Rapid Fire 2011-04-07: On Insourcing Contractor Work

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* NATO has put up a “NATO and Libya” page with links to global coverage of that ongoing operation. Which could be ongoing for a long time. * DoD says a federal government shutdown would be “extremely disruptive,” but it is making “prudent” plans just in case. * Wonder what their longer term plans are for the extremely disruptive shipbuilding issue looming in the 2020s? If any plans exist… * Hmm. Not only is graphene an excellent semiconductor, its transistors seem to self-cool… * Cost savings on insourcing contractor work to government employees fall below hopes, and the Pentagon is backing off. * Thai army unveils a $1 billion shopping list of new weapons it wants funding for, including 200 medium tanks to replace US-made M41 light tanks. * CIA Director Leon Panetta is expected to take over as defense secretary when Robert Gates departs, and Gen. David Petraeus is being considered to replace Panetta at CIA, according to NPR. * Senators rip US Army officials over high price tag for the Ground Combat Vehicle – the replacement for the M2/M3 Bradley – contracts for which are expected in 3rd quarter of FY 2011. * “[Scotland’s] Sunday Herald can reveal […]

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