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U.S. ECONOMY: Justifications for Cutting Defense Spending Keep Adding Up

This story from AP Reporter Richard Lardner is a follow-up to two earlier stories I posted dealing with the need for cuts to the Defense Budget.

Mainstream Media, the Anti-War Hypocrites

Some question the lack of leftist anti-war activism seeking to end America's perpetual wars. They are right to ask why those activists are MIA now that Obama is leading the war charge. It's simple, really. They are mostly partisan hypocrites.

Doomsday Defense Budget?

It is remarkable how politicians with close ties to the Defense Industry love to demonize and label any significant cuts to our defense budget with terms like DOOMSDAY.

Defense Spending Will and Should be Cut but How Much?

As gridlock and debate recently raged over debt ceilings and how and where to cut the federal budget a band-aide was applied that raised the U.S. debt ceiling for now.

U.S. Department of Defense Announces Latest Contract Awards

DoD CONTRACTS: No. 065-11 USSOCOM L-3 Global Communications Solutions of Victor, N.Y., was awarded a modification to increase the contract ceiling by $40,000,000 to a new not-to-exceed...

U.S. Department of Defense Announces Latest Contract Awards

DoD CONTRACTS: No. 055-11 NAVY The Boeing Co., Seattle, Wash., is being awarded a $1,529,224,045 modification to definitize the previously awarded advance acquisition P-8A Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft...

U.S. Department of Defense Announces Latest Contract Awards

DoD CONTRACTS: No. 052-11 AIR FORCE Goodrich Corporation, Surveillance & Reconnaissance Systems of Chelmsford, Mass. was awarded a $71,885,232 contract which will provide five dual band-110 Pod,...

U.S. Department of Defense Announces Latest Contract Awards

DoD CONTRACTS: No. 048-11 NAVY CAE USA, Inc., Tampa, Fla., is being awarded a $43,543,031 firm-fixed-price contract to design, fabricate, install and test one MH-60R Tactical Operational...

U.S. Department of Defense Announces Latest Contract Awards

DoD CONTRACTS: No. 036-11 ARMY The Boeing Company, Defense, Space & Security, Mesa, Ariz., was awarded a $190,239,373 firm-fixed-price contract Jan. 12, 2011. The award will provide...

U.S. Department of Defense Announces Latest Contract Awards

DoD CONTRACTS: No. 033-11 NAVY Lockheed Martin Corp., Mission Systems and Sensors, Manassas, Va., is being awarded an $83,815,466 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract to design and manufacture hardware for...

U.S. Department of Defense Announces Latest Contract Awards

DoD CONTRACTS: No. 1188-10 NAVY The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a $69,098,221 delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00383-06-D-001J) for...

U.S. Department of Defense Announces Latest Contract Awards

DoD CONTRACTS: No. 1184-10 NAVY Lockheed Martin Corp., Baltimore, Md., is being awarded a fixed-price-incentive contract for the fiscal 2010-2015 block buy of Flight 0+ Littoral Combat...

U.S. Department of Defense Announces Latest Contract Awards

DoD CONTRACTS: No. 1183-10 AIR FORCE Pratt and Whitney, East Hartford, Conn., was awarded a $272,552,404 contract modification to provide for 30 F117-PW-100 engines, spare engines, and...

U.S. Department of Defense Announces Latest Contract Awards

DoD CONTRACTS: No. 1179-10 NAVY Charles Stark Draper Laboratories, Inc., Cambridge, Mass., is being awarded a $494,257,945 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Trident II, D5 guidance system...

U.S. Department of Defense Announces Latest Contract Awards

DoD CONTRACTS: No. 1177-10 ARMY DynCorp International, LLC, Falls Church, Va., was awarded on Dec. 20 a $1,043,726,525 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for specialized training...

U.S. Department of Defense Announces Latest Contract Awards

DoD CONTRACTS: No. 1173-10 NAVY Maritime Helicopter Support Co., Woodbridge, Va., is being awarded a $1,408,576,709 firm-fixed-price performance based logistics contract for repair of various line items...

U.S. Department of Defense Announces Latest Contract Awards

DoD CONTRACTS: No. 1171-10 NAVY Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Ill., is being awarded a $486,045,178 firm-fixed-price modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract (N00019-09-D-0025)...

U.S. Department of Defense Announces Latest Contract Awards

No. 1015-10 CONTRACTS:  AIR FORCE                 Tiax, LLC, Lexington, Mass., was awarded a maximum $99,446,650 contract which will award the systems development and demonstration of the...

Mystery Deepens How Long Has XMRV and SAIC Been Involved?

Movement on New Retrovirus is Rapid! Mystery Deepens on XMRV Now SAIC Shows Involvement From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access ...

U.S. Department of Defense Announces Latest Contract Awards

No. 730-10 August 17, 2010 ------------------------------------ CONTRACTS NAVY JLG Industries, Inc., McConnellsburg, Pa., is being awarded a $40,373,200 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the purchase of up to 280 Extendable Boom...

U.S. Department of Defense Announces Latest Contract Awards

No. 516-10 --------------------------------------- CONTRACTS: AIR FORCE                 The Boeing Co., Defense, Space and Security, Global Mobility Systems, Long Beach, Calif., was awarded a $1,528,454,053 contract modification that...

