|Brian Taylor||7/28/2015 5:25 PM||0|| ||Approved||7/28/2015 5:34 PM|
Laser Weapons: Technology Evolves but Politically a Tough Sell
|Allyson Versprille||7/24/2015 3:56 PM||0|| ||Approved||7/24/2015 4:19 PM|
Researchers with backgrounds in computer and social sciences at Arizona State University have begun studying how information from terrorist organizations goes viral on social media websites.
|Brian Taylor||7/24/2015 3:25 PM||0|| ||Approved||7/24/2015 5:01 PM|
Contractor protests have negligible impact on defense acquisitions.
|Allyson Versprille||7/24/2015 3:01 PM||0|| ||Approved||7/24/2015 3:01 PM|
Islamist terrorist groups, such as ISIS, are becoming better at recruiting Americans through the use of social media, experts said at a recent panel discussion.
|Allyson Versprille||7/23/2015 11:28 AM||0|| ||Approved||7/23/2015 12:19 PM|
The Army is developing cutting edge sensor and aiming technologies that will make it easier for U.S. soldiers to find and target their enemies. The new capability, which officials are calling “rapid target acquisition” or RTA, combines the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle III and the Family of Weapon Sights-Individual.
|Allyson Versprille||7/21/2015 4:35 PM||0|| ||Approved||7/21/2015 4:37 PM|
Gen. Mark A. Milley, nominee for the Army chief of staff, said July 21 in his confirmation hearing that the service chiefs need greater involvement in the acquisition process.
|Allyson Versprille||7/21/2015 3:47 PM||1|| ||Approved||7/23/2015 9:35 AM|
As the Coast Guard takes delivery of its fifth national security cutter, some advocates are calling for the program to be extended.
|Sandra Erwin||7/21/2015 10:23 AM||0|| ||Approved||7/21/2015 10:33 AM|
Army’s Rapid Response Units Demand Better Mobile Communications
|Sandra Erwin||7/18/2015 1:46 PM||0|| ||Approved||7/20/2015 7:16 AM|
Pentagon Pushing Back Forcefully Against McCain’s Procurement Reforms
|Allyson Versprille||7/17/2015 2:27 PM||0|| ||Approved||7/17/2015 2:28 PM|
A lack of ships and aircraft has left U.S. maritime borders vulnerable to crimes such as drug smuggling, human trafficking and potential terrorism, Department of Homeland Security officials said at a Senate hearing July 15.
|Allyson Versprille||7/16/2015 3:11 PM||0|| ||Approved||7/16/2015 3:13 PM|
Employees working from home can put their companies at risk for data breaches, a recent report showed. Cyber attacks on home networks have increased significantly in the past year, mainly because they are “so easy to execute” and hackers can often go in undetected, according to the 2015 Dell Security Annual Threat Report.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||7/16/2015 2:59 PM||0|| ||Approved||7/16/2015 3:01 PM|
The ninth littoral combat ship, the USS Little Rock, will be christened and launched July 18 in Marinette, Wisconsin.
|Allyson Versprille||7/16/2015 1:35 PM||0|| ||Approved||7/16/2015 1:37 PM|
The absence of a long-term budget likely will precipitate more acquisition programs delays
|Brian Taylor||7/14/2015 2:39 PM||1|| ||Approved||7/14/2015 3:06 PM|
U.S military civil affairs teams are shifting from reconstruction and post-combat stabilization efforts to conflict prevention as the global security environment becomes more uncertain, and forces become smaller, according to a report published July 9 by a non-profit research organization.
|Sandra Erwin||7/10/2015 2:58 PM||1|| ||Approved||7/10/2015 3:01 PM|
‘Dangerous World’ Rhetoric Not Driving Up Defense Spending
|Allyson Versprille||7/9/2015 4:58 PM||1|| ||Approved||7/9/2015 4:59 PM|
Russia is currently the greatest threat to U.S national security, according to Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, the nominee for the chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff.
|Allyson Versprille||7/9/2015 1:12 PM||3|| ||Approved||7/9/2015 1:29 PM|
Members of Congress are increasingly starting to see the benefits of a new round of base realignment and closures, commonly referred to as BRAC, said the ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee.
|Allyson Versprille||7/8/2015 3:24 PM||1|| ||Approved||7/8/2015 3:28 PM|
Arab countries will continue to be concerned about the possibility of a nuclear Iran even if Tehran reaches a diplomatic accord with the West, experts said June 7.
|Sandra Erwin||7/8/2015 11:44 AM||1|| ||Approved||7/9/2015 11:11 AM|
Northrop Grumman’s X-47B Naval Combat Drones Get Lifeline
|Allyson Versprille||7/7/2015 5:04 PM||3|| ||Approved||7/7/2015 5:04 PM|
A carrier gap in the Persian Gulf will make U.S. forces more vulnerable as they grow more embroiled in a conflict with the so-called Islamic State, a group of retired Navy admirals said July 7 in Washington, D.C.
|Brian Taylor||7/2/2015 1:31 PM||0|| ||Approved||7/6/2015 9:28 AM|
Army Embeds Cyber Forces in Combat Training Drills
|Sandra Erwin||7/1/2015 2:33 PM||1|| ||Approved||7/1/2015 3:00 PM|
New Exports Rules for Defense-Funded Technology Raise Alarms
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||6/30/2015 11:55 AM||3|| ||Approved||6/30/2015 12:03 PM|
Army leaders face a future of unknown threats that will require them to be agile and adaptable, the head of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command said June 30.
|Sandra Erwin||6/28/2015 6:29 AM||0|| ||Approved||6/29/2015 8:37 AM|
Times are Good for Small Business Contractors
|Allyson Versprille||6/26/2015 4:49 PM||0|| ||Approved||6/26/2015 4:53 PM|
The Office of Personnel Management and the FBI have wildly divergent estimates of the total number of individuals affected by recent OPM data breaches, and the discrepancy of approximately 14 million has caused concern amongst lawmakers.
|Allyson Versprille||6/26/2015 4:05 PM||0|| ||Approved||7/6/2015 8:43 AM|
U.S space agencies must complete a purchase of Russian-made RD-180 rocket engines until a domestically produced equivalent is ready for use, the head of U.S. Space Command said June 26.
|Allyson Versprille||6/26/2015 3:11 PM||0|| ||Approved||6/26/2015 3:41 PM|
Cautious Optimism on Procurement Reforms Ahead of NDAA Debate
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||6/24/2015 2:29 PM||0|| ||Approved||6/24/2015 3:07 PM|
The Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security slammed colleagues in the Senate for what he said is an unacceptable delay in passing desperately needed cyber security legislation.
|Allyson Versprille||6/24/2015 2:20 PM||1|| ||Approved||6/24/2015 2:21 PM|
Information sharing and cooperation between military and intelligence communities has significantly improved but more can still be done, said retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, former commander of U.S. and International Security Assistance Forces in Afghanistan.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||6/24/2015 12:38 PM||0|| ||Approved||6/25/2015 10:20 AM|
The National Security Agency is not yet saying whether China was to blame for the massive data breach at the Office of Personnel Management that resulted in the theft of millions of government worker records, according to its director.
|Allyson Versprille||6/23/2015 4:39 PM||2|| ||Approved||6/24/2015 8:09 AM|
Study: Pentagon Missing Target on Air Weapon Investments
|Brian Taylor||6/23/2015 12:16 PM||1|| ||Approved||6/23/2015 4:54 PM|
In order to deter potential adversaries, the U.S. military must demonstrate its ability to wage war in the space realm, the Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work said June 23 in a speech in Washington, D.C.
|Allyson Versprille||6/22/2015 4:25 PM||0|| ||Approved||6/22/2015 4:26 PM|
The Army on June 19 tapped Oshkosh Defense to refurbish its fleet of battle-worn heavy tactical wheeled vehicles.
