioned for change.

EADS chief longs for airplane that is no longer

September 8, 2010

What would you guess is the airplane that the head of  the company that produces the Airbus longs for?

Boeing Defense President Muilenburg on mixing business with cycling

September 7, 2010

Boeing Defense, Space and Security President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg speaks eloquently about defense cycles, but did you know that he is something of a cyclist who typically rides about 100 miles a week?

Lockheed CEO Stevens says he learns a thing or two from new generation

September 7, 2010

Lockheed Martin Corp. CEO Robert Stevens, who turns 59 years old tomorrow, says he learns every day from the new generation at the defense company he heads — although he still doesn’t IM.