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Weekly Defense Industry Roundup

U.S. Army Releases Humvee Recap RFP

Michael Hoffman, Defense News. After much anticipation, a portion of the Request for Proposals on the Humvee recap program was finally released on Monday. The program will update and rebuild up to 100,000 Army and 3,000 Marine Corps vehicles to modernize them and extend the lifespan of the venerable trucks. The program is becoming increasingly important as budget cuts, if not an outright cancellation, loom for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, as well as continuing issues with the Ground Combat Vehicle program.  More details are still to come as the statement of work was noticeably thin and an industry day is expected in October.

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End of VA Honor System Cuts 70% of Vendors with Veteran Status

Leah Nylen and Kathleen Miller, Bloomberg Government, Washington Post. A new mandate from the Department of Veterans Affairs forcing companies to prove their ownership and management status as veteran owned companies has seen over 70% of the companies previously enrolled in the program leave the effort. Over 18,800 companies have quit the veteran set-aside, leaving just over 8,200 remaining. While many were not actually meeting the eligibility rules, the new program requirements are so extensive that many companies are struggling to comply. The requirements include such obscure needs as 25 canceled checks, five of their most recent contracts…

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Fred Wellman with General Petraeus in Iraq

Fred Wellman, President ScoutComms, brings us his weekly review of defense industry news via The Scout Report. Fred served over twenty years as an Army officer in both aviation and public affairs. You can follow Fred on Twitter @ScoutComms.

Veterans Affairs secretary vows to help veterans get work
Bill Barrow, The New Orleans Times-Picayune. Speaking at the Department of Veterans Affairs National Veterans Small Business Conference and Expo in New Orleans, VA Secretary Shinseki vowed to continue efforts to improve veteran’s employment and growth in small business opportunities as well. The department says it has awarded over $2…

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White House Official Release. Last Friday the President spoke at the Washington Navy Yard, joined by representatives from a host of veteran’ organizations, business groups and government departments to announce a host of initiatives to help with the high rate of recent veteran unemployment. There were a number of interesting pieces to the plan including the “reverse boot camp” for departing service members and others. This is the official fact sheet distributed by the White House that offers a pretty good roll up of the various efforts.

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Fred Wellman with General Petraeus in Iraq

Fred Wellman, President ScoutComms, brings us his weekly review of defense industry news via The Scout Report. Fred served over twenty years as an Army officer in both aviation and public affairs. You can follow Fred on Twitter @ScoutComms.

The Budget Control Act of 2011 Implications for Defense Budgets (PDF)

Cindy Williams, MIT Security Studies Program. Ms. Williams cuts right to the chase in this short PowerPoint presentation that lays out the details of the Budget Control Act passed on Monday and what it means for the defense budgets going forward. This PDF lays things…

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