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Defense Daily's Capital Hill Report
Monday, May 12, 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.
HASC Saves A-10 Fleet, Adds 8 MQ-9s For Air Force, Freezes Nat’l Guard Apache Transfer
The House Armed Services Committee (HASC) voted 61-0 to move its annual defense bill to the House floor, after a 14-hour markup that reversed several cuts the Pentagon tried to make and largely prioritized having more platforms and a less ready force over a smaller but more prepared military.
Judge Dissolves Injunction In SpaceX-Air Force Case
A federal judge on May 8 dissolved the temporary injunction issued in the case of Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) v. United States, enabling business to continue between the Air Force, launch provider United Launch Alliance (ULA) and Russian engine manufacturer NPO Energomash.
As Expected, Sikorsky Picked To Build Next Presidential Helicopter
The Navy announced on May 7 that Sikorsky has been selected to build the next presidential helicopter following a competition that featured Sikorsky as the only bidder and cast little doubt on the outcome.
Turkey Commits To First Two Of 100 F-35As
Turkey has committed to procuring the first two of a planned 100 conventional F-35 variants, prime contractor Lockheed Martin [LMT] said in a statement.
Think Tank Warns Pentagon At Risk Of Falling Behind On Unmanned Systems
The Pentagon’s interest in unmanned systems appears to be waning with the conclusion of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but the military must continue to invest in the technology to maintain an edge over other countries pursuing the capabilities, according to a report released May 8 by the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS).
Industry Exec Asks Government For More Tailored Cyber Threat Information In Senate Hearing
The Department of Homeland Security should tailor its distribution of threat data to improve private-public information sharing, an industry official told lawmakers on May 7.

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