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NAVSUP to Boost Engagement with Supply Chain Partners

Amid U.S. Navy Secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient Richard Spencer's call to reinforce the capabilities of the service branch, the Naval Supply Systems Command plans to update its business practices to address supply chain gaps. NAVSUP will foster relationships with partners through the use of key performance indicators and executive forums to share information on supply chain concerns and develop strategic efforts through the Strategic Supplier Relationship Management program, the Navy said Friday.

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Kevin Phillips of ManTech International & Paul Smith of Red Hat Among New Members of PSC’s Board of Directors; David Berteau Quoted

The Professional Services Council (PSC) announced new members to its Board of Directors on Friday. Kevin Phillips, chief executive officer of ManTech International and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, became the newest board member after being approved during a PSC board meeting on June 18th.

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Core Stage of SLS Rocket for Lunar Mission Nears Completion

NASA and Boeing have assembled 80 percent of the core stage of the Space Launch System rocket to bring the Orion spacecraft to the moon as part of the Artemis 1 mission. The agency said Monday that the milestone comes after crews connected the hydrogen fuel tank to the SLS core stage’s upper part, which consists of the intertank, liquid oxygen propellant tank and the forward skirt housing the rocket’s flight computers.

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FAA Appoints Michael Chasen as DAC Chairman, Adds 12 Members

Michael Chasen, CEO at PrecisionHAWK USA, has been named chairman of the Federal Aviation Administration's Drone Advisory Committee by Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. The 35-man committee was formed to help FAA address concerns and prioritize update efforts for unmanned air vehicles, the agency said Monday. The agency also appointed 12 new members from companies, government agencies and organizations that support drone initiatives.

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Navy, Marine Corps Planning to Acquire Boeing-Developed T-X Trainer Aircraft

The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are planning to acquire T-X trainer aircraft to replace the T-45 Goshawk trainer and F-5 simulator currently deployed by both service branches, Defense News reported Tuesday. A Boeing-Saab team secured a potential $9.2 billion contract to produce a maximum of 475 T-X aircraft and 120 simulators for the U.S. Air Force in 2018.

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Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents Leanne Caret, President and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space and Security, Her Third Consecutive Wash100 Award

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space and Security, with her third consecutive Wash100 Award on Monday. Executive Mosaic recognizes Caret for leading and expanding Boeing’s portfolio of defense contracts and space platforms. We are pleased to present the most coveted award in government contracting to Leanne Caret. 

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Nearly 100 Lawmakers Pushing for More F-35s for US Military

A bipartisan group of 99 House lawmakers agreed to increase the U.S. military’s fleet of F-35 fighter aircraft to reduce maintenance cost and address growing threats of other countries’ missile systems and stealth fighters, Defense News reported Monday. The Joint Strike Fighter Caucus sent a letter to House leaders calling for 12 additional F-35As and 12 F-35Bs for President Trump’s 2020 budget request.

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Report: DoD’s F-15 Procurement Decision Seeks to Gain Diversity in Fighter Aircraft Industrial Base

A senior defense official said the Department of Defense’s decision to procure a new variant of Boeing-built F-15 fighter aircraft hopes to demonstrate DoD’s desire to keep two U.S.-based jet manufacturers in business in the next 10 years, Defense One reported Friday. “One of the considerations was the diversity of the industrial base,” the senior official said.

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