Join the National Capital Council of the @NavyLeagueUS at @Nationals Park on May 1st for @USNavy Day

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Navy fans and Washington Nationals fans - Tuesday May 1st is Navy day at Nats Park, and we in the National Capital Council of the Navy League are inviting you to join us for a pre-game social event and an opportunity to take advantage of a ticket promotion for the game that night versus the Pittsburgh Pirates. For $50 plus tax, you get a seat with our group of Navy fans on the gallery level, exclusive access to the Devils Backbone Lounge near left field with all of us before the game, and $21 in concession credits that can be used anywhere in Nats Park. A good deal if you have family, friends and co-workers who want a Navy-themed night out at the ballgame.  Please sign up at this eventbrite link above and below by this Monday morning. See you there!  Doug Denneny President, National Capital Council of the Navy League

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@CoAspire CEO Doug Denneny elected to Presidency of the National Capital Council of the @NavyLeagueUS

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CoAspire CEO Doug Denneny was recently elected as the President of the National Capital Council of the Navy League. Doug is in the photo above presenting the Congressional Sea Services award to Congressman Rob Wittman on April 11, 2018 on behalf of the National Capital Council. They are flanked by the Commandant of the Coast Guard Admiral Paul Zukunft, the Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson, the Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Richard Spencer, Lt Gen Brian Beaudreault, Deputy Commandant of the Marine Corps, and VP Andrew Hicks from Huntington Ingalls Industries.

CoAspire Is Collecting Resumes for Four Job Descriptions (15 total Jobs) in D.C.

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Four positions, one is for a Program Manager (use the SME link to apply for that position and annotate it accordingly) one is for the Subject Matter Expert in National Security and Trade (8 positions), one is for Technical Editor (2 positions) and the last Job is for Call Center Representative, Congressional, Government, and Industry Liaison. Please submit your resume using ZipRecruiter.com as listed below:

CoAspire Successfully Advocated for Double Digit Millions in FY18 Omnibus for their Clients

The CoAspire team successfully advocated for double-digit millions in additional defense funding for its clients this cycle as revealed in the FY18 #Omnibus. @CoAspire is considered one of the most cost-effective defense government relations companies in the federal sector. Please contact us at info@coaspire.com to learn how CoAspire can help your company expand its message on Capitol Hill and the Pentagon.

Bruce Myers joins CoAspire as a Principal Advisor

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CoAspire is thrilled to welcome Bruce (“Moz”) Myers to the Executive Team as a Principal Advisor. Bruce has over 25 years of program management, DoD capture management, business development, technical new product development/manufacturing, and operational process experience.  He has established a strong track record in developing processes and controls, DoD program strategy from capture to execution and leading global programs and teams.

Mr. Myers has held progressively demanding leadership roles throughout his career.  Most recently he was the Vice President of Program Management for $1.2 billion Artesyn Embedded Technologies Inc., Power Division. Artesyn Technologies is a global leader in the design and manufacture of highly reliable power conversion and embedded computing solutions for a wide range of industries including communications, computing, health care, military, aerospace and industrial automation. Artesyn's Embedded Power business is one of the world's largest power supply companies. He was responsible for the division’s global enterprise, new product introduction, program management activities that spanned six engineering design centers located in Minneapolis, MN, Vienna Austria, Hong Kong China, Shenzhen China, Taipei and Manila Philippines with over 45 project managers and 800 design engineers.

Prior to Artesyn, Mr. Myers held Director roles at Digi International, a global leader in manufacturing and creation of “Internet of Things” embedded electronic technology products that speed time to market in new product introduction.  At Digi he was responsible for all client project success and satisfaction in the embedded electronic Wireless Design Services Division.

Prior to Digi, Bruce held progressively responsible DoD programs and Business Development roles for over 14 years with $5 billion Harris Corporation (Multimax, Inc., Netco Government Services, and Wamnet Inc.). 

Bruce led the ONE-NET program for United States Navy (USN) line of business, reporting to the Vice President of Navy Programs for Harris IT Services (now Peraton).  Peraton is a leading systems integrator and prime contractor delivering excellence in IT Transformation, Managed Solutions and Information Assurance, enabling defense, intelligence, homeland security, civilian and commercial enterprises to meet their missions.

Mr. Myers joined Harris with the acquisition of Multimax, Inc. in 2007. He served in Program Management roles during early phases of the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) Program with WAM!NET, and later assumed Capture Management and Business Development positions in affiliation with Netco Government Services and Multimax.

He is a retired Naval Officer, serving 20 years (active duty and reserve) in positions of increasing responsibility during his Navy career, as a Naval Flight officer, flying the F-14 Tomcat. In his final reserve assignments, he was responsible for air attack planning and operations during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Global War on Terrorism while assigned to the Coalition Air Operations Center, Al Udeid AFB, Qatar.

Mr. Myers earned a master of business administration from the University of Wisconsin, and holds a bachelor of arts from St. Mary’s University in Winona, MN. He also holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Program Management Institute (PMI).

Mr. Myers is a member of the Naval Reserve Association; Navy League;Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association; National Defense Industrial Association; and the American Council for Technology–Industry Advisory Council.

USAF publicly requests $31.596M for JAGM-F missile "New Start" in FY19

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Joint-Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) for Rotary Wing Aircraft (Photo credit: CoAspire, LLC)

CoAspire was pleased to see the US Air Force publicly request this week $31.596M in its FY19 Presidential Budget Request for the JAGM-F missile. The document, located online and pictured below is a new start of the weapon, a spiral improvement of the JAGM missile for Air Force fighter aircraft. According to the Air Force budget document published online this week:

Description: Joint Air-to-Ground Missile for Fixed Wing Aircraft (JAGM-F) is an improvement to the Army's JAGM which will allow the missile to be released from fixed wing aircraft in order to eliminate time sensitive moving targets and high value covered/sheltered targets. JAGM-F will be able to combat adverse weather/low visibility battlefield and countermeasure environments and austere communication environments and have the ability to engage multiple targets types near simultaneously in multiple engagement modes. Efforts include but are not limited to testing, qualification, and design/build demo components to production standards. Intent is to meet all BRU-55, BRU-57 and BRU-61 environments. 

FY 2019 Base Plans: Exercise Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium (DOTC) contract. Model design and build, Jettison and Capture Analysis, Mechanical Design, Electronic Design and Testing, Electrical Packaging, software design and code development, weapons system integration, aircraft systems integration, test vehicle design and build, and test vehicle flight planning.

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