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Carter: DoD Will Block ‘Short-term Focused’ Defense Mergers

The Defense Department’s acquisition czar, Ashton Carter, said the department frowns on further defense consolidation at the level of the big players, adding DoD would even go so far as to block potential mergers between industry giants. “We would not allow any further mergers of the big ones,” said the …

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Gates: DoD Cuts ‘Must Address Force Structure’

As he makes the final rounds of his public pronouncements as head of the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is warning of the specter of deep budget cuts. Speaking before the Senate Armed Service’s Committee for the last time before he steps down at the end of the month, …

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DoD Report: Testing Not to Blame for Weapons Delays

An independent Defense Department assessment found that weapons system did not significantly slow down the acquisition process, according to a Defense News report this week. The review, which was commissioned by Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Ashton Carter undertook a review of 40 major weapons programs that …

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DoD Names Ginman to Head Acquisition Policy Shop

The Defense Department has announced Richard T. Ginman will take over as director of the department’s acquisition policy shop. Ginman replaces former Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy Director Shay Assad, who was named two weeks ago to a special position specifically focused on Pentagon pricing Ginman most recently served as …

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Bob Butler

Robert “Bob” Butler is the deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyber policy, a position he has held since 2009. In this role, he is responsible for providing policy advice and support to the defense secretary and other senior defense officials by creating and recommending strategies to improve the department’s …

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