Rapid Fire Morning 2011-06-30: Weapons for Libyan RebelsJun 30, 2011 07:27 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff
- In his last interview beforeÂ stepping down as US Defense Secretary, Robert Gates says thatÂ military spendingÂ is not the main cause of the United States’ $1.4 trillion budget deficit.
- The Government Accountability Office (GAO) publishes its reportÂ Further Actions Needed to Institutionalize Key Business System Modernization Management ControlsÂ [PDF]. Among the report’s criticisms are the Department of Defense’s failure to oversee each military department’s full implementation of an enterprise architecture program.
- FranceÂ confirmsÂ that it has provided weapons to Libyan rebels. A spokesman confirmed that assault rifles and ammunition were part of the airdrop, but denied that France had suppliedÂ MilanÂ anti-tank missile launchers.