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TOP 20 DEFENSE COMPANIES IN 2018

Post Date: January 1, 2019 | Category: Around the World

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We compiled a list of the top defense companies based on revenue in 2018

1 Lockheed Martin  earned $47.9 billion 

2 Raytheon Company earned $23.5 billion 

3 BAE Systems earned $22.3 billion

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Some defense contractors say they're actively pursuing new acquisitions this year, buoyed by greater budget certainty and an early wave of consolidation.

Already this year, Orbital Sciences completed its deal to merge with ATK's aerospace and defense businesses, while Engility finalized its purchase of TASC. Earlier this month, Harris announced its plan to buy Exelis to create a 23,000-employee contractor with more than $8 billion in sales.

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You’ve not doubt heard the stories about people working past retirement age. Jeff Traylor has taken that to a new level. He’s 71 years old, a Vietnam veteran, and he’s working with the Air Force as a contractor in Afghanistan. He’s doing it because he needed the job. “Regardless of what they may say about age discrimination, it still exists,” Traylor tells Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson. “I can tell it from the way that my applications were received. That’s one issue.

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CONTRACTOR SUPPORT OF U.S. OPERATIONS IN THE USCENTCOM AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY

BACKGROUND: This report updates DoD contractor personnel numbers in theater and outlines DoD efforts to improve management of contractors accompanying U.S. forces. It covers DoD contractor personnel deployed in Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)) and the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) area of responsibility (AOR).

KEY POINTS: In 3rd quarter FY 2014, USCENTCOM reported approximately 66,123 contractor personnel working for the DoD in the USCENTCOM AOR. This total reflects a decrease of approximately 12.5K from the previous quarter. A breakdown of DoD contractor personnel is provided below

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The rapidly developing Al-Qaeda incursion is forcing the Iraqi government not only to buy more American weapons and supplies, but also to payroll an army of mercenaries and private contractors, previously hired by the US Defense Department. According to the Wall Street Journal, more than 5,000 specialists have been contracted by the Iraqi government. They are currently working in the country as analysts, military trainers, security guards, translators and even cooks. Some 2,000 of them are Americans.

“When the military had to leave, it made us even more dependent on contractors for security,” Shays said, adding that “The one thing that's a given: We can't go to war without contractors and we can't go to peace without contractors.”

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CONTRACTOR SUPPORT OF U.S. OPERATIONS IN THE USCENTCOM AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY

BACKGROUND:  This report updates DoD contractor personnel numbers in theater and outlines DoD efforts to improve management of contractors accompanying U.S. forces.  It covers DoD contractor personnel deployed in Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)) and the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) area of responsibility (AOR).  

KEY POINTS: In 2nd quarter FY 2014, USCENTCOM reported approximately 78,638 contractor personnel working for the DoD in the USCENTCOM AOR.  This total reflects a decrease of approximately 20.5K from the previous quarter.  A breakdown of DoD contractor personnel is provided below:

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Contractor in Iraq Plead Guilty to Tax Fraud

Post Date: March 14, 2014 | Category: Justice Abroad

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MEMPHIS, TENN. — Federal prosecutors say a U.S. contractor who worked in Iraq has pleaded guilty to filing a false tax return. The U.S. attorney’s office in Memphis says 44-year-old Darrin Albert Searle entered the guilty plea eariler this week. He is scheduled to be sentenced on May 29. According to facts revealed in documents and in court, Searle failed to disclose $618,186 of income he received through kickbacks while working as a government contractor in Iraq in 2007.

Searle had been required to file amended returns and pay all relevant taxes, interest and penalties. The case was investigated by the Special Investigator General for Iraq Reconstruction, the Department of the Army’s Criminal Investigative Division and Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigations.

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CONTRACTOR SUPPORT OF U.S. OPERATIONS IN THE USCENTCOM AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY TO INCLUDE IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN

BACKGROUND: This report updates DoD contractor personnel numbers in theater and outlines DoD efforts to improve management of contractors accompanying U.S. forces. It covers DoD contractor personnel deployed in Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)); Iraq; and, the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) area of responsibility (AOR).

