|Sarah Sicard||12/19/2014 3:35 PM||1|| ||Approved||12/19/2014 3:37 PM|
As Air National Guard fleets continue to age and budget constraints slow procurement, it is growing more difficult to maintain older aircraft, the service's top leader said Dec. 19.
|Sandra Erwin||12/19/2014 10:44 AM||0|| ||Approved||12/19/2014 10:58 AM|
Blackwater Worldwide founder Eric D. Prince once made handsome profits as a private security contractor to the U.S. government. He no longer sees a future in that industry, though.
|Sandra Erwin||12/18/2014 11:00 AM||0|| ||Approved||12/18/2014 11:23 AM|
The U.S. military's most technologically sophisticated aircraft was designed to overwhelm enemies in combat but also as a novel multinational business consortium.
|Valerie Insinna||12/17/2014 4:37 PM||0|| ||Approved||12/17/2014 4:48 PM|
The Navy is planning to start a competition next year for a new maritime search radar to be installed on the MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter that will conduct surveillance off the littoral combat ship.
|Brian Taylor||12/17/2014 3:32 PM||4|| ||Approved||12/17/2014 3:35 PM|
Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster threw a wrench into long-standing plans to buy thousands of new radios.
|Sandra Erwin||12/16/2014 1:15 PM||0|| ||Approved||12/16/2014 1:30 PM|
The defense policy legislation Congress passed this month firmly backs the Navy's goal to operate a fleet of 11 aircraft carriers.
|Sandra Erwin||12/15/2014 10:23 AM||1|| ||Approved||12/17/2014 3:41 PM|
n the wake of steep cuts to U.S. military budgets, many companies are finding themselves in financial distress.
|Sandra Erwin||12/13/2014 5:09 PM||3|| ||Approved||12/15/2014 6:57 AM|
The United States does not have a credible strategy to combat enemies like Islamic extremist groups and needs to rethink its entire national security decision-making process, a new military-funded study suggests.
|Sandra Erwin||12/11/2014 3:01 PM||1|| ||Approved||12/11/2014 3:17 PM|
The Pentagon has begun to assign potentially lucrative logistics support work to foreign buyers of the F-35 joint strike fighter.
|Valerie Insinna||12/10/2014 3:14 PM||0|| ||Approved||12/10/2014 3:17 PM|
The service’s laser weapons system, or LaWS, has been cleared to defend the afloat forward staging based its stationed on, the USS Ponce, said Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder, chief of naval research.
|Valerie Insinna||12/8/2014 3:31 PM||0|| ||Approved||12/8/2014 3:36 PM|
The Navy’s carrier-based unmanned aircraft demonstrator is undergoing preparations for automated aerial refueling testing next year, including a possible flight demonstration using the aircraft itself, said officials from the service and X-47B manufacturer Northrop Grumman.
|Sandra Erwin||12/8/2014 12:00 PM||0|| ||Approved||12/8/2014 12:46 PM|
Textron Inc.'s unmanned aircraft division has received a key approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to participate in test and research flights along the East Coast
|Sandra Erwin||12/4/2014 2:43 PM||1|| ||Approved||12/8/2014 8:25 AM|
A new report by one of Washington’s most respected defense acquisition experts lays out a roadmap for how Congress and the Pentagon can begin to fix what everyone agrees is a broken procurement system.
|Valerie Insinna||12/4/2014 2:27 PM||0|| ||Approved||12/4/2014 2:31 PM|
When the Ebola outbreak struck West Africa and U.S. forces were called in to assist efforts to contain the virus, the U.S. military did not have the ability to evacuate an infected person. Within 60 days, that changed, said the head of U.S Transportation Command.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||12/4/2014 2:16 PM||0|| ||Approved||12/8/2014 3:57 PM|
Despite tighter budgets and fewer upcoming program awards in the military pipeline, training and simulation industry executives said they see a rosy future.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||12/4/2014 8:42 AM||0|| ||Approved||12/8/2014 3:56 PM|
While the number of training systems for the F-35 joint strike fighter program continues to grow, the simulators the services and foreign military customers use are unable to connect to each other, said the program’s executive officer on Dec. 2.
