DefenseAlert, Oct. 31, 2014 -- The F-35 joint program office expects to have fielded a near-term engine fix on its 19 test aircraft by the end of December.
DefenseAlert, Oct. 31, 2014 -- Defense industry analysts and consultants agree that Engility's $1.1 billion deal to purchase TASC is a significant move -- but it's not yet clear whether it could trigger more large acquisitions in the near future.
DefenseAlert, Oct. 30, 2014 -- The Marine Corps wants to increase F-35B production from 20 to 24 aircraft per year, according to the service's 2015 aviation plan.
DOCUMENT: Marine Corps 2015 Aviation Plan
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- Pentagon Awards $1.05 Billion F-35 Engine Contract (Updated)
- Dempsey: Saudi Sites Selected To Begin $500M Training Program For Syrian Rebels
- CACI, L-3, ATK Report Declining Profits
- Kendall Commissions Air Dominance, Next-Gen Undersea Capabilities, Cyber Task Forces
Defense Budget Alert
Congress has jeopardized Defense Department readiness through sequestration and has failed to give it the authorities it needs to effectively reduce costs, according to two former DOD policy chiefs.
The Defense Department is discussing the future of its overseas contingency operations account with the Office of Management and Budget, including the possibility of making OCO a long-lasting piece of the DOD budget.
The Defense Department is not yet prepared to disclose what percentage of the overall research and development budget it will use to finance the upcoming technological "offset" strategy aimed to guide long-term R&D spending, but a top acquisition official did provide a list of likely investment areas.
The Army's electronic warfare operators have not been unduly limited in training on systems capable of carrying out both military and intelligence missions, according to a key service official.
The first two Warfighter Information Network-Tactical systems were expected to reach Liberia this past weekend to support U.S. efforts in fighting an Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, according to the Army official in charge of U.S. Africa Command's communications network.
A new Navy task force recently stood up to holistically review the service's cyber posture is conducting assessments on a number of ship platforms to create an enduring framework the Navy can use to analyze and defend against future cybersecurity threats, service officials said late last week.
Homeland Defense Watch
The U.S. government may invoke special national-security authorities to ensure enough personal protective equipment can be purchased to deal with a domestic Ebola crisis, according to a Federal Emergency Management Agency official.
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."
- DOD Report To Congress On Progress In Afghanistan
- Army RFI For Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2
- Army Asymmetric Warfare Group Support Services Draft PWS
- Air Force Presentation On RPA Training
- DOD Report On ALIS Sustainment
Inside the Navy
- Marines Aim To Increase F-35B Production From 20 To 24 Aircraft Per Year
- Bogdan: Continuing Resolution Impacts F-35 Follow-On Development Work
Inside the Army
- States Await Word On First Apache Transfers Under Army Restructuring
- Intel-Military Divide Not Seen As Hindrance In Electronic Warfare Training
Inside Missile Defense
- MDA To Assess First-Ever Integrated Air And BMD Capability
- German Lawmakers Press For Decision on New Missile-Defense System
Inside the Pentagon
- Comptroller: DOD Discussing Future Of OCO, Increased Spending In Europe
- Top DOD Acquisition Official Lists Planned 'Offset' R&D Investment Areas
Inside the Air Force
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