Rapid Fire June 19, 2012: Long Contract VehiclesJun 19, 2012 10:35 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff
The US Congressional Service (CRS) latest report [PDF] on Multi Year Procurement (MYP) and Block Buy Contracting (BBC) explains these contract vehicles, how they differ and when they should be used.
The US DOD Inspector General is concerned [PDF] that the supply chain involved in procuring night vision devices for the Afghan National Security Forces is not tight enough, increasing the risk of loss or theft. Involved parties such as the DSCA only partially concur. In past years the GAO similarly reported that oversight and accountability can be diluted by the complex logistics involving many parties.
The RAND Corporation believes more in energy-efficient equipment and energy conservation than alternative liquid fuels that they state “do not offer DoD a way to appreciably reduce fuel costs.”
Amanda J. Dory, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy, said some Libyan weapons are now in Mali.
Lockheed Martin and unionized workers on strike in Texas have agreed to meet with a federal mediator today.
House Armed Services Committee chairman Buck McKeon made a video just for Senate majority leader Harry Reid. How sweet. The topic is of course sequestration: