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Special Operations Command to Test Directed Energy Weapon on ApacheUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).New
Vivienne Machi5/26/2016 2:13 PM0 Approved5/26/2016 2:13 PM
TAMPA, Fla. — Special Operations Command will test a laser weapon on an Apache helicopter this summer, said one official May 26. SOCOM's program executive office rotary wing is working alongside the Army’s project office for Apache Attack Helicopters to conduct a feasibility test this summer, said Col. John Vannoy, program manager for rotary wing.

Air Force Chief of Staff: Building more F-22s 'Not a Crazy Idea'Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).New
Vivienne Machi5/26/2016 12:16 PM0 Approved5/26/2016 12:17 PM
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh III said May 26 that reopening the F-22 manufacturing line was within the realm of possibility, and that it may cost less than developing a sixth-generation fighter.
SOCOM Expediting Tech Transfer to Foreign Partners (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).New
Vivienne Machi5/26/2016 10:38 AM0 Approved5/26/2016 11:38 AM
United States Special Operations Command is pushing the delivery of new technology to foreign partners, as it seeks to strengthen the international web of elite commandos.
FBI Director: U.S. Needs Dialogue on EncryptionUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).New
Brian Taylor5/26/2016 8:26 AM0 Approved5/26/2016 8:34 AM
TAMPA, Fla. — Following a high profile dispute with Apple earlier this year, the director of the FBI said there needs to be greater dialogue in the United States about the balance between public safety and privacy. “I love strong encryption,” said James Comey. “Encryption is a very, very good thing. I also love pubic safety.”
Special Operations Command to Buy New Uniforms, Wearable GearUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).New
Vivienne Machi5/25/2016 4:18 PM0 Approved5/25/2016 4:25 PM
Special Operations Command plans to acquire new uniforms and a suite of wearable technologies for its warfighters, a program official said May 25.
AFSOC Moves Forward on Plans to Equip AC-130J with Laser Weapon by 2020Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).New
Vivienne Machi5/25/2016 4:17 PM0 Approved5/25/2016 4:18 PM
Air Force Special Operations Command is on track to equip an AC-130J Ghostrider gunship with a laser weapon by the end of the decade, officials said May 25.
Political Turbulence Hits F-35 Joint Strike FighterUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).New
Sandra Erwin5/25/2016 3:22 PM2 Approved5/25/2016 3:32 PM
Officials say the F-35 joint strike fighter program is at a “pivot point."
Social Media, Electronic Warfare Tools Among SOCOM's Technology GapsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).New
Vivienne Machi5/25/2016 2:29 PM0 Approved5/25/2016 2:31 PM
TAMPA, Fla. – Special Operations Command is looking for a few good ideas to help it fight the Islamic State and other adversaries, a top acquisition official said on May 25. It has niche requirements for tools that will help it defend against drone and electronic warfare attacks, and to navigate the world of social media, said Tony Davis, the command’s science and technology director.
Drones, Communications, Surveillance Technology on Special Operations Command's Wish List Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).New
Vivienne Machi5/25/2016 11:42 AM0 Approved5/25/2016 11:46 AM
Advanced unmanned aerial systems, big data analysis software and new communication tools are all on the wish list of Special Operations Command’s leaders.
Special Operators Helping U.S. Law Enforcement Root Out Homegrown Terrorists Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).New
Vivienne Machi5/25/2016 8:56 AM0 Approved5/25/2016 8:58 AM
TAMPA, Fla. — U.S special operators are uncovering intelligence overseas that is helping U.S. law enforcement root out homegrown terrorist cells, the White House’s top counterterrorism advisor said May 24.
 
SOCOM Looking For Technology From Foreign FirmsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi5/24/2016 4:46 PM0 Approved5/24/2016 4:46 PM
TAMPA, Fla. – U.S. Special Operations Command is looking overseas for technology solutions, a top acquisition official said May 24. “We look for the best product wherever it is around the world,” said James Geurts, SOCOM’s acquisition executive, at the 2016 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference.
 
SOCOM Commander: Special Operations Forces Must Adapt as Threats IncreaseUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi5/24/2016 4:12 PM0 Approved5/24/2016 4:12 PM
As the United States faces threats around the globe — from the Islamic State to Russia to China — special operators must adapt, said the commander of Special Operations Command May 24.
