#KEM Congratulates Jeff Bezos and His Blue Origin New Shepard Team’s Win at the Robert J. Collier Trophy Dinner

@KEMllc Ken Miller (right) and Denise Holmes (left) congratulate @JeffBezos as he accepts the Collier Trophy for #NewShepard

KEM and Associates congratulates Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture for the New Shepard reusable launch system Team’s success in winning The National Aeronautic Association’s (NAA) prestigious Robert J. Collier Trophy.  

The award is “for the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America, with respect to improving the performance, efficiency, and safety of air or space vehicles, the value of which has been thoroughly demonstrated by actual use during the preceding year.”

KEM executive team members, Ken Miller and Denise Holmes, were commending Mr. Bezos and team at the Robert J. Collier Trophy Dinner honoring the Blue Origin New Shepard on June 16, 2017 at the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, in Arlington, Virginia.

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Source: https://naa.aero

 

 

The #KEM Team Supports Washington Defense Week 2017

KEM Team at Norwegian Ambassador’s Residence: Lauren Longwell, Denise Holmes, Ken Miller, and Dave Carlson (from left to right)

#KEM was Proud to Attend, Support, and Present at a Full Week of Norwegian-American Defense-Industrial Activities in the Heart of the World’s Largest Defense Market!

  • Participated in the NADIC B2B Matchmaker meeting series, aimed at developing Norwegian-American business relationships
  • Presenter at Kongsberg Defense Systems Seapower Conference

#KEM’s Ken Miller & ADM Nathman are honored to support #NADIC’s Vidar Skjelstad at #NADIC2017

In the face of significant security landscape shifts, #KEM’s team is honored to continue supporting NADIC in order to build and sustain Superior, Mature, Agile, Ready & Technological driven (SMART) alliances. 

 

#HonorThem: Thank You from #KEM to all our Veterans and their Families, Veterans Day 2016

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Today and every day, #KEM thanks all those who have bravely and selflessly served our country. 

We will never forget your sacrifices.

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On this day we observe Veterans Day to honor all the men and women who’ve served our country in uniform. The veterans from generations past and the new generation of veterans home and at war. We just want to say thank you for serving your country! (Source: Source: U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) @DeptofDefense)

Defense Secretary Ash Carter delivers his thoughts and well-wishes on Veterans Day.

#KEM Celebrates USAF’s 69th Birthday at Air Force Association’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference (#ASC16)

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Kenneth E. Miller, CEO of KEM and Associates #ASC16

The #KEM team was excited to honor the U.S. Air Force’s 69th birthday by attending The Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference, September 19-21, 2015 at the National Harbor, Maryland.

Air, Space & Cyber Theme:  Airmen, Industry, and Allies – A Global Security Team

We are grateful for the opportunity to connect with our friends in Air Force leadership and industry, academia & aerospace partners to work innovative solutions focused on #KEM Domains of space, cyber, and missile defense  as “A Global Security Team” addressing critical issues and challenges currently facing the U.S. warfighter and the aerospace market.

One highlight of the event included the aircraft naming of B-21 stealth bomber as Raider as a tribute to the 1942 Doolittle Raid on Tokyo in World War II with one of the Doolittle Raiders, Lt. Col. Richard Cole (101-years old), on stage with Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James during the announcement.

#KEM is grateful to support this great opportunity and looks forward to next year!

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#KEM Supports Norwegian-American Defense Partnership: Seapower Conference Speaker, NADIC National Press Club & Ambassador Residence Reception Attendee

#KEM is a proud member of The Norwegian-American Defense Industry/Homeland Security Council (NADIC), endeavoring to support their purpose of strengthening relations between the United States and Norway by promoting their shared defense and homeland security capabilities.

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Lauren Durante Longwell and Ken Miller at #NADIC16

NADIC’s 4th Annual Norwegian American Defense Conference, The National Press Club on the 19th of May 2016:

#KEM supports A World in Change – US & Norway Partner Nations: a Source of Innovation at the highly successful 4th Annual #NADIC2016 Conference.

