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December 05, 2000

Dec. 5, 2000 -- Navy acquisition executive Lee Buchanan today postponed a decision on whether to proceed with full-rate production of the MV-22 Osprey by several weeks because he wants more information on the program, according to a Defense Department spokesman.

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Dec. 5, 2000 -- Navy acquisition executive Lee Buchanan today postponed a decision on whether to proceed with full-rate production of the MV-22 Osprey by several weeks because he wants more information on the program, according to a Defense Department spokesman.

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Dec. 5, 2000 -- Navy acquisition executive Lee Buchanan today postponed a decision on whether to proceed with full-rate production of the MV-22 Osprey by several weeks because he wants more information on the program, according to a Defense Department spokesman. "Dr. Buchanan had a meeting this morning, I understand, and he has asked for more data to be provided to him, and will reschedule, depending on the receipt of the data and if it's acceptable to him, for later this month," DOD spokesman Rear Adm. Craig Quigley told reporters.

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Dec. 5, 2000 -- Navy acquisition executive Lee Buchanan today postponed a decision on whether to proceed with full-rate production of the MV-22 Osprey by several weeks because he wants more information on the program, according to a Defense Department spokesman. "Dr. Buchanan had a meeting this morning, I understand, and he has asked for more data to be provided to him, and will reschedule, depending on the receipt of the data and if it's acceptable to him, for later this month," DOD spokesman Rear Adm. Craig Quigley told reporters.

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Dec. 5, 2000 -- Navy acquisition executive Lee Buchanan today postponed a decision on whether to proceed with full-rate production of the MV-22 Osprey by several weeks because he wants more information on the program, according to a Defense Department spokesman. "Dr. Buchanan had a meeting this morning, I understand, and he has asked for more data to be provided to him, and will reschedule, depending on the receipt of the data and if it's acceptable to him, for later this month," DOD spokesman Rear Adm. Craig Quigley told reporters.

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Dec. 5, 2000 -- Navy acquisition executive Lee Buchanan today postponed a decision on whether to proceed with full-rate production of the MV-22 Osprey by several weeks because he wants more information on the program, according to a Defense Department spokesman. "Dr. Buchanan had a meeting this morning, I understand, and he has asked for more data to be provided to him, and will reschedule, depending on the receipt of the data and if it's acceptable to him, for later this month," DOD spokesman Rear Adm. Craig Quigley told reporters.

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Dec. 5, 2000 -- Navy acquisition executive Lee Buchanan today postponed a decision on whether to proceed with full-rate production of the MV-22 Osprey by several weeks because he wants more information on the program, according to a Defense Department spokesman. "Dr. Buchanan had a meeting this morning, I understand, and he has asked for more data to be provided to him, and will reschedule, depending on the receipt of the data and if it's acceptable to him, for later this month," DOD spokesman Rear Adm. Craig Quigley told reporters.

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Dec. 5, 2000 -- Navy acquisition executive Lee Buchanan today postponed a decision on whether to proceed with full-rate production of the MV-22 Osprey by several weeks because he wants more information on the program, according to a Defense Department spokesman. "Dr. Buchanan had a meeting this morning, I understand, and he has asked for more data to be provided to him, and will reschedule, depending on the receipt of the data and if it's acceptable to him, for later this month," DOD spokesman Rear Adm. Craig Quigley told reporters.

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Dec. 5, 2000 -- Navy acquisition executive Lee Buchanan today postponed a decision on whether to proceed with full-rate production of the MV-22 Osprey by several weeks because he wants more information on the program, according to a Defense Department spokesman. "Dr. Buchanan had a meeting this morning, I understand, and he has asked for more data to be provided to him, and will reschedule, depending on the receipt of the data and if it's acceptable to him, for later this month," DOD spokesman Rear Adm. Craig Quigley told reporters.

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Dec. 5, 2000 -- Navy acquisition executive Lee Buchanan today postponed a decision on whether to proceed with full-rate production of the MV-22 Osprey by several weeks because he wants more information on the program, according to a Defense Department spokesman. "Dr. Buchanan had a meeting this morning, I understand, and he has asked for more data to be provided to him, and will reschedule, depending on the receipt of the data and if it's acceptable to him, for later this month," DOD spokesman Rear Adm. Craig Quigley told reporters.

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Dec. 5, 2000 -- Navy acquisition executive Lee Buchanan today postponed a decision on whether to proceed with full-rate production of the MV-22 Osprey by several weeks because he wants more information on the program, according to a Defense Department spokesman. "Dr. Buchanan had a meeting this morning, I understand, and he has asked for more data to be provided to him, and will reschedule, depending on the receipt of the data and if it's acceptable to him, for later this month," DOD spokesman Rear Adm. Craig Quigley told reporters.

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Dec. 5, 2000 -- The military is facing significant challenges with weapon systems as it seeks to increase or maintain engine performance while still complying with current and upcoming air emissions regulations, military experts said last week.

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Dec. 5, 2000 -- Navy acquisition executive Lee Buchanan today postponed a decision on whether to proceed with full-rate production of the MV-22 Osprey by several weeks because he wants more information on the program, according to a Defense Department spokesman. "Dr. Buchanan had a meeting this morning, I understand, and he has asked for more data to be provided to him, and will reschedule, depending on the receipt of the data and if it's acceptable to him, for later this month," DOD spokesman Rear Adm. Craig Quigley told reporters.

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Dec. 5, 2000 -- The Defense Department's compliance with its information assurance vulnerability policy has not been consistent, the DOD inspector general states in a report released today.

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Dec. 5, 2000 -- The Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman's Integrated Systems Sector a $9.4 million contract to lead an industry team that will develop software that will better diagnose problems and predict failures in systems aboard aircraft like the F-16, F-15 and C-130, the company announced today.

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December 04, 2000

Dec. 4, 2000 -- The Army will host service installation personnel and civilian agency officials during a three-day conference this week about the environmental challenges associated with its plans to become a more mobile and lighter force.

The first Army Worldwide Environmental and Energy Conference begins tomorrow in Atlanta, GA, and will focus on "Sustainable Installations and Operations: Transforming the Army," the service said today.

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Dec. 4, 2000 -- United Defense LP has formally protested the Army's award of a $4 billion Interim Armored Vehicles contract to a team of GM Defense and General Dynamics Land Systems, which will likely halt work on the high-profile program. The protest, filed with the General Accounting Office, may further delay an already tight IAV schedule, sources tell InsideDefense.com.

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Dec. 4, 2000 -- President Clinton today issued an executive order creating a congressionally mandated commission on defense offsets. The order comes almost nine months after Congress' original deadline for its establishment.

The panel will debate how to increase coordination among federal government data collection and policy efforts concerning foreign military sales offsets.

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Dec. 4, 2000 -- Rockwell Collins announced last week that it has completed the acquisition of K Systems Inc., parent company of Kaiser Aerospace and Electronics.

Kaiser Aerospace specializes in aircraft displays as well as "leading-edge optical technology capabilities and precision products including pilot controls, flight actuation controls and specialized aircraft products," Rockwell Collins said in a statement.

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December 01, 2000

Dec. 1, 2000 -- The Office of the Secretary of Defense has determined the Marine Corps Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle is ready to begin engineering and manufacturing development, the service announced today. The Defense Acquisition Board approved the program for EMD on Nov. 29, according to a statement issued by the Marine Corps.

The AAAV will carry Marines from amphibious transport ships far inland during an amphibious assault. The vehicle is three times faster than the Marines' current assault vehicle and carries more firepower.

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