Rapid Fire: 2010-08-27
- Try Again: US Army cancels competition for development of the next-generation Ground Combat Vehicle IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle) after review by Pentagon acquisition officials; revised rules for a more affordable program expected in 60 days.
- 10% Off Everything: US Defense Logistics Agency wants a 10% price reduction from contractors.
- Cyber Allies: The Pentagon unveils new cybersecurity strategy that includes a call for collective cyber defense among allies; not everyone is impressed.
- Yemen Bound: The Pentagon says it notified Congress that it plans to spend $155 million on 4 Huey helicopters, upgrades to 10 Russian-made Mi-17 medium transport helicopters, and 50 Hummers, as well as night vision goggles and transport aircraft for the Yemen Army to fight al-Qaeda.
- NATO special forces have killed 365 insurgent commanders in Afghanistan in the past 3 months, according to a report in Der Spiegel.