• GAO Says Fewer Major DHS Acquisition Programs Meeting Cost, Schedule Reviews
    A review of 24 major acquisition programs at the Department of Homeland Security found fewer were on track to meet approved baseline goals in 2017 than in 2016, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). In 2017, 10 of the 24 programs reviewed were on track to meet schedule and cost […] The post GAO Says Fewer Major DHS Acquisit […]
  • NATO To Announce Nearly $1 Billion In New Defense Work, Cyber Agreements At Berlin Conference
    NATO is set to preview nearly $1 billion in new contract opportunities and sign four bilateral cyber threat information sharing agreements with international industry partners at its upcoming defense conference in Berlin the week of May 21. Officials at NITEC 18, organized by NATO’s Communication and Information (NCI) Agency, will provide an overview of the […]
  • Navy Disestablishes DASN Unmanned Systems
    The U.S. Navy has disestablished the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Unmanned Systems (DASN UxS) a mere two and a half years after standing it up in October 2015. Assistant secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition (ASN RDA) James Geurts marked DASN UxS as disestablished effective May 7, according to […] The post Navy Disest […]
  • Cyber Command’s Mission Forces Reach Full Operational Capability
    All of Cyber Command’s operational teams have reached full operational capability four months ahead of schedule after the Air Force’s 33 teams reached the mark on May 11. The Air Force’s Cyber Mission Force units joined the Army, Navy and Marine Corps in meeting the fully manned designation and the Cyber Command’s 133-team, 6,200-person unit […] The post Cyb […]
  • GD Bath Iron Works Reaches Two Navy Vessel Milestones
    Last week General Dynamics’ [GD] Bath Iron Works (BIW) marked milestones for two U.S. Navy vessels: the keel laying of the future Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Daniel Inouye (DDG-118) and the starts of fabrication of the future USS Harvey C. Barnum Jr. (DDG-124). DDG-118 is named after World War II Medal of Honor recipient and […] The post GD Bath Iron W […]
  • GAO Finds Ballooning Foreign Military Sales Admin Costs
    A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report found Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program administrative account balances have ballooned over the past decade by an order of magnitude due to insufficient management controls. The office found that the administrative account for FMS in the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), which manages FMS, grew […]