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Christopher Miller: Pentagon Wants Competition for Health Record Modernization Project

Christopher Miller, acting director of the Interagency Program Office, said Wednesday the Defense Department intends to launch a competitive acquisition process for its electronic medical records system modernization project, the American Forces Press Service reported Thursday. Tyrone C. Marshall Jr. writes Miller described the Pentagon’s partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs to make …

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Pentagon Calls Off Russian Helicopter Buy

The Defense Department has cancelled plans to buy 15 Russian Mi-17 helicopters from state-owned enterprise Rosoboronexport , Reuters reported Wednesday. Warren Strobel writes the scuttled deal followed bipartisan criticism after reports surfaced that the Russian manufacturer also deals in arms exports to Syria. According to Reuters, the $345 million in cancelled …

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GAO Finds DoD Budget Shifts Helped Manage Sequestration Cuts

The Defense Department’s decision to shift funding in order to comply with $37 billion in mandated sequestration cuts earlier this year helped offset impacts on areas such as the Afghanistan war, Reuters reported Thursday. David Alexander writes that a Government Accountability Office report highlighted adjustments the Pentagon made to Army training …

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Frank Kendall Asks Industry to Cut Overhead Costs

Defense Department Undersecretary Frank Kendall has asked the government contracting industry to follow the Pentagon’s example by reducing overhead costs, Defense News reported Thursday. Marcus Weisgerber writes Kendall, undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, requested audiences at a Nov. 7 event to provide input on items that raise costs without increasing …

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Barbara Mikulski Seeks Gov’t Spending Agreement by Dec. 15

Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., who chairs the Senate Appropriations Committee, has urged lawmakers to patch up an agreement on the defense budget by Thanksgiving to avoid another shutdown, Military Times reported Tuesday. Rick Maze writes that according to Mikulski, failure by the House and Senate to resolve negotiations by Dec. …

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Chuck Hagel Outlines Pentagon’s Primary Reform Areas

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has unveiled six areas of focus for a Pentagon-wide reform effort as part of budget and strategic planning, Defense News reported Tuesday. Marcus Weisgerber writes the department aims to redefine its guidelines for troop deployment, training and weapons acquisition. Other domains for potential reform include institutional reform, …

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Chuck Hagel: Pentagon Extends Military Cooperation With New Zealand

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has met with New Zealand Defense Minister Jonathan Coleman to discuss the military alliance between the two countries, the American Forces Press Service reported Monday. Nick Simeone writes Hagel and Coleman announced an expanded U.S.-New Zealand cooperation during a joint press conference Monday at the …

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