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    Ashton Carter Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a confirmation hearing on the nomination of Ashton Carter to be deputy secretary of Defense. Among the topics addressed were the potential…

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    Undersecretary Ashton Carter Remarks

    Ashton Carter spoke about the Department of Defense’s budget and said that the era of ever-increasing defense budgets was over. He laid out areas where the Pentagon could save…

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    Defense Department Budget and Contracting

    Defense Undersecretary for Acquisitions Ashton Carter testified on the Defense Department’s efforts to cut costs on federal contracts, increase competition, and improve Pentagon…

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    Ashton Carter Remarks

    Undersecretary Ashton Carter spoke about the acquisition and management process of the Defense Department and provided budget efficiency recommendations for missile defense. In…

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    Air Force Aerial Refueling Tanker Contract

    Officials announced Boeing as the winner of a $35 billion U.S. Air Force aerial refueling tanker contract. The Air Force had been trying for almost ten years to begin replacing its…

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    Defense Spending

    Ashton Carter begins his remarks with comments about the importance of national security and defense priorities in Afghanistan. He then focused on the defense department budget and its…

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    Department of Defense Efficiencies Initiatives

    Pentagon officials testified on Defense Department initiatives proposed by Secretary Robert Gates to more efficiently fund defense programs. One of the proposals included the…

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    Department of Defense Efficiencies Initiatives

    Pentagon officials testified about Defense Department initiatives proposed by Secretary Robert Gates to more efficiently fund defense programs. One of the proposals included the…

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    Military Contracts

    Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Undersecretary Ashton Carter spoke to reporters and answered questions about new military acquisition and procurement guidelines.

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    Defense Department Spending

    Ashton Carter outlined a strategy for making existing military programs more efficient and cost-effective. Its part of a five-year effort by Secretary Gates to cut about $100 billion…

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    Defense Logistics Modernization

    Ashton Carter talked about about Pentagon efforts to improve efficiency with new technology. Topics included organization and systems challenges, governance, and the performance gap…

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    Defense Department Weapons Programs

    Ashton Carter briefed reporters and answered questions about the development of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program, the next generation aircraft weapons system for the Navy, Air Force,…

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    F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

    Witnesses testified about the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, which has suffered from cost overruns and production delays. They said the average price of an F-35 aircraft as…

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