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Sequestration forcing DoD's acquisition programs into 'damage limitation' mode

The Pentagon's acquisition chief said he's planning day-to-day, not year-to-year because of sequestration's indiscriminate cuts and political uncertainty over DoD's budget. In 2014, there will be more opportunities to prioritize, but spending reductions also will lead to cancellation of contracts and downsizing of the military and civilian workforce.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , sequestration , Ashton Carter , Frank Kendall , Jared Serbu , Credit Suisse , industry , budget

Wednesday - 03/13/2013, 05:46am EDT

Handicapping the winners and losers in the race for Defense dollars

FederalNewsRadio talks with a defense contracting analyst about what, and who, to watch as Pentagon funding makes its way through the Hill.

Tags: contracting , defense appropriations , Jim McAleese ,

Friday - 09/18/2009, 01:07pm EDT

Defense Appropriations: who gets how much

What's in the bill for feds and contractors?

Tags: mngt , defense , DoD , Jim McAleese , defense appropriations , FY 2010 , contracting , BAE , General Dynamics , Boeing , SAIC , UAV , Lockheed , VH-71 , Pratt & Whitney , GE , Rolls Royce , GE-Rolls , Northrop , MRAP

Wednesday - 12/16/2009, 10:50am EST

Air Force tanker contract explained

Seven years and two jail convictions later, the Pentagon on Wednesday unveiled its latest attempt to get a $35 billion contract for refueling planes off the ground.

Tags: contracting , mngt , DoD , defense , USAF , tanker , tanker contract , Jim McAleese ,

Thursday - 02/25/2010, 10:48am EST

Analyst: Northrop could have been tanker contender

Jim McAleese, defense analyst and principal at McAleese & Associates, says Northrop's decision will affect the outcome of the KC-X contract and the future of the C-17.

Tags: contracting , Northrop Grumman , Boeing , EADS , USAF , Air Force tanker contract , KC-X , C-17 , Jim McAleese ,

Tuesday - 03/09/2010, 11:18am EST

The fight over funding the fight in 2011

Defense Secretary Robert Gates is urging Congress to approve the Obama administration's $768.2 billion Pentagon budget request, saying America needs "a broad portfolio of military capabilities."

Tags: FY 2011 budget , budget , DoD , defense , Jim McAleese , Dorothy Ramienski

Wednesday - 02/03/2010, 10:08am EST

Defense funding nears end-game

This is a big week for the future of Defense spending. We get analysis from Defense contracting expert Jim McAleese.

Tags: Federal Drive , contracting , defense , Jim McAleese , budget

Monday - 06/13/2011, 09:08am EDT

How the Navy and Air Force fare for FY 2012

With all the cuts, can the Defense Department meet the mission, and which Navy and Air Force contractors will be feeling the bite? We ask defense contracting expert, Jim McAleese.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , defense , budget , FY 2012 budget , Navy , Air Force , Jim McAleese , contracting , Lockheed , Northrop Grumman , Boeing , KC-X Tanker , Suzanne Kubota

Friday - 02/18/2011, 09:41am EST