Cover Letter Margins Justified Cover Letter Page Margins Proper Cover Letter Margins Cover Letter Margin Requirements Cover Letter Resume Margins Cover Letter Standard Margins Cover Letter Margin Width What Are Standard Cover Letter Margins Cover Letter Mistakes Funny 10 Cover Letter Mistakes Worst Cover Letter Mistakes 5 Cover Letter Mistakes 10 Common Cover Letter Mistakes To Avoid Cover Letter Mistakes 2012 Top 3 Cover Letter Mistakes 7 Cover Letter Mistakes Common Cover Letter Mistakes And Solutions 10 Cover Letter Mistakes To Avoid Aiga Cover Letter Mistakes Resume And Cover Letter Mistakes Biggest Cover Letter Mistakes Cover Letter Common Mistakes 10 Common Cover Letter Mistakes Most Common Cover Letter Mistakes Five Common Cover Letter Mistakes Four Common Cover Letter Mistakes And Solutions Share Four Common Cover Letter Mistakes And Solutions Three Most Common Cover Letter Mistakes 3 Most Common Cover Letter Mistakes Entry Level Cover Letter Mistakes Five Cover Letter Mistakes Mistakes In Cover Letter Cover Letter Mistakes Monster 10 Most Common Cover Letter Mistakes Mistakes On Cover Letter Resume Cover Letter Mistakes Common Resume Cover Letter Mistakes Seven Killer Cover Letter Mistakes Cover Letter Mistakes To Avoid Top Cover Letter Mistakes Typical Cover Letter Mistakes The Worst Cover Letter Mistakes Don#39t Make These Cover Letter Mistakes Cover Letter With Mistakes 10 Worst Cover Letter Mistakes Cover Letter Marketing Manager Cover Letter Marketing Coordinator Cover Letter Marketing Internship Cover Letter Marketing Specialist Cover Letter Marketing Entry Level Cover Letter Marketing Internship No Experience Marketing Cover Letter 2012 Cover Letter For Marketing Position Cover Letter For Marketing Manager Cover Letter For Marketing Assistant Cover Letter For Marketing Coordinator Cover Letter For Marketing Entry Level Cover Letter Marketing Analyst Cover Letter Marketing Assistant Cover Letter Marketing Associate Cover Letter Marketing Agency Cover Letter Marketing Assistant Position Cover Letter Marketing And Communications Cover Letter Marketing Assistant No Experience Cover Letter Marketing Administrator Cover Letter Marketing And Sales Cover Letter Marketing Account Manager Cover Letter Marketing Brand Manager Cover Letter Marketing Business Development Cover Letter Marketing Communications Cover Letter Marketing Consultant Cover Letter Marketing Director Cover Letter Marketing Department Cover Letter Digital Marketing Cover Letter Digital Marketing Manager Cover Letter Marketing Executive Cover Letter Marketing Executive Position Cover Letter For Marketing Internship Cover Letter Marketing Graduate Cover Letter In Marketing Cover Letter Internet Marketing Cover Letter Interactive Marketing Cover Letter Internet Marketing Manager Cover Letter Insurance Marketing Cover Letter In Marketing Resume Cover Letter In Marketing Research Cover Letter International Marketing Manager Cover Letter Marketing No Experience Cover Letter Marketing Officer Cover Letter Marketing Officer Position Cover Letter Of Marketing Manager Cover Letter Of Marketing Executive Cover Letter Of Marketing Cover Letter Marketing Plan Cover Letter Marketing Position Cover Letter Marketing Research Cover Letter Marketing Resume Cover Letter Marketing Research Analyst Cover Letter Marketing Representative Cover Letter Marketing Specialist Position Cover Letter Marketing Sales Cover Letter Marketing Student Cover Letter Sports Marketing Cover Letter To Marketing Internship Cover Letter To Marketing Cover Letter Sales To Marketing Cover Letter Marketing Uk Cover Letter Marketing Vp Cover Letter Greeting Ms Or Mrs Cover Letter Not Sure Ms Or Mrs Cover Letter Don Know If Ms Or Mrs Address Cover Letter Ms Or Mrs Cover Letter If You Don Know Ms Or Mrs Cover Letter Etiquette Mrs Or Ms Ms Or Mrs For Cover Letter How To Address Cover Letter Ms Or Mrs Ms Or Mrs In Cover Letter Dear Ms Or Mrs In Cover Letter Cover Letter Don#39t Know Mrs Or Ms Cover Letter Ms Miss Or Mrs Cover Letter Not Sure If Ms Or Mrs Cover Letter Mr Or Mrs Or Ms Use Ms Or Mrs On Cover Letter Resume Cover Letter Ms Or Mrs Cover Letter Salutation Ms Or Mrs Cover Letter To Ms Or Mrs Cover Letter Use Ms Or Mrs Cover Letter Ms Vs Mrs Cover Letter To Woman Ms Or Mrs Cover Letter Management Trainee Cover Letter Management Position No Experience Cover Letter For Management Trainee Cover Letter For Management Internship Cover Letter For Management Position Retail Cover Letter Management Accountant Cover Letter Management Assistant Cover Letter Management Analyst Cover Letter Management Associate Cover Letter Asset Management Cover Letter Arts Management Cover Letter Asset Management Position Cover Letter Assistant Management Accountant Cover Letter Business Management Cover Letter Brand Management Cover Letter Bank Management Trainee Cover Letter Bar Management Cover Letter For Brand Management Position Cover Letter Fampb Management Cover Letter Internship Business Management Cover Letter International Business Management Cover Letter Management Consulting Cover Letter Management Consulting Internship Cover Letter Management Couple Cover Letter Construction Management Cover Letter Change Management Cover