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Rapid Fire September 11, 2012: Corrosion Mitigation

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* With the US Congress back from recess this week, Senator John McCain [R-AZ] released selected quotes from the CEOs of the major primes pointing to the uncertainty and disruption associated with sequestration. Meanwhile the OMB is past its deadline on the report Congress mandated them to produce on the effect of sequestration on readiness. * The Pentagon told Congress back in May that corrosion costs the Department almost $21B a year, according to an assessment of that report by the GAO that otherwise finds it lacking. (The DoD FY13 corrosion report itself does not seem to be publicly available). The Senate Armed Services Committee voiced similar concerns earlier this year in its report 112-173. * The Partnership for Public Service nonprofit and the Washington Post published a fawning profile of Elliott Branch, the US Navy’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for acquisition. Pointing to LCS as a program where the Navy excelled in finding savings is, uh, bold. * The Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) updated its agency datasheet [PDF]. They currently employ 10,254 civilians and 562 military staff to manage 337,000 active contracts with 19,825 contractors. * The US District Court of the Western District of Texas sentenced a retired […]

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