#KEM Quarterly on Defense: FY2018 PBR – Fixing Military Readiness First, then Military Growth

The President’s Fy2018 Budget Request (PBR) was delivered May 23, 2017 focused on rebuilding the U.S. Armed Forces according to the following themes:

  • Improving warfighter readiness
  • Address evolving national security challenges
  • Recapitalize and modernize nuclear enterprise
  • Prioritize key investments in cyber and space capabilities
  • Focus on innovation to maintain technological advantage
  • Sustain the finest fighting force in the world
  • Identify reforms to improve efficiencies and achieve savings
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LEARN HOW TO WIN AWARDS MORE OFTEN. #KEM’s Source Selection & Capture Training

Learn how to Win Awards More Often.  KEM’s training significantly increases awards for new work.  

KEM partners with our clients to shape their initial vision, business development, capture management, and proposal development processes.  Our work is proven.  Win Awards more often.

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reTHINKING THE RFP PROCESS…KEM has successfully developed and delivered Source Selection and Capture Process Training to multiple premier, global defense & aerospace industry leadership teams. KEM’s work is proven successful based on 35 years of U.S. Government acquisition experience plus several years of consulting during which we have participated in more than 20 major systems’ source selections.

Win Awards More Often.

KEM’s CEO, Ken Miller, working with a client on Capture Management Strategy

KEM knows the factors that win, lose and why to protest. BEING RIGHT IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH.

Our Source Selection & Capture Process Training emphasizes the keys to success, attributes of a good proposal & an overview of the contract discussion process with interactive lessons learned and team training exercises. A trusted advisor is key – KEM is the trusted advisor to aerospace, defense & supporting commercial missions globally.

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#KEM is a Critical End-to-End Support in the ‘Capture’ of Major Defense Contracts

Increase Your Pwin.  

Produce a Winning Solution with KEM End-to-End Capture Management (CM) Services.   

Every decision is based on positively moving the Pwin needle.  At KEM, we are world class in Defense Procurement possessing Global Best Practices, Proven Track Record, and Trusted Relationships earned from our over 40 years in U.S. Aerospace & Defense.

Let us show you today our CM Expertise to Win:

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#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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#KEM Quarterly on Defense: 2016 Defense Trend & 2017 Budget Request

With 2017 defense budget request release ($582.7 billion base budget and overseas contingent operations, 2/2/2016) & the President’s last State of the Union address (1/12/2016), it is key to take a moment for the A&D market to reflect and understand the trend for the rest of the year and his administration.

2017 Defense Budget Proposal

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As #KEM looks to the future and growing global challenges, we focus on Secretary Carter’s comments regarding trade-offs between force structure for modernization to support the U.S.’s technological innovation edge across air, land, sea, cyber, space, and electronic warfare.

Carter further outlined five challenges for budget planning including Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, and terrorism that will focus DoD for FY 2017.

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“Where trade-offs among force structure, modernization and readiness posture needed to be made, we generally pushed to favor the latter two. This is important, because our military has to have the agility and ability to win not only the wars that could happen today, but also the wars that could happen in the future,” SECDEF Carter, Economic Club of Washington.

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Check out Ken Miller’s Speech: Rethinking Defense Acquisition (#KEM at Capitol Hill, 11.13.2015)

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Kenneth E. Miller, CEO & President of KEM and Associates LLC

On 11/13/2015 #KEM’s Kenneth E. Miller had the opportunity to be one of the highlighted speakers at Lexington Institute’s Capitol Hill Defense Acquisition Reform Event.

Below is a copy of Ken’s remarks and a CSPAN stream of the entire event focused on the extremely complex subject of Defense Acquisition Reform while providing our warfighters the capabilities they need to keep them and our nation safe.  It was an honor to be included in this event and to partner with Lexington Institute.

Watch CSPAN stream:

http://www.c-span.org/video/?400704-1/discussion-defense-acquisition.

Check Out Kenneth Miller’s Speech: Rethinking Defense Acquisition:

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Connect Here for Photos & Commentary- including gracious remarks by The Honorable Christine Fox, former acting Deputy Secretary of Defense, on Ken Miller’s Speech