|Sandra Erwin||2/3/2016 2:18 PM||0|| ||Approved||2/3/2016 2:42 PM|
Carter at China Lake: DoD Spending Big Money on Munitions
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||2/2/2016 1:16 PM||0|| ||Approved||2/2/2016 1:33 PM|
As the release of the fiscal year 2017 budget looms, one congressman defended the need for a special fund that would help the Navy pay for replacements of its Ohio-class nuclear ballistic submarines.
|Brian Taylor||2/2/2016 12:39 PM||0|| ||Approved||2/2/2016 12:40 PM|
The Defense Department’s fiscal year 2017 budget request will emphasize high tech capabilities to counter Russia and China, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said Feb. 2.
|Sandra Erwin||2/1/2016 4:06 PM||0|| ||Approved||2/1/2016 4:11 PM|
2017 Budget: Showdown Likely Over War ‘Slush Fund’
|Sandra Erwin||1/31/2016 5:05 PM||0|| ||Approved||1/31/2016 5:10 PM|
Military Looks Ahead to the Next Budget Deal
|Stew Magnuson||1/29/2016 12:56 PM||2|| ||Approved||1/29/2016 1:11 PM|
The National Commission on the Future of the Army’s report to Congress released Jan. 28 took note of the service’s acquisition woes and said they were a “significant long-term-concern.” The service has “appropriately” chosen readiness over modernizing its equipment, the report’s authors wrote. But that comes at a price.
|Brian Taylor||1/28/2016 4:34 PM||0|| ||Approved||1/28/2016 4:36 PM|
Commission Overrules Army Aviation Decisions, Paints Grim Fiscal Picture
|Sandra Erwin||1/26/2016 6:25 PM||0|| ||Approved||1/26/2016 6:28 PM|
Cybersecurity, Information Technology Contractors Headed for Massive Shakeout
|Sandra Erwin||1/25/2016 10:25 AM||1|| ||Approved||1/26/2016 10:43 AM|
Secretive SOCOM Opens Up to Private Sector
|Stew Magnuson||1/21/2016 4:34 PM||2|| ||Approved||1/21/2016 4:40 PM|
The Defense Department’s program to develop the next generation of rotary wing aircraft will do away with categories based on weight and will instead break them down into capabilities, a senior leader in the program said Jan. 21.
|Stew Magnuson||1/21/2016 12:00 PM||1|| ||Approved||1/27/2016 11:12 AM|
A Special Operations Command official Jan. 20 vowed to be more open with industry during its acquisitions processes.
|Allyson Versprille||1/20/2016 4:06 PM||1|| ||Approved||1/21/2016 11:07 AM|
U.S. commandos are looking for new high technology to help them stay ahead of emerging threats, officials from U.S. Special Operations Command said Jan. 20.
|Brian Taylor||1/20/2016 2:51 PM||1|| ||Approved||1/20/2016 2:55 PM|
A former Navy SEAL and current Defense Department official is being called on to revamp the federal government's effort to counter ISIS and other groups' recruitment propaganda.
|Allyson Versprille||1/19/2016 5:50 PM||3|| ||Approved||1/19/2016 5:51 PM|
Years after the Air Force’s airborne laser ballistic missile defense program was canceled because of survivability and cost concerns, researchers are embarking on a new path to mount a laser weapon on an unmanned aerial vehicle, the head of the Missile Defense Agency said Jan. 19.
|Sandra Erwin||1/18/2016 9:03 AM||4|| ||Approved||1/19/2016 8:57 AM|
Northrop Grumman Rethinking How to Build Military Aircraft
|Brian Taylor||1/14/2016 1:59 PM||0|| ||Approved||1/14/2016 2:00 PM|
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus said the service is still on schedule to reach its shipbuilding goals despite a Defense Department directive calling for a reduction in littoral combat ship buys.
|Allyson Versprille||1/13/2016 2:38 PM||2|| ||Approved||1/13/2016 2:39 PM|
The Coast Guard is kicking off an effort to procure a new polar icebreaker, the service’s commandant announced Jan. 13.
