Rapid Fire September 17, 2012: 3rd CRH DRFP | OMB Report

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* The White House released its report [PDF] on the effects of sequestration, restating that sequestration is an indiscriminate instrument meant for threats, not actual use, and laying sole responsibility at the feet of Congress in general, and House Republicans in particular. Democrats at the House Budget Committee stuck to tying the fate of defense budgets with tax increases for the rich (what these two things have to do with each other we’ll never know) while HASC Republicans made procedural complaints. Exec summary: stuck until the election. * The USAF’s Combat Rescue Helicopter request for proposal is not quite ready yet, but seems to be getting there, with a 3rd iteration of the draft RFP posted on FBO, as well as a CLIN-SOW matrix (Contract Line Item Numbers and Statements of Work). * On the other hand the Air Force’s RFP for the Joint Miniature Munitions Bomb Rack Unit is now final. JMM BRU, aka BRU-61A/A, is a miniature munitions carriage for SDB II and F-35B/C weapon systems. Note that some of the RFP’s documents are available on request only to DoD personnel and US contracts under distribution statement D. * The US Army is organizing an Industry Day [MS […]

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