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

US begins equipment withdrawal from Afghanistan

The Financial Daily PESHAWAR — The first phase of NATO withdrawal from Afghanistan began on Sunday with the journey of 25 containers entering Pakistan from Bagram airbase in Afghanistan. Security sources talking to confirmed that the NATO withdrawal had initiated adding that a convoy of 25 containers with military hardware, was provided with routine security for its journey from Torkham to Karachi via the motorway. Custom officials had also confirmed that several containers of the NATO consignmen ... More

Cisco spends nearly half a billion dollars on Israeli wireless-network software maker

  By Jeremy C. Owens SAN JOSE -- Networking giant Cisco Systems (CSCO) announced Wednesday that it has agreed to pay $475 million for Intucell, an Israeli company that produces networking software that allows wireless carriers to handle the increasing traffic on their systems. With customers connecting more powerful smartphones and tablets to cellular networks, carriers face a growing burden that Intucell's self-optimizing network, or SON, software can help them manage, Cisco said in ... More

Simulation engineers develop training for military chaplains

During more than a decade of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. military chaplains often found themselves caught between heaven and hell: one moment leading a prayer service, the next dodging enemy fire to be at the side of a dying soldier. From loss, grief and post-traumatic stress to plain old holiday blues, combat chaplains have seen it all in responding to calls for help from soldiers struggling with issues of faith and doubt, life and death. Now, with the U.S. out of Iraq, operations winding down in Afgha ... More