KEY POINTS: In 1st quarter FY 2014, USCENTCOM reported approximately 99,057 contractor personnel working for the DoD in the USCENTCOM AOR. This total reflects a significant decrease from the previous quarter. The numbers of contractors in other USCENTCOM locations make up about 17.9% of the total contractor population in the USCENTCOM AOR. A breakdown of DoD contractor personnel is provided below

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Top 20 Defense Contractors in 2013

Post Date: December 1, 2013 | Category: Around the World

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While total revenues for the Defense News Top 100 are up +3%, defense-related revenues are down -3%. This is the second year of declining defense-related revenues. This revenue paradox for defense contractors is emblematic of a trend toward diversification toward commercial markets.

In 2013, Waltham-based defense giant Raytheon Co. secured 1,713 contracts valued at $3.3 billion; American Science and Engineering Inc. received 1,067 valued at $500M. But defense contractors in Massachusetts, the region and across the nation are bracing for budget reductions in the United States and elsewhere which will affect profits this fiscal year.

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4th quarter FY 2012, Iraq- Afghan Contractor Census

Post Date: October 15, 2012 | Category: The Danger Zone

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CONTRACTOR SUPPORT OF U.S. OPERATIONS IN THE USCENTCOM AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY TO INCLUDE IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN

 

BACKGROUND:  This update reports DoD contractor personnel numbers in theater and outlines DoD efforts to improve management of contractors accompanying U.S. forces.  It covers DoD contractor personnel deployed in Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Iraq, and the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) area of responsibility (AOR).

KEY POINTS: In 4th quarter FY 2012, USCENTCOM reported approximately 137,000 contractor personnel working for the DoD in the USCENTCOM AOR.  This total reflects no change from the previous quarter.  The number of contractors outside of Afghanistan and Iraq make up about 13.7% of the total contractor population in the USCENTCOM AOR.  A breakdown of DoD contractor personnel is provided below:

DoD Contractor Personnel in the USCENTCOM AOR

Total Contractors

U.S. Citizens

Third Country Nationals

Local/Host Country Nationals

Afghanistan Only

109,564

31,814

39,480

38,270

Iraq Only*

9,000

2,314

4,621

2,065

Other USCENTCOM Locations

18,843

8,764

9,297

782

USCENTCOM AOR

137,407

42,892

53,398

41,117

*Includes DoD contractors supporting U.S. Mission Iraq and/or Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq

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3rd quarter FY 2012, Iraq/ Afghan Contractor Census

Post Date: July 1, 2012 | Category: The Danger Zone

CONTRACTOR SUPPORT OF U.S. OPERATIONS IN THE USCENTCOM AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY TO INCLUDE IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN

 

BACKGROUND:  This update reports DoD contractor personnel numbers in theater and outlines DoD efforts to improve management of contractors accompanying U.S. forces.  It covers DoD contractor personnel deployed in Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Iraq, and the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) area of responsibility (AOR).

KEY POINTS: In 3rd quarter FY 2012, USCENTCOM reported approximately 137,000 contractor personnel working for the DoD in the USCENTCOM AOR.  This was approximately a 10.5% decrease from the previous quarter.  The number of contractors outside of Afghanistan and Iraq make up about 11.5% of the total contractor population in the USCENTCOM AOR.  A breakdown of DoD contractor personnel is provided below:

DoD Contractor Personnel in the USCENTCOM AOR

Total Contractors

U.S. Citizens

Third Country Nationals

Local/Host Country Nationals

Afghanistan Only

113,736

30,568

35,118

48,050

Iraq Only*

7,336

2,493

2,956

1,887

Other USCENTCOM Locations

15,829

7,049

8,157

623

USCENTCOM AOR

136,901

40,110

46,231

50,560

*Includes DoD contractors supporting U.S. Mission Iraq and/or Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq 

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2nd quarter FY 2012, Iraq/ Afghan Contractor Census

Post Date: April 1, 2012 | Category: The Danger Zone

CONTRACTOR SUPPORT OF U.S. OPERATIONS IN THE USCENTCOM AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY TO INCLUDE IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN

 

BACKGROUND:  This update reports DoD contractor personnel numbers in theater and outlines DoD efforts to improve management of contractors accompanying U.S. forces.  It covers DoD contractor personnel deployed in Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Iraq, and the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) area of responsibility (AOR).  

