Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Industry Leaders Eye Focus On Commercial Items, Acquisition Workforce

Inside the Pentagon, July 31, 2014 -- In response to a congressional request for help on acquisition reform efforts, industry leaders are calling for a greater focus on how commercial items are procured, along with enhanced industry involvement in the process and workforce development.

Sources: GDLS And BAE To Receive GCV Bridge Contracts Next Month

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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.

Air Force 30-Year Strategy Emphasizes Acquisition Agility

DefenseAlert, July 30, 2014 -- The Air Force wants to make its future weapon system procurement strategy more agile and its acquisition programs more adaptable, according to a 30-year strategy rolled out on July 30 by top service leadership.
DOCUMENT: Air Force 'Call To The Future' 30-Year Strategy

Flight Restrictions Kept In Place For F-35 Operational Aircraft

DefenseAlert, July 30, 2014 -- Flight restrictions remain for Joint Strike Fighter operational aircraft until an engine investigation wraps up, but limits have been removed for test aircraft, according to the F-35 joint program office.

DOD Eyes 'Kinetic Fireball Incendiaries' Payload For New Bunker-Busting Weapon

DefenseAlert, July 30, 2014 -- The Defense Department is laying plans to demonstrate by 2018 a next-generation bunker-busting bomb armed with a new payload – "kinetic fireball incendiaries" -- that could be used to destroy chemical or biological weapons stored in fortified, underground facilities.
DOCUMENT: Air Force Draft RFP For HAMMER Munition


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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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News on a proposed incendiary bunker-buster bomb, the Joint Strike Fighter program, manned vs unmanned platforms and more.

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Defense Next 07/30/2014

S&T Priorities

The Office of Management and Budget recently issued a memo outlining "the administration's multi-agency science and technology priorities for formulating [fiscal year] 2016 Budget submissions." Among those priorities are: Advanced manufacturing and industries of the future. The . . .

07/29/2014

Special Ops Doctrine

The Defense Department recently issued an updated joint doctrine document on special operations. Among the changes, the new doctrine document: * Expands the discussion of special operations joint task force, to include the addition of a vignette . . .

07/29/2014

Launched

After being postponed three times due to ground system errors and bad weather, Air Force Space Command-4 launched on July 28 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL. The Delta IV carrying AFSPC-4's three space situational . . .

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