The Washington Post Sunday - - TAKING STOCK -

“We are hope­ful that bi­par­ti­san agree­ment can be reached to re­scind or mod­ify the bud­get caps and fund our mil­i­tary at the lev­els needed to ad­dress the cur­rent set of world threats.” Mar­il­lyn A. Hew­son, Lock­heed Martin chair­man and chief ex­ec­u­tive, speak­ing to an­a­lysts last week about hopes fed­eral law­mak­ers would boost de­fense spend­ing. The Bethesda-based con­tract­ing giant raised its fore­cast for prof­its in 2017 af­ter a healthy sec­ond quar­ter.

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