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  • Centcom Launches Operational Alignment & Rebalancing Effort; Gen. Joseph Votel Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Centcom Launches Operational Alignment & Rebalancing Effort; Gen. Joseph Votel Comments

    The U.S. Central Command has launched an effort to realign its operations following the U.S. military’s progress in the fight against the Islamic State militant group, DoD News reported Tuesday. Gen. Joseph Votel, head of Centcom, told House Armed Services Committee members Tuesday that the command aims to achieve three goals to support regional stability. Votel said the […] More

  • Leonardo to Update UK Typhoon Aircraft Defense System Under $52M Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Leonardo to Update UK Typhoon Aircraft Defense System Under $52M Contract

    Leonardo has secured a two-year, $51.7 million contract to update the threat detection system of U.K.’s fleet of Typhoon fighter aircraft, Belfast Telegraph reported Thursday. The Defensive Aids Sub System upgrade effort will help Typhoon jets carry out homeland defense missions as well as air strikes against the Islamic State militant group in Iraq and Syria, the […] More

  • Laurel Strategies Names Former State Dept Official Tony Blinken to Advisory Board - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Laurel Strategies Names Former State Dept Official Tony Blinken to Advisory Board

    Tony Blinken, a former deputy secretary of state and deputy national security adviser, has joined the board of advisers of Washington, D.C.-based business advisory and strategic communications firm Laurel Strategies. Laurel CEO Alan Fleischmann said in a statement released Wednesday that Blinken brings experience and insights into geopolitical challenges to the company’s advisory board. Blinken has […] More

  • IHS Markit: 2016 Defense Spending Reaches $1.57T Worldwide - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IHS Markit: 2016 Defense Spending Reaches $1.57T Worldwide

    A new report from IHS Markit says that global defense spending rose to $1.57 trillion during 2016 and defense expenditures are projected to continue to increase worldwide over the next decade. IHS Markit said Monday the annual Jane’s Defense Budget Report covers nearly 99 percent of defense spending worldwide and forecasts defense expenditures for 105 countries. “Defense spending returned to a healthy rate […] More

  • John Allen, Michael Griffin, Samuel Locklear Named Senior Fellows at Johns Hopkins APL - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    John Allen, Michael Griffin, Samuel Locklear Named Senior Fellows at Johns Hopkins APL

    The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has appointed Michael Griffin, chairman and CEO of Schafer Corp., as well as military veterans John Allen and Samuel Locklear as APL senior fellows. APL said Tuesday Allen, Griffin and Locklear bring leadership and expertise to the lab’s senior fellows program that seeks to address the priorities of U.S. military leaders and senior […] More

  • Rebranded, Renamed Janus Global Targets Worldwide Stability Operations, Austere Markets - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Rebranded, Renamed Janus Global Targets Worldwide Stability Operations, Austere Markets

    Global logistics and stability services contractor Janus Global Operations adopted its new name earlier in April from the former Sterling Global Operations brand to complete a two-year process that included a restructuring initiative and changes to the company’s operating model. Alan Weakley, who joined the 7,000-employee company as chief operating officer in September 2013, told ExecutiveBiz in an interview and said the business […] More

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