|Brian Taylor||1/13/2016 12:54 PM||0|| ||Approved||1/13/2016 1:06 PM|
Huntington Ingalls Industries is in discussions with defense officials about potentially putting missile defense radars and laser weapons on San Antonio-class amphibious transport docks, a company executive said Jan. 13.
|Allyson Versprille||1/13/2016 11:29 AM||0|| ||Approved||1/13/2016 12:42 PM|
The Navy should not have to choose between more presence and more lethality,Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson told reporters Jan. 12.
|Sandra Erwin||1/12/2016 2:53 PM||0|| ||Approved||1/12/2016 2:56 PM|
End of an Era: Production of C-17 Aircraft Engines Comes to a Close
|Sandra Erwin||1/11/2016 4:46 PM||2|| ||Approved||1/11/2016 4:49 PM|
After Combat Aircraft Roll Off Assembly Line, Logistics Headaches Begin
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||1/11/2016 4:22 PM||0|| ||Approved||1/11/2016 4:34 PM|
The global security environment is rapidly changing, with new actors entering and old threats resurgent. These groups will seek to exploit the maritime domain as well as the global information system, which includes satellites and networks, the chief of naval operations said Jan. 11.
|Sandra Erwin||1/7/2016 2:11 PM||0|| ||Approved||1/7/2016 2:11 PM|
Defense Reforms: Will Talk Turn to Action?
|Sandra Erwin||12/28/2015 7:55 PM||0|| ||Approved||12/28/2015 8:06 PM|
Defense 2016: A Year of Big Decisions
|Sandra Erwin||12/18/2015 2:20 PM||0|| ||Approved||12/18/2015 2:42 PM|
Pentagon to Revise Rules for Contracting Services From Private Sector
|Brian Taylor||12/18/2015 8:22 AM||0|| ||Approved||12/18/2015 8:38 AM|
A recent report found that red tape within the Department of Homeland Security is stifling the adoption of unmanned aerial systems within its 22 agencies.
|Sandra Erwin||12/16/2015 11:15 AM||0|| ||Approved||12/17/2015 12:44 PM|
Army Standing Firm on JLTV Protest
|Allyson Versprille||12/14/2015 4:04 PM||1|| ||Approved||12/14/2015 4:34 PM|
The Obama administration's 2017 budget proposal will include up to $15 billion to advance the Defense Department's “third offset strategy,” Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work said Dec. 14 in Washington, D.C.
|Sandra Erwin||12/14/2015 3:54 PM||0|| ||Approved||12/15/2015 8:35 AM|
Prospects for Defense Reforms in 2016 Fading Fast
|Sandra Erwin||12/14/2015 9:07 AM||0|| ||Approved||12/14/2015 9:18 AM|
Efforts by the Defense Department to lower the cost of contractor services have led to unintended consequences, including a realignment of the industry in ways that could squeeze the government’s purchasing power.
|Sandra Erwin||12/12/2015 4:45 PM||0|| ||Approved||12/13/2015 5:58 PM|
U.S. Retains No. 1 Ranking in Global Arms Sales, Other Countries Closing the Gap
|Sandra Erwin||12/10/2015 1:34 PM||1|| ||Approved||12/10/2015 4:57 PM|
The military has turned to private companies to provide training to qualified pilots who choose to transition to drone operations.
|Allyson Versprille||12/8/2015 12:15 PM||2|| ||Approved||12/8/2015 12:19 PM|
The U.S. military is moving toward permanently basing a terminal high altitude air defense system on Guam as ballistic missile threats in the region increase, the commander of U.S. Army Pacific said Dec. 8.
|Sandra Erwin||12/7/2015 1:00 PM||4|| ||Approved||12/7/2015 2:27 PM|
Weighing the Odds in Boeing’s Bomber Protest
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||12/7/2015 12:51 PM||0|| ||Approved||12/7/2015 12:53 PM|
The Navy wants to "fast track" technologies that will help it maintain an edge over adversaries such as Russia and China, the chief of naval operations said Dec. 7.
