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The Pentagon’s new head of acquisition said she will be on the lookout for “unique foreign technology” while at the Dubai Air Show next week.

“Part of what I will be doing at the show is walking around and seeing what’s there in the exhibition hall and I have a team that’s previewing things for me and … I will choose a certain number of booths to visit to understand it a little bit better,” said Ellen Lord, the undersecretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics.

Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon prior to leaving for the United Arabs Emirates, Lord said her objectives are less “shopping trip” and more “an opportunity to understand what the art of the possible is in terms of technology applications right now.”

The former Textron Systems chief executive said she will look for “what is particularly interesting, whether it be communication technology, or it be autonomy, whether it be space capability, all of these different types of things.”

Lord said she wouldn’t “rule anything out,” when asked if she would buy a foreign product versus trying to organically build the technology into the U.S. industrial base.

“I think that we have a lot of strong partnerships with partners and allies, and I wouldn’t rule out any type of path forward,” she explained.

“Obviously we have strong incentives to try to support buy America and so forth, and I’m very respectful of the administration’s position, yet we’re smart buyers so … I think we’re expected to make smart decisions which are in the best interest of the U.S,” she said.

The Trump administration has pushed hard for government agencies to buy and use more products and supplies from within the United States. Lord would not say whether she foresaw any issues with potentially buying foreign defense technologies, saying only “we’re looking at what the art of the possible is.”

“We obviously are looking domestically at everything we have and what we can use. However, we would never rule out a good opportunity, and we would take it on a case-by-case basis,” she said.

Lord also acknowledged that her trip to the UAE comes at a time of high tension in the region thanks to the blockade on Qatar, imposed by the Saudi Arabia-led group of nations in the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) vowed in June to bar arms sales to Persian Gulf states in the wake of the Qatar blockade.

Lord said she will always adhere U.S. policy but added, “that does not constrain us from having conversations about what different countries desire and what we can do now.”

As the senior Department of Defense representative at the show, Lord also said she has planned a variety of engagements with industry and foreign officials. She will stop in Italy prior to Dubai to meet with Italian acquisition officials and tour the country’s F-35 plant, and will meet with Ukrainian, Australian, Indian and UAE officials at the show.
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By Brandon Carter – 11/09/17 10:53 PM EST
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Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) responded to allegations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) on Thursday, saying the allegations are “disqualifying if true.”

“These allegations are disqualifying if true. Anyone who would do this to a child has no place in public office, let alone the United States Senate,” Ryan said in a statement.

In a bombshell report in The Washington Post on Thursday, Moore was accused of having inappropriate sexual conduct with a 14-year-old girl in 1979 when he was 32.

Leigh Corfman, now 53, said Moore asked for her phone number and the pair met later on two separate occasions. On the first, the two kissed. During the second, she said Moore removed his clothes, took off her shirt and pants, and touched her over her bra and underwear, according to the account in the Post. Corfman said the two did not have intercourse.

The newspaper also found three other women who said that Moore had approached them around a similar time, when they were between the ages of 16 and 18.

Moore has denied the allegations, saying they are “completely false and are a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and the Washington Post on this campaign.”

A number of lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have condemned the actions detailed in the reports. Many Republicans including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) have said Moore should step aside if the allegations are true.

Vice President Pence also echoed those comments in his own statement Thursday. His press secretary told reporters that Pence “found the allegations in the story disturbing and believes, if true, this would disqualify anyone from serving in office.”

Moore has been the favorite to win in the December special election against Democratic candidate Doug Jones, but the shocking revelations could roil the race.

Moore beat out current Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) in the GOP primary in September. The seat previously belonged to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
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Lawmakers put the finishing touches this week on military funding legislation that contains a provision that stands to significantly benefit Amazon.

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Mitchell said that the provision could allow Amazon to gain a monopoly or duopoly on the profitable world of commercial government purchases, leaving smaller businesses behind and further consolidating the behemoth tech firm’s power.

Amazon declined to comment to The Hill on Section 801.

The Seattle-based tech giant has spent the last two quarters of 2018 lobbying on the NDAA and “government procurement,” according to disclosures that the company filed this year.

