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Idea Raised to Combine Defense, Veterans Affairs Health Systems

Some Military Retirement and Compensation Modernization Commission have discussed an idea consolidate healthcare systems of the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, Military Times reported Thursday. Patricia Kime writes the unified health system concept was introduced at the MRCMC’s public hearing Monday at Fort Belvoir, Va., where various veterans service organizations discussed issues raised …

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Frank Kendall Asks Industry to Cut Overhead Costs

Defense Department Undersecretary Frank Kendall has asked the government contracting industry to follow the Pentagon’s example by reducing overhead costs, Defense News reported Thursday. Marcus Weisgerber writes Kendall, undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, requested audiences at a Nov. 7 event to provide input on items that raise costs without increasing …

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Report: Sequester Cuts Intell Budget by $4B

Government data indicates that sequestration has trimmed the budget for intelligence programs from $72 billion to $68 billion during the past fiscal year, Fierce Government reported Wednesday. Ryan McDermott writes the data from the Defense Department and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence did not explain how the …

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Report: October Pentagon Contracts Hit $17B

The Defense Department awarded more than 180 contracts in October with a combined value of more than $17 billion, DoD Buzz reported Tuesday. Brendan McGarry writes that figure represents less than a third of the total value of contracts the Pentagon announced in September. Raytheon won the month’s largest award, a potential $1.6 billion …

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Paul Hommert: Budgetary Changes to Impact Nuclear Weapons Program

Sandia National Laboratories passed all fiscal 2013 milestones for the country’s nuclear weapons program but expects to run into budget and timetable issues for 2014 due to federal budget disputes, the Albuquerque Business Journal reported Wednesday. Dan Mayfield writes the lab’s key priorities, which include upgrading the B61 nuclear weapon, could be …

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DISA Consolidates Data Centers, IT Systems

The Defense Information Systems Agency has moved to consolidate its data centers and information technology infrastructures as part of efforts to reduce operational costs. DISA moved the operations of its data centers in Dayton, Ohio and Chambersburg, Pa. into the Defense Enterprise Computing Centers on Oct. 1, the agency said …

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Pentagon Seeks Inertial Navigation Tech as Second Choice to GPS

The Pentagon is looking to replace or supplement the U.S. military’s GPS systems with inertial technology in a move aimed at addressing security concerns, Defense News reported Tuesday. Zachary Fryer-Biggs writes Al Shaffer, research and development lead at the Defense Department, is interested in inertial measurement units as an alternative …

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