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Cassidy Client, LTC, Key Player in $7B Renewable Energy Project for Army
Congratulations are in order for Lakeshore TolTest, LTC, as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently announced the company is one of only five private sector players in its first geothermal awards of its $7 billion renewable energy program.
 
Cyber Protection — Who’s Checking The Back Door?
While Bill S. 3480 – Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of 2010 (sponsored by Senators Lieberman and Collins) is a good start, it does not adequately address the protection of our nation’s critical cyber supply chain.
 
Free Trade Agreement Will Aid Korean Security
One way to benefit both the US and Korea is to finally approve the US and Korean Free Trade Agreement, which was signed on June 30, 2007.
 
Latest Breakthroughs in Air and Space Technology on Display in Washington
Cassidy & Associates Senior Vice President Mark Hegarty is on site for the one-of-a-kind event taking place today in Washington where the U.S. Air Force Association is bringing together Air Force leadership, industry experts, academia and current aerospace specialists from around the world.
 
Protecting Existing Business
With the government focused on reducing expenses it is more important than ever to focus on retaining business.
 
Rabbits and Fences (Part 1)
In conversations concerning cyber security, the topic of building firewalls always comes up. People believe if they build a big enough fence it will keep the threat out. The problem is the threat is already inside the fence.
 
Rabbits and Fences (Part 2)
What do you do if the rabbit (you are trying to keep out of your garden) is living inside your garden? The answer seems quite simple, but this is the problem we are living with in cyber security.
 
Rabbits and Fences (Part 3)
There is current technology that allows us to inspect internal source code and third-party code and it does not require companies to expose their valuable source code.
 
Saving Fuel
In an effort to save the US military money, Gander Airport, in New Foundland, Canada, is “speeding up” its aircraft servicing and creating a rapid refueling program for US military aircraft that land there.
 
Second Blow Dealt to Airbus in Midst of Refueling Tanker Controversy
In a recent blog post, I described the recent World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling that airline manufacturer Airbus benefitted unfairly from European Union subsidies. More recent news has broken, as the WTO has decided to delay its decision on a similar case examining whether Airbus competitor Boeing also benefitted from similar subsidies.
 
Tax-Free Budget Stimulus on the Back Burner
In the recent discussions about budget proposals and spending cuts, one piece of legislation that would boost our economy—the South Korea–United States Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA)—has been absent.
 
The Korean and US Free Trade Agreement: Still a Work in Progress
While the US has finally signed the Korean-US Free Trade Agreement, there is still work to be done on the other side of the Pacific before the agreement takes effect.
Mark Hegarty and Kaitlin Bulavinetz 
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