Inside the Army, March 10, 2014 -- The Army has set aside $50 million in fiscal year 2015 for industry to take part in a science and technology effort intended to preserve the engineering base associated with its soon-to-be cancelled Ground Combat Vehicle program.
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DefenseAlert, March 10, 2014 -- Despite the Air Force's optimism and stated interest in pursuing disaggregated space architectures and commercially hosted payloads, officials in the Government Accountability Office and the Pentagon's Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation office are concerned the service's enthusiasm isn't matched by the knowledge and planning required to execute a clear way forward.
DefenseAlert, March 10, 2014 -- More than $182 million in funds appropriated in fiscal years 2012, 2013 and 2014 for U-2 spy plane modification and development remains unspent, according to budget figures released by the Air Force.
Inside the Army, March 10, 2014 -- Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno has said an Army of 420,000 active-duty soldiers will be incapable of properly executing America's national security strategy, but a top Pentagon official told the service last week that it should be prepared to shrink to that size if Congress does not take steps to undo the automatic budget cuts triggered by sequestration next year.
DefenseAlert, March 3, 2014 -- There are "no technical reasons" preventing the Air Force from migrating its prized Senior Year Electro-Optical Reconnaissance System multispectral imagery sensor from the manned U-2 spy plane to the remotely piloted RQ-4 platform, according to the intelligence-gathering system's prime contractor UTC Aerospace Systems.DefenseAlert: Daily News
- Army's Wish List Includes $1.2 Billion To Buy More Black Hawks, Apaches
- First GPS III Launch Delayed One Year To 2016 (Updated)
- Air Force FY-15 Budget: More Investment In Smart, Standoff Munitions
- Follow-On Trainer Could See Funding Ramp-Up Starting In FY-15
- Air Force To Acquire Fleet Of 346 Reapers By FY-21, 55 Fewer Than Planned
DefenseAlert, March 4, 2014 -- The Pentagon has unveiled a $495.6 billion fiscal year 2015 spending request that is $45.2 billion -- or 8 percent -- below what it had planned to spend, with military leaders arguing for significantly more in the near future to support a newly updated national defense strategy and associated force structure and modernization plans.
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The Pentagon is asking Congress for $13.3 billion to fund the Military Intelligence Program, according to a statement issued late this afternoon. Don't expect any more information about where that money will be allocated unless you . . .03/06/2014
Deputy Defense Secretary Christine Fox is warning the service secretaries and chiefs of staff to "be prepared" for funding below the future years defense plan. In a March 5 memo, Fox writes: This budgeting process has been . . .03/05/2014
The Pentagon submitted a report to Congress today on North Korea's "current and future military power." Required under the fiscal year 2012 Defense Authorization Act, the report "shall address an assessment of the security situation on . . .