Rapid Fire June 3, 2013: Israel Reviews What to Get with Vendor Financing
“Over and over again, DoD has announced a reform effort only to fail to achieve the desired results. The current acquisition reform effort, known as Better Buying Power (BBP), is another example of this kind of insanity: doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different result.”
- MTConnect is an open standard meant to make industrial machine tools more open and interopable, like networked computers. The Pentagon is interested for the defense supply chain.
- The Center for a New American Security (CNAS), a think tank close to the Obama administration, thinks [PDF] there is a path to successful outcome in Afghanistan. If the Afghans don’t screw up their forthcoming election, and if Pakistan becomes more helpful, among necessary aligned planets.
- India is working on glide bombs.
- The Australian Strategic Policy Institute presented their latest annual defence budget brief. Video below: