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GAO: USAF Needs Dev’t Plan for Advanced Battle Management System


The Government Accountability Office has found in an audit that the U.S. Air Force still needs to form a full plan for the development of a certain new multidomain situational awareness system. GAO said Thursday it recommends USAF to identify technologies and corresponding maturity assessments required to develop the Advanced Battle Management System.

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Air Force Wants ‘Modular’ Architecture for Next ICBM Weapon System

The U.S. Air Force seeks an architecture that would allow the military branch’s future Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent intercontinental ballistic missile to adapt to technological changes and emerging threats. The service branch awarded Boeing and Northrop Grumman separate contracts worth up to $677.7 million combined to conduct technology maturation and risk reduction activities over a …

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Pentagon Details $583B Military Spending Plan for Fiscal 2017

The Defense Department is seeking about $523.9 billion in base budget for fiscal 2017 and another $58.8 billion to fund overseas contingency operations, Defense News reported Tuesday. Andrew Clevenger writes DoD’s proposed fiscal 2017 budget of $582.7 billion represents a 0.4-percent increase from fiscal 2016’s enacted $580.3 billion budget. The budget includes $7.5 billion to finance operations against …

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Wendy Masiello: DCMA to Form Commercial Pricing Resource Team, Modify Supplier Mgmt Program

The Defense Contract Management Agency plans to form a team that will oversee pricing decisions on commercial items for military procurement in a push to foster consistency across the Pentagon, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jared Serbu writes that DCMA will hire 50 workers in commercial pricing to serve as a central resource and provide advisory services to individual contracting …

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