|Sandra Erwin||9/27/2016 9:13 AM||0|| ||Approved||9/27/2016 9:20 AM|
As the Pentagon makes it increasingly clear that unmanned technology will be a linchpin of future warfare, contractors have taken the plunge, partnered with or acquired commercial firms in this sector in hopes of capturing future Defense Department contracts.
|Stew Magnuson||9/23/2016 11:33 AM||0|| ||Approved||9/23/2016 11:42 AM|
Rockwell Collins, maker of the F-35 joint strike fighter’s helmet mounted display system, will begin delivering a lighter version of the system next year, company executives said in a recent interview.
|Vivienne Machi||9/22/2016 4:46 PM||0|| ||Approved||9/22/2016 4:47 PM|
A lack of reliable data makes it difficult to estimate the price tag of building a new intercontinental ballistic missile, the head of the Pentagon’s cost assessment and program evaluation office said Sept. 22.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||9/22/2016 3:05 PM||0|| ||Approved||9/22/2016 3:41 PM|
Bell Helicopter — co-manufacturer of the V-22 Osprey — unveiled a concept for a new unmanned tilt-rotor aircraft that the company aims to sell to the Marine Corps, Bell executives said Sept. 22.
|Brian Taylor||9/22/2016 11:28 AM||1|| ||Approved||9/22/2016 12:01 PM|
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Startup companies and young entrepreneurs were largely absent from the Air Force Association’s air, space and cyber conference this week, an issue that came to a head Sept. 21 during a discussion among the Air Force’s top officers.
|Brian Taylor||9/21/2016 4:43 PM||0|| ||Approved||9/21/2016 4:44 PM|
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The Air Force may soon conduct experiments with a light attack aircraft that could conduct close-air-support missions and supplement existing warplanes — such as the A-10 Thunderbolt II, service acquisition officials said Sept. 21.
|Brian Taylor||9/21/2016 4:07 PM||0|| ||Approved||9/22/2016 9:09 AM|
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Despite big investments in new Air Force intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance technologies, senior service leaders said Sept. 21 that they still need more sensors to tell them what is happening in their battlespaces.
|Brian Taylor||9/21/2016 3:19 PM||0|| ||Approved||9/21/2016 3:20 PM|
NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland — The Air Force must help develop new battle management networks and operating concepts as the Pentagon seeks to stay ahead of advanced adversaries, Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work said Sept. 21.
|Brian Taylor||9/21/2016 12:43 PM||0|| ||Approved||9/21/2016 1:13 PM|
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The Air Force and prime contractor Lockheed Martin are currently working on a fix for faulty cooling lines that grounded more than a dozen F-35A joint strike fighters only a month after being declared combat ready, officials said Sept. 20.
|Sandra Erwin||9/21/2016 8:41 AM||0|| ||Approved||9/21/2016 8:42 AM|
SOCOM Invests in Mobile App That Gives Commanders Front Row View of the Battlefield
|Brian Taylor||9/20/2016 9:55 AM||1|| ||Approved||9/20/2016 9:56 AM|
NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland – The commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, charged with maintaining the capability to strike targets with nuclear or conventional weapons anywhere in the world, is worried about threats closer to home.
|Stew Magnuson||9/20/2016 9:33 AM||0|| ||Approved||9/20/2016 9:36 AM|
Senior Air Force officials involved in the development of the B-21 Raider long-range bomber expressed little interest in developing an unmanned version of the aircraft.
|Brian Taylor||9/19/2016 2:32 PM||1|| ||Approved||9/19/2016 2:37 PM|
Lockheed Martin’s T-50A would be the best fit — cost and capability-wise — to replace the U.S. Air Force’s aging jet trainer system fleet as a fully tested, proven aircraft, company representatives said Sept. 19.
|Brian Taylor||9/19/2016 12:16 PM||0|| ||Approved||9/19/2016 12:21 PM|
Calling a continuing resolution on the fiscal year 2017 budget "all but a certainty at this point," Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James said Sept.19 if an impasse in Congress extended into next year, it would cause severe damage to its campaign in the Middle East and beyond.
|Vivienne Machi||9/15/2016 3:19 PM||3|| ||Approved||9/15/2016 3:23 PM|
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The Boeing Co. is hoping that upgrades and international sales of its legendary F/A-18E and F-15 aircraft — as well as an upcoming Air Force trainer program — will keep its jet fighter production lines humming well into the next decade, company executives said Sept. 12.
