Saturday, October 25, 2014
Defense Plus
10-24-2014
Text Document

The purpose of the Oct. 24, 2014, Defense Department directive is to "update the responsibilities and functions, relationships, and authorities of the USD(I)."

 
Text Document

On Oct. 16, 2014, the Army released a performance work statement for its new Cyber Battle Lab.

 
Text Document

On April 15, 2014, the Army issued an RFI for the Maneuver Support Vessel (Light) program, which is meant to replace the service's 44 Landing Craft Mechanized-8 boats.

 
Text Document

The October 2014 Army notice announces an industry day scheduled for Dec. 3, 2014, in New Orleans meant to "provide industry insight into future Army Watercraft opportunities and technologies being considered and planned for Army acquisition," including the Landing Craft Utility-2000 life extension and "planned procurements of the Maneuver Support Vessel (Light)."

 
Text Document

In an Oct. 14, 2014, notice to industry updated the following Oct. 15 and 21, the Army announces it is seeking information on research, development and prototyping efforts aimed at improving use of the electromagnetic spectrum across the Defense Department and industry.

 
10-23-2014
Text Document

The Oct. 22, 2014, Defense Department directive "updates and reestablishes the functional and organizational relationships among all DOD elements involved in providing DOD C2 enabling capabilities and directs necessary operational links to non-DOD organizations."

 
Text Document

On Oct. 15, 2014, the Air Force issued a sources-sought notice to gauge whether companies are capable of providing experienced MQ-1 and MQ-9 operators to support production acceptance and developmental test sorties.

 
Text Document

On Oct. 17, 2014, Air Force Global Strike Command issued a request for information regarding a B-52 re-engining effort.

 
Text Document

On Oct. 23, 2014, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and South Korean Minister of National Defense Han Min-koo "agreed to implement South Korea's proposal for a conditions-based approach to transferring wartime control of allied forces, known as OPCON, to ensure the combined defense posture remains strong and seamless."

 
Text Document

The purpose of the Oct. 16, 2014, chief of naval operations instruction is "to issue revised required operational capabilities (ROC) and projected operational environment (POE) statements for Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron SEVEN (VQ-7)."

 
10-22-2014
Text Document

On Oct. 23, 2014, the Defense Business Board was scheduled to discuss a study on the Pentagon's science and technology development efforts. Includes the briefing slides as well as the terms of reference.

 
Text Document

On Oct. 23, 2014, the Defense Business Board was scheduled to discuss a study on the Pentagon's core business practices. Includes the briefing slides as well as the terms of reference.

 
Text Document

On Oct. 15, 2014, U.S. Special Operations Command announced it intends to release a draft request for proposals to help develop the Medium Endurance Unmanned Air System Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance services effort.

 
Text Document
 
10-21-2014
Text Document

In a Sept. 16, 2014, reprogramming request, Pentagon Comptroller Michael McCord asks for congressional permission to shift $500 million to provide for humanitarian relief operations in Africa to bring the Ebola outbreak under control.

 
Text Document

The Feb. 5, 2013, document released Oct. 21, 2014, "provides joint doctrine for the planning, preparation, execution, and assessment of joint cyberspace operations across the range of military operations."

 
Text Document

On Oct. 15, 2014, the Missile Defense Agency released its sixth round of answers to questions related to the Long-Range Discrimination Radar program.

 
10-20-2014
Text Document

The Oct. 17, 2014, Defense Department instruction "updates established policy, assigned responsibilities, and procedures governing" directives, instructions, manuals, publications, directive-type memoranda and "OSD administrative instructions (AIs)."

 
Text Document

The purpose of the Oct. 16, 2014, Defense Department instruction is "to establish policy, assign responsibilities, and prescribe procedures for DOD audits."

 
Text Document

On Oct. 17, 2014, the Defense Department announced its Threat Reduction Advisory Committee would hold a closed meeting on Nov. 4-5, 2014, to "obtain, review and evaluate classified information related to the Committee's mission to advise on technology security, Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction (C-WMD), counterterrorism, and counterproliferation."

