Join #KEM in sending a Note of Congratulations to the New Horizons Team on reaching Pluto!

Congratulations to the United States’ New Horizons Team on becoming the first to reach the “dwarf planet” Pluto. @KEMllc celebrates your successful 9 year, 3 billion mile journey!  New Horizons & Pluto  – You are both GIANTS today!

Send a Note of Congratulations to the New Horizons Team

This week, the United States became the first country to reach Pluto, and NASA’s New Horizons interplanetary probe captured the sharpest photos we’ve seen of the planet.

People around the world have been watching this historic achievement unfold. If you’re as inspired as we are, then send a note of congratulations to the New Horizons team.
(We’ll make sure it gets to them.)

https://www.whitehouse.gov/webform/send-note-congratulations-new-horizons-mission-team

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NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft snapped the first high-resolution photographs of Pluto and its moons this week.

 

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#KEM’s 4th of July Defense Spotlight: New National Military Strategy & Defense Acquisition Reform Focus

KEM’s Defense Spotlight:  New National Military Strategy & Defense Acquisition Reform Focus
 
KEM has been monitoring the drivers in the release of the new National Military Strategy and heightened focus on acquisition reform.  Experts in the defense and acquisition field point to a global security crisis reflecting simultaneous security challenges increasing for the long term.  The United States faces 1) increasing global threats from near peer to militant groups combined with, 2) cyber espionage growth, 3) budgets caps & cost overruns, 4) and technology superiority erosion.  This dangerous reality, the warfighter’s advanced capability needs, and our outdated acquisition system have created an urgency for the roll out of a new National Military strategy and created an innovation opportunity in Defense Acquisition Reform to position the United States “to protect and advance U.S. national and security interests”.
 
As KEM focuses on this new strategy & reform, we celebrate Independence Day – sharing our gratitude with our service members and their families that do so much to keep our nation safe.  We are reminded always that America’s freedoms do not come without sacrifice or cost.
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To Learn More about the design for how the U.S. military will utilize resources to protect & advance:   http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=129191
 
For a Spotlight on Acquisition Reform, here is Senator John Cornyn’s Speech on Defense Acquisition Reform at the Lexington Institute’s Capitol Hill Defense Acquisition Reform even on June 24, 2015:  http://lexingtoninstitute.org/senator-john-cornyns-speech-on-defense-acquisition-reform/