Letter Case Management Cover Letter Case Management Position Cover Letter Cash Management Cover Letter Contract Management Cover Letter Data Management Cover Letter Database Management Cover Letter Data Management Position Cover Letter Dear Management Cover Letter Disaster Management Cover Letter Business Management Degree Cover Letter For Document Management Cover Letter Clinical Data Management Cover Letter Management Entry Level Cover Letter Management Experience Cover Letter Management Engineer Cover Letter Event Management Cover Letter Emergency Management Cover Letter Executive Management Cover Letter For Management Position Cover Letter For Management Cover Letter For Management Consulting Cover Letter For Management Accountant Cover Letter For Management Assistant Cover Letter Management Graduate Cover Letter General Management Cover Letter Graduate Management Trainee Cover Letter Management Consulting Graduate Cover Letter For General Management Position Cover Letter For Financial Management Graduate Cover Letter For Government Management Position Cover Letter For Hotel Management Graduate Cover Letter Fresh Graduate Management Trainee Good Cover Letter Management Cover Letter Hospitality Management Cover Letter Hotel Management Cover Letter Healthcare Management Cover Letter Hotel Management Position Cover Letter Hotel Management Trainee Cover Letter Hospitality Management Position Cover Letter Management Internship Cover Letter Investment Management Cover Letter In Management Cover Letter International Management Cover Letter Internal Management Position Cover Letter Inventory Management Specialist Cover Letter Knowledge Management Cover Letter For Knowledge Management Position Cover Letter Key Account Management Kitchen Management Cover Letter Cover Letter For Management Lecturer Cover Letter For Management Lecturer Post Cover Letter For Logistics Management Position Cover Letter For Leisure Management Cover Letter For Mid Level Management Position Cover Letter For Entry Level Management Trainee Cover Letter Middle Management Cover Letter Music Management Cover Letter Materials Management Cover Letter Marketing Management Cover Letter Marketing Management Trainee Cover Letter For Middle Management Position Cover Letter For Marketing Management Position Cover Letter Nursing Management Cover Letter No Management Experience Cover Letter Nonprofit Management Cover Letter For Case Management Nurse Nightclub Management Cover Letter New Management Cover Letter Cover Letter Operations Management Cover Letter Of Management Trainee Cover Letter Office Management Cover Letter Order Management Cover Letter Of Management Cover Letter Of Management Consultant Cover Letter Of Management Position Cover Letter For Operations Management Position Cover Letter For Records Management Officer Cover Letter Management Position Cover Letter Project Management Cover Letter Property Management Cover Letter Product Management Cover Letter Project Management Position Cover Letter Portfolio Management Cover Letter Quality Management Cover Letter Management Role Cover Letter Management Retail Cover Letter Management Resume Cover Letter Risk Management Cover Letter Risk Management Position Cover Letter Records Management Cover Letter Restaurant Management Cover Letter Risk Management Analyst Cover Letter Relationship Management Cover Letter Revenue Management Cover Letter Management Sales Cover Letter Management School Cover Letter Management Science Cover Letter Management Student Cover Letter Sports Management Cover Letter Senior Management Cover Letter Management Training Cover Letter Time Management Cover Letter Top Management Cover Letter To Management Cover Letter Technology Management Cover Letter Upper Management Cover Letter For Utilization Management Retail Management Cover Letter Uk Cover Letter Vendor Management Cover Letter For Volunteer Management Cover Letter For Management C.v Cover Letter Wealth Management Cover Letter Waste Management Cover Letter Workforce Management Cover Letter With Management Experience Cover Letter Warehouse Management Cover Letter Water Management Cover Letter For Waste Management Position Cover Letter For Management Position With No Experience Cover Letter For Management Position Without Experience Cover Letter Microsoft Word 2008 Fax Cover Letter Microsoft Word 2007 Cover Letter Microsoft Word 2007 How To Make A Cover Letter Microsoft Word Creating A Cover Letter Using Microsoft Word How To Create Cover Letter Microsoft Word How To Do A Cover Letter Microsoft Word Find Cover Letter Microsoft Word Fax Cover Letter Microsoft Word 2003 Cover Letter Header Microsoft Word Cover Letter In Microsoft Word Cover Letter In Microsoft Word 2010 Fax Cover Letter In Microsoft Word Making A Cover Letter In Microsoft Word Cover Letter Microsoft Word Mac Making A Cover Letter On Microsoft Word Microsoft Office Word 2007 Cover Letter Professional Cover Letter Microsoft Word Microsoft Works Word Processor Cover Letter Resume Cover Letter Microsoft Word Cover Letter Using Microsoft Word Cover Letter With Microsoft Word Microsoft Word Cover Letter Wizard How To Write A Cover Letter Microsoft Word Creating A Cover Letter With Microsoft Word