NADIC’s Norwegian-American Defense Conference Reception, Norwegian Ambassador’s Residence on the 19th of May 2016:

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KEM’s Ken Miller proudly with Mr. Vidar M. Skjelstad, KONGSBERG Defense Systems

#KEM works to leverage aerospace and defense expertise and partnership to address joint priorities and challenges on critical platforms.

Kongsberg’s 4th Annual Seapower Conference, Kongsberg Defense Systems on 20th of May 2016:

#KEM is honored to be a speaker with ADM John Nathman (ret.) presenting on the “State of the U.S. Navy from a Requirements & Acquisitions Perspective”.

Both U.S. DEPSECDEF Mr. Robert Work & Norwegian Deputy Defense Minister Mr. Øystein Bø offered insightful remarks at #NADIC16:

#KEM strives to help our clients get their world class capabilities into the hands of the warfighter quickly to combat challenges posed by the 360 degree threats environment.

#KEM proud to have our logo with Mr. Robert Work, Deputy Secretary of Defense U.S. & Mr. Oystein Bo, Deputy Defence Minster, Norwegian Ministry of Defense

Sea-Air-Space 2016 Expo: #KEM Collaborates on Key U.S. Security Challenges & Innovative Solutions

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#KEM is honored to once again participate in the 2016 Sea-Air-Space: The Navy League’s Global Maritime Exposition and collaborate on key security challenges and innovative future warfare solutions to help keep our world’s waterways safe, provide assistance to sea service families, and defend & strengthen our nation.

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#KEM’s Ken Miller, Dave Carlson & Lauren Longwell @SeaAirSpace #SAS16 booth!

#SAS16 is our nation’s largest maritime defense exposition held on May 16 – 18, 2016 at the Gaylord National Convention Center in the National Harbor.

#KEM believes in the Navy League’s immense value and supports their mission of maritime policy education and sea service support.

Each year at #SAS16 #KEM is pleased to engage with our clients, partners, and colleagues in the U.S. defense industrial base and private sector and key U.S. and global military leaders and decision makers to promote innovation and discuss current topics and technologies relevant to maritime policy.

Some#KEM Sea Air Space 2016 Highlights

  • #KEM joined @NADIC_US at their@SeaAirSpace #SAS16 booth! Proud NADIC members helping to develop partnerships between between Norwegian and American industries.
  • #KEM’s Ken Miller is honored to be a guest at the Sea-Air-Space Banquet Reception and Banquet in the Potomac Ballroom this evening and to hear Admiral John M. Richardson, USN, Chief of Naval Operations’ remarks.

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#KEM Proud to Sponsor Mississippi State University #BAW16 VIP Reception

#KEM is honored to sponsor the Mississippi State University Black Alumni Weekend VIP Reception and celebrate 50 years of inclusion at the Mill Conference Center in Starkville, Mississippi on Saturday March 5th, 2016.  

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Our founder and CEO, Ken Miller, is grateful for all the opportunities his efforts in the esteemed Aerospace Engineering Program at the Mississippi State University has afforded him as he served over 35 years in the U.S. Government and now runs our recognized global Defense and Aerospace consulting practice.

In commemoration of 50th anniversary of Dr. Richard E. Holmes becoming the first African American student to enroll at Mississippi State University the Black Alumni Weekend (#BAW16) planning committee, in conjunction with the MSU National Alumni Association, held the official 2016 Mississippi State University Black Alumni Weekend on March 3rd to 6th, 2016.

Thank you to the #BAW16 planning committee for including #KEM in this successful and meaningful gala!

 

#KEM Goes to Capitol Hill – Speaker at Lexington Institute’s Capitol Hill Defense Acquisition Reform Event, 11.13.2015

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Kenneth E. Miller and Lauren Durante Longwell of KEM and Associates LLC at Defense Acquisition Reform Event 11.13.15 on Capitol Hill (right to left)

KEM and Associates’ CEO, Kenneth E. Miller,  joined by his Director of Strategic Analysis and Communications, Lauren Durante Longwell, was honored to go to Capitol Hill as a highlighted speaker at The Lexington Institute’s Capitol Hill Defense Acquisition Event on Friday, November 13, 2015, at the Rayburn House Office Building.

