Inside the Army, May 20, 2013 -- The Army will cut its manned aerial intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance fleet by more than half and will focus its efforts on modernizing its existing platforms and sensors rather than procuring new systems as part of its aerial ISR strategy for 2020, according to a report the service sent to Congress on April 17.
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DefenseAlert, May 17, 2013 -- The Defense Department has provided Congress two reprogramming requests totaling $9.6 billion, according to a cover letter sent to Congress today by Pentagon Comptroller Robert Hale.
DOCUMENT: Cover Letter To DOD's FY-13 Reprogramming Request
DefenseAlert, May 17, 2013 -- The Pentagon is asking Congress to repeal legislation that requires the Air Force to maintain at least 74 retired KC-135E Stratotankers in case they are needed for Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard or active duty -- a revival the Defense Department argues could cost as much as $5.5 billion.
Inside the Air Force, May 17, 2013 -- The Air Force budget office this year will implement a new approach to its money management process and begin making reprogramming decisions based on future needs rather than current ones.
Inside the Air Force, May 17, 2013 -- A recently released Air Force report shows that it is less expensive for the service to conduct a variety of high-altitude, long-endurance reconnaissance missions using the RQ-4 Block 30 Global Hawk aircraft than using the U-2 spy plane.DefenseAlert: Daily News
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- Raytheon Missile Hits Target, Back On Course For Major Production Decision (Updated)
- Fourth GPS IIF Launches Successfully On Atlas V Rocket (Updated)
- F-35 Officials Seek To Accelerate Start Of EW Upgrades
Inside the Pentagon, May 16, 2013 -- As lawmakers prepare to mark up the fiscal year 2014 defense spending and policy bills, congressional defense committees are expected to follow the Defense Department's lead in ignoring the possibility of sequestration cuts.
News on the Air Force budget, Global Hawk, simulator training and much more.
Joint Staff Director Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti has been tabbed by President Obama to become the next head of U.S. Forces in Korea, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said today. Scaparrotti will replace Gen. J.D. Thurman, Hagel . . .05/17/2013
The Defense Department's continuing efforts to set up a business enterprise architecture and modernize its business systems and processes still faces "long-standing challenges," according to a new Government Accountability Office report. Not only that, "the Office . . .05/16/2013
The Defense Department should "periodically review and improve [the] visibility of combatant commands' resources," a new Government Accountability Office report recommends. "Authorized military and civilian positions and mission and headquarters-support costs have grown considerably over the . . .