DoD Buzz RSS Feed - DoD Buzz RSS Feed - Respective post owners and feed distributors Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:35:57 +0000 Feed Informer Air Force to Give Each Squadron Up to $30,000 for Innovation RSS Feed urn:uuid:644ab18e-019c-bf97-ee27-3f026e8bae38 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:21:06 +0000 A program called the "Squadron Innovation Fund" will distribute $64 million across the service. USEUCOM to Send 2,500 Personnel to Israel for Missile Defense Exercise RSS Feed urn:uuid:9bfb138c-944e-6596-69f4-104176f8f7db Thu, 22 Feb 2018 22:15:29 +0000 Juniper Cobra 18, which is scheduled to take place March 4-15, has been in the planning stages January 2016. Army to Spend $1.6 Billion Improving Cold War Air Defense Missile RSS Feed urn:uuid:5ff70e57-d682-dbe5-0ba9-4ccae9de1986 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:04:54 +0000 The U.S. Army is requesting about $1.6 billion in upgrades to increase its range and lethality of the Patriot missile system. For B-1s and B-2s, Fending Off Retirement in Reserves Would Be Pricey RSS Feed urn:uuid:2e9849de-33cc-aac8-9e67-2e3241f73d18 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:28:43 +0000 News of plans to retire the B-1 and B-2 has sparked speculation on whether the bombers can fly beyond their retirement dates. Military’s New Problem: Too Much Money, Not Enough Time to Spend It RSS Feed urn:uuid:bbb810b3-e628-bcd6-ced1-19bbc91028d3 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:43:28 +0000 Under current rules, money not spent by government agencies before the end of the fiscal year goes back to the Treasury. Army Defends Shortchanging Future Modernization in 2019 Budget RSS Feed urn:uuid:9a0c7b30-f431-7b42-38da-4981dfcd5284 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 21:24:20 +0000 The Army plans to spend most of its fiscal 2019 modernization dollars on legacy systems. Air Force Wants to Invest Heavily in Next-Gen Technologies RSS Feed urn:uuid:a98a8b7b-e217-b952-684c-48c50ca668c6 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:23:34 +0000 The service asked for $504M for its next-gen air dominance research, development, test and evaluation program. Nominee for Key Weapons Buyer Post at DoD Passes Senate Hurdle RSS Feed urn:uuid:f602cf18-92fd-21af-8d72-b9bbb1f98249 Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:43:13 +0000 The SASC approved the nomination of Kevin Fahey to become one of the top weapons buyers at the Pentagon. T-X Trainer Is Coming But What About Light Attack? RSS Feed urn:uuid:0b586db6-7c78-c503-fd27-2ee33d14be5e Tue, 13 Feb 2018 22:01:00 +0000 The Air Force is set to award a contract for its T-X trainer, and should get a funding boost in 2019. Navy's 30-Year Plan Charts Course to 355 Ships By 2050s RSS Feed urn:uuid:11e05583-5167-eed3-b94c-a34751e18458 Mon, 12 Feb 2018 22:52:43 +0000 The plan would reach established goals for each ship class in that timeframe except for carriers. Air Force Kills JSTARS Upgrade RSS Feed urn:uuid:b1c3a8a8-49ac-32e7-c80d-e64d1f564a04 Mon, 12 Feb 2018 22:09:54 +0000 The Air Force will not move forward with an E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System replacement aircraft. Army Generals Discuss Next-Gen Combat Vehicle, Helicopter RSS Feed urn:uuid:6013f7c7-4d52-de57-d50b-43315e0faaed Fri, 09 Feb 2018 16:31:48 +0000 Lawmakers question how the Army's modernization reform effort will produce the next generation of combat systems. Budget Deal Would Give $1.4 Trillion to Military Over Two Years RSS Feed urn:uuid:cc0a6e95-00de-8f21-05d6-98e4e55ad0e4 Thu, 08 Feb 2018 20:00:02 +0000 The deal would