No Program Cut Details in White House Sequestration Report
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Defense cut prevention bill passes the House on a mostly party-line vote, but won’t likely go further, Federal Times reports. Meanwhile, the long-awaited report from the Office of Budget and Management on sequestration only projects cuts down to the account level, not the programmatic level, according to AOL Defense. Foreign Policy calls the report a political dodge that says almost nothing. Defense News quotes the report as saying $54.7 billion would be cut from DoD in 2013 and quotes the Bipartisan Policy Center saying that the cuts could be manageable.
Neany, Inc. of Hollywood, Maryland gets $13.3 million more to provide continuing operator support services to Persistent Ground Surveillance System operators, field service representatives and technicians for the U.S. Army.
NAVAIR’s change of command is scheduled for Thursday.
Lockheed seeks a deal for another batch of Joint Strike Fighters by the end of the year, Aviation Week reports. Meanwhile, Time reports that insurgents destroyed six Marine Harriers this weekend, planes that the F-35B is meant to replace.
It takes two seconds longer to wave off an X-47B drone (paywall) than it does a manned aircraft, Navy times reports, which could cause safety problems on carrier flight decks.
The Pentagon is considering the creation of a Defense Business Council (paywall) to review purchases of all DoD business systems, Inside Defense reports.
DoD travel restrictions put a damper on the military’s presence at the AUVSI conference, Defense News reports.