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  • Ashton Carter Nomination Hearing
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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 impact of…

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  • Undersecretary Ashton Carter Remarks
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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 money and become more efficient, but…

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  • Defense Department Budget and Contracting
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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 acquisition…

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  • Ashton Carter Remarks
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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 addition,…

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  • Defense Spending
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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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  • Air Force Aerial Refueling Tanker Contract
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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 aerial…

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  • Department of Defense Efficiencies Initiatives
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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 elimination…

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  • Department of Defense Efficiencies Initiatives
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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 elimination of…

    263 views
  • Military Contracts
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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
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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 from…

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  • Defense Logistics Modernization
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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 between…

    157 views
  • F35 Joint Strike Fighter
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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 estimated by…

    612 views
  • Defense Department Weapons Programs
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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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