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GAO Recommends DARPA Assess Military Tech Transition Strategies

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The Government Accountability Office has urged the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to perform regular assessments on the Defense Department‘s efforts to move innovations from experimental phase into acquisition and deployment stages. GAO made the recommendation after an analysis showed inconsistencies in how DARPA evaluates outcomes of technology transition programs at the department, …

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US Foreign Military Sales Hit $46B in FY 2015; Joseph Rixey, Heidi Shyu Comment


Defense Security Cooperation Agency Director Vice Adm. Joseph Rixey has said the U.S. recorded $46.6 billion in foreign military sales during fiscal year 2015, Defense News reported Sunday. Rixey told the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual meeting in Washington the ongoing fight against the Islamic State organization helped bolster overseas sales of military …

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Maj. Gen. Robert McMurry Foresees Increase in Air Force’s Space Launch Outsourcing Activity


Maj. Gen. Robert McMurry, vice commander of the U.S. Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center, predicts the U.S. military would eventually outsource certain satellite launch and space surveillance work to companies, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Andy Pasztor writes McMurry told an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics-sponsored …

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