Monthly Archives: March 2016

JSTARS: Another Competition Contract

According to DefenseNews and other sources, the US Air Force has awarded both Northrop Grumman (NG) and Raytheon contracts to compete to be the sole source supplier for the new generation of the Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System … Continue reading

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Followership: An Introduction

As engineers, we are routinely told to develop leadership skills as a means to set ourselves apart and further our careers. We’re told to learn how to win friends and influence people, how to negotiate, speak in public, and defuse … Continue reading

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Earned Value Management: Issues and Complications

For an overview to Earned Value Management, please refer to this article. My company adopted Earned Value Management in earnest just as I moved into a mechanical engineering lead role, so I found myself in a position where I was … Continue reading

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The B-21: A Case Study for Design Reuse and Technology Advancement

Today, the U.S. Air Force and Northrop Grumman (NG) released concept art of their Long Range Strike Bomber, now known as the B-21. As Defense News and other outlets point out, the B-21 closely resembles another Northrop aircraft, the B-2 … Continue reading

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