Defense News Publishes Grundman Opinion, “A Defense Industry For The Age Of Austerity”

21 April 2014

Writing on the opinion page of Defense News, Steve Grundman observes that “three years into an ‘age of austerity’ in Western military spending, expectations are building for a new wave of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the defense industry like the one that followed the Cold… 
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Grundman Cited In Businessweek, “U.S. Defense Contractors Focus On Foreign Buyers”

14 November 2013

“Some analysts doubt U.S. contractors will ever be able to find enough foreign sales to make up for lost domestic business. In one measure of the potential gap, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which oversees sales of U.S.-made military equipment to foreign… 
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Grundman Cited In Defense News, “Industry Girds For Extended Us Sequester”

20 October 2013

“To manage slowing spending ahead of the downturn, and with what appears to be a growing acceptance of the sequester cuts, companies have already turned to throwing cash back at investors in the form of hiking dividends and share repurchases. ‘The pattern of… 
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Grundman Cited In Defense News, “With Aging Platforms, Boeing Looks Abroad”

14 October 2013

“Steve Grundman, a Lund Fellow at the Atlantic Council and principal of Grundman Advisory, said agreements like the Embraer deal follow a well-established tactic employed by several other American companies, including Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics. It may seem ironic,… 
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Grundman Cited In Defense News, “Industry Gets Sequester Delay, But Defense Changed Nonetheless”

7 January 2013

“With that shift, the security of defense budgets, thought to be at least partially protected by the split legislature, is at risk. And investors are taking notice. ‘I think there’s only a subtle distinction with what investors and the industry… 
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Grundman Cited In Defense News, “Dod Acquisition Reform Pushing Change In People”

26 November 2012

“The fact that the new version of Better Buying Power, which has become one of the most critical documents for acquisition policy, included few new points but emphasized professionalism indicates that many did not understand the original, said Steven Grundman,… 
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Grundman moderates Panel at Wharton Aero & Tech West 2012, “Innovation–A CEO’s Imperative in this Time of Transition”

27 September 2012

At the Wharton Aero & Tech West 2012 conference in San Francisco on September 27th, Steven Grundman organized and moderated a panel discussion addressing innovation in aerospace and defense. The panel comprised Reginald Brothers, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of (U.S.)… 
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Grundman quoted in Defense News, “DoD Previews New Guidelines for Better Buying Power”

24 September 2012

“I think the mixed-at-best implementation of Better Buying Power is a reflection of that deficiency,” said Steven Grundman, the Lund Fellow at the Atlantic Council. “Better Buying Power 2.0 would add the infrastructure of training, documents and, yes, culture that… 
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Grundman interviewed on Federal News Radio, discussing “The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years”

20 September 2012

The Pentagon says its acquisition process is overly complicated and wastes money. And some strains on relationships with contractors are starting to show. Steven Grundman, a Lund Fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington and the Principal of Grundman Advisory, joins… 
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Grundman Cited In Defense News, “Are More Mergers Ahead? BAE-EADS Talks Could Spark More Tie-Ups”

17 September 2012

“Then there are the regulatory approvals that could prove challenging for the companies. The British, French, German, Spanish and U.S. governments would have to approve the deals, as well as EU regulators. Steven Grundman, the defense industrial analyst at the Atlantic Council in Washington who oversaw defense mergers… 
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