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  • State Dept OKs $53M Raytheon Air-to-Air Missile Sale to Netherlands - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    State Dept OKs $53M Raytheon Air-to-Air Missile Sale to Netherlands

    The State Department has approved the Dutch government“™s request to buy 26 Raytheon-built AIM-120 C-7 advanced medium range air-to-air missiles, military equipment and related services from the U.S. government under a potential $53 million foreign military sales agreement. The Netherlands also asked to procure AMRAAM guidance section spares, captive air training missiles, control section spares, missile containers, test […] More

  • Former DHS Official Danny Toler Joins Acuity as Cyber Practice, Diplomatic Portfolio SVP - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Former DHS Official Danny Toler Joins Acuity as Cyber Practice, Diplomatic Portfolio SVP

    Danny Toler, former acting assistant secretary of the Department of Homeland Security‘s cybersecurity and communications office, has been named senior vice president of diplomatic portfolio and cyber practice at Acuity. Reston, Virginia-based Acuity said Tuesday the more than 35-year federal service veteran will lead its cybersecurity practice and help drive expansion initiatives within the company’s foreign affairs business. […] More

  • State Dept Vet Jay Anania Named Foreign Affairs Director at Buchanan & Edwards - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    State Dept Vet Jay Anania Named Foreign Affairs Director at Buchanan & Edwards

    Jay Anania, a more than 30-year veteran of the State Department and former U.S. ambassador to Suriname, has joined Buchanan and Edwards as director of foreign affairs at the government information technology and consulting services provider. He will manage BE’s programs with the State Department and the U.S. Agency of International Development in his new position, the company said Wednesday. Mohamed […] More

  • State Dept OKs Sale of Harpoon Block II Missiles to Thailand - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    State Dept OKs Sale of Harpoon Block II Missiles to Thailand

    The State Department has cleared Thailand“™s request to buy RGM-84L Harpoon Block II surface-launched missiles and related support services from the U.S. under a potential $24.9 million foreign military sales agreement. Thailand also asked to purchase training support, repair and spare parts, technical documentation, containers, logistics, program assistance and engineering support services, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said […] More

  • Romania to Buy F-16s, Rocket Launchers in Support of NATO Spending Commitment - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Romania to Buy F-16s, Rocket Launchers in Support of NATO Spending Commitment

    Romania has announced plans to purchase 36 F-16 fighter aircraft and High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems by 2022, Defense News reported Thursday. “These acquisitions are in the interest of safeguarding the security needs of Romania, but also to respect the government“™s commitments in relation to NATO“™s structures,“ said Adrian Tutuianu, Romania“™s defense minister. The European […] More

  • Belfer Center Report Examines Potential Uses of AI Tech in National Security - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Belfer Center Report Examines Potential Uses of AI Tech in National Security

    A new study conducted by Harvard Kennedy School“™s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs has concluded that the impact of autonomous robots and other artificial intelligence technologies on national security could match that of nuclear weapons, Wired reported Wednesday. Belfer Center produced the report “Artificial Intelligence and National Security“ as per the Intelligence Advanced […] More

  • State Dept Clears Additional Netherlands Hellfire Missile Purchase Request - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    State Dept Clears Additional Netherlands Hellfire Missile Purchase Request

    The State Department has approved the Netherlands’ request to acquire an additional 70 Lockheed Martin-built AGM-114R Hellfire II missiles under a potential $34 million foreign military sales agreement. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Tuesday the proposed transaction will be an addition to a previously implemented FMS case for the procurement of 180 Hellfire II missiles and 24 M36E8 […] More

  • State Dept OKs $58M Sale of BAE-Built Missile Warning Systems to Netherlands - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    State Dept OKs $58M Sale of BAE-Built Missile Warning Systems to Netherlands

    The State Department has given the Netherlands the green light to buy BAE Systems-built AN/AAR-57A(V)7 Common Missile Warning Systems and related support services under a potential $58.2 million foreign military sales agreement. The Netherlands requested to procure 32 CMWS for integration onto the country’s fleet of AH-64D Apache helicopters, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Monday. The FMS transaction […] More

  • Report: US Sale of General Atomics-Built UAS to India Nears State Dept Approval - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: US Sale of General Atomics-Built UAS to India Nears State Dept Approval

    The State Department is close to approving the sale of 22 General Atomics-built MQ-9B Guardian unmanned aircraft systems to India, Defense News reported Friday. India“™s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to meet President Donald Trump Monday as part of his U.S. trip and is expected to discuss the foreign military sales deal with Trump, […] More

  • Report: Boeing Remains Optimistic on Proposed $21B F-15 Sale to Qatar - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Boeing Remains Optimistic on Proposed $21B F-15 Sale to Qatar

    Boeing continues to expect that a potential $21.1 billion foreign military sales deal  between the U.S. and Qatar over F-15 aircraft and related support will push through amid President Donald Trump“™s comments on the diplomatic crisis between Qatar and other Middle Eastern countries, Defense News reported Tuesday. “We have been working closely with the U.S. […] More

  • State Dept Requests Info on Proposed Innovation Platform & Toolkit - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    State Dept Requests Info on Proposed Innovation Platform & Toolkit

    The State Department has begun to search for potential sources of services for a proposed platform and toolkit designed to support the deployment of innovative tools and practices across the agency. A FedBizOpps notice posted May 26 says the department“™s office of global partnerships wants data on potential vendors that can provide services related to hackathons, competitions, crowdsourcing, design […] More

  • Janus Trains Ukraine Military, Defense Personnel on Landmine Action Strategies - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 disposal, mine detection and humanitarian […] More

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