GMD AWARD: U.S. Missile Defense Agency officials expect to announce by year-end the winner of a contract worth at least $600 million annually to maintain and upgrade the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) ballistic missile shield. Boeing/Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin/Raytheon are dueling for the work, which initially spans seven years. Boeing is the incumbent, but fell out of favor with MDA off and on owing to problems managing the massive system of sensors and interceptors, based ...


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