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GAO Urges DoD, DHS Acquisition Personnel to Review Market Research Procedures

The Government Accountability Office has urged acquisition personnel at the departments of Defense and Homeland Security to re-examine their documentation procedures on procurement information. GAO said Thursday that such an effort could help strengthen competition and inform current and future acquisitions by using fundamental market research techniques to find out how and when the data …

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U.S. Navy Eyes ‘Electromagnetic Maneuver Warfare’ System; Capt. Rob Gamberg Comments

The U.S. Navy is looking to a new concept of electronic warfare in an effort to gain control of the electromagnetic combat field, Breaking Defense reported Friday. Sydney Freedberg Jr. writes the Navy plans to develop an electromagnetic battle management system to coordinate unmanned aerial systems, surface forces and submarines. The service wants …

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Army Nat’l Guard Deploys Emergency Comm System for Interoperability

The Army National Guard is deploying the Disaster Incident Response Emergency Communications Terminal system to facilitate emergency communications interoperability among first responders with the goal to sustain Internet and phone operations during disasters. Amy Walker wrote on Sept. 29 that DIRECT comprises a Delta Package and a Joint Network Node equipped with a Satellite Transportable Terminal and …

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DARPA Seeks Crew Augmentation Tech for Ground Combat Vehicles

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is offering an research and development opportunity to potential partners on crew augmentation technologies as part of the Ground X-Vehicle Technologies program. DARPA said Tuesday the program seeks visualization, path planning, ally/adversary sensing, terrain classification and autopilot capabilities for ground-based armored fighting vehicles. DARPA wants crew augmentation to help boost situational awareness, ease operational …

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DoD, GSA, NASA Publish Final Rule on Federal Procurement Instrument ID System

The Defense Department, General Services Administration and NASA have released the final rule on establishing a uniform identification system to standardize procurement activities across government as part of amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation. According to a document published Tuesday in the Federal Register, the procurement instrument identification system effective on Nov. 13 will utilize activity address …

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New Democrat Coalition Proposes Professional Background for Acquisition Program Managers

A group of lawmakers wants to require defense program managers to have the technical and academic background to lead a particular program in a move to “professionalize” the field, Defense News reported Friday. John Bennett writes that the New Democrat Coalition has submitted a report recommending military acquisition reforms based on an evaluation …

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Penny Pritzker: Commerce Dept Program Eyes Export Growth in Japan, South Korea

The Commerce Department will lead 20 U.S. companies in efforts to expand their businesses into the Japan and South Korea healthcare and energy sectors as part of the agency’s business development mission. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker said Thursday the program will kick off this month with the goal to help U.S. businesses further their exports to both countries. “One of our …

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