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State Dept OKs $1.8B in HIMARS Launchers, Recce Pods, Missile Purchase Requests From Taiwan

HIMARS launcher

The State Department has approved Taiwan’s request to buy high mobility artillery rocket system launchers, AGM-84H standoff land attack missile-expanded response systems, MS-110 recce pods and related equipment and services under three foreign military sales agreements worth approximately $1.8B combined.

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Cyberspace Solarium Commission Proposes Strategy to Create Trusted ICT Supply Chains

ICT supply chain

The Cyberspace Solarium Commission has released a white paper that presents a five-pillar strategy to establish trusted supply chains for critical information and communications technologies. The strategy calls for the U.S. to identify key technologies and equipment through public-private partnerships and government assessments; ensure minimum viable manufacturing capacity; protect supply chain from compromise through information sharing, product testing and better intelligence; stimulate a domestic market via targeted infrastructure investment; and ensure global competitiveness.

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Switzerland Gets State Dept OK for $16.2B in F-35, Super Hornet, Patriot Procurement Requests

F-35 Lightning II

The State Department has cleared Switzerland’s request to buy F-35 fighter jets, F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft and Patriot Configuration-3+ modernized fire units under three foreign military sales agreements worth approximately $16.23B combined.

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Trump OKs 10-Week Gov’t Funding Extension

The White House

President Donald Trump on early Thursday signed a continuing resolution to fund the operations at federal agencies through Dec. 11 at current spending levels. The short-term measure was designed to head off a government shutdown at the start of fiscal 2021 and cleared by the White House almost one hour after the midnight deadline passed as Trump came back from a Minnesota campaign event.

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GovCon Expert Chuck Brooks: Innovation is Strengthening the Federal Cybersecurity Workforce

GovCon Expert Chuck Brooks

GovCon Expert Chuck Brooks has published his latest article as a member of Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Expert program on Friday. Brooks discussed the federal government's development of its cyber workforce, upskilling and reskilling federal workers as well as addressing the ongoing challenge of cybersecurity workforce requirements. You can read Chuck Brooks' latest GovCon Expert below: Innovation is Strengthening the Federal Cybersecurity Workforce 

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Contracting Ban for Vendors Using Certain Chinese Tech Products Takes Effect; Ellen Lord Quoted

Ellen Lord Undersecretary DoD

A U.S. official said a rule that prohibits U.S. government agencies from procuring goods and services from contractors that use telecommunications equipment, cameras and other products from five China-based companies took effect Thursday, Aug. 13, Reuters reported.

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