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Air Force: 96 Predator And Reaper Combat Mishaps Since 2001

Inside the Air Force, July 25, 2014 -- As lawmakers and Pentagon officials debate whether the overseas contingency operations budget is being used as a "slush fund," Air Force mishap numbers appear to support the service's request to buy 12 MQ-9 Reapers using wartime funds.

SOUTHCOM Wary Navy Ship Decommissionings Will Further Limit Assets

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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.

Army Acquisition Deputy: Service To Discuss OCO With Lawmakers This Week

DefenseAlert, July 24, 2014 -- Army leaders are heading to Capitol Hill to discuss what portion of the Pentagon's $58.6 billion overseas contingency operations request will end up in the service's base budget, according to the Army's new acquisition deputy.

Defense Business Board: DOD Must Change Acquisition Model To Generate Innovation

DefenseAlert, July 24, 2014 -- Contending that the Pentagon has "inadvertently erected barriers against innovation," an influential advisory panel is calling on the Defense Department to do away with its overly bureaucratic processes for procuring non-platform systems.

OSD Weighing Air Force GBSD Proposals

DefenseAlert, July 24, 2014 -- The Office of the Secretary of Defense is currently reviewing the Air Force's proposal for how to modernize the ground-based component of the nuclear triad, the results of a recently completed classified Ground Based Strategic Deterrent analysis of alternatives, according to a service spokesman.

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DOD Acquisition Deputy Recommends Budget Off-Ramps In 'Likely' Case Of Sequestration

DefenseAlert, July 23, 2014 -- The Pentagon's deputy acquisition executive recently told defense industry representatives that Frank Kendall, her boss, thinks full sequestration will be triggered in fiscal year 2016 and has been advising budget programmers to craft "off-ramps" to address looming program cuts.

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Defense Next 07/24/2014

Lawmakers Seek Innovation

Two top House authorizers this week called for increased innovation in defense and a move away from the use of legacy systems. Speaking at the Brookings Institute in Washington, Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Rep. Randy . . .



The Medium Extended Air Defense System recently completed a system demonstration at an Italian air base near Rome, contractor Lockheed Martin announced today. "The two-week test demonstration included significant first-time events that were observed by several . . .



The House has approved legislation to reauthorize the functions of the National Institute of Standards and Technology that strips the National Security Agency from the list of agencies consulted in developing information system standards, Inside . . .

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