DefenseAlert, Sept. 15, 2014 -- The program office overseeing the Air Force's E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System recapitalization effort plans to release a draft set of requirements for the next-generation system to industry by the end of the month. The release will inform a solicitation in fiscal year 2015 for risk-reduction work and prototype demonstrations.
DefenseAlert, Sept. 12, 2014 -- The Air Force wants to ramp up development and modification work on its 30,000-pound, bunker-buster bomb and has requested authority from Congress to realign $121 million in fiscal year 2014 overseas contingency operations funds to get started.
DOCUMENT: DOD's OCO Reprogramming Request
DefenseAlert, Sept. 12, 2014 -- The Pentagon and the Office of Management and Budget have asked Congress for permission to use wartime dollars to fund increased naval operations in Iraq, according to a Navy official and a reprogramming request obtained by Inside the Navy.
- McKeon: FY-15 Policy Bill Authorizes Enough Money For Expansion Of ISIS Attacks
- Obama's New ISIS Strategy Calls For Airstrikes In Syria And Training Rebels In Saudi Arabia
- Export Control Reform Nearing Full Deregulation, Officials Say
- Upcoming Strategy To Boost DISA's Role As Network Defender
- Contingency Operations Could Push Back Air Force's Predator Phaseout Plan
Defense Budget Alert
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel this week acknowledged the Pentagon's overseas contingency operations budget is poised to expand in the coming months as the U.S. military is increasingly faced with new expenses related to combating violent extremism in Iraq and fighting Ebola in Africa.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey warned senators this week of the brewing budget pressures the Pentagon continues to face in light of sequestration and the White House's new, open-ended commitment to degrade and destroy the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
The Defense Department has requested that Congress allow it to reprogram a total of $1 billion in fiscal year 2014 overseas contingency operations funds to launch a major effort to fight Ebola in Africa, a Pentagon official has confirmed.
The Pentagon's efforts to counter the cyber threat and gather related intelligence would benefit from a situational awareness "dashboard," a culture that stops vilifying the victim and greater partnerships with industry, according to a panel of defense and industry experts.
The declassified and partially redacted 2014 Senate Armed Services Committee report looks at how much U.S. Transportation Command knew regarding intrusions into the command's cyber networks.
Chinese hackers penetrated U.S. Transportation Command contractors' computer systems at least 20 times over a year-long period, according to a congressional investigation.
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.
- DNI's National Intelligence Strategy
- House Hearing On Iraq, Syria And ISIS
- GAO Report On DOD Depot Maintenance
- DOD Reserve Funding Reprogramming Request
- Senate Report On Cyber Intrusions Affecting TRANSCOM Contractors
Inside the Navy
- For Small Surface Combatant, Shipbuilders Focus On Adding Survivability
- USMC Develops Strategy Reinforcing Crisis Response Units With MEB
Inside the Army
- Army Office Explores Utility Of Counter-Bomb Gear For Cyber Operations
- Army Looks To Optimize Human Performance In 2030, General Says
Inside Missile Defense
- SM-3 Block IB Failure Review Findings Due Within Weeks
- IG: MDA Failed To Consider Audit Results Before Awarding Billion-Dollar GMD Contract
Inside the Pentagon
- Pentagon Faces Competing Budget Pressures As ISIS Strategy Emerges
- DOD Acquisition Chief To Release Better Buying Power 3.0 This Week
Inside the Air Force
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