Ashland man to plead guilty to terrorism charges
Rezwan Ferdaus faces up to 17 years in prison on charges that he plotted to crash remote-controlled planes loaded with plastic explosives into the Pentagon.
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Raytheon marks 90 years, with challenges ahead
To survive the coming era of big cuts in military spending, the Waltham defense contractor will have to rely on its legacy of innovation.
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Suicide is the biggest foe for US troops
While the Pentagon has made serious and sustained efforts to address suicide, the growing number of these cases suggests that the message isn’t taking hold.
The Pentagon is stopped from going green
It is odd that the Senate Armed Services Committee has prohibited the Pentagon, the single biggest consumer of fossil fuels, from spending money on cleaner energy alternatives.
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MIT seeks to invest $450m at Hanscom
- The Department of Defense has quietly approved an MIT proposal to build a $450 million research facility at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford.
iRobot turns to the nuclear industry
- The Bedford company, which is seeking new markets as cuts loom at the Pentagon, is expected to announce on Monday its first sale to a domestic nuclear power plant operator.
Brown supports women in combat
- Senator Scott Brown urged the secretary of defense to allow women to serve in combat, saying the nation has an “obligation to provide greater opportunities for female troops.”
US allows more combat-related jobs for women
- The Pentagon will maintain bans on women serving in most ground combat units, defense officials said yesterday, despite pressure from lawmakers and female veterans who called the restrictions outdated after a decade at war.
iRobot shares plunge on predicted losses from defense cuts
- Shares of Bedford robot maker iRobot Corp. plunged more than 30 percent to close at $25.17 yesterday, after the company warned of possible losses.