|Sandra Erwin||12/3/2014 4:26 PM||2|| ||Approved||12/3/2014 4:35 PM|
The Defense Department is seeking to recapture the technology magic of decades past that propelled the United States to become the world's only superpower.
|Sandra Erwin||12/3/2014 12:15 PM||0|| ||Approved||12/3/2014 12:17 PM|
President Obama's selection of Ashton B. Carter as the next secretary of defense should give the defense industry reasons to both cheer and fret.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||12/3/2014 10:04 AM||4|| ||Approved||12/3/2014 10:18 AM|
By the time a piece of military equipment is fielded, it has already reached a point where it would be extremely costly to make soldier-recommended alterations. An Army-led initiative called synthetic prototyping hopes to collect that troop feedback earlier in the acquisition process in order to save time and money.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||12/3/2014 8:42 AM||0|| ||Approved||12/3/2014 8:43 AM|
The defense industry has been walloped by canceled or pared back contract awards over the last two years as a result of budget cuts. While the sector can deal with smaller funding pools, it can no longer bear the “chaos” caused by fiscal uncertainty, the CEO and president of Engility Corp. said Dec. 2.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||12/2/2014 3:49 PM||0|| ||Approved||12/2/2014 3:50 PM|
As the military faces a “very difficult fiscal environment,” simulation training to maintain troop readiness will be imperative, said Gen. Mark Milley, commander of the U.S. Army Forces Command.
|Sandra Erwin||12/2/2014 10:00 AM||0|| ||Approved||12/2/2014 10:43 AM|
The Pentagon for decades has been a reliable buyer of "Made in America" weapons technology. While that should please U.S. companies, defense CEOs are warning that protectionist policies over time will backfire by thwarting innovation and by making U.S. companies less competitive in the cutthroat international arms market.
|Sandra Erwin||11/29/2014 1:07 PM||0|| ||Approved||12/1/2014 7:59 AM|
The military message has not resonated, although that is not entirely the Pentagon’s fault, says retired Marine Corps Lt. Gen. George Flynn, who is a former director of force Development on the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||11/25/2014 4:26 PM||0|| ||Approved||12/1/2014 8:03 AM|
Thousands of attendees and hundreds of exhibitors will meet this week in Orlando, Florida, for the annual Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference.
|Sandra Erwin||11/24/2014 2:35 PM||0|| ||Approved||11/24/2014 2:42 PM|
Defense insiders say it really does not matter who steps in to run the Defense Department because the White House National Security Council is going to continue to set the agenda on most major issues.
|Sandra Erwin||11/21/2014 9:09 AM||3|| ||Approved||11/21/2014 9:13 AM|
The private sector is skeptical. Industry executives say they appreciate the Pentagon's initiatives but so far see them as empty rhetoric.
|Sarah Sicard||11/21/2014 8:45 AM||0|| ||Approved||11/21/2014 4:01 PM|
Northrop Grumman, in an effort to address its clients' most dangerous cyber threats, announced on Nov. 19 the launch of its new Advanced Cyber Technology Center.
|Sandra Erwin||11/20/2014 12:00 PM||0|| ||Approved||11/20/2014 12:34 PM|
There is still fresh hope for defense in the new Congress when Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., takes the gavel as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
|Sandra Erwin||11/19/2014 3:00 PM||0|| ||Approved||11/19/2014 3:29 PM|
Acquisitions of new weapons such as replacements for aging bombers, surveillance airplanes and trainer aircraft are caught in a zero-sum game as the Air Force struggles to fit expensive programs under a flat budget top line
|Brian Taylor||11/19/2014 2:26 PM||0|| ||Approved||11/19/2014 2:44 PM|
The Navy is currently working through the preliminary design of a new amphibious ship, the LX(R), and expects to release requirements next July, an official said Nov 19.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||11/18/2014 11:41 AM||0|| ||Approved||11/18/2014 11:52 AM|
A lack of strategy and accountability by the United States Agency for International Development, the State Department and the Defense Department is fueling the rampant corruption plaguing Afghanistan reconstruction efforts, said John Sopko, inspector general for reconstruction in the country.
