Archive for February, 2009

TSAT rush

TO THE AIR FORCE for rushing through with the revamped TSAT program. The Transformational Satellite communications System is a classic example of why Pentagon acquisition reform is essential. Plagued by budget cuts …

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Industry pulse: Another year, another re-compete

ARH replacement opens chances for contractors

Another defense procurement program is heading for a re-competition this year after the original contract was canceled when the winner fell four years behind schedule with …

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Save the P-8

TO THE NAVY for cutting funding of its P-8 patrol aircraft program. In the Defense Department’s fiscal 2010 budget proposal, the Navy has requested a shift of more than $900 million from …

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In this issue

With pirates off the coast of Somalia grabbing ships and headlines, the Navy’s 5th Fleet in Bahrain has established a new command that will head up an international force of navies to …

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Procurement reform

TO THE OBAMA DEFENSE TEAM for indicating early on its intent to instill disci¬pline in the weapons pro¬curement process. In its public debut, the team suggested it would move away from supplemental …

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Force in transition

A plan to ease the Guard and Reserve’s move to an operational force

Since the 9/11 attacks, the Army reserve components (RC) deployed approximately 540,000 soldiers in support of the war on …

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