|Brian Taylor||12/3/2015 1:00 PM||0|| ||Approved||12/3/2015 2:36 PM|
Defense contractors are growing their simulation and training businesses, investing research-and-development dollars to make devices more realistic, affordable, lightweight, reconfigurable and intuitive, said members of industry.
|Sandra Erwin||12/3/2015 11:06 AM||0|| ||Approved||12/3/2015 12:07 PM|
Former SecDef Perry: Defense Industry Consolidation Has Turned Out Badly
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||12/2/2015 5:42 PM||0|| ||Approved||12/2/2015 5:47 PM|
Hackers and cyber criminals will use the upcoming U.S. presidential election to attempt to trick unsuspecting citizens into giving away personal data as well as breech online accounts of candidates, election staffers and media outlets, a recent study released Dec. 2 said.
|Brian Taylor||12/2/2015 5:28 PM||0|| ||Approved||12/2/2015 5:36 PM|
In order for coalition fighting forces to be successful, the U.S. military and its allies must collaborate to develop a more cohesive training strategy that uses simulation technology, according to military officials and a member of industry.
|Brian Taylor||12/2/2015 9:10 AM||0|| ||Approved||12/2/2015 9:13 AM|
The U.S. military is looking to avoid proprietary solutions and will require open architectures in future training and simulation systems.
|Brian Taylor||12/2/2015 8:25 AM||0|| ||Approved||12/2/2015 8:32 AM|
ORLANDO — Military officials are asking the private sector to develop more wearable, mobile simulation and training devices. “Instead of going to a place to get your simulation and live, virtual, constructive [training], it comes to you and you wear the device,” said Maj. Gen. James Lukeman, commanding general of the Marine Corps’ Training and Education Command Dec. 1.
|Sandra Erwin||12/1/2015 4:26 PM||2|| ||Approved||12/1/2015 4:31 PM|
The downsizing of Army aviation in Europe has gone too far, said a senior commander.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||12/1/2015 3:59 PM||5|| ||Approved||12/1/2015 3:59 PM|
As more countries around the world invest in their military, the United States’ air dominance is being challenged, said the Air Force chief of staff Dec. 1.
|Brian Taylor||12/1/2015 2:06 PM||0|| ||Approved||12/1/2015 2:07 PM|
ORLANDO — The Navy needs to take advantage of simulations to reduce personnel costs and shorten the amount of time service members spend in training, a top service official said Dec. 1.
|Brian Taylor||11/30/2015 2:09 PM||0|| ||Approved||11/30/2015 2:10 PM|
Industry can expect to see some cutbacks in modernization programs in fiscal year 2017, the Defense Department comptroller said Nov. 30.
|Sandra Erwin||11/30/2015 11:33 AM||1|| ||Approved||11/30/2015 11:47 AM|
The spotlight on the Pentagon’s innovation campaign and the opening of a new office near Silicon Valley to serve as a liaison to the tech industry have generated enormous buzz. They also have created an idealistic narrative on what impact these efforts might have on the defense market, officials cautioned.
|Stew Magnuson||11/24/2015 5:53 PM||3|| ||Approved||11/25/2015 10:41 AM|
The Marine Corps on Nov. 24 chose BAE Systems and SAIC to build 32 prototypes of a new fighting vehicle designed to replace its fleet of aging amphibious assault vehicles.
|Sandra Erwin||11/24/2015 4:57 PM||4|| ||Approved||11/24/2015 4:59 PM|
Outgoing Air Force Procurement Chief William LaPlante Debunks Acquisition Myths
|Allyson Versprille||11/24/2015 1:10 PM||0|| ||Approved||11/30/2015 7:26 AM|
The blending of live environments with simulated components to create more realistic training scenarios is one of the major themes expected at this year's Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||11/23/2015 1:00 PM||1|| ||Approved||11/23/2015 1:00 PM|
HALIFAX, Canada — As the Army takes advantage of advancements in artificial intelligence, automation and biotechnology, it must keep ethics at the forefront, said the commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.
