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U.S. Representative Mike Rogers: “It’s time to change the way the military purchases COMSATCOM services
Global satellite operator SES applauds Congressman Mike Rogers (R-AL) for his recent published perspective on the risks and challenges to DoD’s current way of planning and purchasing critical SATOM and the need to change. Read more

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Defense Daily's Capital Hill Report
Monday, May 9, 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.

SASC-Approved Bill Gets DoD Out of Russian Rocket Engine Business

The Senate Armed Services Committee- (SASC) approved fiscal year 2015 authorization bill text bars the defense secretary from entering into a new contract, or renewing a current contract, for space launch supplies if those suppliers are provided by Russian suppliers, as is the case with the RD-180 engine.
Vickers: Intelligence Investments Should Focus on Asia Rebalance, Counterterrorism, Cyber
The defense intelligence community needs to take a focused, intelligence-specific approach to procurement rather than trying to fall in line with general military acquisition, Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence Michael Vickers said Tuesday.
Lockheed Martin Wins Space Fence, Raytheon Takes FAB-T
Raytheon [RTN] Monday split a pair of big ticket Air Force contract awards by beating Boeing [BA] for the Family of Advanced Beyond Line-of-Sight Terminals (FAB-T) contract but losing out to Lockheed Martin [LMT] for Space Fence.
LCS Follow-On Will Have To Be ‘Very Close’ In Price, Admiral Says
Companies interested in pursuing the Navy’s follow on for the small surface combatant requirement will have to come close to the current cost of building Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the chief of Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) said this week
Federal Cyber Security Leaders Want Faster Rollout Of Threat Monitoring Sensors, Study Says
A majority of federal cyber security leaders surveyed believe that a new cyber threat monitoring program being managed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for federal civilian networks is being rolled out too slowly, according to the results of a study performed by MeriTalk.
The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate is awarding Mitre Corp. an extension to its existing indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract to operate the Homeland Security Systems Engineering and Development Institute. The $442.6 million contract ceiling will not be changed as a result of the extension, the value of which was not disclosed. The extension will allow DHS components to fund orders for technical systems and engineering and integration work through Sept. 3. The HSSEDI is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center.

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