|Vivienne Machi||9/15/2016 11:45 AM||0|| ||Approved||9/15/2016 11:55 AM|
ON BOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT — As the Defense Department faces massive nuclear modernization bills, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter sees opportunities to beat current cost estimates.
|Vivienne Machi||9/14/2016 10:02 AM||0|| ||Approved||9/14/2016 1:28 PM|
The Pentagon is establishing a new Defense Innovation Unit Experimental outpost in Austin, Texas, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced Sept. 14.
|Brian Taylor||9/13/2016 4:21 PM||0|| ||Approved||9/14/2016 6:58 AM|
SAN FRANCISCO – U.S. officials are considering whether the management structure of the National Security Agency and Cyber Command should be modified so that they are not as closely intertwined, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said Sept. 13.
|Brian Taylor||9/13/2016 2:43 PM||1|| ||Approved||9/13/2016 3:04 PM|
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The Boeing Co. unveiled its T-X prototype Sept. 13, giving the public a first taste of what it plans to offer the U.S. Air Force for its new jet fighter trainer system.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||9/12/2016 4:04 PM||0|| ||Approved||9/12/2016 4:06 PM|
The Navy is paying less attention to the Arctic than it should as the service contends with a constrained budget and obligations in other parts of the world, said the chief of naval operations Sept. 12.
|Sandra Erwin||9/12/2016 3:15 PM||2|| ||Approved||9/12/2016 3:17 PM|
Collapse in Defense R&D Spending Hits Contractors Hard
|Sandra Erwin||9/8/2016 3:50 PM||2|| ||Approved||9/8/2016 3:54 PM|
Had the government laid down rules on intellectual property rights in the original F-35 joint strike fighter contract, the Pentagon could have avoided massive expenditures over the projected 50-year life of the program, the program executive officer has said.
|Vivienne Machi||9/8/2016 3:12 PM||0|| ||Approved||9/8/2016 3:25 PM|
A secretive Pentagon office is aggressively developing a swarming micro-drone technology that could soon be transitioned to the Air Force, the office’s director said Sept. 8.
|Vivienne Machi||9/7/2016 6:44 PM||2|| ||Approved||9/7/2016 6:45 PM|
Air Force Challenges Pentagon Cost Estimate of Next-Generation Nuclear Missiles
|Sandra Erwin||9/5/2016 8:44 AM||2|| ||Approved||9/5/2016 8:46 AM|
Military Turns to Online Auctions to Unload Unwanted Gear
|Stew Magnuson||9/2/2016 8:29 AM||0|| ||Approved||9/2/2016 8:41 AM|
The joint office in change of protecting U.S. armed forces against chemical and biological attacks has established a challenge prize to help it incorporate advanced technologies into its new protective gear.
|Vivienne Machi||9/1/2016 12:26 PM||1|| ||Approved||9/1/2016 12:45 PM|
The Intelligence Advanced Research Project Activity is looking to develop several surveillance technologies that can help federal agencies prevent terrorist and, in some cases, cyber attacks, its director said Sept. 1.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||8/31/2016 2:10 PM||1|| ||Approved||8/31/2016 2:32 PM|
An Army office with a mission to quickly put new capabilities into the hands of soldiers was launched Aug. 31, the service announced.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||8/30/2016 2:59 PM||0|| ||Approved||8/30/2016 3:20 PM|
The Marine Corps is working toward the day when it could equip an F-35B joint strike fighter with a directed energy weapon, a top service official said Aug. 30.
|Vivienne Machi||8/29/2016 3:38 PM||0|| ||Approved||8/29/2016 3:43 PM|
It is difficult to forecast how much money Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump would want to spend on the military if elected president, defense budget experts said Aug. 29.
|Vivienne Machi||8/26/2016 11:23 AM||0|| ||Approved||9/1/2016 12:03 PM|
The Army needs to ensure that more robust oversight mechanisms are in place as it performs major upgrades to the Patriot surface-to-air missile system during the next five years, an Aug. 25 Government Accountability Office report found.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||8/25/2016 4:32 PM||3|| ||Approved||8/25/2016 4:34 PM|
As the Pentagon steps up its effort to streamline its acquisition strategy and cut bureaucratic red tape, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said the Defense Department must learn from the private sector.
