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Pentagon IG Seeks to Raise Awareness of Contractor Whistleblower RightsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin7/24/2014 3:40 PM0 Approved7/24/2014 3:55 PM
An employee of a Defense Department contractor or subcontractor may not be discharged, demoted or discriminated against as a reprisal for disclosing suspected fraud or waste.
Sequestration Could Hinder Acquisition Reforms, Pentagon Official SaysUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Valerie Insinna7/23/2014 3:26 PM1 Approved7/23/2014 3:34 PM
The Defense Department’s top acquisition official has emphasized the importance of defining requirements and doing testing as early as possible, but putting that into practice will be difficult if sequestration goes back into effect in fiscal year 2016, a Pentagon acquisition official said.
Fewer Drone Strikes, More Foreign Training as Obama’s Term Winds Down Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson7/23/2014 2:14 PM0 Approved7/23/2014 2:17 PM
The remaining years of the Obama administration will be marked by fewer drone strikes, an increase in foreign military sales and an emphasis on training allied military personnel.
Army Takes Steps to Shore Up Industrial DepotsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin7/23/2014 1:51 PM1 Approved7/23/2014 2:00 PM
While the Army is shrinking and buying less equipment, it will continue to invest in its industrial depots and recruit foreign customers in a bid to drum up business.
Replacing Russian Rocket Engine Could Be Tougher, Costlier Than ImaginedUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin7/22/2014 4:16 PM4 Approved7/24/2014 1:55 PM
How to go about replacing the RD-180 rocket engine is now the subject of much study and debate within the U.S. government. And it is becoming increasingly apparent that the effort will take more time and money than politicians in Washington expected.
U.S. Military Stepping Up Space Cooperation with Japan, AustraliaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson7/18/2014 3:00 PM0 Approved7/18/2014 3:52 PM
The U.S. military plans to strengthen its alliance in the space realm with allies such as Japan and Australia in order to help it cover the vast expanses of the Pacific Ocean, a senior Defense Department official said July 17.
Marine Corps Commandant Nominee Supports Russian Helicopters for Afghan ForcesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson7/17/2014 4:00 PM0 Approved7/17/2014 4:49 PM
The nominee to lead the Marine Corps said at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee that he supported the Defense Department purchase of Russian-made helicopters for the Afghan national army.
Pentagon’s Strained Relationship With Vendors Getting WorseUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin7/16/2014 3:13 PM4 Approved7/16/2014 3:37 PM
Some companies are on the verge of exiting a presumably lucrative defense market because the burdens increasingly are outweighing the benefits.
Future Marine Corps Missions Depend on New Ship-To-Shore ConnectorsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Dan Parsons7/16/2014 11:26 AM1 Approved7/16/2014 11:32 AM
Until it can develop a long-range, speedy ship-to-shore connector, the Marine Corps is putting crisis response ahead of combat operations as its most important mission, a top Marine capabilities officer said July 15.
Energy Sector Leaders Still Not Taking Cyber Threats Seriously, Survey FindsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson7/15/2014 4:43 PM0 Approved7/15/2014 4:47 PM
Companies and organizations in the energy sector remain vulnerable to cyber attacks, which could result in the loss of intellectual property and leave critical infrastructure prone to damage, according to a recently released study.
HASC Readiness Chair Hoping for Renewed Focus on Sequestration After MidtermsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Valerie Insinna7/15/2014 3:11 PM0 Approved7/15/2014 3:28 PM
The chairman of the House Armed Service Committee’s subcommittee on readiness is optimistic that Congress may be able to protect defense funding and prevent sequestration in 2016, he told reporters.
Survey: U.S. Defense Industry Fears Losing Competitive EdgeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin7/14/2014 4:31 PM0 Approved7/14/2014 4:33 PM
Foreign nations' ability to rush products to market and lax export controls are giving U.S. defense industry a run for its money, according to a recent survey of 350 aerospace and defense executives.
