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Report: Number Of Cleared Pentagon Workers Declines

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.

Senate Passes Budget Resolution Calling For $89 Billion OCO

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.

Air Campaign Against ISIL Generates Renewed Air Force Interest In SDB I

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.

General Dynamics Declines To Bid For Rifleman Radio

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

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Unmanned Systems Alert

Senate Authorizers Concerned About UCLASS Requirements, UCAS-D Retirement

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

Unmanned Systems Alert