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The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 3.15.19

By Avascent Analytics team An in-depth look at the US Defense Budget By Hamilton Cook, Research Associate On Tuesday, March 12, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Department of Defense released the initial outlines of the 2020 President’s Budget Request, and Avascent Analytics has spent the last few days reviewing the FY20 materials to …

Political Report: 3/13/2019

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research and Analysis Main Story: Trump Administration’s FY2020 Budget Kicks Off a Tumultuous Fiscal Year This week, the Trump administration released its FY2020 budget request. While the full justification material for the Department of Defense’s Future Year’s Defense Program (FYDP) will not be released until next week, the material provided …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 3.8.19

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week US • Poland • Germany • India • UK US In its upcoming 2020 budget request, the Pentagon will be requesting six fewer F-35s than the 84 projected in last year’s budget, and it will likely lead to significant debates in Congress during …

Political Report: 3/5/2019

By Shane Mason, Senior Market Analyst Main Story: Congress Considers National Emergency, Next Week’s Skinny Budget, and Carrier Cuts The Senate is expected to vote this week on a resolution that would terminate the President’s declaration of a national emergency concerning the border with Mexico. The resolution passed the House last Tuesday, February 26th. All …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 2.28.19

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week Australia • US • Turkey • Sweden Australia The Avalon 2019 Australian International Aerospace and Defence Exposition is in full swing. Announcements have demonstrated Australian industry partnerships with foreign firms, as well as the Australian Department of Defence’s (DoD) expanding relationships with Australian …

Political Report: 2/26/2019

By Shane Mason, Senior Market Analyst Main Story: Congress Back at Work, Holding Hearings on Defense Congress returned from the President’s Day recess to a full schedule of defense-related hearings. Topics include readiness of the Navy’s surface fleet, cybersecurity and information assurance at the Pentagon, and a closed briefing on the B-21 Raider. Two SASC …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 2.15.19

By Avascent Analytics team Artificial Intelligence, Real Impact: How Canada can leverage domestic excellence in AI Avascent’s newest white paper examines Canada’s current Artificial Intelligence innovation infrastructure, challenges for industry engagement with government, and opportunities for the Canadian government to leverage AI across a variety of functions and services. Click here to read the white paper. A …

Political Report: 2/13/2019

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: Congress Agrees to Spending Deal while Administration’s FY20 Request Roils Waters Early Tuesday, February 12th, Congressional leaders announced that they had reached an agreement on a spending deal that would avoid a shutdown when the current continuing resolution expires on Friday, February 15th. However, the …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 2.7.19

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week India • Germany • France/Germany India On February 1, the Indian government released an interim, federal budget before national elections in early May. New Delhi allocated over $61 billion to the military. The figure represents a nominal 6.6 percent over last year, or …