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State Dept OKs Saudi Arabia’s Request for $200M in Military Training Services

The State Department has approved a potential $200 million foreign military sales agreement for Saudi Arabia to obtain military training services from the U.S. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Thursday the deal calls for the U…
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Mark Maybury Named Mitre VP, Chief Security Officer, National Cybersecurity FFRDC Director

Mark Maybury, a vice president and chief technology officer at Mitre, has been named VP and chief security officer at the non-profit organization. Maybury will also serve as director of the National Cybersecurity Federally Funded Research and Development Center that Mitre runs for the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Mitre said Friday
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Dan Payne Appointed Next Defense Security Service Director

Dan Payne, deputy director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, has been named director of the Defense Security Service. He will transition to DSS by mid-March and oversee the service’s mission to protect the U…
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Keisha Dawn Bell Named Defense Contract Management Agency General Counsel

Keisha Dawn Bell, formerly deputy general counsel of the Defense Contract Management Agency, has been named general counsel of DCMA. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced the appointment of Bell in a Defense Department statement issuedFriday
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Report: Turkey Eyes MEADS Missile Defense System Procurement

Turkey is considering acquiring a Medium Extended Air Defense System built by MEADS International, a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and MBDA, after the country canceled its plans to buy a China-made anti-missile weapon system, Defense News reported Sunday
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February 22 Morning Report: GovCon Index Sees Slight Gain

The GovCon Index closed Friday with a gain of 0.066 percent to 71.436. Both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 saw slight declines following another oil price drop, while the Nasdaq Composite received a boost from Applied Materials (Nasdaq: AMAT) and technology stocks to end the day in the positive…
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