Wednesday, July 9, 2008

DoD to Announce Tanker Contract Future

DoD has officially announced the tanker decision press conference.

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates will conduct a press briefing at 1 p.m. EDT in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579.

This gives him enough time to host an honor cordon to welcome Minister of Government and Justice of Panama Daniel Delgado to the Pentagon today at 2:00 PM.

Congressional notifications are ongoing. First indications are that DoD has decided to have an "Expedited Recompete"; no details as of yet. Sounds like Option A that we mentioned last week.

The Pentagon Channel will cover the DoD press conference proceedings live.

Also, CNN broadcast the initial tanker contract announcement in February through its Live Video site, so there is a good chance they will do so again.

We will continue to keep you informed as we get more details.