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CCAGW Sends Letter to House on H.R. 7617 Appropriations

CCAGW sends letter to the House on appropriations for Defense, Commerce, Justice, Science, Energy and Water Development, Financial Services and General Government, Homeland Security, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Act. 

Private Companies Are Powering the Future of Aerospace

For most of its history, American aerospace has been dominated by a few entrenched contractors, which has led to inflated prices and a lack of innovation.  New entrants from the private sector have begun to change the status quo. 

July 17, 2020 — Sean Kennedy 1595005522

Congress Should Strengthen, Not Undermine, the Pentagon's Chief Management Officer

In the very short amount of time the position has existed, the Pentagon’s Chief Management Officer has identified an impressive amount of savings within the Department of Defense.  Despite this fact, members of Congress are moving quickly to eliminate the role, undermining meaningful reforms taking place.

July 9, 2020 — Sean Kennedy 1594329257

Air Force Moves the Goalposts

After years of falling short, the Air Force has scrapped the 80 percent readiness threshold for four aircraft.

May 13, 2020 — Sean Kennedy 1589397559

The Congressional JSF Caucus: A Logic-Free Zone

Legislators added $1.7 billion worth of earmarks to fund the acquisition of 16 JSFs.

March 31, 2020 — Sean Kennedy 1585688886

Did President Trump Dissolve the Pandemic Response Office?

We have heard a lot about how President Trump “dissolved” the office in charge of pandemic preparedness.

March 18, 2020 — Elizabeth Wright 1584566896

Joint Strike Fighter's Latest Problem: ODIN

ALIS, the F-35’s logistics system, has long been plagued with technical flaws.  A new GAO report has predicted more of the same from its successor.

March 18, 2020 — Sean Kennedy 1584563555

Additional Delays for the KC-46

The troubled tanker’s delays will have knock-on effects, raising costs.

March 5, 2020 — Sean Kennedy 1583442989

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