Changing Landscape Overseas Creates Headwinds for U.S. Defense CompaniesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin5/23/2016 2:23 PM0 Approved5/23/2016 2:39 PM
U.S. defense contractors are becoming increasingly anxious about the overseas arms market as they see changing political winds and shifting attitudes from countries that have long been reliable buyers.
Moment of Truth Looms for U.S. Air Force TankerUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin5/19/2016 3:46 PM3 Approved5/19/2016 3:54 PM
A critical program review of the KC-46A Pegasus tanker is coming. Boeing officials are rushing to complete software fixes.
Navy Acquisition Chief Optimistic About Budget OutcomeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh5/18/2016 4:42 PM0 Approved5/18/2016 4:48 PM
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — As the House debates its version of the fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, the Navy’s top acquisition official said May 18 he was confident that Congress will pass legislation that would provide the sea service with a larger and more capable fleet.
Air Force Chief Scientist: No Date Set for Hypersonic Vehicle TestsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi5/17/2016 4:32 PM0 Approved5/17/2016 4:34 PM
The U.S. Air Force has no immediate plans to conduct hypersonic vehicle flight tests, the service's chief scientist said May 17. Greg Zacharias said he "was not aware" of any set dates for a U.S. hypersonic flight test.
Secretary Carter Blasts Armed Services Committees’ Authorization BillsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor5/17/2016 4:28 PM0 Approved5/17/2016 4:35 PM
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter ripped legislative provisions recently passed by the Senate and House Armed Services Committees, saying May 17 that he would recommend President Barack Obama veto them if they ever reached his desk.
Panel: Global Partnerships Key to Advancing Science and Technology ResearchUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh5/17/2016 3:44 PM0 Approved5/17/2016 3:54 PM
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Collaboration between the United States and its partner nations will be key to developing emerging technologies, said a panel of naval science and technology officials from around the globe May 16.
Service Chiefs Want Changes in Acquisition ProcessUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi5/16/2016 2:35 PM1 Approved5/16/2016 2:48 PM
There are major flaws in the current acquisition process and the sea services need to find better ways of onboarding new technology, the top Navy and Marine Corps officers said on May 16.
Boeing Turns Focus to Military Aircraft Upgrades, Support ServicesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin5/16/2016 2:07 PM2 Approved5/16/2016 2:28 PM
Boeing is working to secure long-term work upgrading and maintaining military hardware.
Reporter's Notebook: Carter Keeps Pressing for Silicon Valley EngagementUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi5/16/2016 8:27 AM0 Approved5/16/2016 8:39 AM
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter last week made his fourth trip to Silicon Valley since taking over as Pentagon chief in February 2015.

One of the goals of the trip was to send a message loud and clear to the technology industry that the Pentagon is determined to find ways to become a better and friendlier customer. He needed to take action to address rampant criticism of the Pentagon's outreach efforts there, led by a highly touted new outpost, the Defense Innovation Unit-Experimental.
Navy to Deploy Submarine-Launched DronesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin5/16/2016 8:00 AM0 Approved5/16/2016 9:17 AM
The Navy is moving ahead with plans to deploy small drones from submarines and undersea robotic vehicles, further advancing the military’s push toward autonomous weapons systems.
Secretary Carter Opposes Restarting F-22 ProductionUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi5/13/2016 8:41 AM9 Approved5/13/2016 9:39 AM
Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter weighed in on the recently revived debate about the F-22, telling reporters May 12 that he is against resuming production of the stealthy fighter jet.
New Joint Operations Center Gearing Up For Space WarfareUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor5/13/2016 8:28 AM0 Approved5/13/2016 9:42 AM
At a new joint operations center in the mountains of Colorado, the U.S. military and the intelligence community are preparing to fight wars that extend beyond the Earth’s atmosphere.
Pentagon Chief Sees Problems With Cybersecurity MarketUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi5/12/2016 8:26 AM2 Approved5/12/2016 8:27 AM
The private sector in the United States is underinvesting in cyber protection and hindering the growth of the cybersecurity market, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter told reporters on May 11.
DARPA Shows Off Technology at Demo DayUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh5/11/2016 4:19 PM0 Approved5/11/2016 4:29 PM
Dozens of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program managers, researchers and engineers descended upon the Pentagon May 11 to show off new technology. DARPA Director Arati Prabhakar said the goal of the agency’s demo day is to get the agency's breakthrough technology in front of the right people.
