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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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DHS Issues RFI on Open Source, Social Media Analytics Tools

The Department of Homeland Security is soliciting information on open-source and social media analytics technology that can be used to facilitate agency efforts to guard the U.S. against threats. DHS said Monday in a FedBizOpps notice its science and technology directorate and social media task force are interested in deploying analytics tools to support criminal investigations, screening …

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