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DOD seeks leadership program candidates

Posted May 17, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

Department of Defense officials are seeking active duty Air Force majors and major-selects for the academic year 2013-2014 Executive Leadership Development Program, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Applications are due to AFPC by June 10. Program orientation is slated for August and the first event will be held in October, said Master Sgt. Teresa…

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DOD officials explain sequestration dangers

Posted July 20, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

Pentagon officials continue to work to avoid the looming threat of sequestration, Frank Kendall, the new undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, said July 16. Kendall spoke to Pentagon reporters in his office about sequestration, and the effect it would have on the department and the defense industrial base. Sequestration comes out of…

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Boeing ships sixth Wideband Global SATCOM satellite for launch

Posted May 24, 2013 by

Boeing is progressing with the expansion of the U.S Defense Department's highest capacity communications satellite constellation, recently shipping its sixth Wideband Global SATCOM satellite

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New acquisition chief describes goals, challenges

Posted July 20, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

Frank Kendall describes his new job as all about supporting the new defense strategy and the budget that puts that strategy in place. “My job on the acquisition, technology and logistics side of the house is to execute in support of that strategy,” the new undersecretary of defense for the same portfolio told reporters at…

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Northrop Grumman will Help U.S. Navy mature laser weapon systems, components for surface self-defense missions

Posted May 24, 2013 by

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. -┬áThe U.S. Navy has selected Northrop Grumman for the initial phase of the Solid State Laser Technology Maturation (SSL-TM) program. SSL-TM is a research and development project to mature solid-state, high-power laser weapon systems and components for ship defense. This selection is the first step in the development of a Prototype Laser…

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Lockheed Martin radar, MILSATCOM programs receive DOD awards

Posted October 26, 2012 by

Lockheed Martin has won two of five awards given annually by the Department of Defense and the National Defense Industrial Association for excellence in systems engineering. The awards, presented at the NDIA Systems Engineering Conference in San Diego, are assessed on 2011 performance and recognize effective implementation of systems engineering best practices to achieve program…

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Commissary to close on Tuesdays due to furloughs

Posted June 7, 2013 by

According to a news release from the Defense Commissary Agency, most military commissaries will be closed on Mondays as a result of the announced DOD civilian employee furlough. Since the Los Angeles AFB store and 147 other stores worldwide are usually closed on Mondays, the commissary here will be closed for up to 11 Tuesdays…

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Panetta notifies Congress DOD preparing for furloughs

Posted February 22, 2013 by Jim Garamone

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has notified Congress that the Defense Department is prepared to implement furloughs for civilian personnel in response to the threat of sequestration. In a memo to all employees, Panetta vowed to continue working with Congress to avoid sequestration, which would add $470 billion to the $487 billion in defense spending…

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DOD contractors to get new whistleblower protections

Posted June 28, 2013 by Nick Simeone

Beginning July 1, whistleblowers working for Defense Department subcontractors will begin receiving protection against reprisals through a new law intended to better protect those who expose possible wrongdoing. In addition, as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013, contractors who report suspected waste, fraud and abuse within their company rather than…

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Panetta issues message to DOD workforce on sequestration

Posted March 1, 2013 by

With major, across-the-board defense spending cuts scheduled to take effect March 1, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta Feb. 20 issued a message to the Defense Department workforce. Here is the secretary’s message: For more than a year and a half, the president, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and I have repeatedly voiced our deep concerns…

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