Senate Probe Offers New Details on Air Force Acquisition BlunderUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin7/14/2014 11:51 AM0 Approved7/14/2014 11:55 AM
A Senate panel concluded that the Air Force wasted more than a billion dollars on a logistics information system largely because it failed to follow existing laws and regulations designed to prevent such flops.
As Farnborough Airshow Gets Under Way, Big Questions for Defense IndustryUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin7/12/2014 5:29 PM0 Approved7/12/2014 5:33 PM
Top U.S. defense and aerospace companies are storming this week's Farnborough Airshow in the United Kingdom where they hope to sign up new customers and gain fresh insights into where the market is headed.
Senators Quiz Special Operations Command, Northcom Nominees on Budget IssuesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson7/10/2014 4:52 PM0 Approved7/10/2014 5:01 PM
Senate Armed Services Committee members questioned nominees for three major commands July 10 about budget cuts and their thoughts on the war in Afghanistan.
Raytheon Ready to Proceed With FAB-T in Wake of Victory Over Boeing Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson7/10/2014 11:55 AM1 Approved7/10/2014 12:07 PM
The Raytheon Co. is preparing to ramp up production of the family of advanced beyond line of sight terminals (FAB-T) program now that the Air Force has changed course and awarded the company what remains of the once troubled program.
Pentagon Takes New Actions to Boost Ukraine's Military, Defense IndustryUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin7/9/2014 3:23 PM2 Approved7/9/2014 3:40 PM
As fighting continues between Ukraine's government forces and pro-Russian separatists, the Pentagon is ramping up efforts to equip and train Ukrainian troops and bolster the country's rapidly deteriorating defense industry.
Defense Forecast: So Many 'What-Ifs'Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin7/5/2014 5:58 PM0 Approved7/5/2014 6:04 PM
Uncertainty remains the operative word in the defense sector. The chances that Congress will pass a defense appropriations bill by Sept. 30 appear to be slim to none.
Contractors Vulnerable to Growing Number of ‘False Claims’ SuitsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin7/5/2014 12:25 PM0 Approved7/5/2014 12:36 PM
Under a recent court decision out of the Fourth Circuit, a government contractor may suddenly find itself facing potentially massive liability based solely on the number of invoices submitted in previous years
Companies Await Decision on Joint Multi-Role Helicopter ProgramUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Valerie Insinna7/1/2014 3:21 PM0 Approved7/1/2014 3:31 PM
Helicopter manufacturers are on pins and needles as the Army considers how it will move forward with a science and technology program to develop and fly a high-speed rotorcraft demonstrator.
Boeing Touts Chinook Production as Model of Acquisition EfficiencyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Dan Parsons7/1/2014 12:01 PM0 Approved7/1/2014 12:08 PM
By the standards of military acquisition programs, Boeing Co.’s recent delivery of 15 helicopters to the Royal Canadian Air Force in only 12 months is a model of efficiency. Company executives tout the Canadian program as an example of how future U.S. and international procurements could run more smoothly.
Marine Corps Strategy Reflects Lean TimesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin6/28/2014 6:23 PM1 Approved6/28/2014 6:32 PM
Marines are coming to grips with the reality that they will not have the big-ticket hardware that they had hoped for.
DARPA Adds Difficulty, Expands Scope of Disaster-Response Robot ChallengeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh6/26/2014 4:30 PM0 Approved6/26/2014 4:37 PM
When the Pentagon’s shadowy research laboratory last year asked for a humanoid robot that could perform dangerous tasks in disaster zones industry and academia delivered beyond expectations.
Marines Favor Wheeled Ship-to-Shore VehiclesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Dan Parsons6/26/2014 12:05 PM6 Approved6/26/2014 12:34 PM
Replacing the amphibious assault vehicle, or AAV, has been one of Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James Amos’ highest priorities during his tenure.
Language Learning Software Now Free to All Military, Government PersonnelUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson6/25/2014 2:37 PM6 Approved6/25/2014 2:48 PM
The Department of Defense recently made language learning software previously used only by specialists available to all government and military personnel.
