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Air Force, Lockheed Martin Reach $4.7B Agreement For F-35 LRIP-8 Lot

DefenseAlert, Nov. 21, 2014 -- The Defense Department has awarded F-35 prime contractor Lockheed Martin its eighth low-rate initial production contract, valued at $4.7 billion for 43 airframes, according to a Nov. 21 press release from the joint program office.

Pentagon Price Czar Vows Continued 'Zealousness' In Face Of Industry Criticism

DefenseAlert, Nov. 21, 2014 -- Despite concerns from industry that Pentagon acquisition officials are being too aggressive in their negotiations, the Defense Department's pricing director said he makes no apologies for seeking good deals and has no plans to change tactics.

Defense Contractors Look Beyond U.S. Military

DefenseAlert, Nov. 21, 2014 -- Facing declining Pentagon spending, defense contractors from Exelis to Engility are increasingly reducing their U.S. military work and moving into federal civilian, commercial and international sales to make up for it.

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  • Work Grabs The Reins Of Analysis Effort Pivotal To Strategy, Budget Decisions

    The Pentagon's No. 2 official, acting on the recommendation of the service vice chiefs, is asserting a new leadership role over an internal Defense Department analysis process that forms a linchpin for nearly all high-level deliberations on defense strategy, weapon system programming and budget matters, force sizing and capability development.

  • Work Memo On The SSA Process

    In a Nov. 14, 2014, memo marked "for official use only," Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work announces plans to "reinvigorate" the Support for Strategic Analysis process -- previously delegated to a trio of senior officials -- and sets an agenda in an effort to produce more uniform information critical to leadership assessments of defense strategy as well as planning, programming, and budget-execution matters.

  • VCNO Says Navy Must Better Explain Impacts Of Sequester To Congress

    NORFOLK, VA -- The Navy must do a better job of explaining the impact of future sequestration cuts on national security to Capitol Hill, the vice chief of naval operations said last week.

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