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Weekly Roundup: House Approves $733B Defense Bill, ICF, CACI, Palantir, ECS Receive Big Contracts, POC Hosts 2019 Secure Supply Chain Forum & Weekly Top 10 Stories

On Monday, the House passed a $733 billion defense policy bill, by a 220 to 197 vote, for fiscal year 2020. The lower chamber’s 2020 National Defense Authorization Act is $17 billion less than the president’s budget request. Lawmakers are expected to meet in the coming months to reconcile the …

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McAleese and Associates: DoD’s Ellen Lord Talks Software Development, Cybersecurity at Meeting

McAleese & Associates has released a report on key takeaways from the remarks of Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment, at a Defense Innovation Board meeting. Lord, a 2019 Wash100 recipient, discussed the need to bifurcate software development from hardware development and cited the Department of Defense’s effort to …

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McAleese & Associates: Service Secretaries Talk Readiness, Priorities at CSIS Event

Consulting firm McAleese & Associates has released a report on key takeaways from a Center for Strategic and International Studies-hosted discussion held Friday with the secretaries of military branches about the state of their services and priorities. Army Secretary Mark Esper said the service works to build up readiness recovery through 2022 before …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: NDAA, Other Gov’t Efforts Build on Comsatcom Role in National Security

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 18, 2018 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy for Inmarsat Government has said the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018 works to recognize the role of the commercial satellite communications industry in national security efforts, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Cowen-Hirsch wrote for …

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Marines Plan to Buy 13 Additional F-35s

The Marines plan to add 13 F-35s to their program, bringing the total to 2,456 jets, according to the latest figures included in the 2017 annual Selected Acquisition Report. The program’s acquisition costs rose to $406.5 billion from $379 billion, below SAR estimates, according to the report. Some of the …

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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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Senate, House Disagree on Creation of U.S. Space Corps, NDAA Priorities

The House Armed Services Committee voted down an amendment that would have halted the creation of a U.S. Space Corps and instead moved forward with the provision as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which passed late Wednesday night. The provision creates a separate military branch for space …

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DoD: China to Add More Overseas Bases

China is expanding its access to foreign ports so as to sustain deployments in the Mediterranean Sea, and the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, according to a U.S. Department of Defense report. China is seeking “to regularize and sustain deployments in the ‘far seas'” and “project and sustain military power at …

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Weekly Roundup Nov 30 – Dec 4 2015: Lockheed Presses Pause on IT Biz Separation & More

Weekly Roundup Nov 30 – Dec 4 2015 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson The world’s largest aerospace and defense contractor’s message to investors and other GovCon industry observers this week on the future of its government services business can …

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