Rep. Buck McKeon

Payday for Protectors of Northrop Grumman Drone Program

The Center for Public Integrity released a story earlier today about how Northrop Grumman was able to use a traditional full court press of lobbying power and campaign contributions to help save its Global Hawk Block 30 drone program, which had been “plagued by recurrent operating flaws and maintenance troubles,” from being cut to save the government $2.5 billion.

McKeon Worries Sequestration Could Hurt His ‘Industry Partners’

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) held a hearing on Wednesday to give defense contractors a chance to air their grievances about the sequester, an automatic spending cut that would hit defense and domestic programs unless Congress takes action to reduce the deficit.