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Fmr. CIA Director Brennan: ‘It’s Going to Take a 9/11’ Cyber Threat for US to Act

Lawmakers should recognize the gravity of cyber-security threats the U.S. faces, and focus on legislation and regulations to properly address vulnerabilities, warned former CIA Director John Brennan Wednesday. “People frequently say it’s going to take a 9/11 in the cyber realm in order for us as a country to be …

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State Dept Approves $750M Training Services FMS Deal for Saudi Arabia

The State Department has authorized Saudi Arabia’s procurement of training services for the country’s air force and other military branches under a $750 million foreign military sales agreement with the U.S. government. Saudi Arabia’s blanket order training program will cover English language, flight, mobile, specialized and technical training services along with …

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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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State Dept Approves $2B Sale of Lockheed, Raytheon Missiles to UAE

The State Department has approved a potential sale to the United Arab Emirates of $2 billion in Patriot missile systems from Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Raytheon (NYSE: RTN). UAE requested 60 Lockheed-built Patriot Advanced Capability 3 missiles and Raytheon-made 100 Patriot Guidance Enhanced Missile-Tactical missiles through a foreign military sales agreement with the U.S. government, the Defense Security …

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GovCon Wire’s Weekly Roundup: The Omnibus Spending Bill & DoD’s $598.5 Billion Budget

Weekly Roundup May 1 – May 5 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Earlier this week, Congress finally reached an agreement on the contentious fiscal 2017 budget. The $1.16 trillion omnibus spending bill allocates $598.5 billion in discretionary funding to …

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State Dept OKs $440M Sale of Leonardo DRS-Built Naval Guns to Israel

The State Department has approved Israel’s request to buy 13 Leonardo DRS-built 76mm naval guns and technical services under a $440 million foreign military sales agreement with the U.S. government. Israel requested the sale of shipboard spares; spares to support repair work; special tools for maintenance; holding and transportation fixtures; test equipment; technical …

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State Dept Clears $138M Anti-Radiation Missile Sale to Australia

The State Department has cleared Australia’s request to buy anti-radiation missiles and related equipment and services under a potential $137.6 million foreign military sales agreement. Australia asked to procure AGM-88B anti-radiation tactical missiles, AGM-88E guided tactical missiles, CATM-88B HARM captive air training missiles control sections, flight termination platforms and related …

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State Dept Clears US’ $1B P-8A Aircraft, Associated Support Deal With New Zealand

The State Department has approved New Zealand’s request to purchase four P-8A patrol aircraft and associated support under a potential $1.5 billion foreign military sales agreement with the U.S. government. New Zealand requested commercial engines, Tactical Open Mission Software, electro-optical and infrared MX-20HD, AN/AAQ-2(V)1 acoustic system, AN/APY-10 radar, ALQ-240 electronic support measures and …

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House Republicans Introduce 1 Week Stop-Gap Funding to Avoid Shutdown

House Republicans introduced a stop-gap funding measure late Wednesday night to keep the government funded through May 5, while lawmakers hammer out final legislation that would fund the government through September. The continuing resolution measure, introduced by House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ), would keep the government open at current …

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State Dept OKs $195M Follow-On C-17 Sustainment Support Deal for Canada

The State Department has approved a potential follow-on $195 million foreign military sale of sustainment support services to Canada’s fleet of C-17 military cargo aircraft. Canada requested aircraft maintenance, logistics, in-country field services, alternate mission, training and support equipment, software, spares, personnel training and engineering support for five C-17 planes, the Defense Security Cooperation …

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