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Maxar Technologies’ High-Power Communications Satellite Built for Intelsat Arrives at Launch Base

Maxar Technologies’ Intelsat 39 geosynchronous communications satellite has completed its final delivery checkouts at the company’s manufacturing facility in Palo Alto, California and has safely arrived at the Arianespace launch base in Kourou, French Guiana. 

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Susan Lawrence, Managing Director of the Joint Forces Sector for Accenture Federal Services, Awarded 4×24 Chairman’s Award

Susan Lawrence, managing director of the Joint Forces Sector for Accenture Federal Services, received an award for her leadership role in Executive Mosaic’s 4x24 program, designed for the government contracting industry’s senior and most influential executives.

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DoD Watchdog: Poor Management Delays Air Force DABS Program in EU

A watchdog report shows that the U.S. Air Force saw a multi-year delay in the acquisition and deployment of “base in a box” kits in Europe due to poor planning and lack of centralized management, Defense News reported Wednesday. The service originally planned to field Deployable Air Base Systems, which provides easy-to-deploy facilities, equipment and vehicles, in fiscal year 2019.

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Katie Wheelbarger: US Prepared to Use Cyber Defense Capabilities in Support of NATO

Katie Wheelbarger, principal deputy assistant secretary for international security affairs at the Defense Department, has said the U.S. will announce in the next few days that it is ready to use defensive and offensive cyber capabilities in support of NATO if asked, Reuters reported Wednesday. “It sends a message primarily aimed at Russia,” Wheelbarger told reporters.

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James Mattis to Attend NATO, Northern Group Meetings in Europe

Defense Secretary James Mattis began a five-day visit to Europe as part of efforts to maintain key U.S. military relations with European allies. The Defense Department said Friday Mattis will participate in a Northern Group forum on Monday and Tuesday in Helsinki, Finland, to meet with his counterparts from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, …

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