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Federal News Radio: DoD’s Services Acquisition Reform Could Take 12 More Years

The Defense Department‘s efforts to reform its services acquisition system could take another 12 years to reach full implementation, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Scott Maucione quotes Ken Brennan, DoD deputy director of services acquisition, who said the department is three years into a potential 15-year reform plan that aims to enhance the …

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Defense News: Christopher Bogdan Says F-35 Software Issue Fixed

Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, head of the F-35 Joint Program Office, has revealed that flight tests on the update to the F-35 fighter jet’s Block 3i software is near complete after contractors worked to fix identified software bugs, Defense News reported Tuesday. Bogdan said Lockheed Martin determined the software flaw, released a patch …

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Frank Kendall: DoD’s Rocket Engine Devt Strategy Remains Unchanged

Defense Department acquisition chief Frank Kendall told the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee Wednesday that DoD plans to continue to use the Russian RD-180 rocket engine technology until a U.S.-made replacement becomes available, Defense News reported Wednesday. Joe Gould writes Sens. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) have supported the Pentagon’s strategy towards ending its reliance …

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House Subcommittee Looks to Revive F-22 Production

The House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee wants the F-22 fighter jet to return to the production line under a new defense bill proposal, The Hill reported Tuesday. Kristina Wong writes the subcommittee released its proposals for the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act Tuesday that seeks to restart production …

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Agencies Seek Greater Cyber Commitment Through Ongoing Acquisition Programs

The General Services Administration and the departments of Defense and Homeland Security aim to help strengthen the cybersecurity of federal information technology assets through their acquisition vehicles, the E-Commerce Times reported Monday. John Higgins writes DHS issued a request for proposals on a potential $395 million contract that will cover IT protection, monitoring …

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Air Force Reveals Candidate Bases for Next F-35A Locations

The U.S. Air Force has identified four candidate bases that could house the first set of first Reserve-led F-35 fighter jets and a set of criteria to find potential bases for two Air National Guard squadrons that will receive F-35A variants. The Air Force said Tuesday it will announce its choice in the fall between Davis-Monthan Air Force …

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