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The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 8.16.19

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week Australia • South Korea • Ukraine/Turkey Australia On August 12, the Australian government approved the first phase of Project GREYFIN, which will procure a wide variety of equipment for Australia’s special forces. This approval opens a series of procurements worth nearly $340 million …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 8.8.19

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week US • Denmark • Turkey US On August 2, the US withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia, following accusations that Russia had not been adhering to the treaty for years. Since 2014, the US has filed several reports that …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 8.1.19

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week Germany • India • Thailand Germany On July 26, the chief of the German Navy announced the acquisition of two new 20,000-ton tankers to replace its aging Type 704 Rhön-class tankers. The new Type 707 tankers will be delivered beginning in 2024, at …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 7.25.19

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week Canada • Sweden • Bulgaria Canada Canada has released the long-awaited Request for Proposal for its future fighter program that will acquire 88 advanced fighter aircraft. Initial proposals will be submitted in Spring 2020 alongside an updated security and interoperability plan. The bids …

Political Report: 7/24/2019

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research and Analysis Main Story: White House and Congressional Negotiators Agree to FY20 and FY21 Budget Deal After weeks of trying, White House and Congressional negotiators reached an agreement on topline spending levels and suspending the debt ceiling through 2021 (full text here). The deal would set the topline for …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 7.12.19

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week Sweden • India • Romania • UK • Ukraine Sweden Several news sources reported over the weekend Sweden’s intentions to join the UK’s sixth generation fighter program dubbed “Tempest,” though Sweden will make the announcement official during the Royal International Air Tattoo in …

Political Report: 7/10/2019

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research and Analysis Main Story: House to Pass NDAA as Budget Deadline Draws Near Now that the 4th of July recess is behind us, the last major piece of defense legislation that is likely to pass prior to a budget deal will move forward in the House of Representatives. The …

Disruption in Federal Contracting Infographic

Disruption in Federal Contracting: Impact of Government’s Agile Focus By Rachel Jenkins, Amanda Hotvedt, and Laurie Sprung As the White House and federal agencies push to modernize and become more agile, the contracting environment is shifting to favor those better positioned to compete for multiple, smaller task orders – leaving incumbents to face tougher competition …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 6.27.19

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week Pakistan • India • Bulgaria • Norway Pakistan In early June, Pakistan released its federal budget for fiscal year 2020, which begins July 1. The budget—the first since PM Imran Khan took power last year—includes austerity reforms meant to secure a $6 billion …

Political Report: 6/26/2019

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research and Analysis Main Story: Appropriations Pass the House, While the Senate Works on NDAA While Congress and the White House continue to fight over topline funding levels, the House and Senate are slowly working through this year’s defense authorization and appropriations bills. This week will see more of the …