|Stew Magnuson||8/24/2016 3:59 PM||6|| ||Approved||8/24/2016 4:04 PM|
The Government Accountability Office said in an Aug. 24 report that the Air Force and Defense Department don’t possess the necessary information needed to make wise decisions about the A-10 Thunderbolt II divestment.
|Vivienne Machi||8/24/2016 3:43 PM||0|| ||Approved||8/24/2016 3:44 PM|
Budget gridlock will likely continue regardless of whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump wins the 2016 U.S. presidential election, defense analysts told reporters Aug. 24.
|Stew Magnuson||8/24/2016 2:00 PM||0|| ||Approved||9/6/2016 2:43 PM|
The Air Force and contractor Rockwell Collins have completed a series of recent live tests for a powerful new communications system that will allow aircraft to exchange large amounts of data over high frequency channels without the need for satellite links.
|Vivienne Machi||8/22/2016 9:14 AM||0|| ||Approved||8/22/2016 10:00 AM|
Raytheon has been awarded a subcontract valued at up to $104 million to modernize the ground segment for the RQ-4 Global Hawk, an unmanned aerial vehicle used by the U.S. Air Force for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||8/19/2016 11:37 AM||0|| ||Approved||8/19/2016 11:47 AM|
NEWPORT, R.I. — In Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay, unmanned underwater vehicles bobbed up and down during a three-day exercise designed to test cutting edge technologies for the Navy. The drones ranged from systems that could fit in a backpack to vehicles that required cranes to drop them into the sea.
|Brian Taylor||8/18/2016 3:21 PM||2|| ||Approved||8/18/2016 3:28 PM|
The Navy and its industry partners are faced with major design challenges as they seek to develop a dual-mission, carrier-launched drone, the commander of Naval Air Forces said Aug. 18.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||8/17/2016 12:14 PM||1|| ||Approved||8/17/2016 1:11 PM|
The Army’s Rapid Capabilities Office, which will aim to quickly field technology and get it in the hands of soldiers, is nearing its debut, said the undersecretary of the Army Aug.16.
|Sandra Erwin||8/17/2016 11:24 AM||2|| ||Approved||8/17/2016 11:25 AM|
With deployment commitments on the rise, neither the Air Force nor the Navy has nearly enough fighter aircraft or pilots to sustain training squadrons.
|Vivienne Machi||8/17/2016 10:46 AM||1|| ||Approved||8/17/2016 10:47 AM|
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Raytheon is positioning itself to offer key missile defense assets that fill coverage gaps on the U.S. Navy’s littoral combat ships and new frigates, including upgraded surface-to-air missiles and new anti-ship and land attack missiles.
|Sandra Erwin||8/14/2016 1:31 PM||2|| ||Approved||8/14/2016 1:46 PM|
Crewless Ships in the Navy: Not If, But When
|Sandra Erwin||8/12/2016 1:00 PM||0|| ||Approved||8/12/2016 1:38 PM|
Big buyers of battlefield robots like the Army are examining new ways to use these systems but are finding that much of the inventory acquired over the past decade is far from cutting edge.
|Vivienne Machi||8/10/2016 4:35 PM||1|| ||Approved||8/15/2016 10:31 AM|
Congressional failure to pass a budget for fiscal year 2017 could derail the KC-46A Pegasus tanker program and potentially force the Air Force to reopen the contract with Boeing, the service’s top official said Aug. 10.
|Stew Magnuson||8/10/2016 2:28 PM||0|| ||Approved||8/10/2016 2:29 PM|
The ground control portion of the next-generation Global Positioning System, which is currently under a Pentagon review because of cost overruns and delays, is now on a path to “solid execution," said a Raytheon Co. executive Aug. 10.
|Vivienne Machi||8/9/2016 2:47 PM||1|| ||Approved||8/9/2016 2:56 PM|
While the ground forces are in relatively good shape after receiving $5 billion from Congress to reset their equipment, the same can’t be said of the Marine Corps service’s air component, according to the service's commandant.
|Sandra Erwin||8/8/2016 9:46 AM||0|| ||Approved||8/8/2016 9:46 AM|
The Pentagon is attacking the cybersecurity problem with everything from traditional computer defenses to newer tools to help ward off threats from insiders.
