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ULA Announces Launch of the First National Security Space Mission for the U.S. Space Force; Gary Wentz Quoted

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket has entered final preparations to launch the sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) communications satellite for the U.S. Space Force's Space and Missile Systems Center, the organization announced on Tuesday

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AIAA Asks Policymakers to Protect Supply Chain In Lieu of COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has stalled the global economy, impaired businesses and continues to impact the world and global economy; as a result, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics has requested that policymakers protect the defense industry supply chain, the organization announced on Monday

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Senate Panel Seeks Alternative Approaches to Address Supply Chain Vulnerabilities

The Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing Thursday to ask supply chain experts about potential options to prevent future shortages of drugs and other critical goods amid the coronavirus pandemic and reduce reliance on foreign countries like China for such products, FCW reported Thursday.

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Commission Report Calls for US Gov’t to Execute Structural Changes to Address Cyber Threats

A Cyberspace Solarium Commission report recommends the creation of new cybersecurity-focused independent committees in Congress and a Senate-confirmed national cyber director at the White House, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. The commission concluded that the U.S. government needs to implement structural reforms to address cyber threats that jeopardize economic and national security, according to the report obtained by the publication.

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Kevin McAleenan, Former DHS Secretary, Named as AE Industrial Operating Partner; David Rowe Quoted

AE Industrial Partners has appointed Kevin McAleenan, former acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, as an Operating Partner, effective immediately, to grow the company’s portfolio, AEI reported on Tuesday. He will also join the board of directors at AEI portfolio companies, Gryphon Technologies and American Pacific Corporation.

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Senate OKs Telecom Networks Security Bill; Sen. Roger Wicker Quoted

The Senate has approved a bipartisan bill to protect U.S. telecommunication networks from foreign adversaries. The Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019 would bar the Federal Communications Commission from offering subsidies with regard to the maintenance and acquisition of telecommunications services or equipment from untrusted vendors.

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K2 FIN Launch CFIUS Advisory Services to Help Navigate CFIUS/FIRRMA National Security Requirements; Robert Brenner, Juan Zarate Quoted

K2 Intelligence and Financial Integrity Network (FIN) has unveiled CFIUS Advisory Services to help clients with investments, mergers and acquisitions that involve the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and foreign investment review tools outside of the United States, the company announced on Wednesday.

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Guidehouse Names Paul Ingholt Partner NSS to Improve Company Intelligence Community; John Saad Quoted

Paul Ingholt has joined Guidehouse as a partner in the National Security Segment (NSS) where he will work with leaders across the NSS to focus on business performance and expand the firm's footprint in the Intelligence Community (IC), the company announced on Wednesday.

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