Amazon has also recruited outside firms to help it influence policymakers on the matter. Disclosure filings made by lobbying firm TwinLogic Strategies, made on behalf of Amazon as its client, do not specify the exact legislation that they tried to influence, but note that they focused on the “modernization of the procurement process.”

The Internet Association (IA), a trade group representing the political interests of major tech firms like Amazon, Google and Facebook, also pushed lawmakers on the matter.

“Dozens of acquisition reform proposals over the years have highlighted the need to inject greater innovation and disruption into federal procurement,” IA President Michael Beckerman wrote in an Oct. 12 letter addressed to Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) and ranking member Jack Reed (D-R.I.).

In his letter, Beckerman wrote that a government purchasing portal offers “just that opportunity.”

Despite the size of the potential windfall for Amazon, Section 801 has gone unnoticed by some lawmakers on the House and Senate Armed Services committees, which are responsible for drafting and finalizing the NDAA.

Many legislators in the House and Senate whom The Hill asked about the bill were not immediately familiar with the provision, though some expressed interest and commented later after reviewing Section 801.

Those who were familiar with the provision had mixed opinions, but many lawmakers leaned toward supporting it.

“I’m going to seriously scrutinize it and see if we’ll want to revise it in some way,” said Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.).

The Connecticut senator said that he was skeptical of criticisms that the provision would allow Amazon to dominate the government procurement market.

“My concern is that every company have a chance to participate in the procurement process — both online and traditional,” Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), who represents Silicon Valley, told The Hill when questioned about the amendment.

Khanna said that it was essential that the final version of the bill ensured “transparency in input pricing and also to make sure they have multiple bids from competitors.”

Another member of the House Armed Services Committee, Rick Larsen (D-Wash.), offered a more pointed defense of Section 801.

“This isn’t about Amazon, although Amazon lobbied for it. It’s about trying to create online space for purchasing so that [the Department of Defense] can get something for value,” Larsen argued.

He explained that the provision was born out of trying to create a specific provision for Defense Department procurement only. But the committee realized that, to do that, “we’d have to set up a mini-[General Services Administration] inside the Defense Department.”

“So then it became more broad,” Larsen said.

In a briefing on Wednesday before the bill’s release, senior House and Senate Armed Services Committee staffers explained that, in addition to Amazon and Walmart, Staples and industrial supply company Grainger would be eligible to also provide commercial items.

But Mitchell is skeptical, pointing to language in the current version of the bill that would appear to exclude Staples and Grainger.

“The way the language reads to me, it’s hard to imagine that there are any other companies who would fit the bill besides Amazon and perhaps Walmart,” she said. “Those are the only retailers who are operating online marketplaces who seem to be in a situation to create a government marketplace portal that this provision envisions.”

The House Armed Services Committee contests the idea that Section 801 will only benefit one or two companies, saying that multiple companies will have access to the government procurement market in the final version of the NDAA.

“[Amazon’s dominance of government procurement] is a myth that opponents of the provision have been shopping for a while, that we wrote the language in such a way as to exclude more specialized marketplaces,” a representative from the House Armed Services Committee told The Hill over email, adding that some of Section 801’s language had been changed in the latest version of the provision.

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) has made a strong push for online marketplace reform. In addition to advocating for the amendment, he also introduced a standalone bill in May that shares similar goals with Section 801.

Mitchell and other experts believe that Section 801 could have harmful impacts.

“It’s incredibly dangerous,” said Matt Stoller, an economist at the Open Markets Institute, a think tank critical of Amazon’s growing power. “What it’s doing is concentrating the buying power of the country into the hands of Jeff Bezos.”
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By Ben Kamisar and Lisa Hagen – 11/09/17 06:06 PM EST
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The bombshell allegations that GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore had inappropriate sexual conduct with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32 have roiled Alabama’s Senate race, where the GOP candidate had been heavily favored to win in December.

A cascade of Republican senators, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and National Republican Senatorial Committee chairman Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), immediately began calling for Moore to step aside if the allegations are true.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) went the furthest of Senate Republicans on Thursday, calling on Moore to immediately step down.

“The allegations against Roy Moore are deeply disturbing and disqualifying,” McCain said in a statement. “He should immediately step aside and allow the people of Alabama to elect a candidate they can be proud of.”

