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Navy’s $125B Columbia-Class Submarine Program Gets Milestone B Approval From Pentagon

Defense Department acquisition chief Frank Kendall has granted Milestone B approval to the U.S. Navy’s potential $125 billion Columbia-class nuclear missile submarine program, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. writes the Milestone B decision will pave the way for the Navy to use the $773 million in funds that Congress …

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Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan: F-35 JPO Eyes Follow-On Modernization Funds to Support Extended Flight Tests

Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall is set to inform Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Arizona) through a letter that developmental test flights for the Lockheed Martin-built F-35 fighter aircraft could extend to May 2018 from October 2017, Defense News reported Monday. Air Force Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, head of the F-35 joint program …

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Pentagon Officials Recognize DoD Staff, Military Organizations at Defense Acquisition Workforce Awards

Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, recognized several Defense Department personnel and military organizations during the Defense Acquisition Workforce awards held Thursday in Virginia, DoD News reported Thursday. Amaani Lyle writes Kendall discussed at the event DoD’s efforts to develop data-driven procurement policies as part of the Better …

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CAPE Director Jamie Morin: Minuteman III ICBM Replacement Cost Could Exceed DoD’s $85B Estimate

Jamie Morin, director of cost assessment and program evaluation at the Defense Department, has described $85 billion as a low cost estimate for the replacement platform of Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles in an interview with Breaking Defense posted Thursday. Sydney Freedberg writes Morin said CAPE provided both low and high estimates for the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent program in …

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Federal News Radio: DoD to Release Cybersecurity Guidance for Acquisition Program Managers

The Defense Department plans to release new guidance within the next two months to help program managers integrate cybersecurity approaches into DoD’s acquisition cycle, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Scott Maucione writes the guide will outline systems security engineering strategies as part of DoD’s efforts to address vulnerabilities in defense systems and protect assets against cyber attacks. “Ultimately this …

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Reports: Senate Committee’s FY 2017 Defense Bill Seeks to Split Up AT&L Responsibilities

The Senate Armed Services Committee has completed its markup of a fiscal 2017 defense policy bill that proposes some Defense Department organizational reforms, Defense News reported Thursday. Joe Gould writes the committee’s version of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act contains a provision that would remove the Office of the Under Secretary for Acquisitions, Technology and …

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Report: House Committee-Approved Fiscal 2017 NDAA Contains ‘Open Systems’ Provision

A defense policy bill the House Armed Services Committee approved two weeks ago contains a provision that would require the Defense Department to implement open architecture-based weapon systems “to the maximum extent practicable,” Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jared Serbu writes an earlier version of the committee’s 2017 National Defense Authorization Act had called for …

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Industry Groups React to DoD’s Source Selection Method for ‘Encore III’ IT Services Vehicle

Two government-contracting trade organizations have urged the Defense Department to take action to address their concerns about DoD’s use of a “lowest price, technically acceptable” method for selecting vendors for its Encore III information technology acquisition program. The Professional Services Council and the IT Alliance for Public Sector told DoD acquisition chief Frank Kendall in …

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