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McKeon: FY-15 Authorization Bill Should Emphasize Intelligence, Readiness

DefenseAlert, April 10, 2014 -- As House authorizers prepare to mark up their fiscal year 2015 defense bill, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-CA) wants the focus to be on intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, deterrence and readiness.

Four Companies To Compete For Nearly $1 Billion In SRW-Appliqué Radio Work

DefenseAlert, April 10, 2014 -- Four teams have been selected to compete for nearly $1 billion in Soldier Radio Waveform Appliqué radio orders, the Defense Department announced this week.

Pentagon: Little To Change About QDR Despite Russian Military Situation

DefenseAlert, April 10, 2014 -- Pentagon officials are trying to decouple the Quadrennial Defense Review from Russia's annexation of Crimea and other recent events in Eastern Europe as a way of countering calls by House lawmakers for the document to be rewritten.

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  • Coast Guard Preparing To Accept Unwanted C-27Js For Sea Mission

    The Coast Guard is standing up an asset project office at its air station in Elizabeth City, NC, in order to oversee the service's acquisition of 14 C-27J Spartan airlifters from the Defense Department as part of a wider inter-service plane swap deal, a service spokesman has confirmed.

  • Sen. Udall's Letter To The Air Force On C-130H Firefighting Upgrades

    In a March 13, 2014, letter, Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) calls on Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James to speed up "the necessary upgrades to the C-130G aircraft for transfer to the U.S. Forest Service to support wildland fire operations."

  • Senate Hearing On NORTHCOM, SOUTHCOM

    On March 13, 2014, the Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on U.S. Northern and Southern commands. Includes the opening statements of committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MO) and Ranking Member James Inhofe (R-OK) as well as the prepared testimony of NORTHCOM chief Gen. Charles Jacoby and SOUTHCOM chief Gen. John Kelly.

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