|Sandra Erwin||6/19/2015 2:35 PM||1|| ||Approved||6/19/2015 2:39 PM|
Army Equipment Buyers Could Borrow a Few Ideas From Foreign Peers
|Allyson Versprille||6/18/2015 3:17 PM||0|| ||Approved||6/18/2015 3:44 PM|
Technological innovations in the defense industry could have the capacity to solve problems posed by climate change, said a former Pentagon official.
|Allyson Versprille||6/18/2015 2:27 PM||0|| ||Approved||6/18/2015 2:52 PM|
The deployment of the country’s first nationwide public safety broadband network is expected to begin in 2018, the project's acting director said June 16.
|Sandra Erwin||6/18/2015 8:00 AM||0|| ||Approved||6/18/2015 9:44 AM|
Lockheed Sees Potential MEADS Buyers All Across Europe
|Allyson Versprille||6/17/2015 2:10 PM||1|| ||Approved||6/17/2015 2:12 PM|
Despite high profile cases of employees stealing information from intelligence agencies and the military, companies and organizations are taking few steps to thwart insider threats, a recently released report said.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||6/17/2015 10:01 AM||0|| ||Approved||6/17/2015 10:04 AM|
As cyber threats grow more pervasive, the Coast Guard is investing more resources to detect and stop attacks on its networks that occur on a daily basis, said the service’s commandant June 16.
|Allyson Versprille||6/16/2015 5:07 PM||0|| ||Approved||6/16/2015 5:08 PM|
A recent Transportation Security Administration scandal involving dozens of airport workers who passed security background checks despite being on terrorist watch lists was due to a lack of information sharing, a House hearing revealed June 16.
|Sandra Erwin||6/16/2015 2:28 PM||0|| ||Approved||6/16/2015 2:34 PM|
Community Looks to F-35 to Help Recover from Defense Downturn
|Sandra Erwin||6/15/2015 1:05 PM||0|| ||Approved||6/16/2015 8:27 AM|
Cybersecurity Legislation: What It Means for the Private Sector
|Sandra Erwin||6/12/2015 10:20 AM||0|| ||Approved||6/12/2015 10:23 AM|
U.S. Government Stepping Up Advocacy of Arms Exports
|Allyson Versprille||6/11/2015 4:44 PM||0|| ||Approved||6/11/2015 4:46 PM|
Computer security experts have identified an emerging virus, written by a group of cyber criminals known as the “Equation Group,” which has the ability to irreparably corrupt and disable firmware.
|Sandra Erwin||6/11/2015 1:14 PM||0|| ||Approved||6/11/2015 1:15 PM|
U.S. defense firms are stepping up their marketing game in Europe as they seek to boost sales of big-ticket missile defense systems.
|Jon Harper||6/10/2015 4:52 PM||0|| ||Approved||6/10/2015 5:05 PM|
The proliferation of shoulder-fired missiles among militant groups in North Africa and the Middle East could have devastating economic consequences, according to experts.
|Allyson Versprille||6/10/2015 3:55 PM||0|| ||Approved||6/10/2015 5:05 PM|
Many of the acquisition reform proposals made by the Senate and House Armed Services Committees are in agreement with suggestions from top service officials, said Heidi Shyu, the Army's assistant secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology.
|Allyson Versprille||6/9/2015 4:41 PM||2|| ||Approved||6/15/2015 1:06 PM|
New Army Radios Would Provide SATCOM to Every Soldier
|Allyson Versprille||6/9/2015 2:45 PM||5|| ||Approved||6/9/2015 3:00 PM|
Wasted taxpayer dollars in Afghanistan are indicative of larger problems of accountability and wasteful spending habits within the U.S. government, said a congressional watchdog June 9.
