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Pentagon Creates Advisory Panel on Streamlining Acquisition Process

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The Defense Department has launched an advisory panel with a two-year charter to help streamline the military’s acquisition process, Defense News reported Tuesday. Aaron Mehta writes Deidre Lee, a former director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy and previously a Office of Federal Procurement Policy administrator, will lead the Advisory Panel on Streamlining …

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Air Force Eyes International Satellite Support in Weather Data Strategy

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The U.S. Air Force plans to utilize satellite data from international partners as part of a weather data strategy the service branch has submitted to Congress, Space News reported Monday. Mike Gruss writes the Defense Department will use data from satellites operated by South Korea, India and Europe’s Eumetsat meteorological satellite organization through a seven-year period under the Air Force …

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Air Force Research Laboratory Kicks Off Biofuel Production Tech Commercialization Effort; James Neely Comments

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The Air Force Research Laboratory has unveiled a new organization to explore new methods to commercialize a biofuel production technology in an effort to manage petroleum usage costs. AFRL’s Defense Production Act Title III Program Office will collaborate with industry to develop feedstock, buy equipment and create a business strategy to sustain the production of …

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Rear Adm. Dee Mewbourne Assumes Military Sealift Command Chief Post

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Navy Rear Adm. Dee Mewbourne, former director of maritime operations at the U.S. Fleet Forces Command, formally assumed duties as commander of the Military Sealift Command during a ceremony held Thursday aboard the USNS Lewis B. Puller ship. He succeeds Navy Rear Adm. T. K. Shannon, who has retired after a 34-year military career, the service branch said …

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Frank Kendall Visits SPAWAR Facilities to Discuss Acquisition Priorities & Initiatives

Frank Kendall

Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, has met with the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command‘s acquisition staff and command leadership to discuss acquisition priorities and initiatives. The U.S. Navy said Friday Kendall engaged in an all hands meeting, awards ceremony, roundtables and laboratory tours during his visit to SPAWAR’s Old Town …

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DoD IG: Navy Lacks Comprehensive Assessment Guidance for Renewable Energy Projects

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The Defense Department inspector general has released a report that indicates the U.S. Navy needs a comprehensive guidance to evaluate cost performance of the service branch’s large‑scale renewable energy projects. DoD IG said Thursday it found that Navy personnel failed to release adequate documentation to support the calculations they made in their assessments of three major renewable …

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Gen. Paul Selva: Innovation Ideas Exist Across DoD, Military

Gen. Paul Selva

U.S. Air Force Gen. Paul Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the ideas of reform and innovation has spread in the military, DoD News reported Thursday. Jim Garamone writes Selva discussed the Defense Department‘s “state of innovation” at the Center for Strategic and International Studies Thursday to collect ideas and knowledge from younger …

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GAO Wants Air Force to Review A-10 Divestment Proposal

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The Government Accountability Office has asked the U.S. Air Force to revisit the service’s A-10 retirement proposal called on the Defense Department to set quality information requirements for weapon system divestments. GAO released a report on Wednesday that examines the quality of information the Air Force and DoD used in …

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Defense Science Board Recommends Strategies to Increase DoD Adoption of Autonomous Systems

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The Defense Science Board has conducted a 2016 summer study on autonomy that suggests autonomous technology can provide various operational advantages to a wide array of Defense Department missions. DSB outlined in a June 2016 report three sets of recommendations to help DoD expand the use of self-operating platforms for the military, increase the operational pull for …

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