Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Work Tasks Defense Business Board With Enhancing Business Processes

Inside the Pentagon, Oct. 23, 2014 -- The Pentagon's No. 2 official has tasked an influential advisory panel with helping the Defense Department more efficiently modernize its multibillion-dollar business processes enterprise with an eye toward saving money and improving mission performanc.

Competing Plans Emerge For The Army In Asia-Pacific: Mediator And Shooter

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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.

Advisory Panel: DOD S&T Enterprise Out Of Step With Future Military Needs

DefenseAlert, Oct. 22, 2014 -- The Defense Department's research and development endeavors often reproduce technology already available in the private sector, lack any focus on a limited set of military-unique technology needs, and conduct scant outreach to independent researchers working on technologies critical to future DOD weapon systems.
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Lockheed Joins Northrop In 3DELRR Protest

DefenseAlert, Oct. 22, 2014 -- Lockheed Martin will join Northrop Grumman in protesting the Air Force's $71 million contract award to Raytheon for the Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar.

DISA Official: Joint Force Headquarters With CYBERCOM Coming Soon

DefenseAlert, Oct. 22, 2014 -- A joint force headquarters will soon be established for the Defense Information Systems Agency and U.S. Cyber Command to manage defense networks, according to an official from DISA who advised industry to be ready to support the effort.

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Pentagon Plans For Worst-Case Budgets As Anti-ISIL Operations Total $424M

DefenseAlert, Oct. 22, 2014 -- The Defense Department continues to plan for the worst should the automatic budget cuts triggered by sequestration remain law in fiscal year 2016, according to Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon's chief spokesman.

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Defense Next 10/22/2014

New F-35 Partnership

Lockheed Martin is partnering with Turkish company Rocketsan for the SOM-J, a new air-to-surface standoff cruise missile for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, according to a company statement. Roketsan and Lockheed signed a teaming agreement Oct. . . .


Unmanned Systems Conference

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International's "Program Review 2014" conference is scheduled for Nov. 4 through Nov. 6. Nov. 4 has been designated as "Ground Day," with speakers including Army Maj. Gen. Robert Dyess, director . . .


U.K. Reapers In Iraq

The British government has announced the deployment of Royal Air Force MQ-9 Reapers to Iraq in support of US. and coalition efforts to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant extremist group. According to . . .

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