Army Selects JLTV Truck for Light Recon Vehicle Program Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson5/11/2016 2:10 PM0 Approved5/11/2016 2:18 PM
The Army has decided for the time being to use the new joint light tactical vehicle as the platform for its upcoming light reconnaissance vehicle program rather than procuring a new system, service officials said May 11.
Carter Announces Leadership, Organizational Changes at DIUxUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi5/11/2016 1:22 PM1 Approved5/11/2016 1:26 PM
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is launching a major restructuring of the Pentagon's high-profile Silicon Valley outpost, the Defense Innovation Unit-Experimental.
DIUx 2.0: Carter to Shake Up Silicon Valley OutpostUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi5/11/2016 11:40 AM0 Approved5/11/2016 11:59 AM
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter will announce a major restructuring of the Pentagon's high-profile Silicon Valley outpost, the Defense Innovation Unit-Experimental.
Textron Expands Unmanned Aircraft Training, Maintenance OperationsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi5/10/2016 4:15 PM0 Approved5/10/2016 4:22 PM
Textron Systems, the manufacturer of popular unmanned aerial vehicles such as the Shadow, recently opened an expanded center for UAV training and maintenance in Southern Virginia, officials announced May 9.
Army Ground Mobility Vehicle Program Stalled Until Congress Passes BudgetUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi5/10/2016 2:21 PM1 Approved5/10/2016 2:24 PM
Congress the Lynchpin for Army Ground Mobility Vehicle Program to Move Forward, DoD Official Says
Defense Business: These Are Nervous Times for ContractorsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin5/9/2016 12:28 PM4 Approved5/9/2016 12:30 PM
Defense Business: These Are Nervous Times for Contractors
Northrop Grumman Looks Overseas for Innovation and GrowthUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin5/6/2016 1:40 PM0 Approved5/6/2016 2:17 PM
Northrop Grumman Corp., one of the Pentagon’s largest contractors, plans to deepen its presence in countries where it wants to do business but also tap into a wealth of technical and academic talent.
Former DIA Director Flynn Named Vice Chairman of Drone AviationUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin5/4/2016 8:00 AM0 Approved5/4/2016 8:01 AM
Former DIA Director Flynn Named Vice Chairman of Drone Aviation
Amazon Cracks Code on How to Attract Innovators to Federal MarketUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin5/2/2016 11:12 AM2 Approved5/2/2016 11:21 AM
Thousands of pages of legislation have been passed by Congress over the years in efforts to overhaul the government’s procurement system. So it might come as a surprise to policy makers that one of the most transformative forces in the federal market of late is not a piece of legislation but insurgent industry player Amazon Web Services.
Pentagon’s European Defense Effort Comes Under Increased OversightUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/30/2016 4:16 PM3 Approved5/1/2016 6:19 AM
Pentagon’s European Defense Effort Comes Under Increased Oversight
Air Force Official: F-35 Still Facing Maintenance ChallengesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille4/28/2016 1:11 PM2 Approved4/28/2016 1:28 PM
The Air Force is continuing to work through several maintenance issues in its F-35 joint strike fighter program, including getting the next increment of the autonomic logistics information system ready for initial operational capability, a senior service leader said April 28.

Marine Corps Soon to Complete Probe of V-22 Fleet Readiness (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/26/2016 8:47 AM1 Approved4/27/2016 8:21 AM
The Marine Corps plans to wrap up later this year a sweeping review of the state of the V-22 fleet. This probe comes amid a widening awareness on Capitol Hill of substandard aviation readiness across the Marine Corps.
Pentagon Fears Foreign Intrusions Into Supplier NetworksUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/25/2016 10:26 AM3 Approved4/25/2016 10:38 AM
The cybersecurity of the supply chain is becoming a worrisome issue for the Defense Department. Not only are there fears of attacks against Pentagon suppliers that have access to secret data, but there is also uneasiness about more sophisticated types of espionage.
