What We Do – KEM is a global team creating trusted and innovative solutions helping to keep the warfighter safe. We are a strategy and innovation leader specializing in the Aerospace and Defense (A&D) industry specializing globally in the following domain areas: Missile Defense, Cybersecurity, Aviation Manned and Unmanned, C4ISR, Electronic Warfare, Shipbuilding, and Space.KEM Trifold 2017ff_back
Able to Strike a Defense Balance? Defense Increases for 2018, $30 Billion Supplemental for 2017
President Trump released his 2018 Budget, known as “the skinny budget” in Washington, which includes defense spending of $639 billion, including $65 billion for ongoing emergency war-fighting. This represents a $54 billion increase in defense spending, to be offset by corresponding reductions to non-Defense programs. In addition, the Trump Administration sent a $30 billion 2017 defense supplemental budget request to add $25 billion into 2017 Department of Defense base budget bringing it to $576 billion and adding $5 billion to the emergency wartime spending fund.
#KEM continues to monitor the 2018 “skinny budget’s” prospect of getting through Congress as it seems to not please the left, middle, and far right. In addition, #KEM continues to track the extent to which budget deliberations ultimately strike a balance between readiness, modernization, and acquisition programs to support the base-budget programs, cyber and intelligence, and counter terrorism capabilities of the current defense strategy. The full budget will be released in May and needs Congressional approval to become law.
Katherine Blakeley, research fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) on the Defense and Aerospace Report: CSBA Blakely on Trump Budget Proposal
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“KEM and Associates’ vision is to solve complex problems for our U.S. and Global Aerospace, Defense, and Supporting Commercial Clients. We are dedicated to the highest standards of performance and ethics advising our clients on a solid strategies achieving their full growth potential. We are extremely proud of all that our KEM Partners have accomplished together this past year, and we look forward to building on our joint success together.” — Kenneth E. Miller, CEO and President KEM and Associates LLCKEM 2017 Letter from the Presidentv2
The biggest weapons development program in the world, The F-35 Lightning II Program, moves forward and is showing progress according to Air Force Lt. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan, the Program Executive Officer for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office in Arlington, Virginia.
#KEM stays committed to supporting this international, innovative ‘next generation’ #F35 fighter program through our Strategy & Leadership services. This global fleet, which will endure for more than a half a century, is laying the foundation for years to come while positioning the U.S. to manage its enduring readiness challenges, air combat superiority and further pursue U.S. capability investments.
As Air Force Lt. Gen. Bogdan stated on March 23, 2016, the Joint Strike Fighter is “executing fairly well across the entire spectrum of acquisition to include development and design, flight test, production, fielding, base stand-up, maintenance and support and building a global sustainment enterprise.”
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Happy New Year from the KEM and Associates’ Team! May the new year bring you good health, joy & prosperity.
The start of the new year is an occasion for #KEM to reflect back on our accomplishments and gratitude for our partners, the warfighter & our opportunities to serve in 2015 plus our continued resolve to our mission and growth in 2016. #KEM Message from President 2016KEM-Letter-from-President-2016f
LATEST NEWS AND INSIGHTS FROM KEM’S GLOBAL MARKET:
- Cheers to our Partner’s Success! Boston Harbor Distillery Ribbon Cutting
- Emerging Defense Trends – $110 billion in Middle East Opportunities
- Recommended Thought Leadership – Putin & Russian Literature with our friend ADM Stavridis
#KEM PARTNER’S SUCCESS
All roads – even KEM’s Washington D.C. road – leads to Boston Harbor Distillery!
Congratulations to our partners at BHD on this successful journey & Ribbon Cutting. CHEERS!
#KEM EMERGING DEFENSE TRENDS
The Middle East is likely to present $110 billion in military-export opportunities in the coming decade per Bloomberg.com. Check out the latest #KEM Defense Trends:
#KEM THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
Insightful thought from Ken Miller’s (CEO of KEM) friend, retired ADMIRAL Stavridis, that Russia’s great authors put the country’s aggression in context better than an intel briefing:
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