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August 16, 2000

Aug. 16, 2000 -- Jacques Gansler, the Pentagon's top acquisition executive, last Thursday upgraded the Navy's Cooperative Engagement Capability program's acquisition profile, making it more of a joint service program, InsideDefense.com has learned. During a Defense Acquisition Board review, which Gansler chairs, CEC was moved from defense acquisition category 1C to 1D. Under the 1C status, the Navy's acquisition executive had authority over the program. With the new designation, Gansler has authority over all acquisition decisions affecting the program.

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Aug. 16, 2000 -- Jacques Gansler, the Pentagon's top acquisition executive, last Thursday upgraded the Navy's Cooperative Engagement Capability program's acquisition profile, making it more of a joint service program, InsideDefense.com has learned. During a Defense Acquisition Board review, which Gansler chairs, CEC was moved from defense acquisition category 1C to 1D. Under the 1C status, the Navy's acquisition executive had authority over the program. With the new designation, Gansler has authority over all acquisition decisions affecting the program.

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Aug. 16, 2000 -- Jacques Gansler, the Pentagon's top acquisition executive, last Thursday upgraded the Navy's Cooperative Engagement Capability program's acquisition profile, making it more of a joint service program, InsideDefense.com has learned. During a Defense Acquisition Board review, which Gansler chairs, CEC was moved from defense acquisition category 1C to 1D. Under the 1C status, the Navy's acquisition executive had authority over the program. With the new designation, Gansler has authority over all acquisition decisions affecting the program.

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Aug. 16, 2000 -- Jacques Gansler, the Pentagon's top acquisition executive, last Thursday upgraded the Navy's Cooperative Engagement Capability program's acquisition profile, making it more of a joint service program, InsideDefense.com has learned. During a Defense Acquisition Board review, which Gansler chairs, CEC was moved from defense acquisition category 1C to 1D. Under the 1C status, the Navy's acquisition executive had authority over the program. With the new designation, Gansler has authority over all acquisition decisions affecting the program.

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Aug. 16, 2000 -- Jacques Gansler, the Pentagon's top acquisition executive, last Thursday upgraded the Navy's Cooperative Engagement Capability program's acquisition profile, making it more of a joint service program, InsideDefense.com has learned. During a Defense Acquisition Board review, which Gansler chairs, CEC was moved from defense acquisition category 1C to 1D. Under the 1C status, the Navy's acquisition executive had authority over the program. With the new designation, Gansler has authority over all acquisition decisions affecting the program.

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Aug. 16, 2000 -- Jacques Gansler, the Pentagon's top acquisition executive, last Thursday upgraded the Navy's Cooperative Engagement Capability program's acquisition profile, making it more of a joint service program, InsideDefense.com has learned. During a Defense Acquisition Board review, which Gansler chairs, CEC was moved from defense acquisition category 1C to 1D. Under the 1C status, the Navy's acquisition executive had authority over the program. With the new designation, Gansler has authority over all acquisition decisions affecting the program.

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Aug. 16, 2000 -- Jacques Gansler, the Pentagon's top acquisition executive, last Thursday upgraded the Navy's Cooperative Engagement Capability program's acquisition profile, making it more of a joint service program, InsideDefense.com has learned. During a Defense Acquisition Board review, which Gansler chairs, CEC was moved from defense acquisition category 1C to 1D. Under the 1C status, the Navy's acquisition executive had authority over the program. With the new designation, Gansler has authority over all acquisition decisions affecting the program.

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August 15, 2000

Aug. 15, 2000 -- The Army is assessing what went wrong during a test yesterday of a tactical laser weapon under development for Israel.

The service tried for the second time to shoot down multiple rockets using the Tactical High Energy Laser but was unable to do so because of a problem with an image processing component, according to service sources. Program officials planned to assess the problem today and hoped to try again tomorrow provided a fix is found and implemented, these sources say.

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Aug. 15, 2000 -- The Air Force will likely fall short of the $21 billion in cost reductions it has mapped out for the F-22 Raptor program because many of the cuts are beyond the service's control, the General Accounting Office reported yesterday. Nearly half of the cost cutting plans have not yet been put in place and a good portion of them depend on future congressional or Office of the Secretary of Defense decisions, GAO said.

