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Trade Group Warns Against Potential Defense Budget Cuts

The Aerospace Industries Association has urged Congress and President Donald Trump to ensure a “steady and stable growth” in defense budget for fiscal 2019 and beyond in order to counter threats posed by transnational terrorism, China, Russia, North Korea and Iran, Defense News reported Thursday. AIA said in its Thursday statement lawmakers and the administration have started to provide the Defense Department with additional budget for fiscal years 2018 and 2019 to build up military readiness against multiple threats.

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GSA Appoints Jessica Salmoiraghi OGP Associate Administrator

Jessica Salmoiraghi, former director of federal agencies and international programs at the American Council of Engineering Companies, has joined the General Services Administration as associate administrator of its Office of Government-wide Policy. GSA said Wednesday Salmoiraghi will be responsible for helping develop the agency’s policies related to personal and real property, travel and transportation, information technology, …

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Reports: Trump Imposes Tariffs on Steel, Aluminum Imports

President Donald Trump on Thursday imposed a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tax on imported aluminum in a push to build up national security and put an end to “aggressive foreign trade practices,” The Hill reported Sunday. Mexico and Canada would be exempted from the …

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Trump to Nominate Raytheon Exec Mark Esper as Army Secretary

President Donald Trump has announced plans to nominate Mark Esper, vice president of government relations at Raytheon, as U.S. Army secretary, Inside Defense reported Wednesday. Esper is the administration’s third pick for the post following the decision of Vincent Viola, founder of digital stock trading firm Virtu Financial, and Tennessee Sen. …

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Report: Ashton Carter, Industry Execs Hold ‘Closed-Door’ Forum

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and several industry executives met Tuesday to discuss how companies and the Defense Department can increase their collaboration, DoD Buzz reported Tuesday. Brendan McGarry writes more than 30 members of the Aerospace Industries Association, Professional Services Council and National Defense Industrial Association participated in the “closed-door” forum with Carter at AIA …

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Robert Work Speaks to AIA About Defense Innovation

U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work highlighted military technology programs, industry collaboration and the defense budget during his speech at an Aerospace Industries Association event held Thursday in Williamsburg, Virginia. He told attendees of the AIA spring board of governors and membership meeting that industry has played a key role …

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