Richard J. Pettibone
Senior Government & Industry Analyst
Education: BA, English and History, Western Connecticut State University.
A military history enthusiast, Richard began at Forecast International as editor of the World Weapons Weekly
newsletter. As the Internet grew in importance as a research tool, he helped design the company's Forecast Intelligence Center and currently coordinates the
EMarket Alert newsletters for clients. Richard also manages social media efforts, including two new blogs: Defense & Security Monitor, covering defense systems and international issues, and Flight Plan, which focuses on commercial aviation and space systems.
For over 30 years, Richard has authored the Defense & Aerospace Companies, Volume I
(North America) and Volume II
(International) services. The two books provide detailed data on major aerospace and defense contractors. He also edits the International Contractors service,
a database that tracks all the contractors involved in the programs covered in the FI library. More recently he was appointed Manager, Information Services Group (ISG), a new unit that encompasses developing outbound content for both Forecast International and Military Periscope.