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DOD tallies Columbia-class submarine acquisition tab at $260 billion

Jason Sherman | July 21, 2017

The Defense Department has submitted an initial Selected Acquisition Report for the Ohio-replacement submarine program, detailing in a 45-page document cost and schedule targets for the Navy's top modernization project -- a $260 billion effort to develop, field and operate a new ballistic missile submarine fleet through 2080.

White House directs DOD to run government-wide defense industrial base review

Tony Bertuca | July 21, 2017

President Trump has signed an executive order directing the Pentagon to oversee a nine-month, government-wide assessment of the defense industrial base, according to White House officials.

Senate appropriators will not boost base defense topline

Tony Bertuca | July 21, 2017

Pitting it squarely against its House counterpart, the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee is crafting a spending bill that adheres to the funding limits set by the 2011 Budget Control Act.

DOD requests $36.1 million to revamp AOC upgrade effort, but faces questions in the Senate

Rachel Karas | July 21, 2017

The Defense Department is asking Congress to reprogram $36.1 million to pay for a new "pathfinder" approach to upgrade the Air and Space Operations Center Weapon System, after the service announced last week it would cancel the troubled AOC 10.2 development contract with Northrop Grumman.

Navy must rebaseline Growler program because of cost breaches

Lee Hudson | July 21, 2017

The Navy must rebaseline the EA-18G Growler program after incurring cost breaches in both its research and development and operations and sustainment accounts, according to a Selected Acquisition Report obtained by Inside Defense.

The Defense Department has experienced nearly $100 billion in cost growth over 80 major weapon systems and provided Congress with details on several programs that saw significant increases, according to DOD's annual selected acquisition reports.

The Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office are working to develop a new service cost position and revised acquisition program baseline for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program to incorporate a revised strategy and an influx of funds from Congress to replace the Russian-made RD-180 rocket engine.

Industry will have to relinquish some of its hold on intellectual property to play a part in the Army's efforts to modernize and improve its network, according to the military deputy to the service's acquisition executive.

White House directs Pentagon to run government-wide defense industrial base review

President Trump has signed an executive order directing the Pentagon to oversee a nine-month, government-wide assessment of the defense industrial base, according to White House officials.

Senate appropriators will not boost base defense topline

Pitting it squarely against its House counterpart, the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee is crafting a spending bill that adheres to the funding limits set by the 2011 Budget Control Act.

DOD tallies Columbia-class submarine acquisition tab at $260 billion

The Defense Department has submitted an initial Selected Acquisition Report for the Ohio-replacement submarine program, detailing in a 45-page document cost and schedule targets for the Navy's top modernization project -- a $260 billion effort to develop, field and operate a new ballistic missile submarine fleet through 2080.

White House directs Pentagon to run government-wide defense industrial base review

President Trump has signed an executive order directing the Pentagon to oversee a nine-month, government-wide assessment of the defense industrial base, according to White House officials.

DOD requests $36.1 million to revamp AOC upgrade effort, but faces questions in the Senate

The Defense Department is asking Congress to reprogram $36.1 million to pay for a new "pathfinder" approach to upgrade the Air and Space Operations Center Weapon System, after the service announced last week it would cancel the troubled AOC 10.2 development contract with Northrop Grumman.

Lockheed preps options as Senate urges new look at unmanned U-2

A Lockheed Martin spokeswoman told Inside the Air Force this week the company will have options ready for Congress and the Air Force if Senate language telling the service to explore the idea of an unmanned U-2 is approved in the final fiscal year 2018 defense policy bill.