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Aug. 15, 2000 -- Progress with an existing Energy Department program to secure nuclear materials in Russia hinges on renewing a partnership between the United States and Russia that has been weakened over the last few years, three nuclear non-proliferation experts claim in a newly released report.

The report, "Renewing the Partnership: Recommendations for Accelerated Actions To Secure Nuclear Material in the Former Soviet Union," was released today by the Russian American Nuclear Security Advisory Council.

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Aug. 15, 2000 -- Progress with an existing Energy Department program to secure nuclear materials in Russia hinges on renewing a partnership between the United States and Russia that has been weakened over the last few years, three nuclear non-proliferation experts claim in a newly released report.

The report, "Renewing the Partnership: Recommendations for Accelerated Actions To Secure Nuclear Material in the Former Soviet Union," was released today by the Russian American Nuclear Security Advisory Council.

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Aug. 15, 2000 -- Progress with an existing Energy Department program to secure nuclear materials in Russia hinges on renewing a partnership between the United States and Russia that has been weakened over the last few years, three nuclear non-proliferation experts claim in a newly released report. The report, "Renewing the Partnership: Recommendations for Accelerated Actions To Secure Nuclear Material in the Former Soviet Union," was released today by the Russian American Nuclear Security Advisory Council.

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Aug 15, 2000 -- The Navy has begun work on an environmental impact statement for the Marine Corps' Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle, according to an Aug. 15 notice in the Federal Register.

The AAAV is scheduled to be fielded by 2005. The Marine Corps will hold public hearings on the AAAV's effect on the environment in Southern California starting Aug. 29, according to the notice. The First Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton, CA, is slated to get the first AAAVs.

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Aug. 15, 2000 -- The U.S. Joint Forces Command began its first joint field experiment this week, the Defense Department announced. Running from Aug. 12 through Sept. 13, "Millennium Challenge 2000" will include three joint warfighting experiments and provide an "overarching joint context" for service initiatives, according to DOD.

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August 14, 2000

Aug. 14, 2000 -- Russian news reports say the Russian nuclear submarine Kursk, which sank to the bottom of the Barents Sea over the weekend, was involved in a major collision, but Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. Craig Quigley told InsideDefense.com there are no indications the Kursk collided with another sub.

Asked directly if a U.S. sub collided with the Oscar-class Kursk, Quigley said, "To the best of my knowledge, no."

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Aug. 14, 2000 -- Planned improvements to a West Coast Navy test range will allow it to handle Army and Air Force theater missile defense tests, according to a Navy spokeswoman. The move could be welcome relief for the Army, which has encountered schedule and range limitation problems at its primary missile defense testing site in New Mexico.

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Aug. 14, 2000 -- The Energy Department's National Nuclear Security Administration named its first chief of defense nuclear security on Friday.

John Todd, former director of security for the naval nuclear propulsion program, will be the organization's first chief of defense nuclear security for the NNSA.

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Aug. 14, 2000 -- The Defense Department and the military services lack a consistent basis for categorizing governmental and commercial activities, making it difficult to distinguish what is eligible for competitive sourcing, an Aug. 11 General Accounting Office report said.

Since 1995, the Pentagon has focused on the potential savings from contracting with the private sector for commercial activities instead of relying on government employees.

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August 11, 2000

DLA Awards Anderson Consulting a $390 Million Business Modernization Contract

Aug. 11, 2000 -- The Defense Logistics Agency yesterday awarded Andersen Consulting a $389.8 million contract as part of the agency's business systems modernization program. The Reston, VA-based firm will provide "implementation services" for the BSM program, which will replace the agency's archaic logistics system and adopt "best commercial practices," according to an Aug. 10 DLA statement.

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Aug. 11, 2000 -- The Marine Corps announced late yesterday it has cleared 28 AV-8B harrier engines for flight less than two months after the service suspended all Harrier flights following a crash during a training mission at Twentynine Palms, CA.

"Analysts have not yet determined why the number three bearing failed during the June 21 flight, in which the pilot ejected safely," the Marine Corps said. "It was the fourth such failure in an F402-RR-408A-powered AV-8B aircraft. Only the June 21 mishap resulted in the loss of an aircraft."

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