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Eric Fanning: Air Force to Get Needed F-35, Tanker Program Funds

Acting Air Force Eric Fanning expects the branch to get the required funding for the F-35 and aerial-tanker programs for next fiscal year, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Doug Cameron writes Fanning did not disclose the Air Force’s plans regarding its share of 1,700 F-35 jets the military has ordered from Lockheed …

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Report: US Govt Tags F-35 Operating Costs at $857B

The U.S. government now estimates the costs of operating and maintaining the Lockheed Martin-F-35 jet at $857 billion, 20 percent less than previous figures that exceeded $1 trillion, Reuters reported Wednesday. Andrea Shalal-Esa writes the Defense Department based the new figures on data detailing the fighter jet’s more than 7,000 hours …

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Army to Push Through Summer Testing for Humvee Replacement

Officials are saying the U.S. Army is on schedule to test the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program that aims to develop a replacement for the Humvee, DoD Buzz reported Wednesday. Michael Hoffman cited Col. John Cavedo, JLTV joint program manager, as saying that the JLTV will enter the engineering and manufacturing development test phase next …

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James Comey Confirmed as FBI Director

The Senate has confirmed former Deputy U.S. Attorney General James Comey as FBI director, Reuters reported Monday. Thomas Ferraro writes Comey won a 93-1 vote on his appointment, replacing Robert Mueller as the bureau’s lead since 2001. The Senate cast its vote after Sen. Rand Paul withdrew his opposition to …

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Profile: GSA CIO Casey Coleman

Casey Coleman serves as chief information officer at the General Services Administration, where she manages the agency’s $600 million information technology budget and works to align objectives and priorities. GSA credits Coleman with helping lead the agency to become the first to move its email and collaboration platform into a …

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Senator Richard Dublin Endorses F-35 Program

Richard Dublin, chairman of the Senate Defense Appropriations subcommittee, expressed his support for Lockheed Martin’s F-35 fighters during a Wednesday hearing, the Lexington Institute reported Thursday. Loren Thompson writes Durbin gave the endorsement following testimonies from Defense Department acquisition lead Frank Kendall and Air Force Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, F-35 program executive …

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