|Sandra Erwin||6/7/2015 3:05 PM||0|| ||Approved||6/8/2015 8:04 AM|
DARPA Competition Showcases Robotic Prowess
|Allyson Versprille||6/6/2015 11:48 AM||0|| ||Approved||6/7/2015 2:34 PM|
The Army is expected to select a contractor to design a new antimissile system for helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft
|Allyson Versprille||6/5/2015 9:32 AM||0|| ||Approved||6/5/2015 10:35 AM|
POMONA, Calif. – Money, pride and prestige are on the line as robotics teams from all over the world meet in Southern California this weekend to compete in a Pentagon-sponsored contest.
|Sandra Erwin||6/4/2015 9:55 AM||0|| ||Approved||6/8/2015 8:28 AM|
Military firearms producer Colt Defense narrowly avoided financial collapse in November.
|Allyson Versprille||6/2/2015 1:31 PM||2|| ||Approved||6/2/2015 1:49 PM|
As the Navy's top line shrinks, those looking to make budget cuts should consider taking the fat out of the Defense Department bureaucracy as opposed to taking equipment from war fighters, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said June 2.
|Sandra Erwin||5/29/2015 3:29 PM||8|| ||Approved||5/29/2015 3:34 PM|
The Pentagon Ready to Ramp Up F-35 Production, Studies Options for Logistics Support
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||5/28/2015 12:49 PM||1|| ||Approved||5/28/2015 2:01 PM|
As the Iraqi army stumbles against the Islamic State, it is clear there is a leadership problem in its ranks, said the U.S. Army’s chief of staff May 28.
|Brian Taylor||5/26/2015 4:09 PM||1|| ||Approved||5/27/2015 7:58 AM|
Canada is funding Rockwell Collins' wideband high-frequency prototype radios
|Sandra Erwin||5/24/2015 1:15 PM||3|| ||Approved||5/26/2015 2:51 PM|
The Senate Armed Services Committee released an extensive list of proposals to streamline military acquisitions
|Allyson Versprille||5/21/2015 1:47 PM||1|| ||Approved||5/21/2015 2:30 PM|
TAMPA, Fla. – Engineers at U.S. Special Operations command are in the process of sorting through the tradeoffs between size, weight and power as they seek to develop a revolutionary tactical assault light operator suit, according to program officials.
|Sandra Erwin||5/21/2015 1:16 PM||1|| ||Approved||5/21/2015 1:20 PM|
The Air Force plans to continue to update its aging aircraft so they can stay in service until at least 2040.
|Allyson Versprille||5/21/2015 8:48 AM||0|| ||Approved||5/21/2015 9:01 AM|
TAMPA, Fla. – Sikorsky’s S-97 Raider prototype is almost ready for its maiden flight, according to a company executive.
|Allyson Versprille||5/20/2015 3:13 PM||0|| ||Approved||5/21/2015 7:51 AM|
The Navy must improve cyber security protocols in everything from weapons to command-and-control systems to communications platforms as adversaries continue to invest in their network warfare capabilities, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus said May 20.
|Sandra Erwin||5/20/2015 2:25 PM||0|| ||Approved||5/20/2015 2:28 PM|
Air Force researchers and technologists are working to improve drone control stations.
|Brian Taylor||5/20/2015 1:23 PM||0|| ||Approved||5/20/2015 1:26 PM|
TAMPA, Fla. – U.S. Special Operations Command leaders May 20 outlined a new roadmap for how it plans to buy and deploy its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platforms in the years ahead.
|Allyson Versprille||5/20/2015 8:58 AM||0|| ||Approved||5/20/2015 8:59 AM|
TAMPA, Fla. – U.S. Special Operations Command awards $3 billion in contracts each year. For companies that have a product that could help special operators accomplish their missions, SOCOM’s technology and industry liaison office offers them a chance to get a piece of the pie.
|Allyson Versprille||5/19/2015 4:59 PM||0|| ||Approved||5/20/2015 8:11 AM|
TAMPA, Fla. – U.S. Special Operations Command needs to find new partners among industry and academia to meet the challenges ahead, SOCOM leaders said May 19.
|Sandra Erwin||5/19/2015 1:30 PM||3|| ||Approved||5/19/2015 1:46 PM|
Approximately 19 percent of the Marine Corps aviation inventory currently is grounded.