Officials Decry Lack of Funding, Attention on Diplomacy to Resolve Conflicts Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson6/25/2014 2:01 PM1 Approved6/25/2014 4:55 PM
The State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development don’t receive the funding, or the respect from the American public, when it comes to their roles in preventing international conflict, officials from the agencies said June 24. 
Defense Procurement: Congress Continues to Search for AnswersUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin6/24/2014 10:14 AM0 Approved6/24/2014 10:24 AM
Even in this day of deeply divided government, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle agree that there are fundamental flaws in how the Pentagon buys weapons systems.
U.S.-Pakistan Alliance Failing to Contain Terrorism, Says Scholar Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson6/24/2014 8:34 AM0 Approved6/24/2014 8:36 AM
The United States should break off its counter terrorism alliance with Pakistan because the South Asian nation has goals that don’t match U.S. foreign policy objectives, a scholar argued at a recent panel discussion in Washington, D.C.
Government Services Market Undergoing Sweeping ChangeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin6/22/2014 7:54 AM0 Approved6/22/2014 8:07 AM
Federal agencies' increasing reliance on technology and changing buying behaviors are shaking up the $225 billion government services market.
After Iraq, Questions About Training Foreign ArmiesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin6/19/2014 12:28 PM1 Approved6/19/2014 12:44 PM
The collapse of the Iraqi army is likely to raise new questions about U.S. military plans to train foreign allies to help fight insurgencies and terrorist groups.
Army's Search for Better Soldier Gear Continues Amid Budget CutsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin6/18/2014 2:57 PM1 Approved6/18/2014 3:04 PM
The Army hopes to equip soldiers in the coming years with lighter body armor, sleeker helmets, wearable health sensors, and eyewear that instantly transitions from light to dark.
Air Force Prepared for Action in Iraq At A Moment's NoticeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Valerie Insinna6/18/2014 2:35 PM0 Approved6/18/2014 2:54 PM
As President Barack Obama mulls options of how to counter the violence in Iraq, the Air Force's top civilian said June 18 the service stands ready to execute orders “within hours, not days, not weeks."
Companies Step Up Investment in Future Army HelicopterUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Valerie Insinna6/17/2014 3:27 PM0 Approved6/17/2014 3:35 PM
As the joint multi-role demonstrator program heats up, a Boeing-Sikorsky team is funneling money into their prototype in the hopes of enticing the Army to move forward with a new-start rotorcraft program called future vertical lift.
Japan Pushes for More Active Military Alliance With U.S.Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Dan Parsons6/17/2014 3:24 PM0 Approved6/17/2014 3:26 PM
As tensions with China escalate, an effort to amend Japan’s constitution to allow for foreign military cooperation is gaining momentum, officials said.
Satellites Seen As Critical to Maritime Security (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Dan Parsons6/17/2014 11:56 AM2 Approved6/19/2014 12:35 PM
U.S. and allied defense agencies are promoting maritime domain awareness from space as a way to monitor the oceans.
Pentagon Seeks New Weapons to Combat Waste in ContractingUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin6/15/2014 6:43 AM0 Approved6/16/2014 7:34 AM
Defense Department analysts suggest that traditional incentive contracting does not always work as intended and that the Pentagon needs to use other methods to cut waste from weapon programs.
Army Tactical Radios in the Crosshairs After Scathing ReviewUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin6/13/2014 3:32 PM3 Approved6/13/2014 3:37 PM
Army officials are defending their decision to continue buying tactical radios that soldiers have judged inadequate during recent tests.
Solid-Fuel Rocket Engine Industrial Base in Danger, Navy Official SaysUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Valerie Insinna6/13/2014 2:52 PM2 Approved6/13/2014 3:05 PM
The Navy is on track with plans to replace its Ohio-class submarines and extend the lives of its Trident D5 missiles, but a weakened solid-fuel rocket motor industrial base threatens to drive up costs for the latter program, said the head of the service’s nuclear program.
NSA Chief: Military Not Organized for Cyber WarfareUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin6/12/2014 2:11 PM1 Approved6/13/2014 8:04 AM
The U.S. military's hidebound culture and outdated procurement system are slowing down efforts to improve cyber defenses against increasingly sophisticated network attacks.