U.S. Department of Defense Announces Latest Contract Awards

No. 509-10 ------------------------------------ U.S. SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND              Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Services, Gaithersburg, Md., is being awarded a potential $5,000,000,000, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity...

U.S. Department of Defense Announces Latest Contract Awards

No. 492-10 ------------------------ CONTRACTS: AIR FORCE  General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., Poway, Calif., was awarded a $24,044,533 contract which will provide for a quantity of four MQ-9...

U.S. Department of Defense Announces Latest Contract Awards

No. 487-10 ------------------------ CONTRACTS: NAVY              Lockheed Martin, Mission Systems and Sensors (LM MS2), Moorestown, N.J., is being awarded a $131,622,735 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-5101)...

U.S. Department of Defense Announces Latest Contract Awards

No. 483-10 ------------------------- CONTRACTS: AIR FORCE                 McDonnell Douglas Corp., St. Louis, Mo., was awarded a $98,000,000 contract which will provide a five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity basic contract for...

U.S. Department of Defense Announces Latest Contract Awards

No. 476-10 -------------- CONTRACTS: AIR FORCE                  Metatech Corp., Goleta, Calif., was awarded a $49,000,000 contract which will providefor the Satellite AssessmentCenter.  The center has performed a...

U.S. Department of Defense Announces Latest Contract Awards

No. 472-10 -------------------------------------- CONTRACTS: MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY              Gray Research, Inc., Huntsville, Ala., is being awarded a sole-source modification to continue performing work under its previously competitively...

U.S. Department of Defense Announces Latest Contract Awards

No. 467-10 --------------------------------------- CONTRACTS: ARMY           Oshkosh Corp., Oshkosh, Wis., was awarded on June 3 a $138,843,606 firm-fixed-price contract.  This delivery order is being awarded commensurate to...

U.S. Department of Defense Announces Latest Contract Awards

No. 451-10 ------------------------------------------ CONTRACTS: AIR FORCE United Launch Services, LLC, Centennial, Colo., was awarded a $90,215,060 contract which will provide launch services for a medium-plus lift launch...

U.S. Department of Defense Announces Latest Contract Awards

No. 446-10 ------------------------------------------ CONTRACTS: NAVY                 Global Defense Technology & Systems, Inc., Frederick, Md., is being awarded a $94,919,758 maximum contract value firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a...

U.S. Department of Defense Announces Latest Contract Awards

No. 434-10 ---------------------------------------- CONTRACTS: DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY                 Science Application International Corp., Fairfield, N.J., is being awarded a maximum $50,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for maintenance, repair and operations...

U.S. Department of Defense Announces Latest Contract Awards

No. 294-10 ------------------------------------------- CONTRACTS: AIR FORCE                   Rockwell Collins, Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was awarded a $208,905,836 contract which will provide for the Senior Leadership Command, Control,...

U.S. Department of Defense Announces Latest Contract Awards

No. 291-10 ------------------------------------- CONTRACTS: DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY   Refinery Associates of Texas, Inc.,* New Braunfels, Texas, was awarded a maximum $253,790,281 fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract for...

U.S. Department of Defense Announces Latest Contract Awards

No. 287-10 ----------------------------------------------- CONTRACTS: NAVY                   Lockheed Martin Corp., Maritime Systems and Sensors, Manassas, Va., is being awarded a $58,605,221 not-to-exceed, cost-plus-incentive-fee letter contract for the design...

U.S. Department of Defense Announces Latest Contract Awards

No. 280-10 -------------------------------------------- CONTRACTS: ARMY                   McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Co., Mesa, Ariz., was awarded on April 6 a $72,114,336 firm-fixed-price contract.  This modification provides funding for the...

U.S. Department of Defense Announces Latest Contract Awards

No. 276-10 ----------------------------------- CONTRACTS: ARMY                   SRCTec, Inc., Syracuse, N.Y., was awarded on April 1 a $94,386,209 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of 3,239 urgently required Duke...

U.S. Department of Defense Announces Latest Contract Awards

No. 272-10 ------------------------------------------ CONTRACTS: NAVY                   Sherlock, Smith & Adams, Montgomery, Ala., is being awarded a maximum $50,000,000 firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity architect-engineering contract for various medical and...

U.S. Department of Defense Announces Latest Contract Awards

No. 269-10 ------------------------------------------- CONTRACTS: DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY                   Air BP, Warrenville, Ill. is being awarded a maximum $124,754,182 fixed-price with economic price adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for aviation...

U.S. Department of Defense Announces Latest Contract Awards

No. 264-10 --------------------------------------- CONTRACTS: ARMY                   General Dynamics C4 Systems, Inc., Taunton, Mass., was awarded on March 24 a $164,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract.  This contract is for Warfighter...

U.S. Department of Defense Announces Latest Contract Awards

No. 260-10 ---------------------------------------- CONTRACTS: AIR FORCE                   Defense Support Services, LLC of Greenville, S.C. was awarded a $96,000,000 contract which provides support for the Large Aircraft Infrared...