|Sarah Sicard||11/18/2014 11:21 AM||4|| ||Approved||11/18/2014 11:25 AM|
The littoral combat ship’s mine countermeasures module will be a key enabler for the Marine Corps that will keep expeditionary forces out of bomb infested waters, but if sequestration returns in fiscal year 2016, it could pose a risk to the program, Adm. Michelle Howard said.
|Stew Magnuson||11/18/2014 9:57 AM||0|| ||Approved||11/18/2014 10:00 AM|
The National Defense Industrial Association announced Nov. 18 that retired Air Force Gen. Craig R. McKinley will be the association’s next president and CEO, effective Jan. 1.
|Sarah Sicard||11/18/2014 9:13 AM||0|| ||Approved||11/18/2014 9:23 AM|
The Marine Corps spent $3.5 billion and 25 years developing an amphibious assault vehicle that can skim on top of the water at high speeds. Even though four of its attempts floundered, the service has not given up on creating a vehicle with that capability, officials said Nov. 17.
|Sandra Erwin||11/16/2014 8:10 AM||2|| ||Approved||11/17/2014 7:24 AM|
Anyone who expects the new Republican majority on Capitol Hill to lift the lid on military spending is either naïve or oblivious to the obvious, a panel of current and former lawmakers said.
|Sandra Erwin||11/15/2014 9:46 PM||2|| ||Approved||11/17/2014 7:19 AM|
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered a sweeping review of military research programs as the Pentagon becomes increasingly worried about losing its technological edge.
|Stew Magnuson||11/14/2014 3:09 PM||0|| ||Approved||11/14/2014 3:20 PM|
An independent review of the Defense Department’s nuclear enterprise released Nov. 14 found a large disconnect between senior leaders and the lower-ranking personnel charged with safeguarding, maintaining and deploying the nation’s nuclear weapons arsenal.
|Brian Taylor||11/14/2014 1:20 PM||2|| ||Approved||11/14/2014 1:33 PM|
Despite continued controversy regarding robots that can apply lethal force autonomously, militaries are continuing to develop these capabilities at a rapid rate, said a roboticist at the International Neuroethics Society meeting Nov. 13.
|Brian Taylor||11/14/2014 10:47 AM||1|| ||Approved||11/21/2014 8:35 AM|
Aboard the USS Nimitz — For those involved with procuring, developing, testing and piloting the naval variant of the joint strike fighter, the past week of F-35C sea trials has been a reprieve from technical challenges, including engine problems and issues with the tail hook that lead to a complete redesign.
|Sandra Erwin||11/14/2014 7:00 AM||0|| ||Approved||11/14/2014 12:22 PM|
Marine Commandant Gen. Dunford wants to reassure Marines that they are "relevant and in high demand." But he also warns that, in order to stay on top of its game, the Marine Corps will need to step up its training and its investments in technology.
|Sandra Erwin||11/10/2014 4:11 PM||3|| ||Approved||11/10/2014 4:24 PM|
The Army and U.S. Special Operations Command will be testing a new antitank shoulder-fired weapon that is much lighter than current models.
|Sandra Erwin||11/9/2014 8:51 AM||0|| ||Approved||11/10/2014 7:10 AM|
The Obama administration and the lame duck Congress will be testing the waters of compromise as the president seeks rapid approval of additional war funds.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||11/7/2014 11:23 AM||0|| ||Approved||11/7/2014 11:31 AM|
After years of waiting, a Federal Aviation Administration official said the agency was close to releasing a ruling that would give commercial entities greater access to fly small unmanned aerial system in the domestic airspace.
