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DoD Officials Seek to Expedite Foreign Military Sales Process

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has said he met with Ellen Lord, top acquisition chief at the Defense Department; and Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper, director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency; to determine ways on how to accelerate the foreign military sales process, Defense News reported Friday. Shanahan told reporters …

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Vice Adm. Joseph Rixey to Retire as DSCA Director

Vice Adm. Joseph Rixey, director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, plans to retire in July after nearly four years in the job, The Hill reported Wednesday. He was originally slated to leave DSCA in September 2016 but was asked by the agency to extend his tenure to oversee reform of the foreign military sales process, according to the …

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Report: US Defense Contractors to See Continued Rise in Foreign Weapons Sales Under Next Administration

Analysts say U.S. defense contractors should expect a continued rise in arms exports following Donald Trump’s victory Wednesday in the U.S. presidential election, Reuters reported Wednesday. Mike Stone and Patricia Zengerle wrote analysts have said they think Trump would continue to support the supply of U.S. weapons systems to allied countries to …

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DSCA’s Joseph Rixey: US Foreign Military Sales Reached $34B in FY 2016

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has announced that the U.S. recorded $33.6 billion in total foreign military sales for fiscal year 2016. DSCA said Tuesday the figure consists of $25.7 billion in deals funded by partner countries; $5 billion in building partner capacity transactions; and $2.9 billion in FMS-related deals. “Fiscal Year 2016 …

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Reuters: Obama Administration Offered $115B Military Equipment, Training to Saudi

The U.S. government has offered approximately $115 billion in weapons, military equipment and training to Saudi Arabia since President Barack Obama took office in 2009, Reuters reported Wednesday. Yara Bayoumy writes a report by William Hartung of the Center for International Policy stated that 42 separate deals contained the offers which include small arms and ammunition, …

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