Top Thales USA executives said this week the company's global position has helped it weather the U.S. budget downturn while growing its focus and investment in emerging technologies.
Frank Kendall, the Pentagon's acquisition chief, said Oct. 6 that he has sent Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work a list of planned program awards for development and production that he believes the Defense Department should consider deferring until a time of greater budget certainty.
The head of U.S. naval forces in Europe says NATO should invest more in systems and training to counter Russian threats, including anti-submarine capabilities, cyber effects and electronic warfare.
The biggest threat to the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System recapitalization effort isn't the series of delays the program has seen, but the imposition of sequestration or a long-term continuing resolution, according to a senior Air Force acquisition official.
The Navy is still recovering from a continuing resolution imposed two years ago and a "degree of sequestration" in 2013 that is "relatively minor" to the fiscal uncertainty the service is facing in 2016, according to the Navy's top acquisition executive.
The United States is awarding contracts to Insitu to supply the air forces of Kenya and Cameroon with unmanned aerial systems in an effort to help the nations address ongoing terrorism threats within their borders.
DOCUMENT: Navy J&A Documents On ScanEagle Contracts For Kenya, Cameroon
Inside the Army, October 5, 2015 -- A House-Senate conference of defense authorizers has approved a request by the Army and General Dynamics to put 30 mm guns on 81 Europe-based Stryker vehicles, at a cost of $411 million in fiscal year 2016.
Though Congress temporarily averted a government shutdown this week, Defense Secretary Ash Carter is telling all Defense Department personnel to brace themselves for continued fiscal uncertainty.
DOCUMENT: Carter Memo On Fiscal Uncertainty