|Sandra Erwin||11/22/2015 3:20 PM||0|| ||Approved||11/22/2015 3:24 PM|
Small teams of U.S. Army soldiers can be found across Africa on any given day teaching local militaries how to become professional fighting forces.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||11/22/2015 3:05 PM||1|| ||Approved||11/22/2015 3:12 PM|
HALIFAX, Canada — As Russia continues to intimidate its neighborhoods in Europe and Chinese ships prowl about in contested waters in the South China Sea, it clear that a “great power competition has returned,” said Robert Work, deputy secretary of defense Nov. 20.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||11/21/2015 5:27 PM||0|| ||Approved||11/21/2015 5:35 PM|
HALIFAX, Canada — As the United States continues efforts to strengthen its relationship with China, it is proceeding cautiously, leaders said Nov. 21.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||11/21/2015 7:54 AM||0|| ||Approved||11/21/2015 7:55 AM|
HALIFAX, Canada — Despite the recent terror attacks in Paris, Canada remains committed to withdrawing its warplanes from the fight against the Islamic State, said its minister of defence Nov. 20.
|Stew Magnuson||11/19/2015 1:47 PM||0|| ||Approved||11/19/2015 1:56 PM|
In an effort to stimulate more students to enter the aerospace field, United Launch Alliance will offer free rides to orbit for small satellites built by universities, the company announced Nov. 19.
|Sandra Erwin||11/18/2015 3:42 PM||0|| ||Approved||11/18/2015 4:21 PM|
A wide-ranging personnel reform proposal could put the Pentagon in a better position to compete with the private sector for talent.
|Allyson Versprille||11/18/2015 3:29 PM||0|| ||Approved||11/18/2015 3:44 PM|
The growing strain on Navy and Marine Corps personnel and ships encourages adversaries such as Russia and China to build up their naval forces, former military officials and lawmakers said Nov. 18.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||11/18/2015 12:30 PM||0|| ||Approved||11/18/2015 12:34 PM|
The Air Force is working out plans for new bomber and tanker rotations through Australia, according to a top service official.
|Allyson Versprille||11/16/2015 4:33 PM||1|| ||Approved||11/16/2015 4:53 PM|
Following a horrific terrorist attack in Paris led by the Islamic State that left 129 dead, analysts and former government officials Nov. 16 called for intensified military action in Syria including a potential increase in special operations forces.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||11/16/2015 3:57 PM||0|| ||Approved||11/16/2015 3:59 PM|
The Defense Department needs to find ways to foster competition and innovation in an era where the industrial base is consolidating, according to a Pentagon official and independent analysts.
|Sandra Erwin||11/14/2015 12:42 PM||6|| ||Approved||11/15/2015 7:57 AM|
Chief of Naval Operations Adm Richardson says Navy Will Close 'Carrier Gap'
|Sandra Erwin||11/11/2015 11:13 AM||3|| ||Approved||11/11/2015 11:15 AM|
Night-Vision System for Army Soldiers Demands Unusual Collaboration Between Industry Archrivals
|Allyson Versprille||11/10/2015 12:45 PM||2|| ||Approved||11/10/2015 1:38 PM|
Increasing demand for the A-10 Warthog means the Air Force may have to delay its controversial plans to retire the aircraft by two to three years, the leader of Air Combat Command said Nov. 10.
|Sandra Erwin||11/9/2015 1:07 PM||0|| ||Approved||11/9/2015 1:28 PM|
Despite unprecedented outreach to the commercial tech sector by the Pentagon, Silicon Valley is not likely to pose any real competitive threat to established weapon makers
|Sandra Erwin||11/8/2015 5:00 AM||1|| ||Approved||11/9/2015 1:31 PM|
Pentagon Will Develop ‘Thinking Machines’ to Defeat Future Enemies
|Sandra Erwin||11/6/2015 4:35 PM||0|| ||Approved||11/9/2015 1:32 PM|
Pentagon Silicon Valley Experiment Thrust Into Spotlight
|Stew Magnuson||11/6/2015 9:47 AM||0|| ||Approved||11/6/2015 3:43 PM|
The Boeing Co. has informed the Government Accountability Office that it plans to protest the Air Force’s decision to award the lucrative long-range strike bomber contract to rival Northrop Grumman, Forbes Magazine reported Nov. 6.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||11/4/2015 2:00 PM||1|| ||Approved||11/4/2015 2:38 PM|
As Russia continues to exert its influence in Syria and Eastern Europe, the United States must be vigilant and increase its efforts to deter the country, said the former deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia.
