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RADM Jabaley To Helm PEO Submarines: Won Packard Award

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


WASHINGTON: Submariners come under a lot of pressure — up to 100,000 pounds per square inch, to be exact. Now sub program managers ashore are under intense pressure too, as the Navy tries to squeeze three major sub initiatives — including the enormously expensive Ohio-class replacement (ORP) — into a tightening budget. That’s the challenge career… Keep reading →

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Can Navy Afford Next-Gen DDG-51 Destroyer, Packard Award Or Not?

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


WASHINGTON: It’s not a Nobel Prize, but the Packard Award matters in the big-dollar world of defense procurement. Last week, utterly overshadowed by elections, the Department of Defense awarded the Packard to the Navy’s DDG-51 destroyer, the sleek grey mainstay of the fleet. With 62 Arleigh Burke-class destroyers already in service, four under construction, and… Keep reading →

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Navy Destroyers, Army Ammo Managers Win DoD Acquisition Award

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Navy DDG-51 (Arleigh Burke) destroyer program & Army ammo management win DoD Packard Award for efficiency: http://1.usa.gov/TqyVyO SydneyFreedberg

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