solidify the 2.4 percent military pay raise for 2018 that President Donald Trump authorized in December. Mattis on Two-Year Budget Deal: 'We Will Spend the Money Wisely' RSS Feed urn:uuid:b77c7906-2ff9-e4b6-ecf4-df0c005743f3 Wed, 07 Feb 2018 19:15:59 +0000 The White House brought in Mattis to press for a budget deal that would lift caps on defense spending. Mattis Blasts Lawmakers for Failing to Reach Budget Deal RSS Feed urn:uuid:df877acd-40d8-a341-390c-46fe503126c7 Tue, 06 Feb 2018 17:30:47 +0000 Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said talking to Congress was a "waste of time" without a budget. Mattis to Brief Lawmakers on Nuke Review, Defense Strategy RSS Feed urn:uuid:40e33d3a-cd5e-d48b-d7ce-7f2c934a5a9b Mon, 05 Feb 2018 22:13:17 +0000 Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will brief lawmakers Tuesday on the overhaul of U.S. strategies against major threats. Congress Moves Again to Delay Budget Deal With Continuing Resolution RSS Feed urn:uuid:2bc8a8f7-25c6-1e4a-be9b-7fb076a46333 Fri, 02 Feb 2018 21:33:21 +0000 Congress is moving again to delay a budget deal despite pleas from the Pentagon. Air Force Chooses AT-6, A-29 for Secondary Light Attack Experiment RSS Feed urn:uuid:1a4608eb-51a0-a4c1-6651-5a558cb444d0 Fri, 02 Feb 2018 17:22:36 +0000 The Air Force has selected two aircraft in its "light attack experiment" to undergo more demonstration fly-offs. CNO: Navy's Frigate, FSC to Benefit From 'Fast Lane' Acquisition RSS Feed urn:uuid:daba50e9-7d8e-1dc6-c911-82829e9b1a4d Thu, 01 Feb 2018 21:04:50 +0000 The Navy is finding ways to collaborate with industry better and sooner, the service's top officer said Thursday. Companies Line Up to Vie for New Marine Corps Infantry Optic RSS Feed urn:uuid:42bf5bd9-2d5e-5aae-d626-9a6320c4feb5 Wed, 31 Jan 2018 19:02:49 +0000 The Marine Corps is seeking what it calls the Squad Common Optic, usable with the M4 , the M4A1, and the M27. Pentagon Getting 'Chief Management Officer' to Shake Up Bureaucracy RSS Feed urn:uuid:fb75d5af-ff52-798e-4034-fadfd40625ca Tue, 30 Jan 2018 18:58:13 +0000 Under a plan approved last August, the post of CMO will have major responsibilities in the areas of logistics and supply. Air Force’s Bunker-Busting MOP Receives an Upgrade RSS Feed urn:uuid:de2a17f0-2c87-78bf-9007-375a464ce0c4 Mon, 29 Jan 2018 22:23:36 +0000 The largest non-nuclear weapon in the Air Force's arsenal recently got an upgrade from Boeing Co. Enlisted Drone Program Expands as Air Force Seeks More Operators RSS Feed urn:uuid:3b843cf1-8e02-93c1-9d96-6738eac3f95d Fri, 26 Jan 2018 21:36:17 +0000 The Air Force Personnel Center will decide on 40 new airmen out of 134 applicants by next month. Air Force Searching for New Company to Re-Wing A-10s RSS Feed urn:uuid:39a702d8-4305-d6a0-1ee0-c5d17dc22923 Thu, 25 Jan 2018 21:23:44 +0000 The service plans to launch a new competition for the re-winging work. US Plans First Carrier Visit to Vietnam Since End of War RSS Feed urn:uuid:5a8ff60f-108d-0825-77e0-86802d47f3c5 Thu, 25 Jan 2018 17:40:32 +0000 The U.S. is making arrangements to send an carrier to Danang, Vietnam, in March, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said. Global Demand for HK 416 Is Driving Down Price of Marines' M27 RSS Feed urn:uuid:077ae14f-644c-3087-b08a-2b5a9218836d Tue, 23 Jan 2018 23:00:30 +0000 2016 Hornet Crash Involved Commander of Top Gun, Investigation Shows RSS Feed urn:uuid:6cc153fc-8e14-4b65-a623-887bb0830cc8 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:58:42 +0000 Even the commanding officer of Top Gun can end up with one more takeoff than landing. A-10 Wing Replacements Depend on Budget, Air