Tag Archives: research and development

AF to Set Aside $30M for Cyberattack Operations

The U.S. Air Force‘s fiscal year 2014 budget sets aside nearly $30 million for cyberattack warfare operations, including $19.7 million for offensive cyber operations and $9.8 million for tools to help run those operations. Air Force officials told Nextgov cyberspace activities will be a standard line item in the budget …

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GAO: 162 Govt Program Areas Show Redundancies

A new Government Accountability Office report on government missions shows 162 program redundancies across several federal agencies. GAO said government agencies failed to save costs in 14 mission areas during 2013 and found 17 other government programs that overlap one another, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Gene Dodaro, U.S comptroller …

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Jonathan Woodson: Sequestration Reduces Medical Facility Funds

The Defense Department‘s top doctor is concerned about sequestration’s effects on patients, staff and facilities in the military healthcare system. Dr. Jonathan Woodson, assistant secretary for health affairs, told the House Armed Services Committee will take away funding used to maintain, restore and update military medical facilities, American Forces Press …

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CSIS Report: Troop Numbers Driving Asia Defense Spending Increase

A new Center for Strategic and International Studies report reveals the increased military spending of China, India, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan from 2000 to 2011, Defense News reports. According to Zachary Fryer-Biggs’ story, the report attributes the increased spending with troop size and maintenance costs rather than large investments …

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Frank Kendall: Sequestration Means 11% Line Item Cuts, R&D Included

If sequestration cuts take effect in January, the Defense Department would have to uniformly cut 11 percent uniformly from each of its estimated 2,500 budget items, Pentagon acquisition lead Frank Kendall recently said, according to Reuters. Kendall made the remarks Wednesday at the ComDef defense industry conference, Jim Wolf and …

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SBA Asks for Clarity on Small Biz R&D Regulation

The Small Business Administration recently asked the Federal Acquisition Regulation Council to clear up a regulation regarding small business set aside awards for research and development, Fierce Government reports. According to David Perera’s report, the simplified threshold for setting aside R&D contracts for small businesses is currently $150,000. In an …

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