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DoD Seeks Drawdown on Oil Consumption

The Defense Department has its eye set on reducing the armed forces’ reliance on fossil fuels both as a matter of national security and a way to save money, according to one of the Pentagon’s top energy specialists. Sharon Burke, director of DoD’s operational energy plans and programs, said reducing …

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Lynn Offers Deal to Contractors

Deputy U.S. Defense Secretary William J. Lynn spoke recently about the bitter reality faced by the Defense Department and government contractors in the incongruous era of budget deficits and spending cuts, according to an article in Aviation Week. The Defense Department says it needs between 2 and 3 percent growth, …

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Carter: Lack of Competition in Bid Process

In testimony before the House Armed Services Committee Wednesday, the Defense Department’s acquisitions chief Ashton Carter sketched out the details of his plan to restructure acquisitions, including increasing competition on contract bids. “Competition is the single, most powerful tool to drive productivity,” said Carter, who serves as undersecretary of defense …

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Showdown at JFCOM Hearings?

When top Defense Department officials testify before Senate and House panels this week about the closing of the Joint Forces Command, Virginia lawmakers hope the hearings will shed light on what they have characterized as a murky process. The Senate and House Armed Services Committees will hear testimony from a …

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Appropriations Bill Down for the Count?

In wake of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” fight yesterday, it appears defense spending will have to limp forward with the aid of a continuing resolution – an omnibus bill that basically sets spending at last year’s levels. Colin Clark of DoD Buzz provides an excellent wrap up of the …

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