|Sandra Erwin||11/7/2014 9:16 AM||1|| ||Approved||11/7/2014 9:22 AM|
The Pentagon's technology arm is prepared to invest up to $700,000 in a promising idea in the field of biological sciences and technology.
|Sarah Sicard||11/6/2014 4:39 PM||2|| ||Approved||11/6/2014 4:45 PM|
The Navy wants unmanned underwater vehicles that are faster, with better target identification and data transmission capabilities, officials told industry Nov. 6.
|Brian Taylor||11/4/2014 10:59 PM||0|| ||Approved||11/4/2014 11:07 PM|
The results of election 2014 carry high stakes for the national security policy establishment and industrial complex.
|Sarah Sicard||11/1/2014 8:32 AM||0|| ||Approved||11/1/2014 8:42 AM|
The Navy's "task force cyber awakening" is a sweeping effort to understand the fleet's vulnerabilities.
|Valerie Insinna||10/30/2014 5:00 PM||2|| ||Approved||10/31/2014 11:07 AM|
The F-35 joint program office is closer to choosing a permanent fix for engine problems that resulted in the grounding of the fleet in June. However, delays to the test program are putting pressure on the Marine Corps’ ability to meet its initial operational capability scheduled for July 1.
|Sandra Erwin||10/30/2014 4:29 PM||1|| ||Approved||10/30/2014 4:31 PM|
There are many ticking time bombs across the foreign policy landscape, as well as in cyberspace, that could set off bigger crises for the United States.
|Stew Magnuson||10/29/2014 12:29 PM||0|| ||Approved||10/29/2014 12:43 PM|
The United States went on a two-decade “procurement holiday” when it came to updating its nuclear weapons arsenal and its delivery systems, but now the bill is coming due, the head of the National Nuclear Security Administration said Oct. 29.
|Sandra Erwin||10/27/2014 7:00 AM||0|| ||Approved||10/27/2014 7:25 AM|
The Army’s equipment modernization accounts are being drained faster than had been anticipated when the post-war drawdown began.
|Sandra Erwin||10/24/2014 12:58 PM||2|| ||Approved||10/24/2014 1:05 PM|
"Ease the burdens on program managers" sums up the gist of the acquisition reforms that the Defense Department hopes Congress will pass in 2016.
|Sandra Erwin||10/22/2014 9:12 AM||1|| ||Approved||10/22/2014 9:33 AM|
DOT&E Director J. Michael Gilmore is required by law to provide an independent assessment of the performance of major weapon systems.
|Sandra Erwin||10/21/2014 1:00 PM||1|| ||Approved||10/21/2014 1:21 PM|
Global commercial aerospace and defense markets are far more competitive than is currently appreciated in Washington.
|Valerie Insinna||10/20/2014 2:32 PM||0|| ||Approved||10/20/2014 2:41 PM|
The Office of Naval Research is developing new electrical components and systems to help the service better distribute and manage its power supply, Sharon Beermann-Curtin, ONR’s power and energy technical lead, told National Defense.
|Sandra Erwin||10/17/2014 4:36 PM||0|| ||Approved||10/18/2014 2:10 PM|
Pentagon contracts did plunge as a result of the 2013 sequester, but the squeeze on contractors is likely to persist into the future, analysts from the Center for Strategic and International Studies predict.
|Valerie Insinna||10/17/2014 1:42 PM||1|| ||Approved||10/17/2014 2:03 PM|
The Navy in 2015 will deploy the first squadron of its new airborne early warning aircraft, the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, a Navy official said October 16.
|Sarah Sicard||10/16/2014 4:08 PM||0|| ||Approved||10/17/2014 11:45 AM|
The relatively new Army Cyber Command is looking to perform more joint operations as it continues to build its capabilities, a pair of its senior leaders said Oct. 15 at the Association of the United States Army annual conference in Washington, D.C.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||10/16/2014 12:17 PM||1|| ||Approved||10/16/2014 12:50 PM|
Despite continued threats to its border with Syria, Turkey is capable of handling pressure from the conflict without major NATO support, an Army official said Oct.16.
