U.S. and Gulf Partner Nations: #KEM Supports Critical Cooperation in Key Capability Areas

KEM continues to work with our global partners to support the robust relationship built between the U.S. and its Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) partners over the past 35 years.  

160602-N-NU281-236 SUEZ CANAL (June 2, 2016) The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) transits the Suez Canal. Harry S. Truman and its Carrier Strike Group are deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin R. Pacheco/Released)

Aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) transits the Suez Canal. Harry S. Truman and its Carrier Strike Group are deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin R. Pacheco/Released)

We remain focused on strengthening ties in order to accomplish the following:

  • Meet Security objectives,
  • Build economic diversification & cooperation, and
  • Counter emerging threats.

 

KEM monitors and supports key capability areas to back shared security and defense concerns including the following KEM Domain Areas:

  1. Maritime security,
  2. Cyber security, and
  3. Missile defense.
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(Featured Image: 2016 US-Gulf Cooperation Council Summit Image, Source:  Defense.gov)

#KEM Quarterly on Defense: What is a Continuing Resolution & Why Does it Matter?

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#KEM with top defense budget experts continues to monitor the start of FY 2107 on 1 October with DoD and the wider federal government’s funding from yet another continuing resolution (CR) through the opening months of the fiscal year.

Congress approved a simple stop-gap budget measure, the CR, on 28 September 2016 to keep DoD funded when FY 2017 began on 1 October.  The timing of this CR creates even more constrained and uncertain budget conditions further impacted by the ongoing impacts of sequestration, the November elections, and the inauguration and change of administrations in January 2017 with the attendant turnover of key personnel.

So What is a Continuing Resolution & Why Does it Matter?

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(Feature Image, “Today’s Word” Source: www.whitehouse.gov)