Michael Goldberg

Michael Goldberg
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Opinion: How To Win In A Defense Downturn
Goldberg leads Bain & Co.'s global aerospace and defense practice
Defense Contractors Should Be More Open To New Business Strategies 

Most defense company executive teams are spending a lot of sleepless nights these days. Their worry: how to create shareholder value in a market with a gloomy long-term outlook. Defense and security budgets are heading south. “Sequestration” looms large on Capitol Hill. New program starts are few and far between. Internally, most companies' cost structures are bloated from a 10-year growth cycle, and organizational complexity is rampant.

Viewpoint: Finding Opportunity in Dollar’s Decline 

Aerospace and defense companies thrive by engineering aircraft that can cruise through turbulence and by building battlefield-hardened weapons systems. But now their biggest challenge may be how well they can weather the currency-market wind shears that have pushed the U.S. dollar into a nosedive—and position themselves for its next eventual ascent.

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Jul 25, 2014
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Understanding How Casualties Are Counted

In researching our cover package on aeromedical evacuation, one of the hardest things to grapple with was how to count casualties. It turns out that even those experienced in the field can become confused on what metric is the most appropriate to use in any given circumstance....More
Jul 25, 2014
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Check 6 Podcast: Buk M-1 Missile vs. Flight MH17. What Went Wrong?

So what might have gone wrong that allowed a Buk-M1 missile to take down MH17?...More
Jul 25, 2014
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Anatomy of a Crash-Site Investigation

France deploys troops in support of AH5017 recovery effort....More
Jul 24, 2014
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Photos: London's Heathrow Airport: Seven-Seven-Heaven!

In recent years the number of airlines operating Boeing's long-range, high capacity 777 (particularly the -300 series, but also some smaller -200s) has increased noticeably at the UK's premier international gateway....More
Jul 24, 2014
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Airframe details for Air Algerie AH5017

The Air Algerie aircraft that crashed in Mali today is tail no. EC-LTV, an MD-83 (DC-9-83) with serial number 53190....More
Jul 24, 2014
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How An Su-25 Can Shoot Down A Faster, Higher-Flying Aircraft 3

Russian explanations for the shootdown of MH17 are longer on nostalgia than credibility....More

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