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Army to Conduct Service Analysis of Military Battlefield Networks

Gen. Mark Milley, U.S. Army chief of staff, has launched a service analysis of the military branch’s battlefield networks in response to congressional concerns over a future mobile satellite communications network, Defense Systems reported Tuesday. The report said the Army seeks to determine how the future Warfighter Information Network–Tactical infrastructure can be …

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Report: Senate Puts $371M In Army’s Stryker Vehicle Funds

The Senate has approved a $371 million U.S. Army budget for General Dynamics‘ Stryker armored vehicle following the service’s $411 million request to the House amid the continued Russia threat, Breaking Defense reported Friday. Sydney Freedberg Jr. writes that the increase from the initial $79.5 million budget to “upgun” the …

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OMB, DoD Distribute Guidance on Sequestration

The Office of Management and Budget has sent guidance to federal agencies should negotiations fail to stop across-the-board budget cuts that will take effect Jan 2. (Click Here, to read an article where defense analyst Loren Thompson details sequestration at the Pentagon.) According to a Washington Technology article, Secretary of …

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Navy Officials to Give Lawmakers Ship Reduction Plans

The Navy plans to reduce the size of its ship fleet from 313 to 300, AOL Defense reports. That number of ships was also set to decrease to 279 in 2014, 8 less than the originally planned fleet of 287. The Navy’s top acquisition officers were scheduled to testify at …

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DoD Predictions for 2011

Most of the big issues facing the Defense Department in 2011 can be boiled down to one word: budget. A duo of defense experts talked to DoDBuzz about what to look for on the defense horizon for 2011 and mostly agreed that 2010 economic uncertainty and the political grandstanding surrounding …

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