|Stew Magnuson||10/16/2014 10:51 AM||1|| ||Approved||10/16/2014 11:03 AM|
The Obama administration is looking into evoking the Defense Production Act to stem possible shortages of bio-hazard protective gear as fears of an Ebola outbreak grows, a Federal Emergency Management Agency official said Oct. 15.
|Sarah Sicard||10/16/2014 9:10 AM||0|| ||Approved||10/16/2014 9:20 AM|
The shadow of the cancelled ground combat vehicle hung over the Association of the U.S. Army annual meeting and exposition, but the service is already looking at options for a Bradley infantry fighting vehicle replacement that could be developed years into the future.
|Sarah Sicard||10/16/2014 8:56 AM||0|| ||Approved||10/16/2014 9:01 AM|
Army commanders who oversee the Asia-Pacific region are testing an unconventional way to train soldiers under a program called Pacific Pathways.
|Sarah Sicard||10/15/2014 1:36 PM||5|| ||Approved||10/15/2014 1:40 PM|
There was plenty of doom and gloom on the final day of the Association of the United States Army annual conference where a panel of officials, industry leaders and academics spelled out all the problems with the service's research, development and acquisition enterprise.
|Sarah Sicard||10/15/2014 12:55 PM||0|| ||Approved||10/15/2014 1:11 PM|
With no upcoming new-start Army aviation programs in the years ahead, industry is focused on science and technology programs that grant the service a massive leap ahead in capabilities including range, speed and payload.
|Stew Magnuson||10/14/2014 4:48 PM||0|| ||Approved||10/14/2014 5:00 PM|
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said Oct. 14 the service may not be able to maintain readiness in the face of expected budget cuts.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||10/14/2014 2:07 PM||0|| ||Approved||10/14/2014 2:22 PM|
The Army’s funding for its research, development and acquisition account is dwindling twice as fast as its baseline budget, the service’s top acquisition official said Oct. 14.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||10/14/2014 1:01 PM||1|| ||Approved||10/14/2014 1:04 PM|
The Islamic State, also known as ISIL, has made threats against the United States and its western allies, but there is no credible evidence that it is planning a biological attack, Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said Oct. 14.
|Stew Magnuson||10/13/2014 5:20 PM||0|| ||Approved||10/13/2014 5:24 PM|
Odierno and Army Secretary John McHugh during a news conference Oct. 13 made a strong appeal to Congress to roll back automatic budget cuts set to begin in fiscal year 2016.
|Sandra Erwin||10/12/2014 5:08 PM||0|| ||Approved||10/14/2014 7:00 AM|
The military also expects to be increasingly on alert as climate events cause instability around the world.
|Brian Taylor||10/12/2014 10:36 AM||2|| ||Approved||10/12/2014 11:35 AM|
The defense industry has not fully recovered from the political damage caused by a 2012 study that predicted that military budget cuts would wipe out more than 2 million jobs across the United States over the next decade.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||10/10/2014 9:16 AM||1|| ||Approved||10/10/2014 9:38 AM|
The need for a new long-range strike bomber in the Air Force’s inventory is imperative, said the commander of the service’s Global Strike Command on Oct. 9.
|Stew Magnuson||10/7/2014 6:38 PM||0|| ||Approved||10/7/2014 6:41 PM|
The Pentagon has quickly escalated efforts to help contain the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa. But the Defense Department’s response came too late to prevent what has now become an international health crisis.
|Valerie Insinna||10/7/2014 3:44 PM||0|| ||Approved||10/7/2014 4:28 PM|
Northrop Grumman has designed a new Humvee chassis that would restore the vehicle’s original mobility and payload capabilities while maintaining its current level of protection, a company executive announced Oct. 7.
