Wednesday, November 24, 2010

DoD Buzz: DoD, Wake Up And Cut

      November 29 2010      The Passdown  |  Headlines  |  Warfighter's Forum  |  DefenseTech


DoD, Wake Up And Cut!
The tidal wave is coming for defense budgets. Promising $100 billion in savings over five years, but hoping to keep the funds is not going to hold it back. The wave is coming, first, from a growing sentiment that America's debts and deficits are our number one security problem. Full Story

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Media Hypes Tea Party, GOP Split
The ranks of those on the sidelines cheering for civil war among conservatives over defense spending are getting pretty thick. For the most part, though, they're trying to spark a debate that doesn't exist. Full Story

Schwartz Concerned About F-35A Delays
The U.S. Air Force's top officer is concerned that delays in software engineering for the F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter could delay the service's fielding of the jet. Full Story

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No KC-X Protest, For Now
EADS North America CEO Sean O'Keefe today said that while he trusts that the Air Force's word that no game changing information was disclosed when the service mistakenly sent data on rival bids to each of the KC-X competitors, he cannot rule out the possibility that EADS may protest this latest round of competition. Full Story

No KC-X Price Info Shared
The Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Norton Schwartz, insisted that sensitive information about the price of the tanker bids was not released when it mistakenly sent KC-X competitors Boeing and EADS information on each other's offers earlier this month. Full Story

Venlet Likes JSF Second Engine
Ever since Defense Secretary Robert Gates canned the head of the JSF program, Marine Maj. Gen. David Heinz, Capitol Hill aides have hinted that substantial support remained within the Air Force for a second engine for the Joint Strike Fighter. Now we have proof. Full Story

A Little DAB for LockMar; JAGM Scores Hit
The Technical Baseline Review, which formed the basis for a recent Defense Acquisition Board meeting, found that JSF will need up to $5 billion more than currently budgeted and faces significant schedule delays. Full Story

Pull Your JSF Oar, Marine Flyboys
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