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Carter at China Lake: DoD Spending Big Money on MunitionsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin2/3/2016 2:18 PM0 Approved2/3/2016 2:42 PM
Carter at China Lake: DoD Spending Big Money on Munitions
Key Lawmaker Defends Sea-Based Deterrence Fund (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh2/2/2016 1:16 PM0 Approved2/2/2016 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.
2017 Pentagon Budget Targets High End Capabilities to Counter Russia, ChinaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor2/2/2016 12:39 PM0 Approved2/2/2016 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.
2017 Budget: Showdown Likely Over War ‘Slush Fund’ Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin2/1/2016 4:06 PM0 Approved2/1/2016 4:11 PM
2017 Budget: Showdown Likely Over War ‘Slush Fund’
Military Looks Ahead to the Next Budget DealUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin1/31/2016 5:05 PM0 Approved1/31/2016 5:10 PM
Military Looks Ahead to the Next Budget Deal
Commission: Army Modernization Shortcomings ‘Regrettable’Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson1/29/2016 12:56 PM2 Approved1/29/2016 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.
Commission Overrules Army Aviation Decisions, Paints Grim Fiscal PictureUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor1/28/2016 4:34 PM0 Approved1/28/2016 4:36 PM
Commission Overrules Army Aviation Decisions, Paints Grim Fiscal Picture
Cybersecurity, Information Technology Industry Headed for Massive ShakeoutUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin1/26/2016 6:25 PM0 Approved1/26/2016 6:28 PM
Cybersecurity, Information Technology  Contractors Headed for Massive Shakeout
Secretive SOCOM Opens Up to Private Sector (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin1/25/2016 10:25 AM1 Approved1/26/2016 10:43 AM
Secretive SOCOM Opens Up to Private Sector
Future Vertical Lift Program Re-Thinks Helicopter Categories Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson1/21/2016 4:34 PM2 Approved1/21/2016 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.
Special Ops Acquisition Official Promises More Openness, Industry Dialogue (Updated)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson1/21/2016 12:00 PM1 Approved1/27/2016 11:12 AM
A Special Operations Command official Jan. 20 vowed to be more open with industry during its acquisitions processes.
U.S. SOCOM Officials Lay Out Technology Challenges (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille1/20/2016 4:06 PM1 Approved1/21/2016 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.
Former Special Operator to Lead State Department's Counter-ISIS Messaging CenterUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor1/20/2016 2:51 PM1 Approved1/20/2016 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.
Missile Defense Agency Pursuing New Airborne Laser SystemUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille1/19/2016 5:50 PM3 Approved1/19/2016 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.

Aerospace Industry Rethinking How to Build Military AircraftUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin1/18/2016 9:03 AM4 Approved1/19/2016 8:57 AM
Northrop Grumman Rethinking How to Build Military Aircraft
Mabus: Navy to Meet Shipbuilding Goals Regardless if LCS Buy is ReducedUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor1/14/2016 1:59 PM0 Approved1/14/2016 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.

Coast Guard Releases Solicitation for New Polar IcebreakerUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille1/13/2016 2:38 PM2 Approved1/13/2016 2:39 PM
The Coast Guard is kicking off an effort to procure a new polar icebreaker, the service’s commandant announced Jan. 13.

