Michael Fabey

Michael Fabey
Naval Editor,
Aviation Week Intelligence Network

Michael is a military reporter specializing in U.S. Defense Department contract analysis and naval programs. Prior to working for Aviation Week, he reported on military matters for Defense News and mainstream newspapers from Newport News, Va., to Savannah, Ga.
 
Before focusing on defense issues, he lived in Brazil, and worked for a variety of publications including The Economist and O. Estado de S. Paulo. He has won national, state and regional journalism awards and is a frequent panel speaker for Investigative Reporters & Editors on military investigations.
 
Michael received the 2014 Timothy White Award from ABM, the association of business information and media companies.

Articles
C2 Still Key To Joint U.S./Japan Military Operations, Admiral Says 
When it comes to running large-scale joint military operations between allied forces such as those of the U.S. and Japan, controlling ships, aircraft and people through the right command and control is paramount, says Rear Adm. John D. Alexander, commander, Battle Force 7th Fleet.
Navy Plans Replacements For Ohio Boomers 
The U.S. Navy is moving toward replacing its Ohio-class subs, but funding, production and technology issues still loom
U.S. Navy Keeps Competition Keen For Ship Buys 
Use of innovative contracting techniques encourages competition for U.S. Navy shipbuilding, reducing acquisition costs
Cyberspace Ops Manual Warns Of Special Challenges For Pentagon 

While cyberspace and the Internet have created another world of opportunity for personal, business and military operations, the new digital realm presents a special set of challenges for U.S. Defense Department operators, according to the Pentagon’s latest cyberoperations manual.

Investor Sees Possible Big Payoff In Small Surface Boat 
While Wall Street continues to count the costs of U.S. defense investments in traditional contractors with established programs, Avalon Ventures is betting that Juliet Marine Systems’ new Ghost small-attack craft is worth the gamble.
DCAA Needs To Be More Consistent With Audit Oversight, GAO Says 
The U.S. Defense Contract Audit Agency must be more consistent in the way it oversees and enforces internal audits by companies of their Pentagon contracts, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) says in a recent report.
Time Ripe For Better U.S.-China Relations, CSIS Says 
While U.S. and Chinese military forces continue to spar in the Asia-Pacific region, now may be the best time for the countries’ political leaders to forge a better relationship, says a regional expert for the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
HII Weighs Future U.S. Navy Shipbuilding Programs 
As the U.S. Navy gets ready to invest in future large shipbuilding efforts, the nation’s leading shipbuilder, Huntington Ingalls Industries, is eyeing which programs will be the right fit.
 
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