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February 25, 2013

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Who’s Where

The World

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Feedback

I believe that for the first time in your Who’s Where column every photo is of a woman executive (AW&ST Feb. 4, p. 10). This indicates just how dramatically the defense-technical business world has changed. For a vivid example of how few women held significant spots on the aerospace scene in the past, look to our company’s main conference room— newly built in about 1958—where there was only one restroom—“Men’s.”
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Who’s Where

Jeffrey N. Shane has been named general counsel of Geneva-based International Air Transport Association, effective April 2. He has been a partner in Hogan Lovells US since 2008 and was U.S. undersecretary of transportation for policy.
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The World

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NASA Sets Up Space Technology Directorate

NASA’s open-ended space technology push is receiving a bureaucratic boost with the creation of a new Space Technology Mission Directorate at the agency’s Washington headquarters, joining Aeronautics, Human Exploration and Operations and Science as associate-administrator-level organizations.
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UNMANNED SYSTEMS

Sacrificial Hawk?

War funding has been a boon for Global Hawk, but time could be running out for the program

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UNMANNED SYSTEMS

Unmanned Flair

Europe’s largest UAS emerges, but from an unlikely place

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UNMANNED SYSTEMS

The Autogyro Returns

Valkyrie gives new life to old technology

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OPERATIONS

Crunch Time

Despite deficit reduction plans, budget cuts look likely

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Commentary

Fight About More Than Defense

One of my chief frustrations in advancing a broad industry coalition against indiscriminant sequestration budget cuts is that some critics say we are only out to defend the defense budget and defense industry. That could not be further from the truth.

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DEFENSE

One Step at a Time

Airbus Military will hand over first A400M soon, but full capability will not be achieved until 2018

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