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Supply Chain

March 8, 2018

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.

February 12, 2018

The Pentagon, which will no longer lobby Congress for another round of base realignments and closures, intends to find $6 billion in efficiencies in fiscal year 2019 by establishing a new management task force composed of senior officials and executing a variety of unnamed initiatives.

February 1, 2018

The Joint Strike Fighter availability rate holds at a steady 50 percent, but a new report from the Pentagon's top weapons tester reveals an increase in the number jets that cannot fly because maintenance personnel are awaiting replacement parts.

January 30, 2018

The Marine Corps intends to publish a concept of employment using 3-D printers that will "flatten the supply chain" and empower commanding officers to more freely use the technology, according to a service official.

January 17, 2018

The Defense Security Service is studying how tax incentives could be used to incentivize companies to better protect their supply chains from foreign intelligence threats.

January 17, 2018

The Pentagon's top acquisition official is seeking the help of the Defense Science Board as the Defense Department undertakes a new study of the defense industrial base.

December 19, 2017

Army Materiel Command is seeking to minimize the logistical challenges the service encounters when it lacks access to technical data and the full supply chain for its platforms.

December 19, 2017

The Pentagon may not survey companies to obtain new data for a major defense industrial base review, opting instead to rely on information gathered in the past, according to a Defense Department spokesman.

December 14, 2017

The number of vendors receiving prime contracts from the Pentagon shrunk by 17,000 during the defense drawdown, according to a new report commissioned by the Aerospace Industries Association and undertaken by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

November 3, 2017

As the Army shifts its focus toward a potential near-peer adversary, the service needs access to technical data packages to better maintain its equipment, according to the head of Army Materiel Command.

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