Deputy Secretary of Defense William H. Taft IV announced recently that the Department of Defense would use its current review of the FY 1988 defense program and budget to assess the requirements for both FY 1988 and FY 1989. The product of this review will be a twoyear budget. Because this year's review will cover both FY 88 and FY 89, no program or budget review will be needed next year. The Deputy Secretary has directed that preparations for those reviews be stopped.
This action carries out the requirements of the FY 1986 Authorization Act, which directs the President President to submit a two-year budget for the Department of Defense next year, and it carries forward the Packard Commission endorsement of the two-year budget concept.
Two-year budgeting is a key recommendation of the Packard Commission, and should bring muchneeded stability to Defense spending.
The DoD intends to work closely with the Congress to insure a smooth transition to a two-year budget.
The Canadian Department of Defense recently installed an SPD computerized, all-cell battery monitoring system aboard one of the Canadian Navy's diesel-powered submarines. 36 The system, which was placed onboard the HMCS Onandaga, recently completed final testing after being retrofitted at the HMCS
for the U.S. Coast Guard, a five percent increase over the FY 1992 level. Included in the total are $203 million to be transferred from the Department of Defense and $70 million from the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund. The budget assumes the collection of $117 million in user fees for selected Coast
A free 50-page pamphlet entitled "How To Buy Surplus Personal Property from the United States Department of Defense" is being offered free by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service. The pamphlet assists individuals, or businesses desiring to buy surplus personal property of the Department of
of intermodal transportation systems, including ships, ships' space, intermodal equipment and related management services, and to maximize the Department of Defense's use of commercial transportation resources to support the emergency deployment and sustainment of U.S. military forces through cooperation am
discussed, Shipbuilders Council of America president John Stocker sent Mr. Atwood a letter suggesting the following actions on the part of the Department of Defense to help slow the decline in U.S. shipyard employment and ease the pressures on escalating unit costs for naval vessels. • Accelerate the
of MIL-I-45208, MIL-STD-105 and MIL-STD- 45662, along with other government and commercial standards. Having been audited and approved by the Department of Defense and other major defense contractors, Okabe is shipping broken package up to bulk quantities with complete chemical and physical test reports
costs and reduced design, construction, and repair time for marine vessels. At a recent meeting of F-25 and the SNAME Panel, the objectives of the Department of Defense Value Engineering Committee were discussed. The DoD is investigating ways to reduce costs and improve quality by adopting ASTM industry
provide standby logistic support for the rapid deployment of U.S. Marines around the world. (It is designated by MarAd as the C8-M-MA-134j and by the Department of Defense as the TAKX). Bids are now scheduled to be publicly opened at the Commerce Department at 2:15 p.m. on January 19
has issued a request for proposals (November 8) to operate five command-controlled tankers that deliver petroleum products worldwide for the Department of Defense. The T-5 type tankers now are operated by Hudson Waterways Corp. of New York City under a contract initially awarded in October 1972
The House of Representatives recently passed the Marine Machinery Association's amendment to the FY89 Department of Defense Authorization bill requiring that critical spare parts for ships meet the same qualification standards and quality control levels as the originals. As originally drafted
22 this year. The Navy is purchasing these vessels for the Army because of the Navy's extensive experience in securing shipping services for the Department of Defense. When purchased, the LSVs will be used by the Army to transport dry cargo on the ocean and the coastal and inland waterways. They must
healthcare dilemma facing the ? ag of convenience operator. The answer can involve the organiza- tion of an internal and extensive medi- cal department; one that would contract with hospitals, negotiate prices, make appointments, get the documentation and keep an eye on the quality of medi- cal
wind propulsion systems, have signed a service coop- eration agreement. This will enable Norsepower to order service work from Photo credit: TU Berlin, Department of Design and Operation of Maritime Systems Wärtsilä, while Wärtsilä can pursue and sell Norsepower Ro- tor Sail projects with support from Norsepower
nearly so ary 2020 is not yet known, but analysts offset the scrubber installation cost. mand for HSFO when the new regula- solid. Studies by the US Department of have estimated that the price could be Furthermore, HSFO will continue to be tions come into effect - there will be Energy’s Argonne National
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SHIPBUILDING USCG POLAR SECURITY CUTTER vessel to reach the North Pole unaccom- transits to get on station and conduct Mardiros. The number one mission for panied—but it is designed primarily for operations with limited or no logistics the new PSC will be to carry out the an- Meet The “Fleet” scienti?
some partner REPORT” (FHWA-NJ-2014-008) writ- focus at an October forum in California. be scary.” companies have specialized equipment ten for the NJ Department of Transporta- Researcher Robert Collier and a team Workforce development is another is- and assets requiring years of training. tion. It lists
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I INSIGHTS: LEGAL BEAT tion clauses that are not drafted by trial the parties may not be able to contract tract at issue. However, reliance on old huge drafting error: defense and indem- attorneys, but instead by transactional around these state laws with a choice of forms will likely not provide the
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2.4 m Armstrong Delivers Another Vessel to Washington DNR The monohull dive compliance vessel Salish Scout was recently accepted by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) after successful launch and sea trials in Port Angeles Harbor. In a competitive solicita- tion process last year, DNR
Boats Delivers 19th Boat to FDNY SAFE Boats International (SAFE) has delivered boats 17, 18 and 19 to the marine division of the New York Fire Department, all during the month of August. The three latest additions to the FDNY ? eet are 33’ full cabin boats, the most popular con? guration because
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constitutes The answer can involve the organization of an internal and adequate care, and it is a nightmare for manning agencies and extensive medical department; one that would contract with shipowners to keep track of. Beyond this, local medical facili- hospitals, negotiate prices, make appointments, get
complexity, we are witnessing profound advancements is a major challenge. changes to the structure of the maritime workforce, particu- According to the Department for Transport’s Maritime 2050 larly from a demographic point of view. Crews have become strategy document, the skills profle of the maritime sector