Industry Executive: Amphibious Transport Docks Could Host Missile Defense SystemsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor1/13/2016 12:54 PM0 Approved1/13/2016 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.
CNO Richardson Addresses Criticism that Navy Is 'Unbalanced'Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille1/13/2016 11:29 AM0 Approved1/13/2016 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.
End of an Era: Production of C-17 Aircraft Engines Comes to a CloseUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin1/12/2016 2:53 PM0 Approved1/12/2016 2:56 PM
End of an Era: Production of C-17 Aircraft Engines Comes to a Close
After Combat Aircraft Roll Off Assembly Line, Logistics Headaches BeginUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin1/11/2016 4:46 PM2 Approved1/11/2016 4:49 PM
After Combat Aircraft Roll Off Assembly Line, Logistics Headaches Begin
Navy Strategy Focuses on Maritime Dominance in Complex WorldUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh1/11/2016 4:22 PM0 Approved1/11/2016 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.
Defense Reforms: Will Talk Turn to Action?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin1/7/2016 2:11 PM0 Approved1/7/2016 2:11 PM
Defense Reforms: Will Talk Turn to Action?
Defense 2016: A Year of Big DecisionsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin12/28/2015 7:55 PM0 Approved12/28/2015 8:06 PM
Defense 2016: A Year of Big Decisions
Pentagon to Revise Rules for Contracting Private Sector ServicesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin12/18/2015 2:20 PM0 Approved12/18/2015 2:42 PM
Pentagon to Revise Rules for Contracting Services From Private Sector
Report: Homeland Security Agencies Wary of Adopting Drone TechnologyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor12/18/2015 8:22 AM0 Approved12/18/2015 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.
Army Standing Firm on JLTV Protest (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin12/16/2015 11:15 AM0 Approved12/17/2015 12:44 PM
Army Standing Firm on JLTV Protest
2017 Budget Proposal to Include Billions for Next-Generation Weapons ResearchUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille12/14/2015 4:04 PM1 Approved12/14/2015 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.
Prospects for Defense Reforms in 2016 Fading FastUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin12/14/2015 3:54 PM0 Approved12/15/2015 8:35 AM
Prospects for Defense Reforms in 2016 Fading Fast
Analysts: Procurement Reforms Strengthen Prime Contractors, Weaken Mid-TierUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin12/14/2015 9:07 AM0 Approved12/14/2015 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.
U.S. Retains No. 1 Ranking in Global Arms Sales, Other Countries Closing the GapUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin12/12/2015 4:45 PM0 Approved12/13/2015 5:58 PM
U.S. Retains No. 1 Ranking in Global Arms Sales, Other Countries Closing the Gap
A Booming Business in Drone Pilot TrainingUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin12/10/2015 1:34 PM1 Approved12/10/2015 4:57 PM
The military has turned to private companies to provide training to qualified pilots who choose to transition to drone operations.
U.S. Mulling Permanent Missile Defense System in GuamUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille12/8/2015 12:15 PM2 Approved12/8/2015 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.
Weighing the Odds in Boeing’s Bomber ProtestUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin12/7/2015 1:00 PM4 Approved12/7/2015 2:27 PM
Weighing the Odds in Boeing’s Bomber Protest
CNO Richardson: U.S. Military Must Innovate QuickerUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh12/7/2015 12:51 PM0 Approved12/7/2015 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.

Defense Contractors See Growth in Training and Simulation BusinessUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor12/3/2015 1:00 PM0 Approved12/3/2015 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. 
Former SecDef Perry: Defense Industry Consolidation Has Turned Out BadlyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin12/3/2015 11:06 AM0 Approved12/3/2015 12:07 PM
Former SecDef Perry: Defense Industry Consolidation Has Turned Out Badly
Study: Hackers Will Exploit Upcoming U.S. ElectionUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh12/2/2015 5:42 PM0 Approved12/2/2015 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.
NATO Eyes Greater Use of Simulation-Based Training in Coalition ExercisesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor12/2/2015 5:28 PM0 Approved12/2/2015 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.
Military Acquisition Commands Will Play Bigger Role in 'Systems Integration'Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor12/2/2015 9:10 AM0 Approved12/2/2015 9:13 AM
The U.S. military is looking to avoid proprietary solutions and will require open architectures in future training and simulation systems.
Military Eyes Wearable Simulators, Training GearUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor12/2/2015 8:25 AM0 Approved12/2/2015 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.
U.S. Army Europe to Request Aviation ReinforcementsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin12/1/2015 4:26 PM2 Approved12/1/2015 4:31 PM
The downsizing of Army aviation in Europe has gone too far, said a senior commander.
Welsh: U.S. Air Superiority in JeopardyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh12/1/2015 3:59 PM5 Approved12/1/2015 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.

Navy Looking at Simulation to Reduce Personnel Costs, Shorten TrainingUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor12/1/2015 2:06 PM0 Approved12/1/2015 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.
 
‘Some Slowdowns’ in Modernization Programs Expected in Next Fiscal YearUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor11/30/2015 2:09 PM0 Approved11/30/2015 2:10 PM
Industry can expect to see some cutbacks in modernization programs in fiscal year 2017, the Defense Department comptroller said Nov. 30.
Defense Innovation Initiative Burdened by High ExpectationsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin11/30/2015 11:33 AM1 Approved11/30/2015 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.
Marines Select BAE, SAIC to Build Amphibious Combat Vehicle Prototypes Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson11/24/2015 5:53 PM3 Approved11/25/2015 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.
 
