Northrop Grumman’s willingness to spend more of its own money on design, development, and initial production gave it the advantage in the Air Force’s B-21 bomber contract, according to documents released by the Government Accountability Office late Tuesday.
The Air Force is using its B-21 acquisition process as
an example for future programs because of its confidence in its
decision, one that was backed up in a heavily redacted Government
Accountability Office decision released this week.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter ordered the Defense
Finance and Accounting Service to suspend its efforts to collect
reimbursement from thousands of California National Guard members who
received bonuses they were not entitled to years ago, he announced Wednesday.
Northrop Grumman reported a three percent increase in
sales for a total of $6.2 billion in its third-quarter earnings report
Boeing reported $23.9 billion in sales during the third quarter of 2016, which marks an eight percent decline compared to 2015, according to the company’s third-quarter results released Wednesday.
The fight to take Raqqa, Syria, from ISIS will require a smaller footprint from the coalition, which is welcoming any groups that can to commit to the mission and move "soon."
When National Guard Bureau chief Gen. Joseph Lengyel
looks back at his time as the senior US defense official in Cairo from
June 2011 to August 2012, he sees how quickly the region has changed.
The Air National Guard wings that resisted transferring
from fighter jets to remotely piloted aircraft have embraced the new,
highly relevant mission, National Guard Bureau chief Gen. Joseph Lengyel
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