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Executive Mosaic’s Weekly GovCon Round-up: Public-to-Private Sector Executive Moves of the Summer

Weekly Roundup September 4 – September 8 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson As the summer comes to a close, let’s take a quick look at the public-to-private sector executive moves over the past few months. A number of high …

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Navy Secretary Nominee Spencer Downplays 355-Ship Fleet, Touts Unmanned Systems

Navy Secretary nominee Richard  Spencer downplayed President Donald Trump’s proposal of a 355-ship fleet, up from the current 276 number, while emphasizing that capability of weapons systems are paramount, Breaking Defense reported. The Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson has assessed that the Navy requires 355 ships, and he issued a …

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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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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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Mattis: ‘No Enemy’ ‘Has Done More Harm’ to Military than Sequestration

“For all the heartache caused by the loss of our troops during these wars, no enemy in the field has done more to harm to the readiness of our military than sequestration,” said Defense Secretary James Mattis, a 40 year Marine veteran commander, who argued that it will “require years …

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Former Senator Kelly Ayotte Named BAE Systems Inc. Board Member; Michael Chertoff Comments

Kelly Ayotte, former senator for New Hampshire and chairperson of the Senate Armed Services Committee’s readiness and management support panel, has joined the board of directors of BAE Systems‘ U.S. subsidiary. The company said Friday Ayotte will serve a three-year term on the board. “Sen. Ayotte brings valuable skills and experience honed by …

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Lt. Gen. Nakasone: U.S. Has Improved Fight Against ISIS Online

The U.S. military has improved its counter-fight against ISIS’s cyber operations in the last six months, the commanding general of Army Cyber Command Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone said this week. “I think what we are learning is in terms of being able to counter a message, being able to attack a brand …

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Weekly Roundup January 16 – January 20 2017: Trump Transition Is Here, New Wash100 Next Week & more

Weekly Roundup January 16 – January 20 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson All eyes were on Washington today as Donald Trump took the oath of office on Capitol Hill to become the 45th President of the United States and officially …

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Report: James Mattis Agrees to Cut Ties With General Dynamics If Confirmed as Defense Secretary

Defense Secretary nominee James Mattis has agreed to resign from his board position at General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) and divest all of his business holdings with the company if the Senate confirms him as the next leader of the Defense Department, Politico reported Saturday. Jeremy Herb and Connor O’Brien write Mattis, who received formal nomination last …

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Weekly Roundup May 23 – May 27 2016: Merger & Acquisition Activity in GovCon Still Active & more

May 23 – May 27 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Just when we thought GovCon was on a merger-and-acquisition hiatus, two deals have garnered our attention this week with one that has definitive effects in the public sector and a …

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