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Army Embracing ‘Should-Cost’ Approach to Weapons, Acquisition Programs

Army Embracing ‘Should-Cost’ Approach to Weapons, Acquisition Programs

The Army is working to drive productivity growth, maximize efficiency and eliminate redundancy through an approach called “Should-Cost/Will-Cost” management, service officials said. The push to implement the new approach to acquisition came as guidance from Dr. Ashton Carter, undersecretary of […]


Policy Options for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

Policy Options for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

Unmanned aircraft systems have long held great promise for military operations, but technology has only recently matured enough to exploit that potential. The Department of Defense (DoD) has published detailed, unclassified plans to purchase over the next ten years about […]


Close-to-Shore Ship: Far Off Budget

The littoral combat ship Independence (LCS 2)

Contractor low-balling and misplaced confidence in defense procurement estimates have found another victim: the Littoral (close to shore) Combat Ship (LCS). The FY 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed by the House grants more than $2 billion requested by […]


The Maturing Revolution in Military Affairs

The Maturing Revolution in Military Affairs

In 1992, the Office of Net Assessment (ONA), Office of the Secretary of Defense, began circulating an assessment of a prospective late-twentieth-century military-technical revolution (MTR). Soviet military theorists had been discussing the possibility of a third twentieth-century revolution in military […]


Defense Industry Lobbyists Fight for Programs Pentagon Wants to Cut

Defense Industry Lobbyists Fight for Programs Pentagon Wants to Cut

As the Pentagon, White House, and Congress continue to look for cuts in the defense budget, Washington lobbyists are stomping the halls of Congress to protect some of the defense industry’s most troubled and vulnerable programs. In a paywalled article […]


Gates Urges Protection of Modernization Funding

Gates Urges Protection of Modernization Funding

As the nation tightens its financial belt — with defense expected to bear much of the brunt –modernization will be essential if the military is to maintain critical capabilities, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today. In what he […]


The Cost-Effective Delivery of an Armoured Vehicle Capability

The Cost-Effective Delivery of an Armoured Vehicle Capability

The suspension and cancellation of a number of key armoured vehicle projects since the 1998 defence review has resulted in the Armed Forces facing a significant shortage in the principal armoured vehicles they require, until at least 2024-2025. Today’s National […]


Strong military is key to long-term US success, Gates

Strong military is key to long-term US success, Gates

The ultimate guarantee against success of aggressors, dictators and terrorists in the 21st century is the size, strength and global reach of the United States military, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said May 22. “Beyond the current wars, our military […]


German Armed Forces Cut By One-Fifth In New Shake-Up

German Armed Forces Cut By One-Fifth In New Shake-Up

Germany’s defense minister has announced plans for sweeping changes to how the country’s armed forces operate. The plan includes a reduction of troop numbers by nearly one-fifth. Germany’s armed forces, the Bundeswehr, will see troop numbers slashed by around 45,000 […]


 
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