August 2019

JEDI case going to federal appeals court

[ad_1] Oracle has appealed its claims court loss to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in yet another escalation in the Pentagon’s troubled acquisition of its general services cloud. Oracle is appealing a decision from U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Eric Bruggink that said Oracle couldn’t be harmed during the Pentagon’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud computing procurement because it didn’t meet contract requirements. But the… Read More »JEDI case going to federal appeals court

A major missile defense program has been cancelled. What’s next?

[ad_1] About Jeff Martin Jeff is Defense News’s Associate Editor for Multimedia, coordinating multimedia coverage for the brand. He’s the host of Defense News Weekly, the premier television show covering the defense industry and U.S. military, airing on PBS and AFN worldwide.In addition, he produces the show and covers stories worldwide, across Defense News’s portfolio. [ad_2] Source link

Trump signals thaw in US-Iran tensions, says he’s willing to meet Rouhani

[ad_1] WASHINGTON ― U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday at the G-7 summit he would be willing to meet with Iran’s leader under the right circumstances, a sign simmering tensions between the two nations could soon reach a diplomatic solution. “If the circumstances were correct or right, I would certainly agree to that,” Trump said of a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, which was proposed by French President Emmanuel… Read More »Trump signals thaw in US-Iran tensions, says he’s willing to meet Rouhani

After two years, the Air Force is rethinking this space contract

[ad_1] The Air Force is interested in new management for an organization aimed at accelerating contract awards for space-related prototypes and launched less than two years ago. According to a request for information posted to the Federal Business Opportunities website Aug. 20, the Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center is looking to re-compete the Space Enterprise Consortium Other Transaction Agreement which was awarded in 2017. The Space Enterprise Consortium… Read More »After two years, the Air Force is rethinking this space contract

Draft Showdown — TV Joint Chiefs: PODCAST

[ad_1] “OK, maybe I have a problem with war crimes on this team.” For the next few Defense Nerds Podcast episodes, Military Times Deputy Editor Leo Shane and Defense News Capitol Hill Bureau Chief Joe Gould take a break from the normal news format for a bit of summer nonsense: fantasy drafts on military topics. Up this week, the hosts name their picks for a new Joint Chiefs of Staff… Read More »Draft Showdown — TV Joint Chiefs: PODCAST

India cancels Jaguar upgrade over Honeywell’s $2.4B price tag

[ad_1] NEW DELHI — The Indian Air Force has dropped its plan to upgrade 80 Jaguar ground-attack fighters with new engines over the cost provided by American firm Honeywell. The service had planned to equip its Jaguar fighters with 280 new Honeywell-built F125IN turbofan engines, but the cost of some $2.4 billion was too expensive, a senior Air Force official said. The new engines were to be integrated on 80… Read More »India cancels Jaguar upgrade over Honeywell’s $2.4B price tag