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Inside the Navy - February 26, 2018
  • Budget request includes funding profile for new F-35 Block 4 strategy

    The Defense Department's fiscal year 2019 budget request includes funding for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program's new Follow-On Modernization plan, dubbed Continuous Capability Development and Delivery, but it is unclear whether the projection incorporates a new cost estimate for the effort.

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  • Marines commence new vehicle program analysis of alternatives

    The Marine Corps will conduct a yearlong analysis of alternative for the Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle program, which is a new-start effort in the fiscal year 2019 budget request.

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  • Navy identifies slew of Littoral Combat Ship modifications

    The Navy has identified a slew of modifications for its Littoral Combat Ship program and is requesting $70 million in fiscal year 2019 to begin tackling those projects.

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  • Navy testing Amazon Web Services usage amid Pentagon cloud push

    While the Pentagon grapples with migrating its operations to the cloud, the Navy is in the middle of field testing a personnel system hosted on similar technology.

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  • Multinational Disaster Readiness

    The Navy last week commenced a multinational, annual maritime operation to improve disaster response preparedness, resiliency and capacity in Indo-Asia-Pacific nations, according to a Feb. 22 Navy statement. The 13th Pacific Partnership mission will include more than 800 military and civilian personnel from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, France, Peru and Japan. The operation will see medical, dental, civil-engineering and veterinary teams partnering with host nations -- Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Vietnam among others -- to conduct civic-action projects, community health exchanges, medical symposiums and disaster response training.

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  • Pentagon breaks down $20B OCO 'realignment' for FY-19

    The Pentagon has "realigned" $20 billion initially pegged for its fiscal year 2019 Overseas Contingency Operations request and directed it toward the military's base budgets to adhere to a bipartisan congressional spending deal, according to a detailed breakdown provided to Inside Defense.

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  • Navy never reaches 355-ship fleet size in new shipbuilding plan

    The Navy never reaches its 355-ship fleet goal in the 30-year shipbuilding plan recently sent to Congress, leaving naval analysts and others disappointed in the service achieving its inventory objective.

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  • Virginia Payload Module schedule nearly derailed by 'anomalous material'

    Only months before the Navy is scheduled to award its first attack submarine construction contract incorporating a highly anticipated new module, the service and that module's vendor corrected a problem that stood to delay production if it remained unaddressed.

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  • HII makes leadership changes, reports sales increase in 2017

    Huntington Ingalls said this week Michael Smith, executive vice president for strategy and development, is moving to the company's technical solutions division to oversee the SN3 business, effective immediately.

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  • DOD doubles planned CPS funding, hands Navy program in FY-20

    The Defense Department is ratcheting up planned funding for the Conventional Prompt Strike program and plans to hand responsibility for the project -- the U.S. military's marquee effort to develop an intermediate-range, non-nuclear hypersonic weapon -- to the Navy beginning in fiscal year 2020.

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  • DOD seeking $1.5B for SCO in FY-19, including $438M for seven new projects

    The Strategic Capabilities Office is seeking nearly $1.5 billion in fiscal year 2019 -- an increase of more than 20 percent over FY-18 -- to develop new and surprising ways of using existing technology to bolster conventional deterrence against China and Russia.

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  • DARPA seeks massive boost in electronics research funding

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is nearly quadrupling its planned investments in fiscal year 2019 for programs seeking to find new materials, architectures and designs for microelectronics.

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  • Congress set for 'vigorous' debate over new nuclear weapons plans

    Lawmakers may divide along partisan lines in a debate over new weapons called for in the Trump administration's Nuclear Posture Review, as some Democrats are concerned about their cost, as well as the potential to undermine strategic stability and increase the chance of miscalculation, according to congressional staffers.

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  • GD CFO: 'You either have to consolidate or get consolidated out'

    Acquiring CSRA will help General Dynamics better compete in the consolidating IT services market, according to GD's chief financial officer.

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  • Enzi seeks cost and schedule details on Pentagon's $2 trillion audit

    Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) wants Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to provide him with detailed cost and time line information on the Defense Department's ongoing $2 trillion audit, according to a recent letter the lawmaker sent to the Pentagon.

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