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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.  

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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 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 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

Source: Defense.gov

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.

SD spoke at the Economic Club of Washington, D.C.

Source: Defense.gov

“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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#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.