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Eric Chewning: DoD Could Remediate ‘About a Third’ of Supply Chain Risks Within a Year

Eric Chewning, deputy assistant secretary for industrial policy at the Defense Department, has said he projects that DoD could address about 33 percent of the identified supply chain gaps within a year and deal with another third in the next few years, Defense News reported Friday. DoD issued in October a White House-commissioned study that found approximately 300 risks in the U.S. defense industrial base.

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Defense & Aerospace Export Council Supports US Conventional Arms Transfer Policy

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Defense and Aerospace Export Council has expressed support for the Trump administration’s implementation plan for a new policy governing U.S. arms transfer processes. Keith Webster, president of DAEC and vice president at Chamber of Commerce, said in a statement released Thursday implementing the Conventional Arms Transfer policy will …

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In the News: Maj. Gen. David D. Thompson

“Our strategic competitors are actively threatening our space capabilities and we must be ready.” -@AFSpace, April 4, 2017 Space superiority, with little to no certainty, is a war-fighting domain–not because we want it to be but because our enemies are seeking to conquer, not come together. Before the 1967 Outer …

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Trump to Nominate Raytheon Exec Mark Esper as Army Secretary

President Donald Trump has announced plans to nominate Mark Esper, vice president of government relations at Raytheon, as U.S. Army secretary, Inside Defense reported Wednesday. Esper is the administration’s third pick for the post following the decision of Vincent Viola, founder of digital stock trading firm Virtu Financial, and Tennessee Sen. …

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Senate Clears Bipartisan Data Transparency Bill; Sen. Brian Schatz Comments

The Senate has unanimously approved a bipartisan bill that would provide individuals, government agencies and other organizations access to machine-readable public information at Data.gov. Sens. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska) introduced the Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary Government Data Act, Schatz’s office said Monday. Schatz said he will …

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6 GovCon Industry Groups Ask Federal Govt to Delay Implementation of Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Final Rule

Six member associations of the Council of Defense and Space Industry Associations have asked the Obama administration to delay the implementation of a final rule that aims to ensure federal contractors’ compliance with labor laws. The industry groups wrote in a letter to the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council that the …

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Sens. Dianne Feinstein, Saxby Chambliss Ask Businesses to Support Cybersecurity Legislation

Senate Intelligence Committee leaders have appealed to the business community for support on legislation to increase cyber intelligence sharing between government and private organizations, Federal Times reported Thursday. John Bennett writes committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Vice Chairman Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) urged U.S. Chamber of Commerce members to lobby …

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