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
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)
(Featured Image Sources: DoD News and Defense.gov)
“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
Congratulations to General James Mattis, our 26th Secretary of Defense (SecDef). Welcome, Sir!
#KEM is committed to working with our strategic partners to support the new administration by helping to ensure a smooth transition, strengthen national security, build U.S. alliances, and safeguard military readiness, now and in the future.
By a 98-1 vote, the Senate Armed Services Committee confirmed retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis to be the 26th SecDef , followed by Vice President Michael R. Pence administering his oath of office on 20 January 2017. Secretary James Mattis arrived at the Pentagon for his first full day of office on January 21, 2017.
“Our military is the envy of the world, representing America’s awesome determination to defend herself,” he said. “Working with you, I will endeavor to keep our unique all volunteer force second to none.” Secretary James Mattis
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!
#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.
#KEM supports A World in Change – US & Norway Partner Nations: a Source of Innovation at the highly successful 4th Annual #NADIC2016 Conference.
#KEM works to leverage aerospace and defense expertise and partnership to address joint priorities and challenges on critical platforms.
#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”.
#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.
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.
2111 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700
Arlington, Virginia 22201