|Sandra Erwin||11/4/2015 9:36 AM||1|| ||Approved||11/4/2015 9:38 AM|
The U.S. Senate last week overwhelmingly passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015.
|Sandra Erwin||11/1/2015 11:51 AM||1|| ||Approved||11/2/2015 7:24 AM|
After Stealth Bomber Award, Experts Raise Red Flags
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||10/29/2015 3:10 PM||0|| ||Approved||10/29/2015 3:15 PM|
The two-year budget deal that was brokered earlier this week and approved by the House of Representatives will provide the Defense Department and industry with better certainty and stability, said one senator Oct. 29.
|Brian Taylor||10/29/2015 2:08 PM||0|| ||Approved||10/29/2015 2:12 PM|
The Army is teeing up three new ground robot programs of record as it moves beyond the systems that were rapidly fielded over the past 14 years of war, a service official said Oct. 29.
|Allyson Versprille||10/29/2015 1:20 PM||0|| ||Approved||10/29/2015 1:46 PM|
The Air Force has taken lessons learned from cyber attacks like the Office of Personnel Management breach in June — that compromised 23 million government employees — and is applying them to its cyber strategy, a service official said Oct. 29.
|Allyson Versprille||10/29/2015 12:29 PM||2|| ||Approved||10/29/2015 12:38 PM|
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter has tasked his Silicon Valley innovation unit with the difficult job of finding a way around current acquisition red tape, according to the agency's director.
|Brian Taylor||10/29/2015 8:15 AM||0|| ||Approved||10/29/2015 8:15 AM|
U.S. Cyber Command could soon be elevated to a full-fledged combatant command, according to a retiring flag officer.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||10/28/2015 1:45 PM||0|| ||Approved||10/28/2015 2:46 PM|
Unmanned systems will continue to be a priority for the Navy as the service makes key investments in air, ground, surface and undersea drones, said Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus Oct. 27.
|Brian Taylor||10/28/2015 8:33 AM||7|| ||Approved||10/28/2015 8:33 AM|
The Defense Department is placing more emphasis on affordability over capability when it comes to ship procurement, according to a top acquisition official.
|Stew Magnuson||10/27/2015 6:25 PM||0|| ||Approved||10/27/2015 6:33 PM|
Northrop Grumman came out on top in the hotly contested contract to build the Air Force’s next-generation long-range bomber, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James announced Oct. 27 at a Pentagon press conference.
|Sandra Erwin||10/26/2015 4:00 PM||0|| ||Approved||10/26/2015 4:49 PM|
Defense Hoping to Avoid Nightmare Budget Scenario
|Sandra Erwin||10/23/2015 1:25 PM||0|| ||Approved||10/23/2015 1:36 PM|
Air Force Poised to Buy New Bomber, Avoid Acquisition Death Spiral
|Allyson Versprille||10/22/2015 2:05 PM||0|| ||Approved||10/22/2015 2:06 PM|
The United States’ lead in space is shrinking as other countries advance their capabilities, the leader of U.S. Strategic Command said Oct. 22.
|Allyson Versprille||10/20/2015 4:08 PM||0|| ||Approved||10/20/2015 4:47 PM|
The Navy's most recent shipbuilding plan does not meet the capability requirements that are necessary to carry out combat missions in the Asia-Pacific, said experts Oct. 20.
|Sandra Erwin||10/20/2015 3:56 PM||1|| ||Approved||10/20/2015 3:59 PM|
Elbit CEO: Defense Market Should Embrace Startups
|Brian Taylor||10/20/2015 2:47 PM||0|| ||Approved||10/20/2015 2:48 PM|
Congress needs to review and revise the Goldwater-Nichols Act, which dictated major changes to the U.S. military’s acquisition system, the chairmen of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees said.
