A team of lawmakers from Massachusetts, worried about Bay State manufacturing jobs, have joined together to oppose a Defense Department proposal that would shift funding away from an essential Army network modernization program to pay war-related bills.
Plans to conduct a combatant command exercise using the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Elevated Netted Sensor System will be delayed until the program completes its engineering and manufacturing development phase, freeing up $40 million in fiscal year 2012 funding originally slated to pay for the exercise, according to a multibillion dollar omnibus reprogramming the Pentagon recently sent to Capitol Hill.
Army officials are beginning a study on what the service's vehicle-recovery and blast-proof ambulance fleets should look like in the future, an effort that could prepare additional investments toward building what service leaders have called the "Army 2020," according to officials.
Officials in the Pentagon's cost assessment and program evaluation office should establish new policies for computing the cost of employing reserve-component versus active-duty personnel as they examine the force structure of the services for savings, according to a recent report by the Reserve Forces Policy Board sent to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.
Army Secretary John McHugh is still reviewing a May 2 Defense
Department Inspector General report which recommends he take "corrective
action" to address reported problems with the management style of Army Lt. Gen.
Patrick O'Reilly, the director of the missile defense agency, service spokesman
George Wright told us last week. The IG report, first reported by Foreign
Policy Magazine, cites interviews with several of O'Reilly's subordinates
who complained about what they described as an abrasive leadership style.80 words
The Defense Department is asking the congressional defense oversight committees to approve funding shifts to pay for efforts to upgrade the Army's fleet of humvees with an eye on new engines and other automotive enhancements, according to a recent multibillion dollar omnibus reprogramming request sent to Capitol Hill.
Nine companies responded to the Army's request for information asking for potential solutions for a new Armed Aerial Scout with five of those contractors intending to demonstrate flyable helicopters, an Army spokesman said.
Information gathered from upcoming flights of the Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle could help inform U.S. Transportation Command's analysis of the feasibility of using hybrid airships for cargo delivery, according to a command official in charge of future airlift programs.
plans to issue a formal request for proposals for the vehicle-mounted, Soldier
Radio Waveform Appliqué radio "on or about" Aug. 24, according to a recent
government notice.375 words
The Defense Department has sent Capitol Hill a package of proposals to shift $250 million in funding from an array of Army vehicle programs to help neatly offset war-related expenses, specifically a $772 million fuel and transportation bill, according to a recent multibillion dollar omnibus reprogramming request.
Department is seeking congressional approval to reprogram $140 million to help
pay for the Army's fielding and development of its new brigade combat team
network capability sets, according to an omnibus reprogramming request sent to
Capitol Hill.334 words
has asked for congressional approval to direct an additional $35 million toward
training assets for the first two Army air-defense battalions equipped with
Counter-Rocket, Artillery and Mortar systems and Avenger weapons, according to
a recent omnibus reprogramming request sent to lawmakers.259 words
The Defense Department is requesting $212 million to procure 58 Patriot Advanced Capability 3 missiles to meet an existing tactical ballistic missile threat, according to an omnibus reprogramming request now in consideration on Capitol Hill.
of ground transportation routes through Pakistan last week was seen as a key
event in orchestrating the U.S. military's gradual exit from Afghanistan as
officials try to curb the flow of equipment into the country and increase the
amount of cargo leaving it.273 words
Holdups with an Army effort to recapitalize Panther-class Medium Mine Protected Vehicles are enabling Defense Department leaders to spend $85 million from program coffers to pay other bills, according to a recent reprogramming request sent to lawmakers for approval.
Logistics Agency has accelerated its audit-readiness deadline to fiscal year
2015 -- two years earlier than a congressionally mandated timetable.611 words
Department has issued new guidance designed to improve industry's compliance
with DOD rules for tracking the cost and schedule of major weapons programs.365 words
The Army is developing software that will fuse radars in order for them to share information more immediately at the detection level with the intent of enhancing base protection and defense while reducing cost to the service, according to officials working within the service's Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate.
authorizers believe that the National Security Agency should not have developed
its own cloud computing database and want to prohibit other Defense Department
components from using it -- unless the Pentagon's chief information officer
certifies there are no viable commercial open-source databases with the same
security features.597 words