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Trump Admin. Adds $52 Billion to DOD Budget, Seeks Base, Healthcare Savings

The Trump administration’s 2018 budget calls for $640 billion in military spending, $52 billion over current year spending and breaking the current budget caps. Nevertheless, the Pentagon claims it has found “efficiency” savings of $1.2 billion in savings for fiscal year 2018, reports Federal News Radio, and that this will result …

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May 24 Market Close: GovCon Index Sets Another High and Markets Gain Back Looses

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index closed up for the fifth consecutive day with the advancers significantly outpacing the decliners 28 to 2. The GovCon Index reached another 30 day high of 94.842, up 0.701 percent. All the U.S. indices were up on the day. The S&P500 reached a new record high of …

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Lt. Gen. McLaughlin: Cybersecurity Threat Isn’t Theory; It’s Real and It’s Here

Air Force Lt. Gen. Kevin McLaughlin, Deputy Commander of U.S. Joint Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) said Wednesday that too much of the cybersecurity threat conversation on Capitol Hill discusses threats as a “theory” — rather than the reality these threats already are. “What are we going to do when? If an enemy does X, what are we going …

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State Dept OKs $250M Military Education, Training Support Deal With Saudi Arabia

The State Department has given Saudi Arabia the green light to acquire professional military education, English language training assistance and technical training support under a potential $250 million foreign military sales agreement. Saudi Arabia’s navy blanket order program for training services also covers technical documentation, logistics, program support and contractor and U.S. …

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Mark Zalubas Promoted to Merlin CTO; David Phelps Comments

Mark Zalubas, formerly vice president of engineering at Merlin International, has been promoted to chief technology officer at the Vienna, Virginia-based government technology and cybersecurity services contractor. Merlin said Tuesday he will oversee the company’s technology-based offerings and bring more than 30 years of technical experience in cloud, enterprise architecture, legacy system …

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PAE to Help Train Afghan Forces Under $142M Army FMS Deal

PAE has won a potential five-year, $142.1 million contract from the U.S. Army to help train and mentor Afghanistan’s national defense and security forces. The Defense Department said Tuesday that PAE’s government services unit will also provide logistics support services to Afghan forces under the foreign military sales contract. Five …

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Air Force Cyber Vet Christopher McDaniels Joins Mosaic451 as CISO

Christopher McDaniels, a 14-year U.S. Air Force cybersecurity veteran, has joined Phoenix, Arizona-based information security and consulting services provider Mosaic451 as chief information security officer. McDaniels will oversee the development of a cybersecurity initiative and standard operating procedures backed by a training program to facilitate the company’s operations, Mosaic451 said Tuesday. …

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May 23 Market Close: GovCon Index Hits 30 Day High and S&P Close to 2,400

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index closed up for the fourth consecutive with the advancers outpacing the decliners 3 to 1. The GovCon Index reached 30 day high of 94.234, up 0.367 percent. All the U.S. indices were up on the day as the S&P500 came within 2 points of breaking 2,400. Markets …

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Trump’s Budget Proposal Adds Half Trillion to Defense Spending, to Balance in 10 Years

The Trump administration revealed its budget Tuesday, which would add almost half a trillion dollars to defense spending while cutting $1.5 trillion from nondefense spending and $1.4 trillion in Medicaid over the course of a decade. Trump’s plan, titled “A New Foundation for American Greatness,” leaves Medicare and the retirement portion of  Social …

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Northrop Grumman: HAMMR Multi-Mission Radar Capability Demonstrated During US Army’s C-RAM Test

At Yuma Proving Ground earlier this year, the U.S. Army selected Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) Highly Adaptable Multi-Mission Radar (HAMMR) to demonstrate the multi-mission capability of the 2017 counter-rocket, artillery and mortar (C-RAM.) HAMMR incorporates an Active Electronically Scanned Array fighter radar mounted on a ground vehicle or towable …

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