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DDI for Fri. March 23, 2018, Vol. 20, Issue 12

Hewson Lauds Trump’s Actions To Protect U.S. Companies Against China’s Theft Of Intellectual Property

Lockheed Martin [LMT] Chief Marillyn Hewson on March 22 praised President Trump’s new executive actions aimed at punishing China for unfair trade practices, in particular the theft of intellectual property.“I will just say that this is a very important moment for our country in that we are addressing what is a very critical area for the…

Global Industry Partnerships Critical To Thwarting Future Cyber Threats

Global partnerships led by U.S. and overseas private sector partners will be critical to addressing cyber threats aimed at exploiting known vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure networks, according to U.S. and international government officials speaking at a cyber conference on March 21.Leadership from the Department of Homeland Security, State Department and international cyber organizations urged industry…

State Department Approves Deals With Saudi Arabia For Missiles, Vehicle Logistics And Helicopter Support

The State Department has approved several possible deals with Saudi Arabia, including $670 million for TOW 2B (BGM-71F-Series) missiles, $300 million in logistics support for their Land Forces Ordnance Corps and $106.8 million in maintenance support for its Aviation Command’s aircraft fleet.The Defense Security Cooperation notified Congress March 22 of the three Foreign Military Sales…