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Army Gen. Gustave Perna: ‘Unnecessary’ Bid Protests Hurt Contracting Process

Gen. Gustave Perna, commander of the Army Materiel Command, has called on companies to refrain from filing “unnecessary” protests against contract awards, Defense News reported Friday. Jen Judson writes Perna told audience at the Association of the U.S. Army-hosted Global Force Symposium that protests slow down contracting officials and affect their capacity to do …

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Senate Votes to Retain Military Rank of National Security Adviser HR McMaster

The Senate voted 86-10 Wednesday to let H.R. McMaster keep his military status as a three-star lieutenant general with the U.S. Army while he serves as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Defense News reported Wednesday. Joe Gould writes that senators did not have to subject McMaster’s appointment to confirmation in the upper …

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Diane Randon: Army Exempts 20K New Civilian Positions from Federal Hiring Freeze Via New Process

The U.S. Army has approved approximately 20,000 new civilian employees for exemption from President Donald Trump’s federal hiring freeze following the implementation of a process that seeks to facilitate the granting of such exceptions, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jared Serbu writes Diane Randon, assistant secretary of the Army for …

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House Committee Unveils $578B Defense Appropriations Bill for Fiscal 2017

The House Appropriations Committee has introduced a bill that would provide $577.9 billion for the Defense Department‘s national security missions that include military and readiness programs. The committee said Thursday its FY 2017 defense appropriations bill “closely reflects” the version that the full House approved last summer and aligns with the enacted National Defense Authorization Act. The committee proposed $516.1 …

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Army Fields Cloud-Based System for Ammo Management

The U.S. Army started to implement an updated management platform in January to help the military branch’s reserve and active components monitor and control ammunition supply activities. The Standard Army Ammunition System is a cloud-based platform that has a centralized database and server that work to provide users real-time visibility on …

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