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FY-15 Stopgap Spending Bill Forces DOD To Cancel $743M In Prior-Year Weapons Funding

DefenseAlert, Oct. 1, 2014 -- Pentagon modernization accounts are taking a $743 million hit under the 10-week stopgap spending bill now funding the federal government, reductions that effectively extend rescissions of funds previously appropriated to weapon system procurement accounts.
DOCUMENT: OMB Memo On CR Funding Cuts

Technology Unlikely To Solve Weight Problems In Future Vehicle, Army General Says

DefenseAlert, Oct. 1, 2014 -- It is unlikely that technology will solve the weight problems associated with a future nine-man vehicle, and the solution may lie in splitting an infantry squad into two, according to a top official at the Army's Maneuver Center of Excellence.

DSCA Releases New Plan To Battle Increasing Global Competition

DefenseAlert, Oct. 1, 2014 -- The Defense Security Cooperation Agency released its Vision 2020 plan Oct. 1 to battle increased competition in what DSCA Director Vice Adm. Joseph Rixey called a new "global norm."
DOCUMENT: DSCA's 'Vision 2020' Plan

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  • Coalition Partners Providing Key Ground-Based Targeting Data In ISIL Strikes

    As the Air Force continues to play a key role in the ongoing air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, U.S. Central Command is relying, in part, on partner nations to provide ground-based targeting information that it can then feed through its Joint Terminal Air Controllers and integrate with surveillance data gathered from its own airborne platforms.

  • Pentagon Quietly Works To Bolster Cybersecurity Accountability

    A White House official's call for the U.S. military, agencies and industry to boost accountability for cybersecurity has after a month elicited only a terse comment from the Defense Department, but the Pentagon is taking initial steps to address the thorny problem, according to documents and a former DOD policy chief.

  • G/ATOR Program Not Impacted By CR, Block 2 RFP Release Imminent

    The recently passed congressional continuing resolution will not have an impact on the multibillion-dollar Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar program and the Marine Corps anticipates an imminent request for proposals release for the program's Block 2.

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