Rapid Fire April 2, 2013: CNO on State of US Navy Budget

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* Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Greenert updated the US Navy on the state of their budget with a series of short videos. There’s a shortfall due to sequestration, but it’s not as bad as it was prior to the FY13 CR/Appropriations bill. “[P]riorities will be funding reimbursables, reconciling our FY13 operations, preparing to meet our FY14 plans, and restoring required base operations and routine maintenance.” The Navy’s Military Sealift Command also posted updated furlough guidance. * US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) intends to procure later this year commercial software to replace its paper-based work instructions for ship repair work during depot maintenance and overhaul. * The GAO reviewed the Pentagon’s controversial procurement of Mi-17 helicopters from Russia for end use by the Afghan Air Force. * Sadly this type of headline keeps coming: Former U.S. Army captain sentenced for accepting gratuities from Iraqi contractors | $30 million bid-rigging scam at Army Corps | Camp Pendleton employee accused of taking bribe. * In September 2012 then Secretary of Defense Panetta invited China to participate in the RIMPAC 2014 exercise. According to the Honolulu Star Advertiser China accepted the invitation. * Russia’s Ministry of Defense indicates they have no intention […]

* Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Greenert updated the US Navy on the state of their budget with a series of short videos. There’s a shortfall due to sequestration, but it’s not as bad as it was prior to the FY13 CR/Appropriations bill. “[P]riorities will be funding reimbursables, reconciling our FY13 operations, preparing to meet our FY14 plans, and restoring required base operations and routine maintenance.” The Navy’s Military Sealift Command also posted updated furlough guidance.

* US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) intends to procure later this year commercial software to replace its paper-based work instructions for ship repair work during depot maintenance and overhaul.

* The GAO reviewed the Pentagon’s controversial procurement of Mi-17 helicopters from Russia for end use by the Afghan Air Force.

* Sadly this type of headline keeps coming: Former U.S. Army captain sentenced for accepting gratuities from Iraqi contractors | $30 million bid-rigging scam at Army Corps | Camp Pendleton employee accused of taking bribe.

* In September 2012 then Secretary of Defense Panetta invited China to participate in the RIMPAC 2014 exercise. According to the Honolulu Star Advertiser China accepted the invitation.

* Russia’s Ministry of Defense indicates they have no intention of resuming participation in the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) that it unilaterally suspended in 2007.

* The AFP reports that 5 trucks carrying NATO equipment out of Afghanistan were set on fire and destroyed by gunmen in southern Pakistan. Similar attacks on convoys on their way to Afghanistan happened in the past.

* If you’re into systems of systems (and who isn’t?), DoD’s Systems Engineering office and the NDIA are planning a whole slew of webinars, conveniently avoiding travel to far-away places with annoyingly redundant names such as Baden-Baden or Bora Bora. “Test-driven Systems Engineering for Netcentric Systems of Systems” is scheduled for September, and the wait is already unbearable. Systems of systems of systems webinars. There must be a reason this shortens to “SoS.”

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