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DoD Service Contracting to Take a Hit under Senate Committee Plan

Under a spending measure approved by the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Defense Department’s funding for service contracts would be cut down to 2010 levels, in what Federal News Radio said amounted to a service-contractor hiring freeze. DoD’s service-contracting budget would take a $1.1 billion cut, according to a committee …

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Senate Armed Services OKs $6B Defense Cut

The Senate Armed Services Committee has given its go-ahead to cut $6 billion from the Defense Department’s 2012 budget, according to a report in Defense News. The chairman of the panel, Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), called the cut a “down payment” on the a plan the White House introduced in …

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GAO: Weapons Programs Need More Requirements Oversight

A new Government Accountability Office review has found that the requirements oversight phase of the acquisition process is ill-timed, when put into practice, according to a Defense News report. The GAO report found that feedback from the Joint Requirements Oversight Council — known as JROC —  is included  either too …

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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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