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Janus Trains Ukraine Military, Defense Personnel on Landmine Action Strategies

Janus Global Operations has trained a group of Ukrainian military and defense personnel on landmine action quality management strategies as part of a two-month project the company carried out for a nonprofit mine-clearance organization. HALO Trust collaborated with JGO to develop training curriculum that encompassed  manual and mechanical techniques for battle area clearance, explosive ordnance …

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State Dept Clears India’s $75M CBRN Protective Equipment Purchase Request

India has received clearance from the State Department to buy chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense support equipment from the U.S. government under a potential $75 million foreign military sales agreement. The deal covers 38,034 M50 general purpose masks, 854 pieces each of aprons and alternative aprons, 9,509 Quick Doff Hoods and 114,102 …

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Former DHS Intell & Analysis Official Francis Taylor Named Principal at Cambridge Global Advisors

Francis Taylor, formerly undersecretary for intelligence and analysis at the Department of Homeland Security, has joined Cambridge Global Advisors as a principal and senior adviser. The strategic advisory services firm said Thursday Taylor will work with clients in government, nonprofits, non-government organizations and corporate establishments concerning national security and global affairs. …

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VSE Unit to Overhaul Engines of State Dept’s UH-1H Fleet

A business unit of VSE has received a potential five-year, $16.6 million contract to overhaul, modify and repair engines in the State Department‘s fleet of 85 UH-1H “Huey” helicopters. Prime Turbines will perform work on T53-L-703 engines in support of the aviation office at DoS’ Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, the company said Tuesday. Paul Goffredi, president and chief …

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MIL Corp to Continue State Dept Financial Support Services Under Recompete Contract

MIL Corp. will extend its financial support services to the State Department under a recompete contract awarded through a blanket purchase agreement. The company said Monday it will continue to help the department manage applications, from the planning phase through the implementation of accounting, payroll and reporting systems. MIL will also analyze the department’s financial, budgeting and …

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Norway to Buy 5 Boeing P-8A Aircraft Under FMS Deal With US

Norway’s defense equipment authority has inked a deal to purchase five Boeing-built P-8A Poseidon from the U.S. for use in maritime surveillance operations of the Norwegian military, Naval Technology reported Friday. Naval Technology quoted Ine Eriksen Soreide, Norway’s defense minister, as saying the contract also covers the procurement of modern sensors, monitoring and support systems as well …

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State Dept Approves $66M Mortar Round Sale to Singapore

The State Department has cleared a potential $66 million foreign military sale of mortar rounds, associated equipment and support services to Singapore. Orbital ATK will be the prime contractor for the deal that covers 2,000 XM395 Accelerated Precision Mortar Initiative rounds as well as U.S. government and contractor services, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency …

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State Dept Issues RFI on Mobile Biometric & Biographic Data Collection Tech

The State Department has posted a request for information on mobile data collection devices that work to obtain biometric and biographic information. The office of the chief technology officer within the State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security seeks devices that weigh three pounds or less; can communicate wirelessly through a virtual private network; and can function in …

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Report: Industry Group Wants Trump to Continue Weapons Export Control Reform

The Aerospace Industries Association expects President Donald Trump to continue the Obama administration’s efforts to accelerate the approval process for weapons exports, Defense News reported Friday. Valerie Insinna writes the previous administration worked to transfer defense items from the State Department‘s control under the U.S. Munitions List to the Commerce Department‘s Commerce Control List …

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