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Congress Slashes Fiscal 2017 Budget for F-35, Black Hawk Aircraft
Congress Slashes Fiscal 2017 Budget for F-35, Black Hawk Aircraft

The U.S. Congress has slashed the budget for the acquisition of Black Hawk helicopters and cut the number of F-35 aircraft that the Pentagon will purchase in the coming fiscal year. read more...


2017 NDAA Allots $1B Fund for Army's Abrams Tank, Stryker Vehicle
2017 NDAA Allots $1B Fund for Army's Abrams Tank, Stryker Vehicle

The U.S. Army will receive more than $1 billion in funding for the advancement and procurement of Abrams tanks and Stryker armored vehicles under the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017. read more...


DoD's Subcontracting Program Test to Continue Under NDAA 2017
DoD's Subcontracting Program Test to Continue Under NDAA 2017

The Defense Department's Comprehensive Subcontracting Plan Test Program will continue on its 38th year under the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017. read more...


DoD Eyes New Position for Chief Management Officer Under Restructuring Effort
DoD Eyes New Position for Chief Management Officer Under Restructuring Effort

The Defense Department could soon open a position for a chief management officer in charge of business processes across the department and within the Office of the Secretary of Defense as part of larger plans to potentially restructure DoD leadership. read more...


Frank Kendall: Planned Split of DoD AT&L Role Might Create More Bureaucracy
Frank Kendall: Planned Split of DoD AT&L Role Might Create More Bureaucracy

Frank Kendall, former undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, has said the provision under the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017 to split his previous post into three undersecretaries will not solve challenges at the Defense Department and could result in more bureaucracy for the military services. read more...


Army Works to Increase End Strength After Force Reductions in 2016
Army Works to Increase End Strength After Force Reductions in 2016

The U.S. Army let go of 690 soldiers in the second half of 2016 when the service branch was working to cut the force down to 460,000 by the end of 2017, before the approved 2017 National Defense Authorization Act in December called for an end strength of 476,000. read more...


Report: DoD Begins AT&L Separation Into 2 Mission Areas
Report: DoD Begins AT&L Separation Into 2 Mission Areas

The Defense Department has begun preliminary work to divide its current acquisition, technology and logistics organization into two offices to comply with a fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act provision, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. read more...


HASC Subcommittee Recommends Creation of Air Force 'Space Corps' by 2019
HASC Subcommittee Recommends Creation of Air Force 'Space Corps' by 2019

The House Armed Services Committee's strategic forces subcommittee has proposed provisions for the upcoming National Defense Authorization Act that would require the creation of a "space corps" within the U.S. Air Force by January 1, 2019, Space News reported Tuesday. The formal legislative mark-up session for the portions of the bill under the subcommittee's purview is scheduled Thursday. read more...


HASC's NDAA Markup to Grant Air Force Authority for Sole-Source Huey Replacement Contract
HASC's NDAA Markup to Grant Air Force Authority for Sole-Source Huey Replacement Contract

The House Armed Services Committee's markup of the proposed National Defense Authorization Act would authorize the Defense Department to issue a sole-source contract for a replacement to the U.S. Air Force’s UH-1N Huey helicopter, Defense News reported Monday. read more...


'Space Corps' Provision Moves Forward in House NDAA Deliberation
'Space Corps' Provision Moves Forward in House NDAA Deliberation

Rep. Mike Turner has dropped his challenge to the creation of a "Space Corps" as part of a provision in the upcoming National Defense Authorization Act, with the proposal moving forward amid concerns from the U.S. Air Force and members of the House Armed Services Committee. read more...


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