What is Military Procurement?

Military procurement is the management of a nation's investments in technologies, programs, and product support necessary to achieve its National Security Strategy and support its Armed Forces. The goal is to rapidly acquire quality products that fulfill user needs with improvements to mission capability at an equitable price.  The US Defense Acquisition University (DAU) defines procurement as the act of buying goods and services for the government. DAU defines acquisition as the conceptualization ... More

Product Review: Infinitely-adjustable corrective lenses from Superfocus

Most eyeglass wearers start out with single-vision lenses that correct for vision defects at all distances. I had these into my forties, when I suffered the same problem that most of us do at that age when the biological lens that sits behind the cornea began to harden. This hardening causes presbyopia, or poor near vision. People who don’t wear glasses start out trying to compensate by holding reading material farther away, and eventually getting reading glasses that magnify close-up objects. An alternative ... More

Tuskegee airman fights VA over botched eye surgery

Albuquerque Journal  ALBUQUERQUE — His fingers still show the frostbite from loading munitions in the bitter Korean War winter some 50 years ago. He's battled a form of blood cancer he believes is linked to his work handling nuclear weapons for the military during the Cold War. As one of New Mexico's two living Tuskegee Airmen, John Edward Allen of Rio Rancho has endured more than his share of injuries and medical conditions related to serving his country. The latest blow came on the operating ... More