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Contractors Uncertain On Debt Deal

The debt ceiling increase President Barack Obama signed into law Tuesday is certain to cut $350 billion from the defense budget. However, according to Government Executive, federal contractors are left with uncertainty over how to plan for the long term. The cuts come at a time when the defense contracting …

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Norm Augustine to Lead Review of Antarctic Science

Norm Augustine The National Science Foundation announced last week Norm Augustine has been appointed to lead the upcoming strategic review of U.S. science-support operations on the continent of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. Augustine is the former chair of the National Academy of Engineering and previously served as chairman and …

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DoD Ponders ‘Should-cost’ Estimates for Satellite Buys

High-minded Defense Department “should-cost” acquisition estimates are running square into the brave new world of satellites, in what National Defense magazine called an “outer space imponderable.” Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Ashton Carter has indicated DoD shells out too much for space systems and even further back …

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DoD to ‘Boost’ Space Spending?

One of the biggest stories to come blasting out of the defense budget, which will be released next week, could be the increases in Defense Department spending on space and rocket programs, The Wall Street Journal reported. That’s because despite the uncertain economic climate and the vigilance of deficit hawks, …

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Carter: DoD Open to Small Defense Mergers

The Defense Department realizes defense company mergers are a reality in an era of tight budgets, the Pentagon’s procurement chief said in a Wall Street address yesterday. In fact, DoD is even open to such mergers and acquisitions. But, in return, the Pentagon expects companies to operate more transparently and …

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