Pentagon's Logistics Chief Vows to Shave $13 Billion From Materiel, Operations CostUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Dan Parsons6/12/2014 1:48 PM0 Approved6/13/2014 8:02 AM
The agency in charge with providing the military with everything from rifles to eggs is preparing to significantly downsize its operations.
Senators Grill Johnson Over Influx of Children Crossing Border Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson6/11/2014 4:51 PM1 Approved6/11/2014 4:57 PM
The Senate Judiciary Committee on June 11 pressed Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson over an alarming number of unaccompanied minors coming over the U.S. border with Mexico.
In Lean Market, Lockheed Martin Eager for Combat Vehicle ContractsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Valerie Insinna6/10/2014 3:04 PM1 Approved6/10/2014 3:10 PM
Opportunities to sell combat vehicles to the military are thin on the ground, but Lockheed Martin continues to push its offerings for two remaining programs: the Army and Marine Corps’ joint light tactical vehicle and the newly revived amphibious combat vehicle, also to be operated by the Marines.
International F-35 Sales Set to Ramp Up, Bring Down Per-Jet PriceUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Dan Parsons6/10/2014 1:48 PM2 Approved6/10/2014 2:02 PM
By the end of summer, Lockheed Martin will have sealed a deal with the Defense Department for 43 more Joint Strike Fighters, a contract that along with burgeoning international sales should bring the per-jet price down to levels that have long been promised but never delivered, the company’s JSF program chief said June 9.
Lockheed Determined to Become Less Dependent on Pentagon Sales (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh6/9/2014 4:27 PM1 Approved6/10/2014 4:51 PM
The nation's largest defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. currently generates about 80 percent of its $45 billion in annual revenues from sales to the U.S. government, predominantly the Defense Department. But with the Pentagon in a budget crunch that is expected to continue for the foreseeable future, the company is determined to reduce its heavy dependence on the U.S. defense business, said CEO Marillyn Hewson.
Acquisition Official Says Army Must Change Its WaysUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin6/7/2014 4:38 PM0 Approved6/7/2014 4:40 PM
The Army needs to sharpen its skills in "systems integration," says Kevin Fahey, who recently became the Army's executive director for agile acquisition.
Bumpy Ride Ahead for Military's Future Helicopter ProgramUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin6/4/2014 4:07 PM0 Approved6/4/2014 4:09 PM
Like every other modernization program in the Defense Department, new helicopters have to compete for funding within a pool of shrinking dollars.
India's Air Force Modernization Worries Rival PakistanUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Dan Parsons6/3/2014 2:44 PM4 Approved6/3/2014 3:26 PM
India’s ambitious military modernization program to upgrade its Cold War-era vehicles and equipment is viewed as saber rattling by its neighbor and perpetual adversary Pakistan, a scholar of the region said June 3.
Wall Street Still Unclear on When Defense Spending Will Hit BottomUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin6/1/2014 8:08 AM0 Approved6/1/2014 8:14 AM
Budget authority for fiscal year 2014 is $155 billion for modernization accounts, whereas the outlay forecast is $148 billion. A $7 billion gap could mean bad news for contractors.
Discontent in Defense Sector Over Export ControlsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin5/28/2014 11:16 AM0 Approved5/28/2014 11:50 AM
Industry groups are voicing displeasure with the pace and substance of the Obama administration's export control reforms.
Advice to Military Vehicle Suppliers: Find New CustomersUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin5/26/2014 1:21 PM0 Approved5/26/2014 3:05 PM
It is a depressing outlook for military vehicle manufacturers that rely predominantly on Defense Department business, analysts said. Many companies might not survive this downturn unless they figure out how to wean themselves off government sales.
Special Operators on Lookout for New Biometric, Forensic ToolsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh5/23/2014 8:30 AM0 Approved5/23/2014 8:32 AM
As the Defense Department shifts to a strategy that will rely more on special operators, those conducting sensitive site exploitation missions need new technologies.