|Sandra Erwin||10/15/2015 3:29 PM||1|| ||Approved||10/15/2015 3:36 PM|
Army in No Rush to Buy New Combat Vehicles
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||10/15/2015 11:18 AM||1|| ||Approved||10/15/2015 11:27 AM|
The U.S. military simply isn’t able to keep up with threats generated by hackers and cyber spies, an Army official said Oct. 14.
|Stew Magnuson||10/15/2015 9:12 AM||0|| ||Approved||10/15/2015 9:52 AM|
With typical technology development programs taking eight to 10 years to come to fruition, and a host of failed programs that have cost taxpayers billions, the Army faces renewed scrutiny when it comes to its acquisition regime. Army and industry insiders sounded off about ways to streamline the service’s ponderously slow acquisition process.
|Allyson Versprille||10/14/2015 4:13 PM||0|| ||Approved||10/14/2015 4:14 PM|
As President Vladimir Putin further entrenches his country into the Syrian conflict, it appears that Russian aggression around the globe will continue, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said Oct. 14.
|Allyson Versprille||10/14/2015 3:03 PM||0|| ||Approved||10/14/2015 3:06 PM|
United States ground forces in Europe are short on resources amid concerns about a resurgent Russia, a top Army officer said.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||10/13/2015 4:41 PM||0|| ||Approved||10/13/2015 4:44 PM|
The Army has a large portfolio of unmanned aerial systems ranging from small hand-launched drones, such as the Raven, all the way to massive Gray Eagles. Going forward, service leaders would like to upgrade systems with new, improved technology.
|Brian Taylor||10/13/2015 4:37 PM||2|| ||Approved||10/13/2015 4:40 PM|
Gen. Milley Presses Case for Relevance of Ground Forces
|Brian Taylor||10/13/2015 1:16 PM||0|| ||Approved||10/13/2015 1:21 PM|
If Congress implements a year-long continuing resolution for fiscal year 2016, the Army will have to forgo some major purchases including some Chinook and Apache helicopters, a senior service leader said Oct. 13.
|Allyson Versprille||10/13/2015 11:00 AM||0|| ||Approved||10/13/2015 11:57 AM|
Projected foreign military sales of AH-64 Apache attack helicopters and CH-47 Chinook cargo helicopters in conjunction with planned domestic buys are expected to keep the airplanes in the air to at least 2060, said Boeing and Army officials.
|Brian Taylor||10/12/2015 2:09 PM||0|| ||Approved||10/12/2015 2:14 PM|
During one of his last high profile speeches as secretary of the Army, John McHugh warned of a dangerous future if the United States’ government continues to pare back the military’s budget.
|Brian Taylor||10/12/2015 1:59 PM||0|| ||Approved||10/12/2015 2:07 PM|
The Pentagon’s push to attract innovative technology firms is moving into its next phase as a group of government officials, senior defense industry and Washington think tank executives is poised to meet in Silicon Valley next month.
|Allyson Versprille||10/9/2015 3:15 PM||0|| ||Approved||10/9/2015 3:16 PM|
Tough Balancing Act for Defense in Shaping Industry Consolidation
|Sandra Erwin||10/6/2015 1:38 PM||0|| ||Approved||10/6/2015 1:39 PM|
Budget Stalemate Puts Pentagon Programs Back on the Brink
|Sandra Erwin||10/2/2015 2:14 PM||2|| ||Approved||10/5/2015 10:22 AM|
Defense Acquisition Reforms: The Studies Keep On Coming
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||10/2/2015 11:42 AM||0|| ||Approved||10/2/2015 11:46 AM|
In the face of growing digital threats, the Navy has established a new division within the office of the chief of naval operations to oversee the service’s cyber security efforts.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||10/1/2015 11:46 AM||1|| ||Approved||10/1/2015 11:47 AM|
As Russia enters its second day conducting airstrikes in Syria, one Air Force leader said its bombs appear not to be striking Islamic State targets.