Rapid Fire 2011-09-28 | SK Defense Budget; DFARS Proposed Changes on Single Bids

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* South Korea’s 2012 defense budget: +5.6% or roughly in line with total budget growth, pending parliamentary approval. * British Secretary of State for Defence Dr Liam Fox says a 1% increase (in real terms) to the Defence Equipment and Support budget between 2015/16 and 2020/21 should give the ministry a “firm footing” to tackle long-term challenges. * BRAC complete at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) in Texas – the largest installation in the US military. * Can a US Army Program Manager get his USMC pals to benefit from his program even if it’s not a designated joint one? The answer is yes, through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the 2 services. * DFARS Case 2011-D013 on what to do when acquisitions using competitive procedures receive only one offer is received has been reopened for comments until October 7. The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) objects to the unlimited waiver currently in the planned regulatory change, as well as to the exception provision for contingency operations, given the track record in Iraq and Afghanistan. US DoD Performance Based Logistics (PBL) 2011 award winners were announced recently: System Level “Gerald Beck” Award: Joint STARS Total System Support Responsibility Team/Northrop […]

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