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Fly Through Customs

August 13, 2014
By Maryann Lawlor
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection now offers an app that expedites the entry process for U.S. citizens and Canadian visitors into the United States.

U.S. Army Provides Intelligence Systems to Afghanistan

August 12, 2014
by George I. Seffers
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The Army program executive officer-intelligence, electronic warfare and sensors (PEO-IEW&S) office is providing the Wolfhound man-portable signals intelligence system to the Afghan National Army (ANA). The 201st ANA Corps received the system and was trained on its use earlier this year.

Obsolete Acquisition Policies Threaten U.S. Technological Superiority

August 6, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman
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Major changes in defense acquisition no longer are desirable—they are essential if the United States is to maintain an effective military in a time of increasing threats and decreasing resources. Already the United States is trailing several allies technologically, and potential adversaries are hard at work developing technologies that threaten U.S. force superiority.

True Incentives May Be Key to Improving Defense Acquisition

August 5, 2014
By Robert K. Ackerman
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More specific requirements and better incentives could produce better products at reduced costs, said a leading U.S. Defense Department official. Frank Kendall III, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, explained that adjusting the contracting process could produce at least some desired results in acquisition.

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