Force Says RSS Feed urn:uuid:a98654eb-1138-42ab-0bb7-fa3cdb9d111d Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:30:48 +0000 Whether the A-10 Thunderbolt II fleet gets new wings depends on the fiscal 2018 budget, the Air Force said Thursday. Failure to Pass Appropriations Bill Could Delay B-21 Program: Official RSS Feed urn:uuid:abe31123-db4e-eee1-dd35-0fc19aadd93b Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:44:55 +0000 The B-21 will suffer if the budget remains capped at the previous year's levels under a CR, said Matthew Donovan. Hornet Crash at 29 Palms Was Result of Botched Landing, Probe Finds RSS Feed urn:uuid:3c03d492-6dcb-6a3c-501f-fc47a8420d02 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:55:35 +0000 Human error is to blame for a Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornet that skidded along a ditch and then burst into flames. Coast Guard Eyes Leasing Civilian Jail Ship to Hold Detainees RSS Feed urn:uuid:a6964b2f-c16a-118d-c60b-dfd7c4de2267 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:50:43 +0000 The Coast Guard is considering investing in a platform that would hold detainees until they can be transported . Navy's Stealthy Mega-Destroyer Still Doesn't Have a Round for Its Gun RSS Feed urn:uuid:f12e856d-3b7a-db74-20cb-b3481b99fe0d Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:34:39 +0000 The Navy still doesn't know what to load in the Zumwalt's main weapon though it's only two years from being ready for battle. Comptroller Promises DoD Audit After Decades of Trying RSS Feed urn:uuid:856d2ec2-d3ec-95ac-3773-48633d43187c Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:17:39 +0000 The Pentagon's comptroller promised a DoD audit this year, but it won't be easy. Navy Has Choice: More Ships or Fewer Missions, Surface Commander Says RSS Feed urn:uuid:5a8f0d13-2aed-6e38-ece1-75beda6d6902 Wed, 10 Jan 2018 15:59:50 +0000 The commander of Naval Surface Forces believes the Navy can recover from the jarring tragedies of last summer. USS Wasp Enters Pacific Ahead of Historic Deployment With F-35B RSS Feed urn:uuid:a01221cf-b03b-d8be-f8a3-ea5e64f759f7 Tue, 09 Jan 2018 17:35:18 +0000 The Marines' 5th-generation "jump jet" fighter is about to be deployed aboard a ship for the very first time. New Army Secretary Pledges to Make Soldiers His Top Priority RSS Feed urn:uuid:64ec0bc5-5a96-5b0c-521b-72d7c543c790 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 20:31:56 +0000 On a day filled with ceremonial precision, Mark Esper -- a former paratrooper and combat vet -- became the 23rd secretary of the Army. Trump Nominates Two in Reshuffle of Weapons Buying Process RSS Feed urn:uuid:d76f2a42-3d4f-1f3a-a4b3-65b15e5f4ff8 Thu, 04 Jan 2018 21:53:08 +0000 President Trump moved to speed up the bureaucratic reshuffle in how the Pentagon buys and develops weapons. B-1 Crews Prep for Anti-Surface Warfare in Latest LRASM Tests RSS Feed urn:uuid:f30e62ca-133c-daef-a85c-13120d76aacb Thu, 04 Jan 2018 00:50:56 +0000 DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- The Air Force's B-1B Lancer -- in a move that will make it even more lethal -- will be the first ai Sound Off: Should the Air Force Allow Enlisted Pilots? RSS Feed urn:uuid:ae2cad38-ea68-0bed-aaa3-14a233276194 Tue, 02 Jan 2018 20:35:10 +0000 While the service is not expanding enlisted pilot opportunities into manned aircraft at this time, it could be a possibility. The Top 10 DoDBuzz Posts of 2017 RSS Feed urn:uuid:7440ff8f-c8d2-fe06-16da-2d0b7703f4d5 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 19:04:39 +0000 Check out the biggest defense industry stories of 2017 from DoDBuzz.