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Army lab to develop energy-saving technology

Officials said energy research is necessary to save money over the long term and to keep soldiers safe. U.S. fuel convoys, for example, have been targets for attack in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Tags: DoD , Army , Raymond Mason , technology , research and development

Wednesday - 04/11/2012, 08:25pm EDT

Sequestration may hit defense industry harder than troops

Sequestration would kill hundreds of thousands of defense industry jobs, the Pentagon warns. Frank Kendall told senators during his nomination hearing to be the DoD acquisition chief that personnel accounts would be shielded so lower-tiered contractors would feel the brunt of cuts.

Tags: DoD , Congress , John McCain , industry , sequestration , Budget Control Act , defense industrial base , Frank Kendall , Heidi Shyu , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/30/2012, 05:33am EDT
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Top senators question Pentagon move on fighter jet

The leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee suggested on Monday that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta rushed a decision to develop the Marine Corps version of the next-generation strike fighter jet despite new technical problems with the troubled program.

Tags: DoD , Leon Panetta , F-35 , Lockheed Martin , DoD Update , acquisition , contracting , John McCain ,

Monday - 02/06/2012, 06:15pm EST

US weapons for future include key relics of past

"Priorities for the 21st Century" plan calls for B-52 bomber, U-2 spy plane, and a "triad" of nuclear weapons that can be launched from land, sea, and air.

Tags: Leon Panetta , DoD , Laicie Olson , missiles

Saturday - 01/28/2012, 10:24am EST

Cyber Monday counterfeiting crackdown highlights agency collaboration

The Justice Department and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement led a government-wide effort to stem the flow of counterfeit products. The White House launched a public-service campaign to let citizens know the impact of fake products on the economy. The Senate passed more stringent rules for DoD and its vendors to make sure military parts are original.

Tags: oversight , DHS , DoD , ICE , John Morton , White House , Victoria Espinel , Counterfeit products , National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center , John McCain , Defense Authorization Bill , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 05:08am EST
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Senate approves resolution marking FEB 50th anniversary

The Senate Thursday approved a resolution marking the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Federal Executive Boards. The resolution, which was sponsored by Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii), commemorates the anniversary and notes the work played by the national communication network of the federal government.

Tags: FEB , OPM , workforce , Congress , Senate , Daniel Akaka , Daniel Inouye , Scott Brown

Friday - 11/11/2011, 06:33am EST

Vendors under pressure to better secure IT supply chain

Two senior senators will introduce an amendment to the DoD authorization bill to increase the oversight over the IT supply chain. A preliminary report from GAO finds counterfeit technology parts easily making their way into weapons systems.

Tags: contracting , technology , John McCain , industry , DoD , Missile Defense Agency , Senate Armed Service Committee , Raytheon , Vivek Kamath , SMT Corp , Semiconductor Industry Association , Tom Sharpe , GAO , Richard Hillman , counterfeit parts , supply chain , Jason Miller , Brian Toohey

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 05:21am EST
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Lawmakers say counterfeits flood Pentagon supply

he leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee say counterfeit electronic parts, mostly from China, are flooding the supply chain for the Pentagon.

Tags: John McCain , Senate , Congress , DoD , counterfeit , industry , acquisition , China , Raytheon , L-3

Monday - 11/07/2011, 05:25pm EST
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