September 24, 2017

‘Pivot to Manufacturing’ – Compass’ Growing Success

Manufacturing builds upon the firm’s reputation for developing and delivering new products and solutions rapidly for a unique class of customers.

Morning Coffee: Federal Contracting Competition Stiffens

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Opportunities are attracting more bidders who make aggressive offers with smaller profit margins and losers are much more likely to protest awards.

Morning Coffee: DoD Spending Projections Improve

The Pentagon’s five-year projections for procurement spending on its 63 major weapons programs look more positive than last year’s forecast.

Morning Coffee: Navy Expands Plane Search

The USS Kidd, a guided missile destroyer, has now joined the USS Pinckney in the search effort for a missing Malaysian airliner.

Morning Coffee: Congress Should Shutter Some Bases

DOD says some bases are no longer needed as wars in Iraq and Afghanistan conclude but lawmakers want to protect jobs in their districts.

Morning Coffee: When Can UAVs Strike Americans?

Obama’s recent tightening of guidelines for the use of CIA attack UAVs is hampering efforts to eliminate a suspected American al-Qaida operative.

Morning Coffee: Satellites Improve Arctic Communication

The U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellites may be able to significantly improve communication in the Arctic.

Morning Coffee: Navy Cryptologist Likely to Lead NSA

VADM Michael S. Rogers has long been seen as a likely candidate to lead NSA and the Pentagon’s cyberwarfare organization.

Morning Coffee: Blue Angels Open 20+ Billets

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The Blue Angels remain a revered public face of naval aviation, which alone among the services continues the F-35 cost debate even as developing future air warfare strategies.

Morning Coffee: SecNav Presents Future of UAS

“The future of unmanned systems . . . is focused on incorporating people on manned platforms with unmanned systems to create an integrated force.”