Mr. Miller was honored to be included in The Lexington Institute’s esteemed speaker group discussing the extremely complex subject of Defense Acquisition Reform while focused on providing warfighters the capabilities they need to keep them and our great nation safe. 

Ken Miller’s remarks that, “Over my 35 years in government and six plus years in private consulting there are many ideas being championed to improve the Acquisition process; however, in my view “THERE ARE NO NEW IDEAS” nor “A SINGLE SILVER BULLET” to improve or energize the process.  DO we need to rethink Defense Acquisition or just improve what we have now?  Today, we have 4 key areas that must be aligned for program success: Requirements, Acquisition, Budget / Congress and Private Sector communities.  My view is that improving congruency and harmonization of these 4 key communities will do a lot to improve the process.” resonated with many of the speakers, media, and industry leadership

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The Honorable Christine Fox, former acting Deputy Secretary of Defense and Kenneth E. Miller at Rayburn House Office building 11.13.15 (right to left)

The Honorable Christine Fox, former acting Deputy Secretary of Defense and current Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, Assistant Director for Policy and Analysis, noted Ken Miller’s 11.13.15 comments graciously in her own outstanding remarks surrounding the need for new game changing capabilities that give operators applications that work today by stating that, “I hope everyone wrote down Ken Miller’s list – Spot On, on what we need to do”.  

KEM continues to support their strategic partners and clients globally to build responsive, adaptable, and agile capabilities that are affordable yet keeping pace with technology and international threats.  KEM continues to work daily to support their corporate mission: Support the warfighter and strong national defense by creating tailored, high performance strategic solutions for our global clients.

Thank you again to The Lexington Institute including Mac Carey and Constance Baroudos for all their valuable efforts on behalf of the warfighter and for including KEM and Associates LLC in this forum.

 

#KEM at AFA AIR & SPACE EXPO: Asia-Pacific Rebalance with Logistics leaders ARES Mobility Solutions and USAF Air, Space & Cyberspace Integration

The #KEM team was excited to attend The Air Force Association‘s Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition, September 14-16, 2015 at the National Harbor.

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We were thankful for the opportunity to connect with our friends in Air Force leadership and industry, academia & aerospace partners to work innovative solutions utilizing and growing #KEM core capabilities and domain areas to critical issues and challenges currently facing the U.S. warfighter and the aerospace market.

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ARES Mobility Solutions: Col. Shirlene D. Ostrov (ret.) CEO and President, General Duncan J. McNabb, USAF (ret.), and Michael W. Senior (not pictured) with KEM (Kenneth E. Miller, David J. Carlson & Lauren D. Longwell)

#KEM Capability LOGISTICS – Asia-Pacific Rebalance:  Learning from You’ve Got to Have Friends – Building Pacific Airpower Partnerships with Gen Lori Robinson, Commander Pacific Air Forces (AFA Featured Speaker)

#KEM met up with our valued strategic partner, ARES Mobility Solutions, who is actively supporting the warfighter by strengthening relationships, alliances and logistics’ capabilities in the Asia-Pacific region while delivering strategic, full-spectrum, trusted global mobility solutions to their clients.  #KEM is proud of ARES positive and visionary leadership under Shirlene D. Ostrov (President & CEO) who promotes innovation as her team executes multidisciplinary, integrated, and proven approaches and secure, customized solutions.

#KEM continues to work to support enhanced innovation and integrate our #KEM Domain Areas AIR, SPACE, and CYBERSPACE as Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James remarked in her AFA Keynote.  Check out the core Air Force Space Command mission and Explore Space and Cyberspace capabilities at the United States’ Air Force Video:

 

#KEM looks forward to next year and until then continuing to support the mission of taking care of the warfighter and providing innovative solutions to strike the right balance between readiness, modernization, and affordability.