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The Weekly Wire: 6/16/16 [Infographic]

In an op-ed posted on War on the Rocks, Josh Pavluk and August Cole outline a vision for industry and government working together to successfully execute the Third Offset strategy. In addition, Avascent put together an infographic on the inner workings of the Third Offset which is included in the op-ed and shared below.  Browse …

Political Report: 6/13/16

NDAA Bill Decision to be Made Tuesday The NDAA bill is headed to final action tomorrow. On Friday, the Senate voted 68-23 to end debate on the bill.  This came after numerous amendments were blocked from consideration due to Senator Mike Lee’s objections pertaining to his proposal on indefinite detention.  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, …

Political Report: 6/6/16

Senate to Consider NDAA Plus-Up The full Senate will kick off debate on the National Defense Authorization Act (S.2943) this week, looking to make up time after Democratic objections blocked consideration prior to Memorial Day. It remains unclear how long the legislation will be on the floor. According to this fantastic amendment tracker put together …

The Weekly Wire: Industry Snapshot 5.26.16

Two New White Papers Published This Week Avascent published two white papers this week that discuss the short-term effect and long-term impact of nations developing domestic defense industries. Covered this week by Inside Defense, Defense News, and National Defense, The Dynamics of International Military Modernization 2016 discusses the rising challenges that threaten to undermine the …

Political Report: 5/23/16

Defense Authorization Debate Shifts to the Senate By Matt Vallone, Senior Analysis Manager The busy spring season continues this week, though the focus for defense activity shifts from the House to the Senate. This week, the Senate will attempt to take up and pass its version of the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), …

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