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Rapid Fire March 16, 2012: TEMP Guidebook

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* The Pentagon’s DOT&E office updated its Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP) guidebook [PDF] to reflect the latest guidance on information assurance, the design of experiments (DOE), and reliability growth. * The US Department of State plans to resume military aid to Egypt. * Could the USAF’s divested C-27Js end up serving with the Coast Guard? They’re doing a business case, because “free” can turn out to be expensive. * The US Coast Guard Acquisition Directorate released a draft technical package for the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) project. They want feedback by April 30 at the latest so it has a chance to impact the RFP. * The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) says efforts to consolidate federal acquisition systems should be reassessed, as it seems the General Services Administration (GSA) failed to budget for hardware costs, about a decade into this Integrated Acquisition Environment (IAE) project. You don’t say. * The US Navy published a list of projected ship inactivations for the forthcoming fiscal year, as well as its latest Surface Force Readiness manual [PDF]. * Meanwhile the Marines plan to cut 4 battalions and 12 air squadrons over 5 years, according to Reuters. * Researchers at MIT’s […]

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