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GAO: DoD Received About 3K FMS Price, Availability Data Requests From FY 2014-2018

A Government Accountability Office report says the Department of Defense received from 93 countries in the past four fiscal years 3,038 requests seeking information on the availability and price of U.S. weapons and services that could be procured through the foreign military sales program. GAO reviewed five examples of such requests to assess the timeliness of Pentagon’s response process and found that response times took between 45 and 320 days, according to the report published Wednesday.

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Commerce Seeks Public Input on Identifying Emerging Technologies

The federal government is enlisting the public’s help to identify emerging technologies with the goal of regulating their distribution in the interest of national security. The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security on Nov. 19 issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking, calling on the public to comment on criteria that could be used in an interagency process to identify emerging technologies.

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DSCA Reports 33% Increase in FY 2018 Foreign Military Sales; Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper Quoted

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has found that the U.S. recorded $55.66B in fiscal 2018 foreign military sales, reflecting a 33 percent rise from total FMS sales posted in fiscal 2017. DSCA said Tuesday the trend can be attributed to policy changes the White House has initiated such as the administration’s move to update the Conventional Arms Transfer Policy in April.

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State Dept. Vet Tina Kaidanow Appointed DoD International Cooperation Head

Tina Kaidanow, acting assistant secretary for political-military affairs at the State Department, will join the Defense Department as director of international cooperation, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. Her appointment comes as DoD aims to speed up its procurement and foreign military sales processes.

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GAO: DSCA Needs to Strengthen Oversight of FMS Program Expenditures

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the Defense Security Cooperation Agency modify its strategy for overseeing operational expenses of the Defense Department‘s foreign military sales program. GAO said Monday it found that DoD lacks data to show how the department spends on military operations such as compensating program staff and …

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