Outgoing Air Force Official Debunks Acquisition MythsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin11/24/2015 4:57 PM4 Approved11/24/2015 4:59 PM
Outgoing Air Force Procurement Chief William LaPlante Debunks Acquisition Myths
I/ITSEC Show to Highlight Live-Virtual-Constructive Training Technologies Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille11/24/2015 1:10 PM0 Approved11/30/2015 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.

TRADOC Commander: Ethics Must Come First as Army Employs New TechnologyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh11/23/2015 1:00 PM1 Approved11/23/2015 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.

Africa Deployments a Test for Post-War ArmyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin11/22/2015 3:20 PM0 Approved11/22/2015 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.
Work: ‘Great Power Competition’ Has ReturnedUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh11/22/2015 3:05 PM1 Approved11/22/2015 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.
At Halifax Forum, Cautious Optimism About U.S.-China RelationsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh11/21/2015 5:27 PM0 Approved11/21/2015 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.
Canada “Committed” to Coalition Despite Pulling Out of ISIL Bombing CampaignUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh11/21/2015 7:54 AM0 Approved11/21/2015 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.
United Launch Alliance Offers Free Rides to Student-Built Satellites Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson11/19/2015 1:47 PM0 Approved11/19/2015 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.
Pentagon to Escalate War for TalentUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin11/18/2015 3:42 PM0 Approved11/18/2015 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.
Unsustainable Pace of Naval Deployments Stirs ConcernsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille11/18/2015 3:29 PM0 Approved11/18/2015 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.
U.S. Air Force to Expand Bomber Presence in PacificUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh11/18/2015 12:30 PM0 Approved11/18/2015 12:34 PM
The Air Force is working out plans for new bomber and tanker rotations through Australia, according to a top service official.
Paris Attack Sparks Debate Over Special Operations Forces in Syria Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille11/16/2015 4:33 PM1 Approved11/16/2015 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.
Defense Department Trying to Tackle Industry ConsolidationUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh11/16/2015 3:57 PM0 Approved11/16/2015 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.
Chief of Naval Operations: Navy Will Close 'Carrier Gap' Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin11/14/2015 12:42 PM6 Approved11/15/2015 7:57 AM
Chief of Naval Operations Adm Richardson says Navy Will Close 'Carrier Gap'
Night-Vision System for Army Soldiers Demands Unusual Collaboration Between Industry ArchrivalsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin11/11/2015 11:13 AM3 Approved11/11/2015 11:15 AM
Night-Vision System for Army Soldiers Demands Unusual Collaboration Between Industry Archrivals
Air Force Balks at Retirement of A-10 Warthog, Studies Reduction in F-35 Numbers Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille11/10/2015 12:45 PM2 Approved11/10/2015 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.
The State of the Defense Industry Is Strong But…Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin11/9/2015 1:07 PM0 Approved11/9/2015 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
Pentagon Will Develop ‘Thinking Machines’ to Defeat Future EnemiesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin11/8/2015 5:00 AM1 Approved11/9/2015 1:31 PM
Pentagon Will Develop ‘Thinking Machines’ to Defeat Future Enemies
Pentagon Silicon Valley Experiment Thrust Into SpotlightUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin11/6/2015 4:35 PM0 Approved11/9/2015 1:32 PM
Pentagon Silicon Valley Experiment Thrust Into Spotlight
Boeing, Lockheed to Protest Air Force's Long-Range Strike Bomber Decision (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson11/6/2015 9:47 AM0 Approved11/6/2015 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.
Former Pentagon Official: More Deterrence Needed to Counter RussiaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh11/4/2015 2:00 PM1 Approved11/4/2015 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.
Senate Passes Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act: Where Do We Go From Here?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin11/4/2015 9:36 AM1 Approved11/4/2015 9:38 AM
The U.S. Senate last week overwhelmingly passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015.
After Bomber Award, Experts Raise Red FlagsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin11/1/2015 11:51 AM1 Approved11/2/2015 7:24 AM
After Stealth Bomber Award, Experts Raise Red Flags
Kaine: Budget Deal Good for Defense Industrial BaseUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh10/29/2015 3:10 PM0 Approved10/29/2015 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.
Army to Fund Three New Robotic ProgramsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor10/29/2015 2:08 PM0 Approved10/29/2015 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.
Air Force Planning Future Cyber Security InvestmentsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille10/29/2015 1:20 PM0 Approved10/29/2015 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.
Defense Innovation Unit Tasked to Circumvent Traditional Acquisition SystemUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille10/29/2015 12:29 PM2 Approved10/29/2015 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.
Debate Brewing Over U.S. Cyber Command StatusUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor10/29/2015 8:15 AM0 Approved10/29/2015 8:15 AM
U.S. Cyber Command could soon be elevated to a full-fledged combatant command, according to a retiring flag officer.
Mabus: Unmanned Systems Key to Future of NavyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh10/28/2015 1:45 PM0 Approved10/28/2015 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.
Pentagon Wants Inexpensive, Less Complex ShipsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor10/28/2015 8:33 AM7 Approved10/28/2015 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.
Northrop Grumman Wins Long-Range Strike Bomber Contract Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson10/27/2015 6:25 PM0 Approved10/27/2015 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.
 
