- Contract Pricing Reference Guides (CPRG) have been made available to the American defense acquisition workforce in PDF and MS Word format. They cover price and cost analysis, quantitative techniques for contract pricing, federal contract negotiation techniques, and a set of advanced topics such as how to forecast cost overruns or how to recognize and deal with defective pricing.
- US Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno said that if the Army must use Pacific forces outside the region, commanders will replace that capability to always maintain “a baseline of capability in the Pacific.” Meanwhile, his opinion of gold-plated, scifi-driven requirements: “I don’t want us to be driving up a 53-degree slope, and not at 35 mph.” [DID: after a quick search we haven’t found at what stage of the JLTV RFP drafting this specific requirement was made.]
- Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura wants their F-35s at the original price and delivery date.
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