Week Ahead

By Tony Bertuca / July 24, 2015 at 5:31 PM

The week ahead is dominated by defense contractors' earnings calls, a Senate Armed Services Committee nomination hearing for the next chief of naval operations and a (scheduled) senior leadership conference at the Pentagon.


Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey is scheduled to speak at the United Nations in New York.


Textron is scheduled to report its second quarter earnings.

The Defense Department's chief information officer is scheduled to host a roundtable with reporters to discuss a range of issues relating to information technology.

The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments will host a directed energy summit featuring Frank Kendall, the Pentagon's acquisition chief.


General Dynamics, Northrop Grummann, Booz Allen Hamiliton, NCI and ManTech International all plan to announce their second quarter earnings.


The Senate Armed Services Committee is scheduled to consider the nomination of Adm. John Richardson to become the next chief of naval operations.

As previously reported by InsideDefense.com, top Pentagon officials are scheduled to participate in a senior leadership conference to discuss a potential budgetary strategy for fiscal year 2017, specifically moves to redirect funding to space, cyber and nuclear priorities.


Friday marks the beginning of congressional recess. At present, it is expected that the House and Senate negotiators will not complete a final version of the FY-16 defense authorization bill until September.