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Otto Kreisher

Defense

Navy secretary announces special review team for contracts

Move comes in the wake of a bribery and kickback scandal.

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United States has to look to others for help in space

Military must work with the commercial sector, other government agencies and other nations to acquire necessary security assets, officials say.

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Air Force chief tells industry to brace for budget cuts

Gen. Norton Schwartz says emerging budget crunch means contractors must produce and deliver on time.

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Air Force general: Aging tankers wasting fuel

Service needed new tankers 'yesterday' to boost efficiency, leader of the U.S. Transportation Command says.

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Demand for unmanned systems meeting new fiscal reality

Officials are asking suppliers to reduce the cost burden on the military.

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Navy admiral urges diligence in fight against pirates

Official says problem should be addressed with the same rigor as counterterrorism efforts.

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Seapower subcommittee chair pushes for more Defense spending

Lawmakers have a constitutional responsibility to fund the Pentagon properly, Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., argues.

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Marine general sees some good in Gates' reductions

Commandant notes cancellation of the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle could make way for development of a better and more affordable amphibious assault vehicle.

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Northrop sees rising demand for Global Hawks

The company is working closely with Air Force officials on addressing the concerns of Pentagon and Air Force acquisition executives over the growing cost of the program.

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Army touts off-the-shelf helicopter purchases

Official says government is benefiting significantly from adoption of a commercially developed aircraft.

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GI bill, sagging economy boost military recruiting

Defense personnel official says armed services met their fiscal 2010 goals of recruiting a total of 165,291 new active-duty service members.

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Military space programs at risk, experts say

Panelists warn that the soaring cost and prolonged development time for new satellites have left nation vulnerable.

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Pentagon official seeks support for contracting initiatives

Possible consequences of not acting include broken or canceled programs and market uncertainty, acquisition executive says.

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Industry chief welcomes Defense acquisition reforms

Aerospace Industry Association president says proposals align closely with many of the recommendations the private sector gave the Pentagon.

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Nuclear program has Air Force both worried and hopeful

Administration's fiscal 2011 budget request includes a substantial funding increase to upgrade nuclear weapons facilities and modernize and sustain the weapons stockpile.

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EADS says tanker's flight test should help contract bid

Statement is the latest in a prolonged campaign of advertisements, news releases and public statements by two global competitors for what could be a $50 billion deal.

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Air Force secretary: 'Make hard choices now'

Michael Donley advises service leaders not to get "over-extended" in programs they cannot afford.

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Commander cites concern over aging F-16s

The Air National Guard flies the oldest of the fighter jets, with an average age of more than 21 years.

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NATO chief affirms Afghan transition plan

But the secretary general insists that the pace of transition be based on security conditions on the ground.

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Military plans to test new helicopter alert threat system

The Pentagon is about to deploy a experimental system intended to help helicopters evade deadly small-arms fire.