Opportunities Abound to Sell to Special Operations Customers Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh5/22/2014 4:01 PM0 Approved5/22/2014 4:18 PM
Despite a downturn in military spending, some defense contractors believe that Special Operations Command is ripe with opportunities.
SOCOM Seeks New, Affordable Precision Strike WeaponsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh5/22/2014 8:34 AM0 Approved5/22/2014 9:27 AM
At Special Operations Command, the service uses a suite of missiles, high caliber guns and bombs to target enemies from its aircraft. Going forward, it is looking to field new precision strike technology, acquisition leaders said May 21.
Language Programs Needed For Special Operators Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh5/21/2014 2:47 PM4 Approved5/21/2014 3:49 PM
As Special Operations Command shifts its focus globally, operators have an urgent need to learn new languages, particularly in African, European and Asian countries, officials said May 21.
Navy Chief: We Will Lay Out Clear Plan for Littoral Combat ShipUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin5/21/2014 12:19 PM4 Approved5/21/2014 12:37 PM
The firestorm over the littoral combat ship might have been avoided had the Navy better explained the rationale for the ship and answered critics' questions more clearly.
McRaven: SOCOM Cannot Backslide After AfghanistanUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh5/21/2014 8:04 AM0 Approved5/21/2014 8:27 AM
As the war in Afghanistan winds down, the gains in capability made by Special Operations Command over the past 13 years cannot be lost, said the forces’ commander May 20.
Why Ground Forces? Army Leaders Seek to Clear Up 'Misconceptions'Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin5/20/2014 4:26 PM3 Approved5/21/2014 7:37 AM
As the Army fights an uphill battle on Capitol Hill to avert deep budget cuts in 2016, it is also mounting a public-relations campaign against pundits and analysts who downplay the value of land forces.
Pentagon Criticized for Losing Innovation MojoUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin5/18/2014 6:16 AM5 Approved5/18/2014 6:24 AM
While budget cuts and sequestration have disrupted the Defense Department's research-and-development flow, a major impediment to innovation is a hidebound military establishment that cannot stay apace with advances in technology.
3-D Printing Companies See Growing Market in Unmanned AircraftUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Valerie Insinna5/16/2014 3:15 PM1 Approved6/12/2014 2:38 PM
Three-D printing companies are experiencing an explosion of sales to the unmanned aircraft industry, a trend that will likely continue for some time into the future, industry executives said at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International conference.
Parrot’s New Bebop Quadcopter Brings Entertainment to Drone ConferenceUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Valerie Insinna5/15/2014 8:49 AM0 Approved5/15/2014 8:54 AM
The new Bebop drone — developed by Parrot, a French wireless technology company —has been generating buzz all week at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International conference and exhibition.
FAA May Allow Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Exemptions for Key IndustriesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Valerie Insinna5/15/2014 8:14 AM0 Approved5/15/2014 8:16 AM
As pressure mounts on the Federal Aviation Administration to allow unmanned aerial systems to fly in national airspace, the agency is considering measures that would permit certain industries to carry out limited commercial operations, an official said May 14.
Textron Systems Pursues Overseas Business as Domestic Defense Market Wanes (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson5/14/2014 3:08 PM0 Approved5/15/2014 4:54 PM
Defense industry contractor Textron Systems is aiming to have about half of its business come from foreign markets by next year, its president and CEO said May 14.
Sikorsky Enters Unmanned Cargo Aircraft MarketUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Valerie Insinna5/14/2014 8:38 AM0 Approved5/14/2014 8:40 AM
Lockheed Martin’s K-MAX unmanned helicopter rose to fame when the Marine Corps began using it to deliver supplies to troops in Afghanistan without risking pilots' lives. The aircraft could soon have a competitor: an unmanned Black Hawk.
Nation’s Biggest Unmanned Systems Conference Kicks Off Amid Changing MarketUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Valerie Insinna5/13/2014 10:01 AM0 Approved5/13/2014 10:02 AM
Unmanned aerial systems manufacturers are at a crossroads. Industry is eager to sell the aircraft and associated services both globally and to the civil sector, but experts predict UAS integration into the national airspace is still years away. And just as companies are facing more competition worldwide, U.S. military procurement is dropping off.
