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Supply Chain

July 27, 2018 | Daily News

The Pentagon has issued a "do not buy" list of software to its acquisition workforce with the goal of ensuring no software linked to Russia or China is used in Defense Department systems and the defense supply chain.

July 25, 2018 | Daily News

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced today the service will stand up a new rapid sustainment office to encourage the use of advanced manufacturing techniques to reduce costs and speed up time lines.

July 19, 2018 | Daily News

Defense Department Chief Management Officer Jay Gibson said the Pentagon is on track to exceed a savings of $4 billion in fiscal year 2018 that can be redirected to other military priorities thanks to an efficiency strategy that began in earnest shortly after he was confirmed by the Senate in February.

July 17, 2018 | Daily News

Marine Corps Maj. Gen. John Jansen said today he's set to soon debrief Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Pat Shanahan, the deputy defense secretary, about a June industrial base examination held at the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy.

June 21, 2018 | Daily News

The Defense Department, alarmed at the volume of sensitive data being stolen through cyber exfiltration, is bolstering the importance of security in its acquisition programs.

June 13, 2018 | Daily News

The Pentagon is seeking to bolster its DIBNow system, a business intelligence and analytics capability focused on the industrial base, according to the head of the Defense Department's manufacturing and industrial base policy shop.

June 13, 2018 | Daily News

The Defense Department's inspector general is launching an audit this month of the nuclear command and control system's supply chain, the watchdog office said this week.

May 23, 2018 | Daily News

The White House has registered objections to several reform proposals in the House Armed Services Committee's version of the fiscal year 2019 defense authorization bill, opposing provisions that would eliminate or transfer the Strategic Capabilities Office, expand the authority of the Defense Department's chief management officer and migrate the capabilities of the Defense Information Systems Agency to other Pentagon entities.

May 23, 2018 | Daily News

The scarcity of new ground vehicle development programs means future systems that rely more heavily on cutting-edge technologies will encounter "cost, schedule and performance challenges," according to a new report.

May 05, 2018 | Daily News

Defense Department Chief Management Officer Jay Gibson, who is in charge of the Pentagon's latest effort in a long history of initiatives to find business efficiencies that can be redirected to new spending on military readiness and weapon systems, says this time is different.

May 03, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force's new acquisition executive wants to see innovation in sustainment, and he's planning to host an industry day later this month to explore new sustainment concepts with industry.

April 30, 2018 | Daily News

New draft guidance released by the Defense Department last week lays out how contracting officers can use cybersecurity standards in a procurement action, meaning companies who aren't complying with the security controls could soon be deemed too risky for DOD work. 

April 27, 2018 | Daily News

House lawmakers want the Air Force to consider the implications of recompeting a contract for F-35 cockpit canopy transparencies in order to drive down cost and secure the supply chain.

April 25, 2018 | Daily News

The Pentagon must develop a good way to share Joint Strike Fighter lessons learned across the military services as the program rapidly expands in the coming years instead of keeping information within each faction, according to a government watchdog agency.

April 04, 2018 | Daily News

The Pentagon and the intelligence community are in near constant contact on a host of issues, but the protection of defense contractors' classified data has become an area of increased focus, according to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats.

March 29, 2018 | Daily News

Senior Defense Department officials are calling on industry to better protect their supply chains from cyber threats, but uncertainty surrounding DOD's implementation of stringent network security requirements has companies wondering how the department will enforce compliance moving forward.

March 09, 2018 | Daily News

Defense industrial base officials from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada met in Washington today to discuss transnational security cooperation, but were leery of weighing in on potential disruptions caused by President Trump's new tariffs on steel and aluminum.

March 08, 2018 | Daily News

President Trump, citing national security concerns, is ordering new tariffs on steel and aluminum today with temporary exemptions for Canada and Mexico and potential exemptions for other U.S. allies on a case-by-case basis.

March 08, 2018 | Daily News

The F-35 joint program office is determining what data rights it needs from Lockheed Martin and lower level suppliers to continue Joint Strike Fighter modernization and production sustainment, according to the program's senior official.

March 08, 2018 | Daily News

The Pentagon's new chief management officer told the Senate Budget Committee this week he is confident the Defense Department will be able to find $46 billion in wasteful spending over the next five fiscal years that can be redirected to higher priorities.

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