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#KEM Team Attends AFA Air Space & Cyber Convention 2017: Breaking Barriers Heritage to Horizon

#KEM Team Attends #ASC17: Breaking Barriers Heritage to Horizon. The nation’s premier event for defense and aerospace professionals from across the globe.

The #KEM team was excited to attend the Air Force Association’s 2017 Air, Space & Cyber Convention, September 18 – 20, 2017, in the National Harbor, Maryland.

Our team had a successful week engaging with senior Air Force leadership and connecting with our strategic partners and clients in industry and government while engaging in meetings, discussions, and sessions focused on the latest strategies for technical and tactical advantage, international partnerships and alliances, and reformed business practices critical for strong U.S. defense and national security.  

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.

#KEM continues to work supporting our nation’s competitive edge through our #KEM Domain Areas in Missile Defense, Cyber, C4ISR, and Space in a continued response to Secretary of Defense James Mattis’   key note address reminder of America’s two fundamental sources of power, “inspiration and intimidation”.

KEM and ARES Mobility Solutions: Strengthening Cooperation in the Pacific

KEM with our valued and trusted strategic partner, ARES Mobility Solutions under the proven leadership of Shirlene Ostrov, remains focused on efforts to strengthen relationships and modernize U.S. alliances and capabilities in the Asia-Pacific region. We continue to develop and work efforts that align and engage the region to strengthen capabilities, capacity building, and readiness activities between the U.S. government, allies, and partners.  These efforts are poised to address the increasingly complex Asia-Pacific state risks and non-state risks such as humanitarian crises and natural disasters while developing new concepts of operations and next-generation capabilities.

With the nature of the Pacific theater, KEM’s leadership and capabilities supports across all domains: land, air, sea, space, and cyber.

KEM’s mission and core work efforts back the United States Navy’s Asia-Pacific maritime strategy in recognition of the growing Anti-Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) challenge while supporting the Department of Defense’s core service missions:

  • Air and Space Superiority
  • Global Strike
  • Rapid Global Mobility
  • Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR)
  • Command and Control (C2)

 

 

 

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This is For All our #KEM 2,000+ Facebook Fans – Thank You!

As the KEM team approaches its 3rd year being active in the social media community, we would like to thank you for engaging with us in our online journey.

Recently, our Facebook page has surpassed 2,000 likes, a milestone for which we want to express our appreciation to all of you that read our content, as well as our blogs that we maintain across our social media. We will continue to document our journey as a team and we value our virtual supporters both locally and across the world!

KEM also wants to recognize a key member of our communication’s team, Will Vith.   We thank Will for his hard work and creative spirit in our digital space helping KEM share our story and execute our mission.

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#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.

Collier Trophy 2016

Source: https://naa.aero

 

 

Flag Day 2017: #KEM Honors our American Flag, a Symbol of Freedom and Sacrifice

On this Flag Day, KEM celebrates the history of the Stars and Stripes by remembering all it represents:

Our Fighting Spirit, The American Way, and Those Who Paid the Ultimate Sacrifice for Our Country.

As KEM executes our mission to support the warfighter and strong national defense by creating tailored, high performance strategic solutions, we pay our respects to all the fallen that have had their caskets covered by our country’s flag as they come home from war, and we remember the oath our flag represents sworn by Americans to uphold the constitution.

In honor of the #ArmyBDay and Flag Day

This We'll Defend.

Posted by U.S. Army on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Click here for proper etiquette reminders for handling the American Flag.

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#KEM Honored to Partner with Travis Manion Foundation’s Operation Legacy

“If Not Me, Then Who…”

#KEM sponsored a tree in honor of a fallen military hero as part of #OpLegacy. (May 2017)

KEM and Associates is honored to partner with the Travis Manion Foundation and the Mount Saint Joseph National Honor Society through Operation Legacy.  Both these organizations are based in excellence, dedicated, and aligned with KEM’s value of Charitable and Transforming Community Involvement through their mission to empower veterans and develop character in future generations.

KEM takes great pride in sponsoring a tree in honor of our fallen heroes in the Irvington neighborhood of Baltimore. #IfNotMeThenWho

The executive team at KEM is inspired by Operation Legacy that together, one tree at a time, we can honor our loved ones, continue 1st LT Travis Marion’s legacy, “If Not Me, Then Who…”, and help redefine America’s national character inspired by the spirits of true American Heroes.  Operation Legacy aims to cultivate character development in future generations. By uniting communities for a common cause through volunteer led service opportunities, volunteers live the “If Not Me, Then Who…” mantra of TMF and lead a movement of character, leadership, and selfless service.

Revised Legacy 42 Trees Release 5-17

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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. 

 

#KEM Continues to Monitor the 2018 “Skinny Budget” and Its Prospects of Getting Through Congress

Able to Strike a Defense Balance? Defense Increases for 2018, $30 Billion Supplemental for 2017

Proposed Changes to Agency Discretionary Budgets in 2018 (Bloomberg Politics)

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 2017 Letter From President: Focus on Cyber Defense and International Markets

“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 LLC

KEM Letter from the President

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