Defense Hoping to Avoid Nightmare Budget Scenario Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin10/26/2015 4:00 PM0 Approved10/26/2015 4:49 PM
Defense Hoping to Avoid Nightmare Budget Scenario
Air Force Poised to Buy New Bomber, Avoid Acquisition Death SpiralUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin10/23/2015 1:25 PM0 Approved10/23/2015 1:36 PM
Air Force Poised to Buy New Bomber, Avoid Acquisition Death Spiral
Commander: Potential Adversaries Gaining on U.S. in SpaceUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille10/22/2015 2:05 PM0 Approved10/22/2015 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.

Navy Shipbuilding Plan Falls Short in Asia-Pacific, Experts SayUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille10/20/2015 4:08 PM0 Approved10/20/2015 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.
Industry CEO: Defense Market Should Embrace StartupsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin10/20/2015 3:56 PM1 Approved10/20/2015 3:59 PM
Elbit CEO: Defense Market Should Embrace Startups
Top Lawmakers Plan to Change Goldwater-Nichols LawUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor10/20/2015 2:47 PM0 Approved10/20/2015 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.
Army in No Rush to Buy New Combat VehiclesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin10/15/2015 3:29 PM1 Approved10/15/2015 3:36 PM
Army in No Rush to Buy New Combat Vehicles
U.S. Military Not Keeping Pace With Cyber Threats, Army Official SaysUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh10/15/2015 11:18 AM1 Approved10/15/2015 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.
Army Insiders Propose Fixes to Acquisition Regime Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson10/15/2015 9:12 AM0 Approved10/15/2015 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.
Carter: Russian Aggression Here to StayUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille10/14/2015 4:13 PM0 Approved10/14/2015 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.

Commander: U.S. Army Europe Is Under-ResourcedUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille10/14/2015 3:03 PM0 Approved10/14/2015 3:06 PM
United States ground forces in Europe are short on resources amid concerns about a resurgent Russia, a top Army officer said.
Army Seeking Improved Drone CapabilitiesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh10/13/2015 4:41 PM0 Approved10/13/2015 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.
Army Chief Presses Case for Relevance of Ground ForcesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor10/13/2015 4:37 PM2 Approved10/13/2015 4:40 PM
Gen. Milley Presses Case for Relevance of Ground Forces
Year-Long Continuing Resolution Will Slow Down Army ProcurementUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor10/13/2015 1:16 PM0 Approved10/13/2015 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.
Foreign Sales to Keep Apache, Chinook in Production for DecadesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille10/13/2015 11:00 AM0 Approved10/13/2015 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.
McHugh: Without Budget Resolution U.S. Faces ‘Dangerous’ FutureUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor10/12/2015 2:09 PM0 Approved10/12/2015 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.
Defense Leaders to Discuss Next Steps in Private Sector OutreachUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor10/12/2015 1:59 PM0 Approved10/12/2015 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.
Tough Balancing Act for Defense in Shaping Industry ConsolidationUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille10/9/2015 3:15 PM0 Approved10/9/2015 3:16 PM
Tough Balancing Act for Defense in Shaping Industry Consolidation
Budget Stalemate Puts Pentagon Programs Back on the BrinkUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin10/6/2015 1:38 PM0 Approved10/6/2015 1:39 PM
Budget Stalemate Puts Pentagon Programs Back on the Brink
Defense Acquisition Reforms: The Studies Keep On Coming (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin10/2/2015 2:14 PM2 Approved10/5/2015 10:22 AM
Defense Acquisition Reforms: The Studies Keep On Coming
New Navy Division Will Help Resource Cyber InitiativesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh10/2/2015 11:42 AM0 Approved10/2/2015 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.
Russia Not Striking Islamic State Targets, Air Force Official SaysUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh10/1/2015 11:46 AM1 Approved10/1/2015 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.

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