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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 …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 12.7.17

By Avascent Analytics team WHITE PAPER – Hard Power’s New Economics: Industry Implications of the European Defence Fund In a political sea change, Europe is bringing defence into the heart of its activities with the launch of a €1.5 billion-per-year European Defence Fund (EDF) to invest in next-generation technologies. If fully implemented, the reforms will impact nearly …

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