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Political Report: 1/23/2018

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: Government Shut Down Over So, that happened. On Friday, January 19th, Senators could not reach agreement on a four-week funding resolution as four Republicans joined the majority of the Democratic caucus in filibustering a continuing resolution that would have funded the government through February 16th. …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 1.19.18

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week Space • Saudi Arabia • India • Romania • Afghanistan • Qatar • France Saudi Arabia Lockheed Martin will supply Saudi Arabia with an additional 17 UH-60M Black Hawks worth $193.9 million. Eight of the helicopters will go to the Saudi Arabian National Guard, while the remaining …

Political Report: 1/16/2018

By Shane Mason, Senior Market Analyst Main Story: Efforts to Avoid Shutdown Captive to Political Disputes The current continuing resolution (CR), which funds the federal government, expires at the end of the week. Congressional leaders are faced with three options before the January 19 deadline—pass a short-term CR to keep the government open and negotiate …

Political Report: 1/8/2018

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: Both Chambers in Session as Funding Deadline Looms The House and the Senate are back and in-session this week and facing another self-imposed deadline. The current continuing resolution (CR) runs out on January 19th and, despite a meeting last week with both parties’ leadership, the …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 1.5.18

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week Japan • India • Poland • South Korea • Space Japan On January 1, indigenous sources reported that Japan is considering the purchase of electronic-warfare (EW) jets, with deliveries to start in 2019. Neither the exact number of procurements nor the total price have been announced, but …

Political Report: 1/2/2018

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year: Government Funding Runs out January 19th Happy New Year and welcome to 2018. Congress is starting this year the same way it ended the last one, bickering over how to handle government spending. The current continuing resolution funds …

Political Report: 12/18/2017

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: Congress Looks to Pass Tax Cuts and a Continuing Resolution Before Friday The current continuing resolution funding the government runs out on Friday the 22nd and there is no clear plan for what happens next. House conservatives are pushing for the lower chamber to pair …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 12.14.17

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week India • Japan • United States • Germany • Canada • Space India Indian press reports that India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) is considering a stop-gap measure to procure 24 naval multirole helicopters worth $1.87 billion, but the MoD’s new strategic partnership model may make such a move difficult. The Indian …

Political Report: 12/12/2017

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: NDAA Signing and Higher Spending Levels in Potential Budget Deal May Mean a Merry Christmas for Defense As the clock ticks closer to Christmas, Congress has yet to resolve any of the major issues facing it, but at least the NDAA should be signed as …