|Sarah Sicard||10/7/2014 2:05 PM||2|| ||Approved||10/9/2014 4:36 PM|
The U.S. military has evidence that Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria are seeking biological weapons, an Army official said Oct. 7.
|Stew Magnuson||10/7/2014 8:04 AM||0|| ||Approved||10/7/2014 9:19 AM|
Five years into a long-term plan to turn around the Air Force's bad reputation for poor acquisition management, the service is beginning to make progress, a senior service leader said Oct. 6.
|Sandra Erwin||10/5/2014 6:03 AM||0|| ||Approved||10/6/2014 8:30 AM|
Robots in combat are no longer a novelty in the U.S. military. Dangerous jobs such as explosives detection, warzone surveillance and precision-guided airstrikes already have been handed off to robots. The Navy is taking the technology a step further.
|Sandra Erwin||10/3/2014 12:09 PM||2|| ||Approved||10/4/2014 5:06 PM|
That military weapon acquisitions continue to be plagued by cost overruns and schedule delays is particularly frustrating to many lawmakers.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||10/2/2014 2:57 PM||0|| ||Approved||10/2/2014 2:58 PM|
The Rapid Equipping Force cut its teeth during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan rushing new technology to soldiers in days or weeks instead of months or years. Now, with fewer boots on the ground in the Middle East, the REF will turn to other parts of the globe, said its director on Oct. 2.
|Sarah Sicard||10/2/2014 12:22 PM||0|| ||Approved||10/2/2014 12:24 PM|
NATO is in a wait-and-see mode on the question of whether it would come to the assistance of member nation Turkey as the Islamic State terrorist group pushes up against its border with Syria, one of the organization's top generals said Oct. 2.
|Valerie Insinna||9/30/2014 2:38 PM||0|| ||Approved||9/30/2014 5:23 PM|
The Navy has spent about $100 million on operations targeting the Islamic State, including air and cruise missile strikes, the Secretary of the Navy said.
|Sandra Erwin||9/30/2014 2:10 PM||1|| ||Approved||9/30/2014 2:35 PM|
The Defense Department has concluded it can no longer afford to satisfy current demands for military forces from overseas commanders.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||9/30/2014 10:28 AM||3|| ||Approved||9/30/2014 10:44 AM|
The Boeing Co. delivered the first new-build MH-47G Chinook to U.S. Army Special Operations Command during a ceremony on Sept. 29.
|Sandra Erwin||9/26/2014 1:40 PM||0|| ||Approved||9/26/2014 3:05 PM|
Top U.S. military contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. is putting a full-court press on the international missile-defense market. While the Pentagon remains the company's primary buyer of antimissile weapons, foreign customers are being actively pursued.
|Sandra Erwin||9/25/2014 4:04 PM||4|| ||Approved||9/26/2014 8:28 AM|
About 200 general officers — many with big jobs such as division and corps commanders — spent an entire day discussing how the Army should reshape itself for tomorrow's conflicts, especially those after 2025. "Was that more important than working the inbox items such as the unfolding ISIL operation?" Stimson Center Chairman Lincoln P. Bloomfield Jr. asked Gen. David G. Perkins.
|Valerie Insinna||9/24/2014 3:36 PM||1|| ||Approved||9/30/2014 1:12 PM|
Days after the Navy’s new long range surveillance drone flew its first cross-country flight, the service’s program manager announced the aircraft will likely not be equipped with a sense and avoid system until at least 2020.
