Senate appropriators shun OCO budget transfer pushed by House

Tony Bertuca | May 24, 2016
The Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee has approved a fiscal year 2017 spending bill that funds the Pentagon's base and overseas contingency operations budgets requested by the Obama administration, diverging from House appropriators, who seek a $16 billion OCO-to-base transfer.

GAO rejects protest of DCGS-A request for proposals

Courtney McBride | May 24, 2016
The Government Accountability Office has denied a protest by Palantir in connection with the Army's Distributed Common Ground System, according to a May 18 post on the GAO website.

Senate calls on Air Force to examine JSTARS rapid acquisition program office

Leigh Giangreco | May 24, 2016
Senate authorizers have called on the Air Force to deliver options to accelerate the recapitalization of its Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System fleet, including alternatives that would push initial operational capability two years ahead of the service's schedule.

Defense Business Alert

SOS International adds former DIA chief to board

SOS International said today David Shedd, the former deputy director and acting director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, has joined its board of advisors.

Defense Budget Alert

Think tank urges OCO funding reform

The Stimson Center has released a report asserting the Pentagon's overseas contingency operations fund is being "misused" and should be phased out.