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Pentagon Bracing for Major Acquisition Decisions

Pentagon Bracing for Major Acquisition Decisions

The Pentagon is fighting an uphill battle against a fractured Congress eager to rein in deficits, though lawmakers thus far appear either unwilling or unable to do so in a sound and practical manner, according to a recent analysis by […]


Paladin hybridizes for future fleet

Paladin hybridizes for future fleet

The Fires Center of Excellence Capabilities Development and Integration Directorate here, is celebrating a major victory after the Paladin Integrated Management program received Milestone C approval within the Defense Acquisition System. This Materiel Development Decision moves the project from the […]


25 Years of Acquisition Reform with Little to Show for All the Effort

25 Years of Acquisition Reform with Little to Show for All the Effort

The House Armed Services Committee (HASC) held a hearing this week titled “Twenty Five Years of Acquisition Reform: Where Do We Go from Here?” If the past is prologue, the answer to the Committee’s question would have to be nowhere. […]


Singapore To Buy AN/TPQ-53 Counterfire Acquisition Radar Systems

Singapore To Buy AN/TPQ-53 Counterfire Acquisition Radar Systems

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Singapore of 6 AN/TPQ-53 (V) Counterfire Target Acquisition Radar Systems and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $179 million. […]


Netherlands Government Statement on F-35 JSF

Netherlands Government Statement on F-35 JSF

The F-16 has unequivocally proven its worth for the armed forces in intervention and stabilization operations. In the coming decades, we will continue to require fighter aircraft. After comparing the candidates in 2001 and 2008, and updating the relevant information […]


Dutch JSF Jet Fighter Purchase Gets Green Light After 18 Years

Dutch JSF Jet Fighter Purchase Gets Green Light After 18 Years

The Netherlands will go ahead with the purchase of the controversial JSF jet fighter, despite objections, the Telegraaf reports on Tuesday. The decision brings to an end 18 years of political dithering about the wisdom of spending so much money […]


Swiss Gripen Fighter Aircraft Purchase Clears Hurdle In Parliament

Swiss Gripen Fighter Aircraft Purchase Clears Hurdle In Parliament

The House of Representatives has agreed to buy fighter jets from Swedish aerospace company Saab. The controversial purchase still needs the final nod from the Senate – and the approval of a sceptical public in a likely referendum. On Wednesday, […]


Waiver approval for IT purchases moves to Army CIO/G-6

Waiver approval for IT purchases moves to Army CIO/G-6

As of July 1, the Army Chief Information Officer/G-6 became responsible for providing waivers for customers seeking to procure commercial-off-the-shelf information technology from alternative sources. Previously, waivers were granted by the Army’s designated primary source for commercial information technology, known […]


Pentagon Releases First Annual Acquisition Report

Pentagon Releases First Annual Acquisition Report

A recently completed defense acquisition program report, which is now before Congress, is part of a data-driven effort to find out what’s working best in equipping the nation’s military and to fix what isn’t, the Pentagon’s undersecretary of acquisition, technology […]


 
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