|Allyson Versprille||5/19/2015 1:13 PM||0|| ||Approved||5/19/2015 1:31 PM|
The Japanese government has given its defense industry permission to bid on an Australian attack submarine contract — another sign that the Asian nation is shedding its former pacifistic policies and willing to export weapons of war, an expert said.
|Sandra Erwin||5/15/2015 3:31 PM||0|| ||Approved||6/2/2015 8:21 AM|
The Air Force Materiel Command will sign business partnerships with major contractors
|Allyson Versprille||5/14/2015 6:18 PM||1|| ||Approved||5/14/2015 6:18 PM|
A key component of the Navy's submarine strategy is taking advantage of asymmetric warfare as adversaries build up their undersea anti-access/aerial-denial capabilities, said the commander of the U.S. submarine forces May 14.
|Brian Taylor||5/14/2015 5:07 PM||1|| ||Approved||5/14/2015 5:08 PM|
Defense Technologists: We Do Things the Private Sector Does Not
|Jon Harper||5/14/2015 3:20 PM||1|| ||Approved||5/14/2015 3:25 PM|
Defense analysts from 15 think tanks across the political spectrum have joined forces to push lawmakers and the Pentagon to implement sweeping reforms that would free up money to invest in modernization and readiness.
|Allyson Versprille||5/13/2015 10:22 AM||0|| ||Approved||5/13/2015 10:44 AM|
In an effort to retain service members and modernize the workforce, the Navy and Marine Corps will be implementing several new personnel policies, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced May 13.
|Sandra Erwin||5/13/2015 8:48 AM||0|| ||Approved||5/13/2015 9:04 AM|
SafeNet had to reinvent itself to continue to sell to the government
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||5/8/2015 4:18 PM||0|| ||Approved||5/8/2015 4:26 PM|
Over the next 10 years, the global unmanned aerial system market will continue to make exponential gains, said one analyst May 7.
|Allyson Versprille||5/8/2015 11:31 AM||0|| ||Approved||5/18/2015 11:35 AM|
The United States and Japan in April approved new guidelines for defense cooperation between the two nations, but questions remain on who will actually benefit from the relationship and whether the guidelines will have a lasting impact.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||5/7/2015 2:24 PM||0|| ||Approved||5/7/2015 5:33 PM|
The Navy wants to weave together imagery gathered by multiple ship-launched unmanned aircraft in order to provide it with better battle space views, a service official said May 6.
|Brian Taylor||5/6/2015 4:07 PM||0|| ||Approved||5/6/2015 4:09 PM|
The Navy’s newly released five-year strategic plan for cyber operations calls for enhanced collaboration with industry to meet the service’s demands in the digital realm.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||5/6/2015 3:41 PM||0|| ||Approved||5/6/2015 3:49 PM|
The Federal Aviation Administration will work with three companies — CNN, PrecisionHawk and BNSF Railway — to test new drone operations in the national airspace, said the agency’s administrator May 6.
|Allyson Versprille||5/6/2015 11:24 AM||0|| ||Approved||5/6/2015 11:25 AM|
It’s “insanity” that U.S. companies are taking their unmanned aerial vehicle research-and-development dollars to other countries because of stringent Federal Aviation Administration regulations, a congressman said May 6.
|Sandra Erwin||5/6/2015 10:40 AM||3|| ||Approved||5/6/2015 10:42 AM|
The Army will gut aging tanks and equip them with fresh components and electronics, including a new powerful targeting sensor.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||5/6/2015 8:28 AM||1|| ||Approved||5/6/2015 8:57 AM|
By using solar cells along with traditional batteries, unmanned aerial vehicle manufacturers could triple or even quadruple a system’s endurance, said one industry executive May 6.
|Jon Harper||5/5/2015 1:14 PM||0|| ||Approved||5/5/2015 1:27 PM|
The Arab nations of the Persian Gulf are moving toward creating an integrated regional missile defense system, an analyst with ties to officials in the Middle East said May 4.
