Category Archives: U.S. Army

Pentagon: $11B In Modernization Cut From FY2017 Request To Comply With Budget Agreement

Pentagon: $11B In Modernization Cut From FY2017 Request To Comply With Budget Agreement

Among the last-minute cuts made in the Fiscal Year 2017 budget request were four service life extension programs for LCACs, above, and 77 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles to replace the Humvee, also above. US Navy photo.

Among the last-minute cuts made in the Fiscal Year 2017 budget request were four service life extension programs for LCACs, above, and 77 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles to replace the Humvee, also above. US Navy photo.

The Defense Department made cuts from several big acquisition programs out of necessity, with a pair of decisions affecting the Pentagon’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget request coming in the months and weeks before the request was due, the DoD comptroller told reporters on Tuesday. Read More

Marine, Army Leadership Panel to Senate: Women in Combat Jobs Need Standards, Not Quotas

Marine, Army Leadership Panel to Senate: Women in Combat Jobs Need Standards, Not Quotas

U.S. Army Sgt. Ashley Hort keeps her weapon at the ready as she provides security for her fellow soldiers during a raid in Al Haswah, Iraq, on March 21, 2007. US Army Photo

U.S. Army Sgt. Ashley Hort keeps her weapon at the ready as she provides security for her fellow soldiers during a raid in Al Haswah, Iraq, on March 21, 2007. US Army Photo

Setting standards and maintaining them, rather than establishing quotas for women in ground-combat units, was the consensus that emerged between the testifying service witnesses and members of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday. Read More

Cobra Gold 2016 Exercise Scheduled for Early February

Cobra Gold 2016 Exercise Scheduled for Early February

Sailors and Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit step off Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 165 at Koh Phangan, Thailand in 2013. US Marine Corps Photo

Sailors and Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit step off Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 165 at Koh Phangan, Thailand in 2013. US Marine Corps Photo

The longstanding, decades-old bilateral exercise between U.S. and Thai forces is scheduled to kick off early next month, despite ongoing military rule in Thailand, according to a release this week from U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific. Read More

Essay: An Acquisition System to Enable American Seapower

Essay: An Acquisition System to Enable American Seapower

USS Rafael Peralta christening ceremony at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine on Oct. 31, 2015. US Marine Corps Photo

USS Rafael Peralta christening ceremony at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine on Oct. 31, 2015. US Marine Corps Photo

In order for a coherent vision of modern American seapower to move forward in providing the lion’s share of this nation’s peacetime presence, shaping, deterrence and assurance needs, the Department of the Navy must become more efficient in its acquisition processes. It must be more nimble, more flexible, more accountable and faster. Read More