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Air Force To Release Draft Requirements For Next-Generation JSTARS Aircraft This Month

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.

OCO Funds Could Support Massive Ordnance Penetrator Enhancements

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.
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DOD Wants To Use OCO Funding To Support Increased Naval Ops In Iraq

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.

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  • Hagel Considers Increasing OCO Budget Request As Global Contingencies Heat Up

    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.

  • Pentagon Faces Competing Budget Pressures As ISIS Strategy Emerges

    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.

  • Pentagon Wants To Reprogram $1 Billion To Fight Ebola In Africa

    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.

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