|Allyson Versprille||5/5/2015 12:35 PM||0|| ||Approved||5/5/2015 12:51 PM|
Dialogue between the Federal Aviation Administration and the unmanned aerial system industry, which may lead to integrating the aircraft into national airspace, is improving, a Google executive said May 5.
|Allyson Versprille||5/5/2015 8:30 AM||0|| ||Approved||5/5/2015 8:31 AM|
After Cyclone Pam devastated the small Pacific nation of Vanuatu, Lockheed Martin’s Indago quad roto unmanned aerial vehicle was used to survey damage for two weeks.
|Sandra Erwin||5/1/2015 3:16 PM||0|| ||Approved||5/1/2015 3:47 PM|
The military space community is mired in debate about how to modernize satellites
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||5/1/2015 2:12 PM||0|| ||Approved||5/4/2015 1:44 PM|
Using an unmanned cargo helicopter and ground vehicle, Lockheed Martin recently demonstrated that a robotic tandem could fulfill emergency casualty evacuation missions and rescue wounded soldiers.
|Allyson Versprille||4/30/2015 4:41 PM||0|| ||Approved||4/30/2015 4:42 PM|
A House Armed Services Committee plan to cut the Navy's cruiser modernization period in half will not work with the funding currently available, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus said April 30.
|Sandra Erwin||4/29/2015 11:36 AM||1|| ||Approved||4/29/2015 11:51 AM|
Top defense contractors are poised to compete in a major industry battle to develop autonomous missiles for the U.S. Navy.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||4/28/2015 3:03 PM||0|| ||Approved||4/28/2015 3:14 PM|
The comment period for the Federal Aviation Administration’s proposed small drone rule closed with approximately 4,500 submissions, said an FAA official April 28.
|Stew Magnuson||4/28/2015 12:37 PM||1|| ||Approved||4/28/2015 12:43 PM|
The head of Air Force Space Command said the effort to develop and build a new rocket engine through a public-private partnership will be complicated and unprecedented.
|Stew Magnuson||4/27/2015 3:34 PM||4|| ||Approved||4/27/2015 3:40 PM|
Joint strike fighter engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney said two recent reports by government watchdogs that were critical of its performance on the F135 program are accurate but don’t tell the whole story.
|Sandra Erwin||4/27/2015 11:42 AM||3|| ||Approved||4/27/2015 11:43 AM|
The GPS satellite, could be replaced in the foreseeable future by technology that is far cheaper and more resistant to jamming.
|Allyson Versprille||4/24/2015 4:16 PM||2|| ||Approved||4/24/2015 4:20 PM|
ALIS is the autonomic logistics information system that continues to have problems.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||4/24/2015 3:12 PM||0|| ||Approved||4/24/2015 3:37 PM|
The news that a CIA-led drone strike killed two hostages in Pakistan in January may serve as a catalyst to shift some operations of the controversial program from the CIA to the Defense Department, a panel of experts said April 24.
|Allyson Versprille||4/23/2015 2:37 PM||0|| ||Approved||4/23/2015 2:37 PM|
The Defense Department releases a new cyber strategy.
|Allyson Versprille||4/22/2015 3:23 PM||0|| ||Approved||4/23/2015 3:09 AM|
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is looking to engage Silicon Valley
|Brian Taylor||4/16/2015 4:13 PM||0|| ||Approved||4/16/2015 4:15 PM|
After a two year delay caused by a nonfunctional navigation payload, the Air Force's next-generation GPS program is back on track, senior officials said.
|Brian Taylor||4/16/2015 3:32 PM||0|| ||Approved||4/16/2015 3:33 PM|
The Air Force is making preparations for a conflict on Earth that escalates into space, senior leaders said April 15.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||4/16/2015 10:24 AM||0|| ||Approved||4/16/2015 11:48 AM|
Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta had a familiar message for the crowd of Pentagon officials and defense industry executives: “The dysfunction in Washington, from my point view, is probably the greatest national security threat we face,” he said April 15.