 
Text Document

In an Oct. 2014, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced that the State Department "has made a determination approving a possible foreign Military sale to Iraq for M1A1 Abrams tank ammunition and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $600 million."

 
10-17-2014
Text Document

On Oct. 16, 2014, the Pentagon's comptroller published the final version of the fiscal year 2014 omnibus reprogramming request -- dated Aug. 21, 2014 -- that shifts a total of $3.7 billion from lower- to higher-priority projects, a sum that is 14 percent lower than the $4.3 billion the Defense Department asked Congress permission to reprogram on July 10.

 
Text Document

The October 2014 George Washington University-Northrop Grumman report on cybersecurity in the acquisition process recommends adopting secure technologies, components, systems and practices, specifically pointing to the National Institute of Standards and Technology's framework of cybersecurity standards as a "good step forward" in improving security in acquisition.

 
Text Document

On Oct. 16, 2014, the Navy held a series of briefings regarding the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye early warning, command and control aircraft.

 
Text Document

On Oct. 17, 2014, U.S. Central Command chief Gen. Lloyd Austin held a briefing at the Pentagon.

 
10-16-2014
Text Document

In an Oct. 6, 2014, letter, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko agreed with the Pentagon's decision to send at least three C-130H aircraft to the Afghan Air Force to ensure that one aircraft is mission-ready at all times, particularly if one aircraft is receiving depot maintenance abroad and the second one becomes unavailable for whatever reason.

 
Text Document

On Sept. 9, 2014, the Air Force held an industry day for the Sustainment of Optical Telescopes and Radars (SOAR) program.

 
Text Document

On Oct. 7-9, 2014, the Association of Old Crows held a technical symposium on "Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations In Contested And Permissive Environments."

 
Text Document

The Oct. 16, 2014, Government Accountability Office report finds that the Defense Department's "dissemination of National Security Waiver information could enhance awareness and compliance with restrictions" when it comes to obtaining specialty metals.

 
Text Document

In a Sept. 18, 2014, redacted decision released on Oct. 16, 2014, the Government Accountability Office's comptroller general denies Boeing's protest of a National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency contract award to Harris Corp. for foundation geospatial intelligence content management services.

 
Text Document

On Oct. 16, 2014, President Obama issued an executive order calling for the activation of Reserve troops to augment the forces supporting the effort to fight Ebola in West Africa. Includes the text of the executive order as well as a letter to lawmakers.

 
10-15-2014
Text Document

On Oct. 15, 2014, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel gave the keynote speech at the Association of the United States Army's annual convention.

 
Text Document

In an Oct. 10, 2014, statement, the Justice Department announces that Boeing had paid $23 million to resolve allegations that it submitted false claims for labor charges on maintenance contracts with the Air Force for the C-17 Globemaster aircraft.

 
Text Document

In an Oct. 15, 2014, letter, Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) questions Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel about 160 Army personnel stationed at Ft. Carson, CO, that are slated for deployment to West Africa to help fight the Ebola outbreak.

 
10-14-2014
Text Document

The Oct. 7, 2014, regulation "prescribes the Department of the Army policy for implementing performance-based life cycle product support, including performance-based logistics, through the Army's integrated product support program which includes planning, developing, acquiring and sustaining well-defined, affordable performance-based product support strategies for Army materiel and software."

 
Text Document

The Aug. 7, 2014, instruction "provides policy and defines specific responsibilities for the implementation of the Department of the Navy's Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) program."

 
Text Document

The March 14, 2014, instruction issues "policy, procedures and reporting requirements regarding personnel tempo (PERSTEMPO) of individual Sailors and for operating tempo (OPTEMPO) of deployable units."

 
Text Document

In an Oct. 14, 2014, statement, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announces that the State Department "has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Australia for Close-In Weapon System Block 1B Baseline 2 upgrades and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $76 million."

 
10-13-2014
Text Document

On Oct. 13, 2014, the Defense Department released its new Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap, the latest in a series of indicators signaling the military continues to view changing weather conditions as a threat to the global security environment.

 
10-10-2014
Text Document

The Sept. 18, 2014, Army Science Board briefing slides outline the results of a study which finds an absence of a deliberate approach to recognizing talent and promoting it within the Army.