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050 Wire is the official blog of Avascent Analytics, serving to inform clients and the public about general updates to the content and structure of our products, and to share with the broader community of defense analysis practitioners the insights that Avascent Analytics can provide into worldwide defense trends. You can sign up to the mailing lists of the Weekly Wire and Political Reports via the forms and follow us on Twitter @Avascent050.

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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 …

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