This Friday INSIDER Daily Digest has news on fixed-price contracts, Space Training and Readiness Command and more.
Senate authorizers believe the reasoning behind an FY-17 provision establishing a preference for fixed-price contracts at the Pentagon is sound, but too broadly used:
The Senate Armed Services Committee wants to repeal a law that previously set a preference at the Defense Department for fixed-price contracts to help control the ballooning costs of large acquisition programs.
Just because the AFA Conference is over doesn't mean the news stops:
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -- The head of Space Training and Readiness Command said this week a new operational planning team began work this week to flesh out a five-to-10-year architecture roadmap for a new National Space Test and Training Range.
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -- On “a focus track” to kick-start production of the Air Force’s Ground Based Strategic Deterrent in 2026, prime contractor Northrop Grumman is looking to launch its first test missile in the effort to replace the aging Minuteman III system in the fourth quarter of 2023, a company official said.
Fincantieri Marinette Marine CEO Mark Vandroff said during a Defense One event this week that the company is investing in both its infrastructure and workforce as it prepares to start frigate construction:
Fincantieri Marinette Marine is set to start construction on the first Constellation-class frigate next spring as the company continues work on the ship’s design, according to the company’s CEO.
Senate authorizers want the Air Force to ensure the B-21 Raider is “operationally capable of employing the Long-Range Standoff Weapon across all required mission sets”:
Lawmakers on the Senate Armed Services Committee want to require the Air Force to integrate its new nuclear cruise missile with the B-21 bomber within two years of the weapon achieving initial operational capability.