Joint Cargo Aircraft (JCA) Facing Uncertain Future

The C-27J Spartan is a twin engined light transport aircraft purchased for the U.S. Air Force from a team made up of L-3 Communications (LLL) and Alenia North America, part of the Italian defence and industrial group Finmeccanica. The C-27 is not only used by the U.S. but other countries across the world.

The C-27 was the result of a program originally called the Joint Cargo Aircraft (JCA) which was conceived by the Army as part of their plans caused by the decision to cancel the RH-66 Comanche helicopter in 2004. The Comanche was going to be a new attack and reconnaissance helicopter utilizing many new technologies to maximize its stealth and performance. In development for almost twenty years it finally had begun serious testing when it was cancelled. The money freed up was used to by systems like the UH-60M, the AH-64D Block III, CH-47F and UH-72A helicopters.

The Army suffered from a lack of internal heavy lift for intra-theater missions unlike the Marine Corps who possessed their own C-130 transports. The JCA was meant to add this capability and relieve the pressure on the rotary wing fleet primarily being used to carry cargo in Afghanistan and Iraq. Fixed wing assets would be more efficient and economical.

In 2007 the Army and Air Force selected the C-27 from L-3 and Alenia over bids by Raytheon (RTN), who had teamed with EADS North America, offering a Spanish made C-295 and Lockheed Martin (LMT) who proposed a C-130 version. An initial contract worth about $2 billion for 78 aircraft was awarded to the winners.

The JCA was made a joint program and it was originally planned to issue it to Army and Air Force National Guard units to operate. In 2010 the Obama administration decided to transfer the program wholly to the Air Force to manage and operate. The number of aircraft was potentially reduced and only the Air Force Guard would receive it.

The first unit stood up in 2011 in Ohio where four aircraft will be based at Mansfield. In 2013 the Connecticut and the North Dakota Guard are supposed to received the aircraft.

There are now concerns that the C-27 program may be on the chopping block due to budgetary pressures. The Connecticut unit may be the first to feel this pain although the 2012 budget as submitted does contain the funding for the aircraft it may not make it into the final budget.

The C-27 is not a priority for the Air Force and new equipment for the Guard also sometimes takes hits. If the Air Force leadership is forced to sacrifice some of their funding it may be the C-27 is what is given up. It is also a small program and is primarily oriented towards non-combat missions at this time further making it easier to give up.

As the budget goes through these machinations over the next few years other programs similar to the C-27 may be on the chopping block. That does not mean they will be eliminated but they could see cuts, delays and changes to their size, missions and deployment plans. These programs will have to rely on the Congressmen and Senators who represent the states where they are made or based to protect them through trading of priorities and support.

The size of the cuts the Defense Department must make dictate that whole programs whether in development of production will have to be cut. The C-27 might just be one of them.

Photo from Blyzz’s Flickr photostream.

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

Air Force Contracts With Biotechnology Company UES Inc.

The United States Air Force Research Lab (ARFL) contracted with Ohio based UES Inc. to provide biotechnology and nanotechnology research in support of materials development. The contract is worth about $44.5 million to the company and will be a major expansion of its work for that service. The ARFL is tasked with managing and funding most of the basic research performed by the service focusing on areas to improve aviation technology.

The contract will be carried out at Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio where UES already conducts some work. The focus will be on looking at how biotechnology, nanotechnology and natural processes may be used to strengthen and protect materials. Obviously the Air Force needs to invest in material development as they are looking for lighter, stronger and stealthy ones to build advanced aircraft out of. UES has been growing recently and looking to become a prime contractor for these kind of contracts rather then just being a sub.

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

Ohio cannot hire qualified people and decides to contract

October 22, 2008 by · Comment
Filed under: IT, logistics, Ohio, Proposal 

The State of Ohio implemented a PeopleSoft based personnel system. They have been unable to hire the 35 people needed to run the system due to competition for PeopleSoft experienced workers. Now they are attempting to contract out the work; hoping that a private company will have more luck in this area. One of the issues that the Federal government has had is they are not competitive in salary for high-demand skilled positions. This is especially true if is it a new technical area that there are not a great deal of experienced people out there. The hiring process is too cumbersome and there are issues hiring younger workers at the necessary salaries.

For more see this story at Trading Markets.

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

DoD invests in beryllium production

The Department of Defense has provided financing to Brush Wellman, a division of Cleveland-based Brush Engineered Materials, for expansion of their beryllium processing facility near Toledo. See an article here. Beryllium is a strategic metal that DoD stockpiles in support of their systems production. Brush Wellman is the nation’s largest beryllium producer. DoD and the company will jointly finance the new expansion.

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

>