Army in No Rush to Buy New RadiosUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin5/12/2014 12:25 PM1 Approved5/12/2014 2:16 PM
Military contractors expect to see details unveiled in the coming weeks on how and when the Army intends to speed up production of new handheld and vehicle radios.
Analysts: Pentagon Lacks Future Vision for Unmanned AircraftUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin5/9/2014 3:21 PM0 Approved5/9/2014 3:28 PM
The Pentagon is being slammed for not having a coherent plan for how to transition from the current generation of unmanned air vehicles to one better equipped to cope with enemy threats.
Ukrainian Crisis Not Affecting Nuclear Disarmament Efforts, U.S. Official Says Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh5/9/2014 3:07 PM0 Approved6/12/2014 2:30 PM
While the crisis between Ukraine and Russia is a serious international concern, it is not affecting nuclear disarmament efforts, the State Department's top arms control official said May 9.
Information Technology Remains the Bane of Pentagon ProcurementUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin5/8/2014 9:40 AM7 Approved5/8/2014 9:52 AM
The Defense Department’s track record of buying new information technology systems has been abysmal, according to Pentagon and congressional leaders.
Truck Manufacturers See Potential Business Partnering With Army DepotsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Dan Parsons5/8/2014 9:18 AM0 Approved5/8/2014 9:29 AM
Billions in procurement funding over the past decade allowed the Army to build up a fleet of tactical trucks that was more than adequate to meet its needs.
 
Those trucks, which number about 278,000, now average just 2 to 3 years old — the youngest fleet in modern Army history, said Col. Doyle Lassiter, commander of Red River Army Depot.
DoD Mulls Changes to Weapons Maintenance ContractsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin5/7/2014 7:57 AM3 Approved5/7/2014 8:04 AM
Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, has directed procurement officials to investigate commercial-like approaches to maintaining equipment as an alternative to traditional contracts. The commercial method, known as "performance-based logistics," was in vogue in the 1990s but fell out of favor in recent years.
Army's Humvee Replacement Lauded As 'Model' Acquisition ProgramUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Dan Parsons5/6/2014 3:22 PM0 Approved5/6/2014 3:34 PM
The Army’s lone active vehicle acquisition program is receiving high marks from Pentagon officials and members of Congress that hold its purse strings.
At CH-53K Unveiling, Marine Corps Officials Optimistic About Program's FutureUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Valerie Insinna5/6/2014 1:35 PM0 Approved5/6/2014 2:10 PM
As the Marine Corps rolled out its new cargo helicopter May 5, service leaders vowed they would protect it from the cancelations and scaled-back purchases that have plagued other military rotorcraft programs this year.
Hagel: Congress Needs to Get Real About the Defense BudgetUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin5/6/2014 10:35 AM0 Approved5/6/2014 10:49 AM
The U.S. armed forces are transitioning from 13 years of war to a future of smaller budgets and unknown challenges. And Congress is just making it all the more difficult, said Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
Defense Industry Eyes Growth in the Middle EastUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin5/2/2014 1:18 PM1 Approved5/2/2014 1:34 PM
Nearly $100 billion in defense sales are up for grabs in the Middle East and North Africa through 2019.
With Ukraine Crisis Worsening, NATO Ponders Future Relationship with RussiaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Valerie Insinna5/1/2014 4:17 PM0 Approved5/1/2014 4:24 PM
Just four years ago at the Lisbon Summit, the pervasive view among NATO members was that Russia was no longer a significant threat and was willing to partner with the organization to achieve certain goals, NATO’s Deputy Secretary General said. Now, after Russia has annexed Crimea and pro-Russian forces continue to poach territory from Ukraine, NATO must reevaluate its relationship with Russia — and possibly beef up its own defense capabilities.
Navy Looking for Fresh Thinking on Future WarshipsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/30/2014 5:01 PM5 Approved4/30/2014 5:59 PM
The Navy released two "requests for information" on ship technologies and designs that could be applied to a future surface combatant.
