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
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.
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
- Deputy Defense Secretary Blasts Congress For Putting Pentagon In $70B Hole
- Navy Completes At-Sea Tests Of Laser Weapon System Aboard Ponce
- Mabus: Navy Support for ISIL Strikes Has Cost Nearly $100M To Date
- Northrop Hands Air Force Initial Results From U-2, Global Hawk Sensor Transfer Study
- Coalition Partners Providing Key Ground-Based Targeting Data In ISIL Strikes
Defense Budget Alert
Frank Kendall, the Pentagon's chief acquisition executive, is preparing to receive feedback from the defense industry, Capitol Hill and other stakeholders who might be able to improve upon the latest installment of Better Buying Power.
The Defense Department partially met a key milestone this week on its road to audit readiness, according to a Pentagon announcement.
The Defense Logistics Agency is completely prepared to aid the military services with their new new operations in Iraq and would only feel a trickle-down effect from the services if sequestration were to remain law in fiscal year 2016, according to DLA director Vice Adm. Mark Harnitchek.
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.
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.
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.
Homeland Defense Watch
U.S. Northern Command and the federal government have yet to hammer out the details of who is authorized to deal with some types of malware in the event of a cyber attack on the United States, according to NORTHCOM's commander.
The July 17, 2014, Government Accountability Office report finds that a February 2014 Defense Department report to Congress "provides limited insight on improvements to homeland missile defense and acquisition plans."
In a Jan. 9, 2014, letter, Rep. Don Young (R-AK) expresses his concern over the cancellation of Red Flag excercises in his state in 2013.
- DOD IG Summary Of Report On MQ-9 Reaper Procurement
- NASA RFI For Small UAS Vehicle Autonomy
- OMB Memo On CR Funding Cuts
- DSCA's 'Vision 2020' Plan
- GAO Report On Afghanistan Equipment Drawdown
Inside the Navy
- Navy To Reduce Triton Buy, Will Release Low-Rate Production RFP 'Soon'
- G/ATOR Program Not Impacted By CR, Block 2 RFP Release Imminent
Inside the Army
- Army Doctrine Chief: Acquisition Reform Needed In Complex Future
- New Pentagon Review Has Lockheed's Hopes Up For Antimissile Sales
Inside Missile Defense
- New DOD Review Has Lockheed's Hopes Up For MEADS Sales
- Bidders Tweak Their Offers For Revamping Antimissile 'Kill Vehicle'
Inside the Pentagon
- Kendall Prepares To Accept Feedback On Better Buying Power 3.0
- DOD Asserts Audit Readiness For Majority Of FY-15 General Fund
Inside the Air Force
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