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DoD IG: NAVSUP Naval Radar Sustainment, Logistics Contracts Need More Performance Metrics

The Defense Department‘s inspector general has said the Naval Supply Systems Command’s weapon systems support office should apply more performance metrics into logistics contracts used to sustain a Lockheed Martin-developed naval radar system. According to an audit report published Monday,the U.S. Navy’s AN/SPY‑1 Phased Array Radar performance-based logistics contracts has not incentivized support contractors Lockheed and Raytheon …

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Deltek’s Alex Rossino: Non-Military Service DoD Spending on IT Goods to Decline Through 2020

Spending on information technology goods and services by Defense Department agencies excluding the military services will record a negative growth rate of 0.2 percent from fiscal year 2016 to 2021, according to Deltek research analyst Alex Rossino. Rossino wrote in a blog post published Wednesday the firm’s “Federal Information Technology Market, 2016-2021 Forecast Report” has …

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GAO Asks DoD to Clarify Guidance on Facility Assessments, Ratings

The Government Accountability Office has released a report that asks the Defense Department to clarify guidance on facility condition assessments and ratings in order to monitor the military’s implementation of standard facility policy requirements. GAO said Thursday that the military services need to implement a standardized process for facility conditions …

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Energy Department: Digital Tech Transforms U.S. Electric Grid

Public and private sector investments of more than $9 billion since 2010 have helped to grow smart grid technology deployments, the Energy Department said in a report. DOE said in the 2014 Smart Grid System Report submitted to Congress that digital technology applications have transformed the U.S. electric grid as new policies spur growth of energy …

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MeriTalk: Federal Government Could Save $16.5B By Improving Data Mgmt

MeriTalk has announced results of its new report “Consolidation Aggravation: Tip of the Data Management Iceberg,” a study created in collaboration with Actifio that says will spend close to $16.5 billion on storage of redundant non-production data by 2024. The Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative and other agencies have prioritized work on condensing and transitioning …

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Report: Afghan Military Spending Grew 557% Over 9 Years

A new report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute indicates that 23 countries have doubled their military spending over the last 10 years, Defense One reported Monday. Kedar Pavgi and Ben Watson write Afghanistan has raised its military spending by 557 percent from 2004 to 2013, followed by Azerbaijan …

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