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US, Poland Sign Memorandum for Potential Sale of Raytheon-Built Patriot System

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 7, 2017 — The governments of Poland and the U.S. have inked a memorandum that would enable the former to procure Raytheon-built (NYSE: RTN) Patriot missile defense systems, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Reuters reported Thursday Poland’s Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz unveiled the agreement ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit …

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US Bombers Flyover Contested South China Sea

Two U.S B-1 Lancer bombers from Guam flew over the contested South China Sea Thursday, the U.S. Air Force confirmed Friday. The U.S. flyover asserts its “freedom of navigation” rights and challenges China’s claims to almost the whole waterway, Reuters reported. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the country …

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Executive Mosaic’s Weekly GovCon Round-up: NDAA, DoD Purchasing Reform & More

Weekly Roundup June 26 – June 30 2017 A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson This week we saw the unveiling of the House Armed Services Committee’s $696.5 billion defense authorization bill. The draft, titled 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), was revealed on the 26th and asks for …

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Reports: US, Qatar Ink Potential $12B Deal for Boeing F-15 Jets

The U.S. and Qatar have signed a potential $12 billion deal to supply Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) F-15QA fighter jets to the Arab country, Defense News reported Wednesday. A spokesman for the Defense Department said Defense Secretary James Mattis and Khalid al-Attiyah, Qatar’s defense affairs minister, signed a letter to facilitate …

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GovCon Wire’s Weekly Roundup: American Infrastructure, Privatized ATC and More

Weekly Roundup June 5 – June 9 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson This past Wednesday, President Trump brought attention to his plan to overhaul the crumbling infrastructure of the U.S. During a speech in Cincinnati, Ohio, Trump called for bipartisan …

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DHS Sec. Kelly: We Are Not Targeting Dreamers

Homeland Security agents are not actively targeting Dreamers for deportation, Secretary John F. Kelly told the House Homeland Security Committee Wednesday. “We are not, not, not targeting DACA registrants right now,” said Kelly. Dreamers are illegal immigrants that were approved for tentative status in 2012 under President Obama’s DACA, or Deferred Action …

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Trump to Nominate Christopher A. Wray to Lead FBI

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday in a tweet that he will nominate former assistant U.S. attorney general Christopher Wray to head up the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI.) “I will be nominating Christopher A. Wray, a man of impeccable credentials, to be the new Director of the FBI. Details to follow,” …

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GovCon Wire’s Weekly Roundup: Defense and IT Win Big in FY 2018 Budget Proposal

The Week’s Top GovCon News Stories View this email in your browser Weekly Roundup May 22 – May 26 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson This past Tuesday, President Donald Trump released his first budget proposal for fiscal 2018 and the blueprint …

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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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Algorithmic Warfare Cross Functional Team (AWCFT) To Manage Data from Drone Surveillance

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work announced the creation of the Algorithmic Warfare Cross Functional Team (AWCFT) which will manage the masses of data currently collected by drone surveillance. Known as Project Maven, the team will accelerate the Defense Department’s integration of big data and machine learning, reports GCN. Masses of data have been …

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