May 23, 2024

Netanyahu Calls on Nations to Follow Trump’s Lead on Iran

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calls on “responsible” nations to follow the lead of US President Donald Trump and impose sanctions on Iran, reports Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty.

Iran says its recent missile trial launch was not intended to send a message to test the new US president, after a series of policy statements Iranian officials already “know [Trump] quite well,” reports Reuters.

President Trump uses his first speech to military service members to accuse the news media of refusing to report on terrorist attacks, reports The Hill.

The Hill reports the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee unanimously approved David Shulkin to be Veterans Affairs secretary. The full senate split 50-50 requiring Vice President Mike Pence to cast the first-ever deciding vote on a cabinet appointee and the controversial nominee Betsy DeVos was approved as secretary of education.

The Russian news agency TASS reports a snap check is being conducted of Russia’s Aerospace Forces to evaluate readiness of the control agencies and troops to carry out combat training.

The new FCC chairman defends himself after a late Friday afternoon announcement to revoke the participation of nine service providers offering subsidized Internet access to low-income households, reports The Hill.

The Government Accounting Office reports that the DoD needs clearer guidance on privately funded infrastructure. View the report here.

To contend with its own assertive behavior, China welcomes DefSec James Mattis’ emphasis on South China Sea diplomacy, reports Reuters.

Nine female parliamentarians plan how to rebuild Mosul, reports Foreign Policy.

The Hill reports on a  Quinnipiac University survey showing 51 percent of voters oppose Trump’s 90-day ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations, 47 percent support the restrictions, and 3 percent are uncertain.

The MQ-1 Predator drone is a central weapons in the fight against the Islamic State, reports Air Force Times, with other US military missions in Iraq and Syria.

The Super Bowl halftime light show was prerecorded to comply with prohibitions on flying drones over people, providing a dramatic backdrop for the performance and illustrating companies’ embracing of the technology. Bloomberg reports the registration of drones amounted to a handful a few years ago and reached 6,683 as of the end of 2016.

Republicans mum as President Trump adapts former president Obama’s tactics, US News reports, citing three examples: reliance on executive action, failure to embrace Amerian Exceptionalism, and criticism of the judicial branch.

US Coast Guard rescues man clinging to life raft off Puerto Rico, reports Fox News.

Injured veterans participate in Super Bowl ad, Military reports with video.

Contracts:

CACI-ISS Inc., Chantilly, Virginia, was awarded a $50,542,942 modification (P00014) to contract W15QKN-15-C-0049 to exercise option period one, release three of increment two, of the Army Integrated Personnel and Pay System.  Work will be performed in Arlington, Virginia, with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2019.  Fiscal 2017 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $2,586,088 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

Agentase LLC, Elkridge, Maryland, was awarded an $8,659,565 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for a chemical surface detector.  Bids were solicited via the Internet with six received. Work will be performed in Elkridge, Maryland, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 7, 2019. Fiscal 2017 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $985,000 were obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W911SR-17-C-0019).

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