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
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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.KEM Capture Management Case Studyv2
#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?kem-defense-quarterly_oct-2016
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KEM continues to support DoD’s top priorities by partnering as trusted advisors with A&D senior executives globally as spending in dynamic defense market shifts with newly identified growth pockets to meet the world’s complex security challenges.KEM Defense Quarterly_Sept 2016v2
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KEM monitors the DoD FY 2017 release of the President’s Budget Request (PBR). With the upcoming U.S. presidential election, global technology gap closing, and the pace of changing international defense and cyber threat development, the need for focused planning & budgeting is paramount:KEM-Defense-Quarterly_Mar-2016-temp
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.lexingtoninstitute.org-Kenneth-Millers-Speech-Rethinking-Defense-Acquisition-1
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
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.
The President’s DoD FY 2016 DoD Budget Proposal (PBR) provides $534B for the base budget and $51B in Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) funding for a total of $585B.
The PBR strives to reverse the decline in national defense spending over the past 5 years in order to counter threats while ensuring force readiness, capacity, capability & modernization.
KEM believes Sequestration’s funding levels degrade military readiness, force size & lives of our troops.kem-defense-quarterly_mar-2015-temp
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