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Science Board Assessing Potential Blind Spots To Prevent 'Regrets In 2024'

DefenseAlert, Aug. 18, 2014 -- An influential Pentagon advisory panel is examining potential blind spots in U.S. military planning over the next decade, weighing information about prospective adversaries' technological capabilities and operational concepts -- shortcomings that military leaders fear will lead to "regrets in 2024."
DOCUMENT: DSB Terms Of Reference For 'Strategic Surprise' Summer Study

Air Force Back To Source Selection As NETCENTS Contracting Vehicle Stalls

DefenseAlert, Aug. 18, 2014 -- The Government Accountability Office has stalled another Air Force Network-Centric Solutions-II contracting vehicle due to flaws in the source-selection process, putting on hold 12 indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts worth up to $5.7 billion in total while the service makes a new award decision.

Navy Demonstrates X-47B Integrated Flight Operations Aboard CVN-71

DefenseAlert, Aug. 17, 2014 -- ABOARD THE USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71) -- The Navy on Sunday held its first demonstration of carrier-based integrated flight operations involving manned and unmanned aircraft, with the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System-Demonstrator's most recent detachment aboard the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt.

Defense Budget Alert

  • CBO Report On Sequestration

    The August 2014 Congressional Budget Office report concludes that "a further sequestration (or cancellation of budgetary resources) will not be required as a result of appropriation actions this year."

  • DOD Planning To Release OCO Budget 'Migration Guidance' This Fall

    The Defense Department continues to craft "migration guidance" that will direct the process by which the military will begin transitioning priorities currently funded by the overseas contingencies operations account into the base budget.

  • Iraq Operations Being Paid For Through OCO Funding

    The U.S. military's latest operations in Iraq will be funded through the Pentagon's wartime supplemental budget, though there is no cost estimate for them yet, according to a Defense Department spokesman.

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C4ISR Watch

  • Air Force Back To Source Selection As NETCENTS Contracting Vehicle Stalls

    The Government Accountability Office has stalled another Air Force Network-Centric Solutions-II contracting vehicle due to flaws in the source-selection process, putting on hold 12 indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts worth up to $5.7 billion in total while the service makes a new award decision.

  • USMC Assesses Whether Industry Can Deliver Gallium Nitride Components

    The Marine Corps is looking to assess industry's ability in providing gallium nitride-based module components for the multibillion-dollar Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar, according to a service spokesman and a Federal Business Opportunities notice.

  • Raytheon Wins Court Battle For Army Software Development

    Raytheon has resumed work on the Army's electronic warfare planning software this month after a federal court threw out Sotera Defense's lawsuit alleging that it was unlawfully stripped of the original contract award for the software's development.

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