Senior Pentagon Official Warns About Complacency in Combat LogisticsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/22/2016 4:35 PM0 Approved4/22/2016 4:41 PM
Gen Paul Selva Warns About Complacency in Combat Logistics
Pentagon Hard Pressed to Absorb Next Round of Acquisition ReformsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/21/2016 3:04 PM0 Approved4/25/2016 10:12 AM
Pentagon Hard Pressed to Absorb New Round of Acquisition Reforms
Experts See Pitfalls in Congress' Acquisition Reform EffortsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille4/20/2016 4:39 PM2 Approved4/20/2016 4:43 PM
Ongoing congressional efforts to improve the Pentagon’s acquisition system could backfire or fall far short of expectations, defense experts cautioned at a panel discussion on April 20.
DoD Acquisition Chief Worried That Technology Development Will StallUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor4/19/2016 1:12 PM1 Approved4/19/2016 1:33 PM
Budget shortfalls could prevent the Pentagon from taking critical technology development to the next level, the Defense Department’s top acquisition official warned April 19.
Defense CEOs to Examine the Future of the IndustryUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/18/2016 4:22 PM1 Approved4/18/2016 4:22 PM
Defense CEOs to Examine the Future of the Industry in a new CNAS study
SOCOM Spending Data Shows Heavy Reliance on Private-Sector Services (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/16/2016 4:49 PM0 Approved4/19/2016 2:53 PM
SOCOM Spending Data by Govini Shows Heavy Reliance on Private-Sector Services
Launch Industry Rivals Spar at Space SymposiumUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor4/15/2016 8:11 AM1 Approved4/15/2016 8:17 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Rival engine manufacturers and launch providers squared off at the last panel discussion of the Space Symposium April 14 with long-time manufacturer Aerojet Rocketdyne and upstart Blue Origin touting their respective rocket engines and the presidents and CEOs of rivals SpaceX and United Launch Alliance exchanging barbs.
Air Force, Intel Community Developing New Vision for How to Fight Adversaries in SpaceUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille4/14/2016 3:48 PM0 Approved4/14/2016 3:54 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Air Force Space Command, Department Department agencies and the intelligence community are coalescing around a new "space enterprise vision" in order to thwart potential adversaries in the realm called "the ultimate high ground."
Industry Mergers: DoD in Uphill Fight Against Market ForcesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/13/2016 3:08 PM2 Approved4/13/2016 4:45 PM
Industry Mergers: DoD in Uphill Fight Against Market Forces
Movement Afoot to Transfer Space Traffic Monitoring from Air Force to FAAUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille4/13/2016 1:00 PM2 Approved4/13/2016 1:50 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The time is now to begin transitioning the monitoring of space traffic from the Air Force to the Federal Aviation Administration, a senior Defense Department space leader said April 13.
Airbus Seeks to Increase Exports of Made-in-USA Helicopters (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/13/2016 12:41 PM0 Approved4/15/2016 8:35 AM
Airbus Seeks to Increase Exports of Made-in-USA Helicopters
Deputy Secretary Sends Warning to Potential Space AdversariesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor4/13/2016 8:37 AM0 Approved4/13/2016 8:42 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert O. Work, hinting at an arsenal of U.S. space weapons, said if the nation's satellites were ever attacked the military would "knock out" its opponents.
Amazon's Bezos Determined to Lower the Cost of Space LaunchUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor4/13/2016 8:09 AM0 Approved4/13/2016 8:18 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Jeff Bezos, CEO and founder of Amazon .com and the  Blue Origin space launch company said it was vital that the cost of launching spacecraft be significantly lowered.
Boeing to Compete for Minuteman III Technology Refresh Contract Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille4/12/2016 2:16 PM0 Approved4/12/2016 2:32 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Boeing Co., after 51 uninterrupted years of building and maintaining the U.S. Air Force's stock of land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles, will be in a competition with industry rivals to swap out key Minuteman III components, company executives said April 12.
Former Pentagon Official Offers Insight and Warnings to Defense ContractorsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/11/2016 10:13 AM8 Approved4/12/2016 8:55 AM
Former Pentagon Official Offers Insight and Warnings to Defense Contractors
Air Force Drafting Requirements for Potential A-10 ReplacementUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille4/7/2016 12:07 PM8 Approved4/7/2016 12:16 PM
The Air Force is in the process of drafting a requirements document for a follow-on close-air-support aircraft that could replace the A-10 Thunderbolt II, a service leader told reporters April 7.
