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NNSA Completes Final Design Review of B61-12 Bombs, Proceeds to Production Qualification Activities

The Energy Department’s National Nuclear Security Administration will proceed with the final production qualification activities of the B61-12 Life Extension Program after completing a final design review of a new B61 variant.

The department said Friday NNSA will initiate production qualification operations at its Pantex Plant within the month, then conduct phase 6.5 first production authorization in September 2019.

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Air Force to Slow Down Purchases of Hypersonic Weapons; Will Roper Quoted

The U.S. Air Force has decided to incrementally purchase hypersonic weapons instead of procuring the technology in large quantities, Flight Global reported Monday. Will Roper, assistant secretary for acquisition and technology, USAF, said that the service branch intends to achieve initial operational capability for its Hypersonic Conventional Strike Weapon by 2020.

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USAF PEO Battle Management Redesignated With More Digital Focus

The U.S. Air Force's Program Executive Office Battle Management has been redesignated to continue operations as PEO Digital at Hanscom Air Force Base. The renamed and redesignated PEO will work to implement acquisition processes for Agile DevOps software across the service branch, Air Force Materiel Command said Monday.

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Kay Ely: Air Force, GSA Establish New Purchasing Vehicle for IT Products

The U.S. Air Force and General Services Administration have partnered to establish a multiple-award blanket purchase agreement for government IT products.

According to a blog article written by GSA official Kay Ely published Wednesday, the IT Products BPA will help the federal government and Air Force streamline their acquisition process and reduce contract duplication.

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GAO Recommends DoD, Navy to Update Requirements for Making Weapons Sustainment Strategies

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Defense Department and U.S. Navy issue an updated or new set of guidelines for developing plans to sustain legacy weapon systems.

GAO said in a report published Monday that the Navy inconsistently documented its sustainment strategies for C-2A, E2C, EA-18G and F/A-18A-D aircraft since 2012.

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