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Air Force Installation & Contracting Agency Achieves $1B Cost Savings Through Alternative Business Practices

The U.S. Air Force‘s Installation and Contracting Agency has achieved approximately $1 billion in cost savings using alternative ways to procure goods and services. AFICA employed a cost savings tracker, strategic partnerships and acquisition strategies to meet goals under the Air Force Materiel Command’s strategic plan, the Air Force said Thursday. Renee Richardson, …

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Navy Completes Tests for New Mine Detection Drone System

The U.S. Navy has completed tests for a drone-based mine detection system made to deploy from littoral combat ships, Military.com reported Thursday. The Coastal Mine Reconnaissance system makes use of an MQ-8B Fire Scout drone and an AN/DVS-1 Coastal Battlespace Reconnaissance and Analysis or COBRA sensor to detect mines and obstacles on surfaces and coastal …

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Report: White House Asks Saudi Arabia to Boost Weapons Procurement

President Donald Trump has called on Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to procure more U.S.-built weapons systems to help generate more U.S. jobs, CNBC reported Wednesday. Memos of proposed foreign military sales deals from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency and State Department show that Saudi Arabia plans to …

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DLA’s Scot Doboszenski Appointed as Army Joint Manufacturing Technology Center Commander

The U.S. Army has appointed Col. Scot Doboszenski, distribution global operations director at the Defense Logistics Agency, to serve as commander of the Joint Manufacturing Technology Center. The Army’s JMTC serves as the Defense Department‘s only integrated manufacturer of metal components and products, DLA said Tuesday. Doboszenski began his military career in 1993 after …

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