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EM’s Weekly Roundup: Robert O’Brien Appointed National Security Adviser, POC Announces Unmanned Systems in the Future Flight Forum, Major Contract Awards for AECOM, Altamira, Booz Allen, Leidos, General Dynamics, NCI, Novetta, SAIC & Weekly Top 10 Stories

President Trump announced on Wednesday that he’s selected Robert O’Brien to be the new National Security Adviser for the White House. O’Brien succeeds John Bolton, who left Trump’s administration last week. In his role, O’Brien will tackle everything from immigration policy to heightened tensions with Iran. He will be responsible …

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Potomac Officers Club Announces Monte Hawkins, CBP Director of the National Vetting Center, for Security Vetting Process Modernization Update on Aug. 14th

On August 14th, Potomac Officers Club will host the Security Vetting Process Modernization Update at the 2941 Restaurant in Falls Church, Va. Monte Hawkins of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will be the keynote speaker for the event. Gator Harvey of Northrop Grumman Technology Services will serve as the moderator for an expert panel featuring Casie Antalis and Eric Peters of CBP, Sam Robinson of the FBI and Lori Vislocky of DHS. 

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Weekly Roundup: President Trump Nominates Rep. John Ratcliffe to be Director of National Intelligence, Perspecta Closes Knight Point Systems, Guidehouse Acquires Navigant Consulting for $1.1B, Potomac Officers Club Hosts 6th Annual Intel Summit Featuring VADM Robert Sharp and Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley & Weekly Top 10 Stories

On Monday, GovConWire reported that President Trump would nominate Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) to succeed Dan Coats as the director of National Intelligence.  “I think that John Ratcliffe is going to do an incredible job, if he gets approved,” Trump told reporters at the White House via CNN. “I think …

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Weekly Roundup: VADM Michael Gilday Nominated for Navy CNO Role, POC Hosting 2019 Secure Supply Chain Forum on July 18th, Contract Awards & Weekly Top 10 Stories

On Wednesday, it was reported that Vice Adm. Michael Gilday, director of the Joint Staff, was the frontrunner to assume the role due to his experience in cyber warfare. That report was confirmed on Thursday with President Trump approving Gilday’s nomination during a meeting with Navy officials at the White …

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United Technologies Replaces KeyW on GovConIndex, Dana Deasy Receives New Role, Massive Contract Awards & Weekly Top 10 Stories

Following Jacobs Engineering Group’s (JEC) official acquisition of KeyW on June 12th, United Technologies Corp. (UTX) has replaced KeyW as a member of the GovConIndex. You can find the daily performance of the GovCon industry, the latest financial news and expert analysis on the GovConIndex right here. UTX joins the …

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Rumman Chowdhury, Global Lead for Ethical AI at Accenture, Discusses National AI Initiative

Rumman Chowdhury, Global Lead for Ethical AI for Accenture, is in Washington D.C. this week to consult with the White House about the American AI Initiative that originated from an executive order by President Trump in February. While in town, Chowdhury took time out of her schedule on Tuesday to attend …

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Potomac Officers Club Hosts 2019 Artificial Intelligence Summit; Dana Deasy Gives Keynote

On Wednesday, Feb. 13th, Govcon leaders from public and private sectors gathered at the Hilton in McLean, Va., for the Potomac Officers Club’s 2019 Artificial Intelligence Summit. The event featured two separate panels and three keynote speakers with Dana Deasy, the chief information officer for the Department of Defense and …

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China, US at Odds Over AI Technology’s Future

On Nov. 14th, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission warned the U.S. government of the potential dangers of being too reliant on Chinese technology in its annual report. A congressional advisory panel claims purchasing internet-linked devices manufactured in China is leaving the United States open to possible security breaches. …

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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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Report: Pentagon Plans to Send Thousands of U.S. Troops to Afghanistan

The Department of Defense is planning to send between 3,000 to 5,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan, reports CBS News. An announcement on the exact number from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is expected in the next few days or weeks. The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan has said that he …

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