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Defense Daily's Capital Hill Report
Monday, January 13, 2014

Welcome to Defense Daily’s Capitol Hill Report. This special e-letter is a synopsis of important defense industry articles previously published in Defense Daily and has been provided on a complimentary basis to an exclusive group of lawmakers and their staffers on Capitol Hill. We hope you enjoy this week’s issue. www.defensedaily.com
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Feds See Dramatic Rise In Data Breaches Involving Personal Information
Over the past few years the number of federal data breaches involving personally identifiable information (PII) has risen significantly but agency responses for dealing with the loss of such data have been inconsistent, according to a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report.
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National Guard Sees Sequester Relief as Extra Time to Determine Active/Guard Balance
Congress gave the military a two-year period of partial relief from sequestration cuts, and the National Guard Bureau is using that as a chance to continue negotiating with the Army and Air Force over the best balance of active, reserve and Guard forces.
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Orbital Successfully Launches Cygnus Spacecraft
Orbital Sciences [ORB] on Jan. 9 successfully launched its Antares medium-class rocket carrying the first of eight Cygnus cargo logistics spacecraft missions to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of its $1.9 billion Commercial Resupply Services (CRS).
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Air Force Awards $449 Million To Lockheed Martin For JASSM
The Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin [LMT] two production contracts totaling $449 million for the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) and the Extended Range (ER) variant, the company said on Jan. 9.
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Revision Military To Refine Army Next-Gen Helmet
Privately held Revision Military said it has a contract with a potential total value of $15 million for Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier’s Integrated Head Protection System (IHPS) Soldier Protective System (SPS).
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Navy’s Triton Drone Completes Ninth Test Flight
The Navy’s MQ-4C Triton program has reached the half-way point of flight testing designed to meet key requirements, and the first two of the unmanned aerial vehicles are due to arrive at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., in late spring.
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