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DARPA aims to cut time to develop weapons by 80 percent

DoD researchers are trying to figure out a way to build big weapons systems in two years instead of 10, by following the lead of the IT industry. DARPA plans to test the concept with the Marine Corps, fulfilling their need for an amphibious combat vehicle.

Tags: DoD , DARPA , acquisition , Paul Eremenko , Nathan Wiedenman , Marine Corps , expeditionary combat vehicle , technology , Jared Serbu

Monday - 12/12/2011, 05:07am EST
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Army readies new network standards

The Army plans to release technical standards for its IT systems next year, in a process that leaders say will give greater predictability to industry. For the Army, the benefit will be an enterprise network that lets it quickly integrate new technologies as they come to market.

Tags: DoD , Army , ausa 2011 , technology , Network Integration Evaluation , Jennifer Napper , charles flynn , John Morrison , Susan Lawrence , William Phillips , acquisition , Fort Bliss , Jared Serbu ,

Thursday - 10/13/2011, 05:25am EDT
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DoD readying new approach to IT acquisition

Congress called on the Pentagon to develop a more agile or rapid acquisition process in the 2010 Defense authorization law. The military wants to model its approach after the one used for the B-52 bomber where the goal is smaller and incremental changes made over time.

Tags: contracting , technology , Tim Harp , William Lynn , DoD , Diann McCoy , Acquisition Solutions , agile development , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/07/2010, 06:33am EDT
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