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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. […]


Despite Budget Crunch, JLTV Purchase Plans Remain Unchanged

Despite Budget Crunch, JLTV Purchase Plans Remain Unchanged

Despite budget cuts, furloughs, sequestration, continuing resolutions, ongoing changes in force structure, and a government shutdown, both the Army and Marine Corps are committed to buying the same amount of Joint Light Tactical Vehicles they initially set out to purchase. […]


US military’s airship programs lose altitude

US military’s airship programs lose altitude

The US military has invested billions in blimp-like aircraft to track militants planting roadside bombs but the spyship experiment is losing altitude because of technical failures and changing priorities. The lighter-than-air projects were billed as an innovative revival of an […]


Improvements to Army’s new 5.56mm production lines

Improvements to Army’s new 5.56mm production lines

The Program Executive Office for Ammunition’s Enhanced Performance Round program shaved off more than $20 million dollars in a value engineering project aimed at renovating the bullet production lines and improving the program’s purchasing strategies. The M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round, […]


Comptroller: Shutdown Cost DOD $600 Million In Productivity

Comptroller: Shutdown Cost DOD $600 Million In Productivity

Furloughs of civilian employees as a result of the government shutdown cost the Defense Department at least $600 million in productivity, the Pentagon’s top financial officer said today. During a Pentagon news conference, DOD Comptroller Robert F. Hale said that […]


Struggles of sequestration: Fighter wing gets creative during 3-month down time

Struggles of sequestration: Fighter wing gets creative during 3-month down time

It was an eerie sight at this normally bustling F-16 base. The flight line was completely clear of aircraft. Tools were neatly tucked away, hangars were silent and operations had completely come to a halt. For the 388th Fighter Wing, […]


The Norwegian Defence Budget for 2014

The Norwegian Defence Budget for 2014

In the national budget for 2014, the government continues to give considerable priority to the Norwegian Armed Forces, and to ensure a predictable and stable foundation for the further modernisation of the Defence sector. Maintaining a sustainable balance between resources, […]


Unemployment benefits may help some furloughed DOD civilians

Unemployment benefits may help some furloughed DOD civilians

On the 10th day of the partial government shutdown, Defense Department civilians excluded by law from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s Oct. 7 recall to work of thousands of fellow employees still await an end to the political standoff that sent […]


US Army: Shaping the Future of Sustainment

US Army: Shaping the Future of Sustainment

Through nearly 12 years of continuous combat operations, valuable lessons have been learned. Our sustainment formations have evolved in order to support operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere around the world. This evolution produced sustainers and sustainment organizations that are […]


 
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