|Vivienne Machi||8/4/2016 3:15 PM||0|| ||Approved||8/4/2016 3:30 PM|
The Defense Department could learn from the commercial sector when it comes to managing the increasingly "congested and contested" electromagnetic spectrum, a senior official said Aug. 4.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||8/4/2016 3:14 PM||5|| ||Approved||8/4/2016 3:15 PM|
Adversaries could target U.S. military energy sources as a means to disrupt cyber operations, the secretary of the Air Force said Aug. 4.
|Brian Taylor||8/3/2016 12:30 PM||1|| ||Approved||8/3/2016 12:34 PM|
The Defense Department's push to develop leap ahead technology known as the "third offset strategy" must include ground forces, an Army official said Aug. 3.
|Vivienne Machi||8/3/2016 11:41 AM||1|| ||Approved||8/4/2016 9:48 AM|
Improvised explosive devices continue to be one of the greatest threats facing troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, the director of the Joint Improvised Threat Defeat Agency said Aug. 2.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||8/1/2016 4:44 PM||0|| ||Approved||8/1/2016 4:45 PM|
A contract to develop the Afghan National Army’s capacity to maintain its growing fleet of vehicles has more than doubled in cost, reaching a total of $423 million, a recent Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction report found.
|Sandra Erwin||8/1/2016 10:15 AM||3|| ||Approved||8/1/2016 10:19 AM|
Small Businesses Allege Unfair Contracting Practices in Professional Services Market
|Vivienne Machi||7/27/2016 2:28 PM||3|| ||Approved||7/27/2016 2:33 PM|
Contractors could play a major role in efforts to stabilize and rebuild cities in Iraq and Syria after they are recaptured from the Islamic State, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter told reporters during a visit to Fort Bragg, North Carolina July 27.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||7/26/2016 4:49 PM||1|| ||Approved||7/26/2016 6:28 PM|
Whoever becomes the next president of the United States will have to make tough choices about which conflicts the military engages in over the coming years while simultaneously dealing with dwindling resources, foreign policy experts said July 26.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||7/26/2016 3:49 PM||0|| ||Approved||7/26/2016 3:56 PM|
Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter officially opened the Defense Innovation Unit-Experimental in Boston July 26, and unveiled a slate of new efforts to enhance the Pentagon’s outreach to the commercial technology sector.
|Vivienne Machi||7/26/2016 2:55 PM||0|| ||Approved||7/26/2016 3:01 PM|
The U.S. Air Force continues to be a key player in supporting the European reassurance initiative against Russian expansion, the secretary of the Air Force said July 26.
|Sandra Erwin||7/26/2016 8:24 AM||2|| ||Approved||7/26/2016 8:39 AM|
The nation’s top defense contractors are drafting bids in anticipation of an Air Force request for proposals to develop the next generation of nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles.
|Vivienne Machi||7/25/2016 2:30 PM||4|| ||Approved||7/26/2016 1:46 PM|
Government contractors must devote more resources and attention toward insider threat programs within their companies, a Deloitte executive has argued.
|Sandra Erwin||7/24/2016 5:03 PM||3|| ||Approved||7/26/2016 8:02 AM|
Advisory Panel: Incoming Administration to Face Fiscal Tsunami
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||7/21/2016 1:57 PM||3|| ||Approved||7/21/2016 2:08 PM|
The Air Force will get the funding it needs for nuclear modernization, a top service official said July 21.
|Brian Taylor||7/20/2016 9:01 AM||1|| ||Approved||7/22/2016 12:55 PM|
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nevada — The Marine Corps' F-35B joint strike fighter recently made its debut at the famous Exercise Red Flag, which puts aircraft and pilots through rigorous advanced aerial combat training, officials announced July 19.
|Stew Magnuson||7/18/2016 1:45 PM||1|| ||Approved||7/19/2016 9:14 AM|
As the information technology industry undergoes a massive digital transformation, a Dell survey released July 19 revealed that security remains an afterthought.
|Sandra Erwin||7/18/2016 10:34 AM||3|| ||Approved||7/19/2016 7:10 AM|
Air Force leaders are hopeful but wary in anticipation of the final hurdle Boeing has to clear before the Air Force approves the first KC-46A production order, when it will have to refuel an A-10 combat aircraft.