DARPA’s Crewless Vessel to Begin Sea TrialsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh4/7/2016 11:19 AM0 Approved4/7/2016 12:01 PM
An unmanned surface vessel capable of sailing anywhere in the world will soon begin sea trials, a military official said April 6.

New iRobot Spinoff Eyes Big Pentagon ContractsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/6/2016 2:06 PM0 Approved4/6/2016 2:09 PM
New iRobot Spinoff Eyes Big Pentagon Contracts
U.S. Air Force Preparing for ‘High Volume’ Operations in EuropeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille4/5/2016 1:35 PM0 Approved4/11/2016 11:35 AM
The U.S. Air Force is looking for additional ways to prepare for a potential war against an advanced adversary in Europe, a top commander said on April 5.
Small Businesses See ‘Golden Opportunities’ in Special Operations CommandUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/4/2016 1:05 PM1 Approved4/4/2016 1:11 PM
Small Businesses See ‘Golden Opportunities’ in Special Operations Command
New Joint Space Center to Play Key Role in Future AcquisitionsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh4/1/2016 3:05 PM0 Approved4/1/2016 3:50 PM
Experiments being conducted at the new joint interagency combined space operations center will be critical in shaping future U.S. national security space acquisitions, a top Pentagon space official said April 1.
Lockheed Martin: Middle East Remains ‘Very Active’ Arms MarketUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/1/2016 9:53 AM0 Approved4/1/2016 10:00 AM
Lockheed Martin: Middle East Remains ‘Very Active’ Arms Market
Pentagon Coming to Terms With Technological RealitiesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin3/30/2016 1:51 PM0 Approved3/30/2016 1:53 PM
Pentagon expect to increase use of deep-thinking computers and artificial intelligence
SecDef, Industry CEOs Exchange Views on Innovation, Acquisition Reforms (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin3/29/2016 1:54 PM7 Approved4/4/2016 4:40 PM
SecDef, Industry CEOs Exchange Views on Innovation, Acquisition Reforms
Helicopter Industry Pulls Out All the Stops to Capture Eastern European MarketUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin3/26/2016 12:28 PM1 Approved3/29/2016 2:53 PM
Helicopter Makers Airbus, Sikorsky, Bell Helicopter Pull Out All the Stops to Capture Eastern European Market
GAO: Change in Navy’s UCLASS Mission Will Push Contract Award to 2018 Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson3/24/2016 4:22 PM0 Approved3/24/2016 4:24 PM
The Navy’s decision to switch its carrier-based unmanned aerial vehicle program from an intelligence-gathering platform to a refueling aircraft will force contractors to resubmit their proposals and push back the contract award to 2018, the Government Accountability Office said in a March 24 report.
Air Force Worried About Potential Iranian Space Launch Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille3/24/2016 1:38 PM1 Approved3/24/2016 2:50 PM
Iran's near-term plans to launch a larger, more capable rocket into space has one Air Force official concerned that the vehicle could be used as a missile against the United States or its allies.
High-Tech Aviation Logistics Systems Both Blessing and CurseUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin3/24/2016 9:12 AM0 Approved3/29/2016 2:55 PM
Aviation Logistics Systems Both Blessing and Curse - F-35, V-22
Boeing Aiming to Extend V-22 Deliveries Through 2024Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille3/23/2016 12:10 PM0 Approved3/23/2016 12:11 PM
Boeing is currently negotiating a third multiyear contract with the Defense Department that would extend deliveries of the V-22 Osprey to 2024, a company executive said March 22.

Tech Haven Estonia Attracting U.S. Defense, Cybersecurity BusinessUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin3/22/2016 3:53 PM0 Approved3/29/2016 2:51 PM
Tech Haven Estonia Attracting U.S. Defense Business
State Dept. Official: Russian Nuclear Disarmament Must Continue (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor3/22/2016 3:35 PM1 Approved3/23/2016 10:14 AM
While the United States has made great headway reining in Russia’s stock of nuclear material, more work still needs to be done, said the undersecretary of state for arms control and international security March 22.
Admiral Pushing Plan to Network Aerial Fleet Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor3/22/2016 3:34 PM3 Approved3/22/2016 3:35 PM
The Navy needs manned aircraft to be networked with drones in order to stay ahead of potential enemies, the service’s director of air warfare said March 22.
