Tag Archives: Canada

U.S. Navy and NATO Ships Participate at Formidable Shield Exercise

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The U.S. Navy and naval forces from seven other NATO member countries have engaged in an integrated air and missile defense scenario Saturday as part of the Formidable Shield 2017 exercise. Warships from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, UK and U.S. defended against a ballistic missile and three anti-ship cruise missiles during …

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NASA Study: Biofuels Can Reduce Jet Engine Particle Emission

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A NASA-led study has found that the use of biofuels to power jet engines can reduce particle emission levels by 50 percent to 70 percent. The Alternative Fuel Effects on Contrails and Cruise Emissions Study includes findings from a cooperative international research program that involved agencies from Germany and Canada, NASA said Thursday. ACCESS examined the …

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GAO: US Opened $837B in WTO Trade Pact-Covered Govt Procurement Contracts to Foreign Competition in 2010

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The Government Accountability Office has found that the U.S. opened $837 billion in contracts to foreign competition during 2010 under the World Trade Organization’s Agreement on Government Procurement compared with $381 billion in combined GPA-covered contracts that the next five largest trading partners reported in the same year. GAO said in a report …

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James Mattis Urges NATO Allies to Increase Defense Spending

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Defense Secretary James Mattis has said NATO member countries should increase their defense spending and that the U.S. government may have to “moderate its commitment” to the alliance if nations fail to do so, The Hill reported Wednesday. Of NATO’s 28 member states, the U.S., Greece, Poland, Estonia and the …

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GAO: GSA Should Notify Tenant Agencies of Foreign-Owned Buildings

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The Government Accountability Office has called on the General Services Administration to inform tenant agencies if their high-security leased offices are owned by foreign companies. GAO said in report published Monday it found that GSA leases high-security space from foreign owners in 20 buildings for 26 tenant agencies, including organizations that perform  classified operations and store sensitive …

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James Mattis, Foreign Counterparts Discuss US Defense Partnerships with UK, Canada and NATO

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U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis has spoken with his counterparts from Canada and U.K. as well as NATO Secretary General Jens Soltenberg to discuss collaborative plans, partnerships and defense ties between the U.S. and its allies, DoD News reported Monday. DoD News reports Mattis and Canadian defense minister Harjit Sajjan talked about a shared commitment to maintain …

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