New Push for Energy Legislation as Congress Takes Up 2015 Defense BillUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/30/2014 3:19 PM2 Approved4/30/2014 3:40 PM
Democratic lawmakers are resurrecting legislation in support of Defense Department investments in renewable energy and fuel-saving programs.
HASC Seapower Chair Vows To Protect 11-Carrier FleetUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Dan Parsons4/29/2014 12:44 PM0 Approved4/29/2014 12:57 PM
House Armed Service Committee member Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Va., insists he will protect Navy funding to keep 11 aircraft carriers in the fleet.
Consolidation of Top Pentagon Contractors Only a Matter of TimeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/27/2014 3:03 PM0 Approved4/27/2014 4:54 PM
If You Have a ‘Secret’ Clearance, Prepare for Greater ScrutinyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/24/2014 2:38 PM5 Approved4/24/2014 2:49 PM
Raytheon's International Sales Manual Draws Rave ReviewsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/23/2014 1:56 PM0 Approved4/23/2014 2:01 PM
Air Force Chief: Shelving A-10 Makes 'Eminent Sense' Given Budget ConstraintsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Dan Parsons4/23/2014 1:33 PM4 Approved4/23/2014 2:00 PM
Pentagon Undecided on Future Path for Space SystemsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/22/2014 3:33 PM0 Approved4/22/2014 3:40 PM
Study: U.S. Combat Aviation Stuck in the Industrial AgeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/19/2014 7:22 PM6 Approved4/19/2014 7:29 PM
Homeland Defense Advisory Firm Taps Into Demand for Market IntelligenceUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/19/2014 7:15 PM0 Approved4/20/2014 12:02 PM
F-35 Program Manager: More Buyers Needed to Help Lower Production CostsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/17/2014 7:32 PM1 Approved4/18/2014 9:23 AM
Plan to Deploy More U.S. Troops in Africa Faces Logistical HurdlesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/16/2014 2:51 PM1 Approved4/16/2014 3:15 PM
Kendall: Pentagon Learning to Live With Budget UncertaintyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/15/2014 2:48 PM0 Approved4/15/2014 3:28 PM
Military Budgets Fall in the West, Rise in China, Russia, Middle EastUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/13/2014 5:59 PM0 Approved4/14/2014 2:43 PM
Congress Takes Another Stab at Fixing Pentagon ProcurementUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/13/2014 6:53 AM1 Approved4/13/2014 6:58 AM
Study Raises Red Flags on California Aerospace IndustryUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/12/2014 1:28 PM5 Approved4/12/2014 1:56 PM
Marine Forces Japan Commander Raises Concerns on Amphibious Ship Numbers, ReadinessUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Valerie Insinna4/11/2014 2:31 PM0 Approved4/11/2014 2:41 PM
Marine Corps Preparing For Expanded Role in AfricaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Dan Parsons4/10/2014 12:57 PM3 Approved4/10/2014 1:17 PM
China Knows No Sequestration, Navy Acquisition Head WarnsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Valerie Insinna4/9/2014 2:05 PM0 Approved4/9/2014 2:14 PM
Marine Corps Gets Creative in Solving Ship Shortage, Vehicle NeedsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Dan Parsons4/9/2014 1:54 PM1 Approved4/9/2014 1:57 PM
Navy Proceeds With Plan to Build Carrier-Based Drone FleetUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Valerie Insinna4/9/2014 1:01 PM0 Approved4/9/2014 1:04 PM
Navy Ponders Utility of Bringing 3D Printers Aboard ShipsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh4/9/2014 11:31 AM0 Approved4/9/2014 11:43 AM
2031 Just Around the Corner for Ohio-Class Replacement SubUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson4/9/2014 11:15 AM1 Approved4/9/2014 11:46 AM
Indecision on GW Carrier Refueling Will Delay Overhaul, Says ShipbuilderUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson4/8/2014 4:46 PM0 Approved4/8/2014 4:50 PM
Navy to Focus on 'Affordable' Technology Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh4/8/2014 4:23 PM1 Approved4/8/2014 4:25 PM
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