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Budget cuts demand more DOD buying power

Budget cuts demand more DOD buying power

As Defense Department officials seek additional cost cuts to support President Barack Obama’s deficit-reduction efforts, weapons systems and other major procurement programs certainly will be on the table, but won’t be enough to achieve the president’s goals, the Pentagon’s acquisitions […]


Gates Will Present President with Cost-cutting Options

Gates Will Present President with Cost-cutting Options

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is “a leader when it comes to fiscal responsibility” and will provide President Barack Obama with options — along with the pros and cons of each — to make additional defense cuts, the assistant secretary […]


Kevlar bike shorts, female aviator uniforms among gear in works

Kevlar bike shorts, female aviator uniforms among gear in works

Despite the nation’s budget woes, efforts to develop and distribute gear that will enable Soldiers to be more lethal and resilient in any environment will continue to be supported, predicted Program Executive Officer Brig. Gen. Peter Fuller, Thursday. Fuller spoke […]


DOD Announces Selected Acquisition Reports

DOD Announces Selected Acquisition Reports

The Department of Defense has released details on major defense acquisition program cost, schedule, and performance changes since the September 2010 reporting period. This information is based on the Selected Acquisition Reports (SARs) submitted to the Congress for the December […]


Call for Budget to Fund Next Australian Submarine Design

Call for Budget to Fund Next Australian Submarine Design

Funds must be allocated in the May budget for early design work on Australia’s next submarine if a serious capability gap is to be avoided, Defence experts have said. Time is running out if new submarines are to be in […]


President’s plan likely to affect 2013 defense budget

President’s plan likely to affect 2013 defense budget

President Barack Obama’s effort to seek additional savings within the Defense Department likely will affect the department’s fiscal 2013 budget, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said April 13. The president announced that he plans to work with Defense Secretary Robert […]


Obama, Gates, Joint Chiefs to Find More Savings

Obama, Gates, Joint Chiefs to Find More Savings

President Barack Obama today said he will work with Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and the Joint Chiefs of Staff to find more savings in the Defense Department to reduce the federal deficit. Obama made the statement as part of […]


Bulk of FY12 budget request to sustain personnel

Bulk of FY12 budget request to sustain personnel

As Congress continued to debate this year’s budget, striving to avoid a federal shutdown, the Army’s budget deputy paused to explain that the service’s proposal for fiscal year 2012 will continue to focus on sustaining the volunteer force. Lt. Gen. […]


Global military spending growth slowest since 2001

Global military spending growth slowest since 2001

Growth in global military spending slowed to its lowest level since 2001 last year as the world economic crisis hit defence budgets, Swedish think-tank SIPRI said Monday. World military spending rose only 1.3 percent in 2010 to $1.63 trillion (1.14 […]


 
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