Fielding such a system remains a requirement for the MQ-4C Triton program, said Capt. Jim Hoke, program manager for persistent maritime unmanned aerial systems.
|Sandra Erwin||9/24/2014 1:35 PM||0|| ||Approved||9/24/2014 1:52 PM|
There is no chance that Congress will repeal sequestration before he retires, but Sen. Carl Levin insists that lawmakers might find a way to relieve the military and civilian agencies from automatic budget cuts next year.
|Sarah Sicard||9/23/2014 4:51 PM||0|| ||Approved||9/23/2014 4:52 PM|
While the Islamic State, also known as ISIL or ISIS, continues to dominate headlines, it is but one player in a growing list of threats to the United States and its allies, a report released by the Bipartisan Policy Center on Sept. 23 found.
|Sandra Erwin||9/23/2014 8:46 AM||0|| ||Approved||9/23/2014 9:00 AM|
The Army's multibillion-dollar project to replace outdated combat communications systems with modern wireless networks for troops in war zones is about to reach a pivotal point.
|Sandra Erwin||9/19/2014 2:56 PM||0|| ||Approved||9/19/2014 3:06 PM|
The Islamic State, also known as ISIL, is rapidly destabilizing the Middle East as it captures more territory in Iraq and Syria. But Odierno is convinced that its ultimate goal is to attack the West, especially the United States.
|Sandra Erwin||9/19/2014 7:00 AM||2|| ||Approved||9/19/2014 9:38 AM|
Better Buying Power 3.0 is a call to arms to engineers, researchers and technologists. "It's motivated in part by my continuing concern with technological superiority and the fact that our capabilities in the world are being contested by others — people developing, modernizing, and building systems that threaten our superiority," said Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall.
|Stew Magnuson||9/18/2014 4:24 PM||0|| ||Approved||9/18/2014 4:49 PM|
The director of the Central Intelligence Agency John Brennan said the Islamic State in the Levant "has to be cauterized immediately and destroyed as quickly as possible. He called the organization a “murderous, barbaric, criminal gang.”
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||9/18/2014 10:53 AM||0|| ||Approved||9/18/2014 11:04 AM|
The Department of Homeland Security is taking steps to stop radicalized foreign fighters in Syria from entering the United States, the department’s secretary.
|Valerie Insinna||9/17/2014 4:17 PM||0|| ||Approved||9/17/2014 5:38 PM|
Shrinking Pentagon budgets are changing the makeup of the defense industrial base, and it’s up to contractors to look for innovative ways to develop cost-effective new technologies, said the head of Boeing’s defense business.
|Sarah Sicard||9/17/2014 3:00 PM||1|| ||Approved||9/17/2014 5:40 PM|
The Air Force's continued budgetary constraints are limiting its ability to maintain dominance over competitors such as China and Russia, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall said Sept. 17.
|Valerie Insinna||9/17/2014 12:31 PM||0|| ||Approved||9/17/2014 2:11 PM|
The Air Force can maintain its dominance in the skies, but only if politicians allow military leaders to cut programs such as the A-10 Warthog and to close redundant bases, the head of Air Force Combat Command said.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||9/17/2014 10:32 AM||1|| ||Approved||9/17/2014 12:05 PM|
The Air Force needs to improve its acquisition processes, which can be done by working more collaboratively with industry, said the service’s assistant secretary for acquisition Sept. 16.
|Stew Magnuson||9/16/2014 4:44 PM||0|| ||Approved||9/17/2014 12:03 PM|
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh said the service is working on a plan to move forward while assuring solvency in the face of a diminishing budget.
|Sarah Sicard||9/16/2014 3:58 PM||1|| ||Approved||9/17/2014 7:42 AM|
Despite an electrical wiring issue, the Air Force is confident that Boeing will meet its the KC-46 Pegasus tanker contract on time, the Air Force program executive officer for tankers said Sept. 16. The company may even deliver the first 18 aircraft five months early.
|Valerie Insinna||9/16/2014 2:46 PM||0|| ||Approved||9/16/2014 2:47 PM|
Lockheed Martin unveiled new details on manufacturing investments aimed at bringing the F-35 joint strike fighter price down to about $80 million a copy by 2019.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||9/16/2014 1:58 PM||0|| ||Approved||9/16/2014 2:27 PM|
The head of the Air Force Research Laboratory on Sept. 16 said the first test of a hypersonic aircraft could come within five years, and the technology could be applied to cruise missiles by the 2020s.