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Date: Mon May 19 15:02:43 MDT 2014
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Defense Daily's Capital Hill Report
Monday, May 19, 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.
Analysts See Early 2015 As Window To Reform Defense Spending
There is a short window of time early next year when the White House, Pentagon, Congress and advocacy groups could get together and work out a comprehensive plan to rein in defense spending, several analysts said at an event in Washington on May 15, but they’d need to tackle difficult issues and do it quickly.
U.S. Can Replicate RD-180 Metallurgy Technology, Engine Study Committee Chair Says
The head of the Defense Department’s RD-180 rocket study committee believes the United States could replicate the coding and metallurgy technology involved with the Russian-produced engine, but questioned whether that should be done with 40-year-old technology.
Under Sequestration, Air Force, Army Bear Brunt Of Impact, CSIS Study Shows
The Air Force and Army saw the biggest decreases in contract obligations between FY ‘12 and FY ‘13 while the decrease at the Navy was relatively minor, says a May 12 report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) that shows that overall the budget sequestration that was in effect part of last year and into early 2014 did have a large impact on defense spending.
Industry Approves And Improves Pentagon’s Vision For JIE
The Pentagon’s effort to create a unified, interoperable and secure IT framework across the full spectrum of operations may be more of a concept than a biddable contract, but industry has welcomed the programs that have come along with it.
Ayotte Says She’s Working On A-10-Saving Plan Without OCO Dollars
Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) member Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) said May 14 she’s working with committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) on a plan to save the A-10 in the Senate’s version of the authorization bill without using overseas contingency operations (OCO) funding.
Raytheon Canada To Control And Care For U.S.-Canada North Warning System
Raytheon Canada Limited (RCL) [RTN] said May 15 it has been awarded a five-year contract by Public Works and Government Services Canada for operations and maintenance of the North Warning System (NWS).

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