Industrial Base Study Sent to White House; Workforce Issues Pose Threat to Health of Defense Industry
- May 24, 2018
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Army installations across Hawaii will receive $2.6 billion in funding over a 32-year period to build and upgrade facilities, reports Pacific Business News. An initial five-year investment of $350 million will address a shortfall in aviation facilities at Wheeler Army Airfield needed to support newly acquired aircraft, including AH-64 Apaches with the 25th Combat AviationREAD MORE
In remarks at DOD’s first Human Capital Symposium in Southbridge, Mass., this week, Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisitions and sustainment, discussed the three lines of effort in the National Defense Strategy — lethality, strengthening alliances and partnerships, and business reform. Reform is a priority as “Secretary Mattis is well aware that the PentagonREAD MORE
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A group of nearly 40 residents voiced concerns with a proposal by the Air Force to conduct close air support training for F-15 fighter aircraft over Boise and eight other urban centers in Idaho, during a public scoping meeting on Wednesday. Other than Boise, the training sites are considered small and medium areas, including MountainREAD MORE
The Pentagon’s case for conducting a new round of base closures could be stronger if it had measured whether the goals of the 2005 round of base closures — reducing excess infrastructure, transforming the military and promoting jointness — were achieved, according to a recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Instead officials fromREAD MORE
The Air Force has selected the three installations that now host the B-1 Lancer and the B-2 Spirit — Dyess AFB, Texas; Ellsworth AFB, S.D.; and Whiteman AFB, Mo. — as reasonable alternatives to host the new B-21 Raider aircraft beginning in the mid-2020s. A final basing decision isn’t expected until 2019 after environmental planningREAD MORE