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Gates Meets With, Reassures Defense Execs

Defense Secretary Robert Gates met with top executives from major defense contracting firms to reiterate the importance of fulfilling contracts on time and on budget, while assuring the relationship between the federal government and defense contractors will continue to be mutually beneficial moving forward. In attendance were leaders from major …

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Casey Coleman

Casey Coleman is the chief information officer for U.S. General Services Administration, a position she’s held since Sept. 2, 2007. In her role, Coleman is faced with the task of  aligning technology with the administration’s strategic business objectives and efficiently and effectively managing its information technology solutions. She manages the …

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Army Council to Review Bell, Sikorsky FARA Design Iterations; Maj. Gen. Wally Rugen Quoted

FARA Concepts

Maj. Gen. Wally Rugen, director of the U.S. Army Future Vertical Lift Cross-Functional Team, said the branch's requirements oversight council is scheduled to review iterative designs of the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft from Bell and Sikorsky next month. The two vendors are developing prototypes for the FARA competition as part of other transaction agreements awarded in March 2020.

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U-2 Federal Lab Uses Kubernetes to Boost Dragon Lady; Nicolas Chaillan Quoted

U-2 Dragon Lady

U-2 Federal Laboratory, assigned to integrate software in a bounded environment, has used the Kubernetes automation tool in a recent aircraft exercise. The laboratory used Kubernetes during a training sortie with a U-2 Dragon Lady reconnaissance aircraft, marking the automation tool's first flight with a major, operational Department of Defense system, USAF said Wednesday.

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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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