KEY POINTS: In 2nd quarter FY 2012, USCENTCOM reported approximately 153,000 contractor personnel working for the DoD in the USCENTCOM AOR.  This was approximately a .6% increase from the previous quarter.  The number of contractors outside of Afghanistan and Iraq make up about 16% of the total contractor population in the USCENTCOM AOR.  A breakdown of DoD contractor personnel is provided below:

DoD Contractor Personnel in the USCENTCOM AOR

Total Contractors

U.S. Citizens

Third Country Nationals

Local/Host Country Nationals

Afghanistan Only

117,227

34,765

37,898

44,564

Iraq Only*

10,967

3,260

5,539

2,168

Other USCENTCOM Locations

24,765

11,126

12,796

843

USCENTCOM AOR

152,959

49,151

56,233

47,575

*Includes DoD contractors supporting U.S. Mission Iraq and/or Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq

Afghanistan Summary 

  • The distribution of contractors in Afghanistan by contracting activity are:

Theater Support - Afghanistan: 20,226  (17%)

LOGCAP: 32,653  (28%)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: 15,222  (13%)

Other:* 49,126  (42%)

Total: 117,227

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1st quarter FY 2012, Iraq/ Afghan Contractor Census

Post Date: January 1, 2012 | Category: The Danger Zone

 CONTRACTOR SUPPORT OF U.S. OPERATIONS IN THE USCENTCOM AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY, IRAQ, AND AFGHANISTAN

 

BACKGROUND:  This update reports DoD contractor personnel numbers in theater and outlines DoD efforts to improve management of contractors accompanying U.S. forces.  It covers DoD contractor personnel deployed in Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)), Iraq, and the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) area of responsibility (AOR). 

KEY POINTS: In 1st quarter FY 2012, USCENTCOM reported approximately 152,000 contractor personnel working for the DoD in the USCENTCOM AOR.  The number of contractors outside of Afghanistan and Iraq make up about 9.6% of the total contractor population in the USCENTCOM AOR.  A breakdown of DoD contractor personnel is provided below:

DoD Contractor Personnel in the USCENTCOM AOR

Total Contractors

U.S. Citizens

Third Country Nationals

Local/Host Country Nationals

Afghanistan Only

113,491

25,287

34,811

53,393

Iraq Only*

23,886

11,237

9,445

3,204

Other USCENTCOM Locations

14,618

6,070

6,995

1,553

USCENTCOM AOR

151,995

42,594

51,251

58,150

* These numbers are as of December 9, 2011 and do not reflect the continued contractor drawdown in anticipation of the end of military operations in Iraq.

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U.S. Defense Contractor Accused Of Negligence

Post Date: July 1, 2011 | Category: Justice Abroad

U.S. Defense Contractor Accused Of Negligence

U.S. Defense Contractor Accused Of Negligence Nasir Ahmad Ahmadi was hired to work as an interpreter alongside American troops in Afghanistan. But soldiers were alarmed by his strange behavior, his inability to do the job and the foul condition of his living quarters. They suspected he used drugs.

Just a few months after he arrived at an Army Special Forces base near Kabul, Ahmadi was ordered to pack his bags and leave. Instead of getting ready for the next flight out, Ahmadi grabbed an AK-47 assault rifle from another interpreter's room on the base and started shooting. He killed two unarmed soldiers and wounded a third.

On Monday, nearly 18 months after the January 2010 shootings, the survivor and family members of the slain soldiers filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Mission Essential Personnel, the U.S. defense contractor that hired Ahmadi as it rushed to put more interpreters to work in Afghanistan. 

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Civilian Contractors under Military Law

Post Date: January 1, 2010 | Category: The Danger Zone

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Over the course of its efforts to stabilize Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States has increasingly relied upon the work of civilian contractors. By the US Central Command's count at the end of 2006, there were nearly 100,000 contractors operating in Iraq alone1 An estimated 30,000-more than the number of non-US Coalition forces in Iraq-provide armed military services such as personal and site security2 The insertion of five words into Congress's fiscal year 2007 defense authorization act may now subject every civilian contractor operating in a combat zone to the discipline of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). This legislation ostensibly brings long-overdue regulation to contractor behavior, but it also raises a number of questions regarding interpretation and enforcement. By drawing on the lessons of past efforts to control contractors, the military should be able to craft a workable standard for the exercise of its expanded UCMJ jurisdiction.

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