Inside the Army, Sept. 22, 2014 -- The Army is expected to release a solicitation for the Joint Air-To-Ground Missile's engineering and manufacturing development phase within the next few weeks, according to an industry official with knowledge of the matter.
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The National Press Club has awarded its 2014 Newsletter Journalism Award to Inside the Army Associate Editor Jen Judson for her article that broke the news on the Army's plan to divest its Kiowa helicopters and instead use Apache helicopters that would be taken from the National Guard. Read the story and all of our award-winning coverage from prior years.
DefenseAlert, Sept. 19, 2014 -- Rolls-Royce executives say they have completed ground and flight testing of a capability upgrade for the AE 1107C engine that powers the Marine Corps and Air Force tiltrotor V-22 Ospreys, but some work remains to update manuals and complete the Federal Aviation Administration's certification process.
DefenseAlert, Sept. 19, 2014 -- An influential advisory panel is preparing "actionable" recommendations for Army leaders on steps necessary to improve the service's ability to operate in anti-access, area-denial environments as part of an Army-centric assessment of capabilities required to effectively support the National Security Strategy's Pacific pivot.
DefenseAlert, Sept. 19, 2014 -- The latest installment of Better Buying Power -- the Pentagon's marquee acquisition improvement initiative -- aims to stimulate technological innovation by increasing the involvement of defense contractors in the weapons program requirements process.
DOCUMENT: DOD's Better Buying Power 3.0 White Paper
DefenseAlert, Sept. 16, 2014 -- The Air Force's remotely piloted aircraft capabilities division is developing a long-term strategy to guide the development of small unmanned aircraft systems and the team is looking to academia and industry for input, according to the head of that office.DefenseAlert: Daily News
- STRATCOM Chief To Hold 'Stakeholder Meeting' With Strategic Bomber Leadership Next Month
- Air Force Readies Five-Year, Five-Prong Effort To Improve AMRAAM
- Efforts To Counter Cyberattacks Would Be Boosted By 'Dashboard,' Partnerships
- DOD Estimates New Air Force, Navy Helo Programs Will Cost $15 Billion
- Decision On Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent Due In Early 2016
- DOD's Better Buying Power 3.0 White Paper
- Marine Corps Crisis-Response Readiness Exercise Briefing Slides
- ASB Terms Of Reference For 'Decisive Army Strategic And Expeditionary Maneuver' Study
- Lockheed Martin Presentation On The JSF Program
- GAO Report On Defense Department Joint Bases
- DOD's 9/19/2014 Daily Contracts List
DefenseAlert, Sept. 18, 2014 -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel this week acknowledged the Pentagon's overseas contingency operations budget is poised to expand in the coming months as the U.S. military is increasingly faced with new expenses related to combating violent extremism in Iraq and fighting Ebola in Africa.
News on Better Buying Power 3.0, the UH-1N Huey helicopter and comprehensive coverage of this week's AFA conference.
The Air Force this week initiated an evaluation process to determine which base will host the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center -- a new organization that will consolidate all major command installation management . . .09/18/2014
The head of U.S. Strategic Command today outlined three threats to the nuclear triad: external ones like state and non-state actors wishing to acquire weapons of mass destruction, the systemic aging of the triad's components, . . .09/17/2014
House lawmakers late this afternoon approved a continuing resolution by a 319-108 vote that would fund the government through December. They also approved an amendment introduced by House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-CA) . . .