DefenseAlert, March 27, 2015 -- The number of Defense Department workers with clearances declined more than 700,000 in the last two years, according to new numbers reported by the Pentagon in a briefing and obtained by the Federation of American Scientists.
DefenseAlert, March 27, 2015 -- The Senate passed a GOP budget blueprint Friday with a 52-49 vote that would boost the Defense Department's overseas contingency operations spending to $89 billion, while capping the base budget at $499 billion in fiscal year 2016 in accordance with the 2011 Budget Control Act.
DefenseAlert, March 26, 2015 -- The Air Force -- which ended Small Diameter Bomb I procurement in 2011, slashing the original acquisition objective in half -- is now asking Boeing to about-face and effectively revert to full-rate production of the precision munition in fiscal year 2016, a reversal of fortune that springs from the current air campaign in Syria and Iraq against ISIL.
DefenseAlert, March 26, 2015 -- The lead manufacturer of the Army's Joint Tactical Radio System's handheld Rifleman radio did not bid in the competition for the radio's full-rate production contract, according to a company statement to InsideDefense.com.
DefenseAlert, March 25, 2015 -- An influential senator is concerned about the current requirements the Navy has proposed for the Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike platform -- its first unmanned combat aircraft program -- and requests the service extend the use of another remotely piloted system, according to a recent letter.
DOCUMENT: Sen. McCain's Letter To DOD On UCLASS
Inside the Navy, March 30, 2015 -- The Marine Corps last week released its final request for proposals for the Amphibious Combat Vehicle Increment 1.1 program, formally kicking off the service's multibillion-dollar effort to replace its legacy amphibious vehicle fleet.
DefenseAlert, March 26, 2015 -- Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday criticized current budget blueprints advanced by GOP lawmakers that seek to protect defense spending from sequestration by injecting billions of dollars into the Defense Department's overseas contingency operations account, which is exempt from legally mandated spending caps.
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