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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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ExecutiveGov Covers F-35 Procurement and Delivery

The F-35 joint strike fighter had its first flight in 2006, and in the ensuing seven years, the Defense Department has worked with a number of government contracting firms to meet delivery obligations to the service branches and international customers. The task of building the next generation fighter has been …

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Frank Kendall: Pentagon Could Order F-35 Production Rate Increase

The Defense Department’s lead acquisition official believes the agency could increase the Lockheed Martin F-35 aircraft production rates starting in fiscal year 2015, Flightglobal reported Friday. Dave Majumdar writes such a plan would have the Pentagon purchase 42 aircraft in 2015, 62 in 2016, 76 in 2017 and 100 in …

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Pentagon Awarded $19B in April Contracts, Study Says

The Defense Department awarded 200 total contracts during the month of April, valued at more than $19 billion total, according to a Military.com analysis. DoD Buzz reports the month’s largest award went to seven companies, who will take in up to $6.9 billion combined over six years to supply the …

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White House Budget Sets Aside $14B for Submarine and F-35 Development and Procurement

Lockheed Martin Corp.‘s fighter jets and General Dynamics‘ Virginia-class submarine have secured $8.4 billion and $5.4 billion, respectively, in President Barack Obama’s 2014 budget plan, the Washington Business Journal reports. The U.S. President earmarked $166.8 billion of the $526.6 billion budget proposal for weapons development and procurement, which extends funding for …

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Pentagon Awarded $39B in March Contracts, $300B Planned for FY 2013

The Defense Department awarded $39.4 billion in contracts during March, a sharp increase over the $23.1 billion in awards from February and $12.1 billion from January. Despite sequestration, the Pentagon plans to award up to $300 billion in contracts for the whole fiscal year ending Sept. 30, more than the amount awarded in 2006, Nick Taborek …

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Report: Pentagon Asking for Lower 2014 Missile Defense Budget

The Defense Department plans to ask Congress for $9.16 billion to fund missile defense programs for fiscal year 2014 as part of a $526.6 billion defense budget request scheduled for release Wednesday. If approved, the Pentagon would receive $550 million less in missile defense funding than the $9.71 billion for …

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