DefenseAlert, Aug. 18, 2014 -- An influential Pentagon advisory panel is examining potential blind spots in U.S. military planning over the next decade, weighing information about prospective adversaries' technological capabilities and operational concepts -- shortcomings that military leaders fear will lead to "regrets in 2024."
DOCUMENT: DSB Terms Of Reference For 'Strategic Surprise' Summer Study
DefenseAlert, Aug. 18, 2014 -- The Government Accountability Office has stalled another Air Force Network-Centric Solutions-II contracting vehicle due to flaws in the source-selection process, putting on hold 12 indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts worth up to $5.7 billion in total while the service makes a new award decision.
DefenseAlert, Aug. 17, 2014 -- ABOARD THE USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71) -- The Navy on Sunday held its first demonstration of carrier-based integrated flight operations involving manned and unmanned aircraft, with the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System-Demonstrator's most recent detachment aboard the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt.
- Science Advisers Cite 'Lack Of Clarity' In Operational Contract Support
- State Department: F-16 Basing Preparations On Hold At Iraq's Balad Air Base
- DARPA Seeks Industry Input On Networked Maritime Operations
- Army Releases Request For Information On Next Version Of DCGS
- JPO: Restrictions Relaxed For F-35 Test Fleet; Investigation Still Ongoing
Defense Budget Alert
The August 2014 Congressional Budget Office report concludes that "a further sequestration (or cancellation of budgetary resources) will not be required as a result of appropriation actions this year."
The Defense Department continues to craft "migration guidance" that will direct the process by which the military will begin transitioning priorities currently funded by the overseas contingencies operations account into the base budget.
The U.S. military's latest operations in Iraq will be funded through the Pentagon's wartime supplemental budget, though there is no cost estimate for them yet, according to a Defense Department spokesman.
The Government Accountability Office has stalled another Air Force Network-Centric Solutions-II contracting vehicle due to flaws in the source-selection process, putting on hold 12 indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts worth up to $5.7 billion in total while the service makes a new award decision.
The Marine Corps is looking to assess industry's ability in providing gallium nitride-based module components for the multibillion-dollar Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar, according to a service spokesman and a Federal Business Opportunities notice.
Raytheon has resumed work on the Army's electronic warfare planning software this month after a federal court threw out Sotera Defense's lawsuit alleging that it was unlawfully stripped of the original contract award for the software's development.
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.
- DSB Memo For Advanced Ballistic, Cruise Missile Threats Study
- MDA's Poland Aegis Ashore Array Frame RFP
- DOD's May 2014 MIP Reprogramming Request
- DOD Briefing On Iraq, Surplus Military Equipment
- DSB Terms Of Reference For 'Strategic Surprise' Summer Study
Inside the Navy
- DDG-51 Costs Will Increase From FY-17 To FY-19 Due To 'Estimating Errors'
- Navy Details 'Lessons Learned' From Construction Of First Two LCS Ships
Inside the Army
- Raytheon Wins Court Battle For Army Software Development
- Army Awards BAE Systems, General Dynamics GCV 'Bridge' Contracts
Inside Missile Defense
- DOD Seeks New Strategies To Defend Against Advanced Missiles
- MDA Issues Aegis Ashore Component RFP Three Months Ahead Of Schedule
Inside the Pentagon
- DOD Planning To Release OCO Budget 'Migration Guidance' This Fall
- Kendall Waives Competitive Prototyping Requirement For T-AO(X) Program
Inside the Air Force
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