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  • Defense Department

    December 2018

    Pentagon Acquisition Chief Aims to Reform Business Practices in 2019

    The Defense Department plans to simplify some of its business practices next year to improve the way it works with industry and acquires new products, the Pentagon’s top weapons buyer said Dec. 17.
  • Defense Contracting

    December 2018

    NDIA Policy Points: Congress Builds Opportunities for U.S. Firms

    By Regina Wright
    Even well-informed members of the defense industrial base may have missed an advantageous piece of legislation passed by Congress as part of a recent Federal Aviation Administration authorization act.
  • Missile Defense

    December 2018

    Missile Test Called Model for Future U.S.-Japan Weapons Development

    The successful interception of an intermediate-range ballistic missile target over the Pacific earlier this week bodes well for cooperation between the United States and Japan when it comes to high-tech weapon development, industry leaders said.
  • Battlefield Communications

    December 2018

    U.S. Military Intends to Revamp Communications Networks

    The Defense Department has ambitious plans for creating new communications architectures to link its forces. But a number of hurdles stand in the way of that vision becoming reality.
  • Defense Contracting

    December 2018

    Viewpoint: Pentagon Takes Big Step to Clarify Other Transaction Authority Rules

    By Richard L. Dunn
    Senior Pentagon leaders have been calling for increased innovation, speed and affordability in defense systems acquisition for some time. Occasionally they invoke other transaction authorities (OTAs) to accomplish those ends.
  • Defense Department

    December 2018

    Supply Chain Must Deliver Uncompromised Systems

    By Parham Eftekhari and Drew Spaniel
    Warfare is no longer limited to either the physical or digital theater. Instead, adversaries ranging from script kiddies to nation-state sponsored advanced persistent threats have evolved to simultaneously launch asymmetric attack campaigns along digital, kinetic and hybrid vectors to undermine democracy, challenge moral values, alter public perceptions, compromise critical infrastructure, steal valuable intellectual property and exfiltrate sensitive information.
  • Defense Contracting

    December 2018

    Justice Adopts Corporate Monitoring Policy

    By Brian D. Miller
    In an Oct. 11 memorandum, “Selection of Monitors in Criminal Division Matters,” Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski provided updated guidance on how the Department of Justice will monitor corporations that may have engaged in misconduct.
  • Defense Contracting

    December 2018

    Association Building on a Strong Foundation

    In 1918, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the guns fell silent and an armistice went into effect in Central Europe, bringing an end to World War I combat operations.
  • Strategic Weapons

    December 2018

    INF Treaty Pullout Could Be Boon for Missile Makers

    The United States’ withdrawal from a landmark arms control agreement could open up major opportunities for the defense industry as the Pentagon seeks to counter Russia and China.
  • Air Force News

    December 2018

    EXCLUSIVE: Q&A with Gen. Stephen Wilson, Air Force Vice Chief of Staff

    Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen ‘Seve’ Wilson sat down with National Defense Managing Editor Jon Harper on the sidelines of the Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi Valley, California, Dec. 1 for an interview about the Air Force’s innovation and acquisition initiatives and other issues. The following Q&A has been edited for length and clarity.
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