Tag Archives: DoD

Lockheed Martin Tops Defense Contract Recipients List in New DOD FY 2020 Defense Spending Report

The Department of Defense’s Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation released its Fiscal Year 2020 Defense Spending by State report on Friday. DoD’s report outlines information including categories of contracted goods and services, total spending figures, numbers and types of defense personnel and major defense vendors across each state and …

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Senate Panel’s Defense Spending Bill to Raise Pentagon’s FY 2022 Budget by $24B

The Senate Appropriations Committee has proposed a bill that would increase the Department of Defense’s budget by $24 billion for fiscal year 2022 to advance artificial intelligence, machine learning and other technologies, improve infrastructure and facilities across the service branches and develop capabilities to counter Chinese threats, Breaking Defense reported …

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GAO: DOD Should Fill Gaps in Small Business Strategy

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) advises the Department of Defense (DOD) to develop an implementation plan, policy and a formal monitoring process for the DOD Small Business Strategy. Congress, in 2019, tasked DOD to create a strategy that will guide how the department handles small business programs, GAO said Thursday.

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Air Force’s Tanker Refueling Mission Software Put to Test by NATO Centers; Lt. Col. Jonathan Clow Quoted

Aerial Refueling

Two NATO air operations centers tested an aerial refueling planning application developed by the U.S. Air Force's software factory during separate exercises in Italy and Spain in Sept. 2021. According to one NATO official, the JIGSAW software impressed the alliance that it was immediately implemented as the primary application for arranging tanker fuel missions, Kessel Run said Wednesday.

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CACI Wins All 10 Pools on GSA ASTRO IDIQ; CEO John Mengucci Quoted

John Mengucci

CACI International has been selected as a prime contractor for all 10 pools on the General Services Administration’s (GSA) ten-year, multibillion-dollar, multiple-award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity ASTRO contract. Under the contract, CACI’s work will span ASTRO pools including data operations, aviation, space, maritime, mission operations, ground, research and development, training services, support services and systems integration and development.

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Heidi Grant to End Tenure as DSCA Director

Heidi Grant

Heidi Grant, director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), will step down from her role and transition out of the federal government. She has served as DSCA's director since August 2020 and has contributed 32 years of service to the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, Joint Staff and other Department of Defense components, DSCA said Tuesday.

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CBO Presents Analysis of 3 Options for National Defense Under Reduced DOD Budget

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The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) examined three options for national defense if funding for the Pentagon would be reduced by 14 percent, or approximately $1 trillion, from 2022 through 2031. Under the first option, the Department of Defense would maintain the “deterrence by denial” as its national security strategy and reduce the size of its U.S. forces by approximately 20 percent while keeping the “same balance of capabilities."

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ARC Develops AI/ML Maintenance Platform for U.S. Marine Corps Under SBIR Phase III Contract

ARC Predictive Platform

Armaments Research Company (ARC) will develop a predictive maintenance platform for crew-served weapons for the U.S. Marine Corps under the company’s recently awarded five-year, $60 million SBIR Phase III contract. “Supporting the Marines’ leap forward from time- to conditions-based maintenance for their medium-caliber weapons creates an extraordinary potential for efficiencies,” said ARC’s CEO Michael Canty

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Danielle Metz: DOD Sets 3 Goals in Overseas Cloud Computing Strategy

Danielle Metz

Danielle Metz, deputy chief information officer for information enterprise at the Department of Defense, said that DOD's cloud vision for military operations outside the continental U.S. comprises connectivity, computing power and talent cultivation goals. Metz noted that DOD aims to help military personnel connect to cloud infrastructure and access information with the technology. 

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