Moore’s campaign vigorously denied the allegations as “garbage,” an argument that may resonate with his legion of hardcore supporters. Moore, the former Alabama state Supreme Court judge, who won the nomination in the face of Beltway GOP opposition and frequently criticizes McConnell and other top Republicans, said in a fundraising pitch that he “refuse[s] to stand down.”

The allegations against Moore puts Republicans in a predicament a month before the special election against Democratic nominee Doug Jones, one that threatens to weaken Moore’s grip on the race and tarnish the national Republican brand.

The Washington Post published the decades-old allegations in a Thursday afternoon story, with the most damning accusation levied by Leigh Corfman, now 53.

Corfman said she met Moore at the age of 14, when he offered to watch her while her mother attended a child custody hearing. At the time, Moore worked as an assistant district attorney.

Corfman told the paper that Moore asked for her telephone number and later took her to his house and kissed her. On a subsequent meeting, she recalled, he took off his clothing and much of hers, touching her over her underwear and tried to place her hand over his underwear, when she pulled her hand back.

Three other women told the paper that Moore had approached them when they were teenagers between the ages of 16 and 18, but that no sexual contact outside of kissing occurred. The legal age of consent at the time was 16 in Alabama, while the statute of limitations has long expired on Corfman’s allegations, according to the Post.

Moore’s campaign chair, Bill Armistead, blasted the allegations in a lengthy statement that accused the Post of publishing the story to hurt Moore because the paper’s editorial board has endorsed Jones.

“It is no surprise, with just over four weeks remaining, in a race for the U.S. Senate with national implications, that the Democratic Party and the country’s most liberal newspaper would come up with a fabrication of this kind,” he said.

During the primary, Senate GOP leadership spent millions backing appointed Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) against Moore to serve out the rest of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s Senate term. But Moore received endorsements from Trump, the NRSC and McConnell after winning the runoff against Strange.

Now, Washington Republicans are backpedaling. But it’s unclear what that means for the situation on the ground in Alabama, where Democrats haven’t held a Senate seat since 1996.

While dozens of Republicans in Washington are calling on Moore to step aside if the allegations are true, Republicans in Alabama don’t think the story will resonate the same way for voters. Instead, they focused on the timing of the allegations, which come just four weeks before the election.

Paul Reynolds, the Republican National Committeeman from Alabama, told The Hill that something about the timing of the accusation and the Post’s role breaking the story “doesn’t smell right.”

“My gosh, it’s The Washington Post. If I’ve got a choice of putting my welfare into the hands of Putin or The Washington Post, Putin wins every time,” he said.

“This is going to make Roy Moore supporters step up to the plate and give more, work more and pray more.”

Jonathan Gray, an Alabama Republican strategist, noted that Alabama Republicans are not willing to put their Senate seat at risk, arguing that they’d rather vote for anyone over a Democrat.

“I think they’d rather put Satan up there and then get him removed in the next election than lose the chance to correct what they think has been an injustice for eight years,” Gray told The Hill.

Quoting the Bible, Alabama state auditor and Moore supporter Jim Zeigler told The Washington Examiner that there is “nothing immoral or illegal here.”

“Maybe just a little bit unusual,” he admitted.

Zeigler compared the allegations to Biblical relationships.

“Take Joseph and Mary,” Zeigler told the Examiner. “Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter. They became parents of Jesus.”

It’s too late for Moore to be removed from the ballot, according to Alabama state law, so even if Moore steps aside his name will remain on the ballot. Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill told The Hill that if Moore steps aside and still wins, the election will be “null and void” and the state will have to call another special election.

That means that Republicans have three options—stand by Moore and hope he wins, cut Moore loose and hope that he still wins and triggers another special election, or marshal forward a long-shot write-in campaign under threat that another Republican could split votes and hand the race to Jones.

It remains to be seen if Democrats will make a late-breaking investment in the race given the allegations and Senate Republicans’ disavowal. So far, Democratic committees have only made small investments in the race, given Alabama’s overwhelmingly Republican electorate.

Even after coast-to-coast victories for Democrats Tuesday night, party leaders still appeared wary about ramping up involvement on Wednesday.
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