Lockheed Martin has filed a protest to overturn the decision to award Oshkosh the contract for the military’s new Humvee replacement. The contract is valued as high as $30 billion for a mine-resistant replacement for the Humvee. The Government Accountability Office has until Dec. 17 to decide whether or not the award goes to Lockheed, the number one-ranked government contracting company, or if it stays with Oshkosh, ranked 99. The Army awarded Oshkosh a $6.75 billion contract for 17,000 of the company’s Joint Light Tactical Vehicles in August.
Though it’s a heavy-hitter in the defense industry, Lockheed Martin may have a hard time convincing the government to reverse its decision. Bloomberg Business reports that only 2.4% of protests concerning Department of Defense contract awards have been sustained since fiscal year 2010.
The Coast Guard is officially shit outta luck for a paycheck thanks to the government shutdown, which means that zero coasties have been paid to create some of the amazing memes being shared as a way to vent their frustration.
Vice President Mike Pence repeated President Donald Trump's claim that "ISIS has been defeated" in Syria on Wednesday just hours after several U.S. service members were killed by an ISIS suicide bomber in Manbij, Syria.
Soldiers, family and community gathered in Morehead City to render honors and witness the transfer and memorial of U.S. Army Sgt James Slape Nov. 9-11, 2018. Slape will hold a temporary resting place in Morehead City before ultimately moving to Arlington Cemetery. Slape supported Operations Resolute Support and Freedom Sentinel in Afghanistan. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt Leticia Samuels, North Carolina National Guard)
An ISIS suicide bomber killed four Americans in Manbij, Syria, on Wednesday.