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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.

Defense Budget Alert

  • Pentagon Leaders Steel Themselves For Capitol Hill Conflicts

    Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work hopes to visit Capitol Hill within the next two weeks to discuss a way forward on some of the Defense Department's most serious budgetary challenges, particularly the fact that Congress is poised to deny the Pentagon's plan to find savings by reforming military compensation, cutting aging weapon systems and closing excess military bases and facilities amid the onset of sequestration.

  • Dempsey Makes Case For Bigger FY-16 Budget Request Than Previously Planned

    Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey wants Congress to know the Defense Department will require more base budget funding in fiscal year 2016 than the $535 billion it has planned, especially since that amount is already $35 billion above the spending caps mandated by sequestration.

  • Air Force, DOD To Unveil Rocket Engine Plan In FY-16 Budget

    The Air Force is working closely with the Office of the Secretary of Defense to develop its recommended way-ahead for a new domestic rocket engine, and a top service acquisition official says those details will be unveiled as part of its fiscal year 2016 budget request.

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