BudgetApril 25, 2017
After years of declines in defense contract obligations, trend lines are now headed in the opposite direction, according to a leading Washington, D.C., think tank.
Homeland SecurityApril 25, 2017
The Coast Guard is struggling just to maintain its current funding levels as it seeks to modernize its force.
Air PowerApril 25, 2017
The projected acquisition cost of the Air Force’s KC-46 Pegasus aerial refueling tanker has decreased significantly. But there is risk of further delays in the delivery schedule, according to the Government Accountability Office.
Defense ContractingApril 21, 2017
President Donald Trump issued an executive order April 18 ordering federal agencies to purchase American-made products to the maximum extent possible, and review their contracting policies and processes in this regard. But analysts expect the directive to have limited impact on Pentagon acquisitions and the defense industrial base.
Intelligence and SurveillanceApril 19, 2017
Tactical off-board sensing capabilities would give AC-130 crews the ability to see the battlefield when their onboard sensor views are obscured.
Robotics and Autonomous SystemsApril 19, 2017
The Army expects robotics and autonomy to be important components of its ground combat vehicle fleet in the coming decades.
Maritime SecurityApril 12, 2017
The ability of the Coast Guard to stop the flow of illegal drugs into the United States could be further hampered if Congress doesn’t pass a new budget in the coming weeks, the service’s commandant said April 12.
Robotics and Autonomous SystemsApril 05, 2017
While the Pentagon has identified unmanned and autonomous systems as key technologies for future warfare, Navy and Marine Corps officials are warning against buying equipment that isn’t cost-effective.