Darlene Costello

DoD’s Darlene Costello on Early Adoption of Testing, Evaluation in Acquisition

Darlene Costello Defense Department officials espoused this week the agency’s mission to elevate testing and evaluation as key aspects of the acquisition process, FCW reported Wednesday. Sean ...
Rob Wittman

Rep. Rob Wittman: Pentagon Should Shift War Funds into Base Budget

Rep. Rob Wittman Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.), chairman of the House Armed Services Readiness subcommittee, has asked the Defense Department to transition its war funding to its baseline ...
William-Lynn

DRS CEO William Lynn: Pentagon Should Adopt a Global Approach to Tech R&D

William Lynn William Lynn, CEO of DRS Technologies and Finmeccanica North America, said the Pentagon must think globally in order for the U.S. military to gain access to cutting-edge ...
Robert Hale

Robert Hale: DoD Needs Long-Term Budget Plan to Manage Program Costs

Robert Hale Former Pentagon Comptroller Robert Hale forecasts that the department will be more cautious with its discretionary spending until there is greater clarity on the defense ...
Robert Hale

Robert Hale: Pentagon to Need War Budget Even After Troops Leave Afghanistan

Robert Hale The Defense Department will continue to request funding for operations in Afghanistan even after U.S. combat troops return home from that country, Bloomberg reported Thursday. Tony ...
Robert Hale

Robert Hale: Industry Should Be Upfront About Military Tech Costs

Robert Hale Robert Hale, outgoing Pentagon comptroller, has said the contracting industry could help military customers manage investments by explaining to them a technology’s ...
F-35

Pentagon Lowers Cost Estimate for F-35 Updates to $1.65B

The Pentagon estimates that upgrades to Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jets will cost the department $1.65 billion, or $100 million lower than its forecast last year, Bloomberg reported ...
Frank Kendall

Frank Kendall: Workforce Training Critical to Defense Acquisition Reform

Frank Kendall Frank Kendall, the Pentagon’s acquisitions chief, said the Defense Department should strive to continuously improve its acquisition system, especially in light of budget ...
Pentagon

Rep. Mac Thornberry: Pentagon Contracting Data Report Details Cost Overruns

Rep. Mac Thornberry, who leads the House’s acquisition reform initiative, has acknowledged a contracting data report from the office of Defense Undersecretary Frank Kendall, FCW reported ...
Jon Davis

Jon Davis: Pentagon Must Change IT Network Mgmt Approach

Jon Davis Jon Davis, former deputy commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, said Wednesday that military cyber networks must be considered as important as weapon systems, Defense Systems ...