Senator: U.S. Must Boost Presence in Arctic to Counter RussiaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh3/21/2016 4:12 PM1 Approved3/21/2016 4:34 PM
As Russia conducts a series of provocative and worrying exercises in the Arctic, the United States must respond by increasing its footprint in the region, said one senator March 21.
Pentagon Acquisition Reforms Continue to Stir DoubtUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin3/21/2016 9:57 AM2 Approved3/30/2016 4:51 PM
A new legislative effort to change how the Pentagon buys products from the private sector is drawing skepticism and stirring renewed concerns about the troubled defense procurement system.
Bottomless Appetite for Battlefield Information Makes for Booming BusinessUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin3/17/2016 3:37 PM0 Approved3/17/2016 3:39 PM
Bottomless Appetite for Battlefield Information Makes for Booming Business
Acting Army Secretary Pushes Public-Private PartnershipsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor3/17/2016 1:30 PM0 Approved3/17/2016 1:36 PM
More public-private partnerships between the Army and industry are needed to save money in an era of declining budgets, the Army’s top civilian official said March 17.
 
TRADOC Unveils ‘Big Eight’ Modernization PrioritiesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor3/17/2016 8:15 AM0 Approved3/17/2016 8:15 AM
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command has developed a list of eight capabilities that service leaders should prioritize in acquisition programs, a senior officer revealed March 16.

Army Pursuing Patriot System EnhancementsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor3/16/2016 3:33 PM0 Approved3/16/2016 3:33 PM
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama —  As long as budgets remain tight, the Army will focus on upgrading the Patriot missile system rather than developing a follow-on program, a top missile defense official said March 16.

Army Officials Press Chief’s Case for Greater Acquisition AuthorityUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor3/16/2016 8:28 AM3 Approved3/16/2016 8:34 AM
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- The Army’s top officer should have more power over the acquisition process, service officials said at a high-profile conference on March 15.
Lockheed Martin Investing in Autonomy, Manned-Unmanned Teaming TechnologyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh3/15/2016 5:04 PM0 Approved3/15/2016 5:04 PM
As advancements in autonomy come to fruition, manned/unmanned teaming between humans and advanced robots will play a key role in the future of warfare, Lockheed Martin executives and researchers said March 15.
Lockheed Frigate Design to Use Proven Systems to Increase AffordabilityUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh3/15/2016 4:55 PM0 Approved3/15/2016 4:58 PM
Lockheed Martin plans to use proven components from existing ships when it sets out to compete for the Navy's upcoming frigate program. Doing so will make its offering more affordable, a company executive said March 15.
Lockheed Martin Steps Up Push for International SalesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh3/15/2016 4:25 PM0 Approved3/15/2016 7:06 PM
Lockheed Martin Corp., the Pentagon’s largest contractor, is seeking to expand its international customer base in the face of toughening market conditions in the Middle East.
Army Officials Paint Dire Picture of the State of the ForceUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor3/15/2016 2:56 PM7 Approved3/15/2016 2:57 PM
The Army is too small and could be outgunned in future conflicts, service officials said March 15. The warnings came at a time when the ground force is shrinking and potential adversaries are improving their military technologies.
 
Service Chiefs: Time to Speed up AcquisitionUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh3/11/2016 3:21 PM2 Approved3/11/2016 3:44 PM
If the military hopes to keep its competitive edge against rival nations, it must remedy its slow acquisition process, said two service chiefs March 10.
Pentagon’s Strategy to Counter Russia, China, Begins to Take ShapeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin3/11/2016 3:10 PM3 Approved3/11/2016 3:17 PM
Pentagon’s Strategy to Counter Russia, China, Begins to Take Shape
Don’t Let the Pentagon Get Stuck in Silicon ValleyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor3/11/2016 9:47 AM1 Approved3/11/2016 2:23 PM
If Secretary of Defense Ash Carter did a Google search for who would make the biggest splash as the head of the Pentagon’s new innovation panel from Silicon Valley, he couldn’t have gotten a better answer than the executive chairman of the eponymous search engine’s parent company, Eric Schmidt. The move announced at the RSA cyber security confab in San Francisco makes clear to the Beltway the military is serious about closing its innovation gap with the commercial sector by reestablishing ties to the Bay Area’s tech heartland.
Milley: Russia is the United States’ No. 1 Strategic ThreatUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor3/10/2016 1:14 PM2 Approved3/10/2016 1:15 PM
Russia, with its growing military arsenal and increased influence around the globe, poses the greatest strategic threat to the United States, the chief of staff of the Army said March 10.
