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Report: DoD Faces Challenges in Acquisition Reform

Report: DoD Faces Challenges in Acquisition Reform

The Department of Defense (DOD) has taken steps to implement fundamental Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act of 2009 (Reform Act) provisions, including those for approving acquisition strategies and better monitoring weapon acquisition programs. DOD is also continuing to take additional […]


Smart Defense Team Helps NATO Face Lean Times

Smart Defense Team Helps NATO Face Lean Times

As the cost of militaries increase, NATO allies can benefit from an efficiencies-driven Smart Defense program, Allied Command Transformation officials said here yesterday. Army Lt. Col. William Brown III, ACT Core Team member, and Richard Perks, ACT Capability Development Strategist […]


‘Fiscal Cliff’ would challenge Army to maintain readiness

‘Fiscal Cliff’ would challenge Army to maintain readiness

Knowing there’s a possibility the government will go over a “fiscal cliff” on midnight, Dec. 31, the Army recognizes some of the challenges it will face, but a senior leader said Thursday its priority will be to maintain readiness of […]


DOD prepares for potential sequestration

DOD prepares for potential sequestration

The Office of Management and Budget has instructed the Department of Defense to pursue internal planning to meet required budget cuts if sequestration goes into effect Jan. 3. “We are at the very start of this process,” said Dr. George […]


Finnish Defence Forces Face Funding Shortage

Finnish Defence Forces Face Funding Shortage

Chief of Finland’s Defence Forces, Vice Admiral Juha Rannikko, has called for a review of funding for Finland’s basic defence duties and programs before the end of the decade. A reduction in budgetary allocations is threatening the ability of the […]


DoD Prepares Plans for Sequestration

DoD Prepares Plans for Sequestration

The Defense Department has received guidance from the Office of Management and Budget and is now planning for sequestration, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said today. Speaking during a press availability, Little stressed the department still hopes Congress will be […]


Panetta, Barak Discuss Iron Dome Success, Israeli Defenses

Panetta, Barak Discuss Iron Dome Success, Israeli Defenses

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak praised the performance of the Iron Dome air defense system during a press conference here today. Panetta said the Iron Dome system, which was developed by the Israelis and […]


Major Fight Looms Over US Defense Spending

Major Fight Looms Over US Defense Spending

President Obama and Congress now have just over seven weeks to reach an agreement on the federal budget that would avert a round of automatic tax hikes and spending cuts in defense and social programs that members of both parties […]


Strong Possibility of Sequestration on January 2, Say CNAS Experts

Strong Possibility of Sequestration on January 2, Say CNAS Experts

With a comprehensive “grand bargain” agreement on taxes and spending unlikely to succeed in the lame duck session, there is a strong possibility that sequestration will commence on January 2, argue experts David W. Barno, Nora Bensahel, Joel Smith and […]


 
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