Army Acquisition Executive: NDAA Reforms Are WorkingUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor3/9/2016 4:06 PM3 Approved3/9/2016 4:07 PM
The Army already is reaping benefits from one of the most controversial Pentagon procurement reforms that Congress mandated, the service’s top weapons buyer said.
Navy Admiral: Cybersecurity Requires Diversity in WorkforceUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor3/9/2016 1:15 PM0 Approved3/9/2016 1:19 PM
The Pentagon is drawing up new battle plans to combat malicious hackers and is spending billions of dollars hardening military information systems. But as network attackers find new vulnerabilities in Defense Department systems, officials recognize that a key weapon needed to win these shadowy cyber wars is the ability to think and act very quickly.
Boeing Sees New RD-180 Replacement Engine Ready by 2019 Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson3/8/2016 4:32 PM1 Approved3/8/2016 4:38 PM
A U.S.-designed replacement for the Russian-made RD-180 rocket engine can be delivered for certification tests by the end of the decade, the president of Boeing’s network and space systems division said March 8.
B-21 Bomber Contract: How Much Is Too Much Risk?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin3/7/2016 7:19 PM6 Approved3/7/2016 7:24 PM
B-21 Bomber Contract: How Much Is Too Much Risk?
Pentagon Officials See Problems With Services’ Wish ListsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor3/7/2016 4:06 PM1 Approved3/7/2016 4:14 PM
As Congress takes up the Pentagon’s latest budget request, officials from the office of the secretary of defense on Mar. 7 voiced concerns about the military services’ unfunded priorities lists.

Defense Industry Warns Pentagon to Protect Supply LinesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin3/7/2016 9:41 AM1 Approved3/7/2016 10:04 AM
Defense Industry Warns Pentagon to Protect Supply Lines
Navy Official: UCLASS Program's Conversion to Refueling Tanker May Require a New Industry CompetitionUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille3/3/2016 3:19 PM0 Approved3/3/2016 3:23 PM
The Navy may have to launch a new industry competition in the wake of a decision to convert the unmanned carrier launched airborne surveillance and strike program to an aerial refueling tanker, a Navy official said March 3.
Autonomous, Lethal Robot Concepts Must Be 'On the Table,' DoD Official SaysUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille3/3/2016 12:13 PM0 Approved3/3/2016 12:14 PM
Current Defense Department policy calls for a human to always be the final decision maker when deciding to use a robotic system to deliver lethal force, but there are ongoing conversations in the department that could lead to machines autonomously deciding to deploy weapons, a DoD official said March 3.
Off-Road Combat at Maneuver Speed is Army's Ultimate Robotics GoalUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor3/2/2016 3:24 PM0 Approved3/2/2016 3:28 PM
The big "prize" for Army researchers will be autonomous or semi-autonomous combat vehicles that can maneuver off road at high speeds and be just as lethal as manned platforms, one of the service's leading experts on robots said March 2.
‘Democratization’ of Technology Rattles U.S. National Security AgenciesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin3/2/2016 2:34 PM2 Approved3/2/2016 2:38 PM
‘Democratization’ of Technology Rattles U.S. National Security Agencies
Navy’s Ice Exercise Kicks Off in the ArcticUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh3/2/2016 1:48 PM1 Approved3/2/2016 1:48 PM
The Navy’s biannual Ice Exercise — also known as ICEX — began this week with more than 200 participants expected to travel to the Arctic over a five week period, service officials said March 1.
Report: The Time to Get Serious About Hypersonics Research Is Now Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson3/1/2016 1:45 PM1 Approved3/1/2016 1:58 PM
The United States should immediately begin a measured, but steady march toward fielding hypersonic vehicles, said the authors of a report released March 1.
Cyber Espionage Fears Stoked by China’s Zoomlion Bid for TerexUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin2/29/2016 2:16 PM0 Approved2/29/2016 2:16 PM
Cyber Espionage Fears Stoked by China’s Zoomlion Bid for Terex
Under Fire From Sen. McCain, Air Force Defends Bomber ContractUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin2/26/2016 1:43 PM3 Approved2/26/2016 2:19 PM
Under Fire From Sen. McCain, Air Force Defends Bomber Contract
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