|Stew Magnuson||7/18/2016 10:00 AM||0|| ||Approved||7/18/2016 10:06 AM|
The Air Force is in the process of restructuring the way its personnel will train and fight in space. Gen. John E. Hyten, Space Command commander, recently released a white paper outlining the new “Space Mission Force,” which will mimic other Air Force combat wings in the way it trains personnel so they can respond to threats.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||7/14/2016 4:43 PM||0|| ||Approved||7/15/2016 6:27 AM|
Following major cybersecurity breaches nationwide, the National Security Agency is increasingly being called upon to advise both government offices and the private sector, said the head of the United States’ spy agency.
|Sandra Erwin||7/14/2016 12:33 PM||0|| ||Approved||7/14/2016 12:37 PM|
The steady growth of military-focused simulation, training and gaming industries over the past five decades has been a good-news story for the state of Florida but that success has also made the area the target of Pentagon budget cutters.
|Brian Taylor||7/13/2016 4:54 PM||1|| ||Approved||7/13/2016 4:57 PM|
As companies like Tesla and Google are developing self-driving cars, a secretive Pentagon office is hoping to utilize this type of commercial technology for the Army and Marine Corps.
|Sandra Erwin||7/11/2016 11:37 AM||4|| ||Approved||7/11/2016 11:40 AM|
Visibly frustrated leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee in 2011 lamented the “flood of counterfeit electronic parts” gushing from China all the way into the U.S. defense supply chain.
|Vivienne Machi||7/8/2016 2:29 PM||1|| ||Approved||7/8/2016 5:09 PM|
Two senior Navy officials said July 8 that the service is dedicated to delivering the next generation of ballistic missile submarines by 2031, and is looking into every cost-saving measure they can to ensure they can pay for it without sacrificing the rest of the fleet.
|Vivienne Machi||7/7/2016 1:25 PM||1|| ||Approved||7/7/2016 1:32 PM|
When it comes to protecting new weapon systems from cyberattacks, the Air Force can learn from the mistakes it made on the F-35A program, the senior service official in charge of network operations said July 7.
|Sandra Erwin||7/6/2016 1:21 PM||2|| ||Approved||7/6/2016 1:23 PM|
As the House and Senate attempt to reconcile vastly different defense policy bills, one congressman hinted that he is weighing support for Senate language that would downsize the military command structure.
|Stew Magnuson||7/6/2016 11:00 AM||0|| ||Approved||7/6/2016 12:07 PM|
The multi-view stereo 3D mapping challenge — hosted by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) — aims to bring the broader research community together in order to find a way to accurately produce 3D mapping from satellite photos.
|Sandra Erwin||7/3/2016 7:43 AM||4|| ||Approved||7/3/2016 7:44 AM|
Pentagon Cautiously Optimistic About Laser Directed-Energy Weapons
|Stew Magnuson||6/30/2016 3:32 PM||1|| ||Approved||6/30/2016 3:36 PM|
A senior Air Force official said June 30 that he was “very positive” the F-35A Lightning II will be declared deployable by Dec. 1.
|Stew Magnuson||6/29/2016 4:55 PM||1|| ||Approved||6/29/2016 5:03 PM|
As Islamic State-backed attacks continue abroad, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency said he would “not be surprised” if the terrorist group was plotting to hit the U.S. homeland.
|Stew Magnuson||6/28/2016 2:52 PM||0|| ||Approved||6/28/2016 2:56 PM|
The Department of Homeland Security unveiled a new program allowing employees working in cybersecurity, engineering and other technical fields to train with private sector companies.
|Sandra Erwin||6/28/2016 1:17 PM||0|| ||Approved||6/28/2016 1:19 PM|
Recent moves by private equity firms to acquire defense companies speak to broader trends in the market and shed some light on how investors view the defense sector.
|Stew Magnuson||6/27/2016 1:59 PM||0|| ||Approved||6/27/2016 2:01 PM|
General Motors and the Navy announced a partnership June 23, which may lead to better fuel efficiency for unmanned undersea vehicles. GM will share its fuel cell research with the Navy, which is looking to boost the endurance of its submersibles up to six weeks without recharging.
|Sandra Erwin||6/27/2016 8:00 AM||5|| ||Approved||6/27/2016 8:51 AM|
Boeing’s top executives would like to talk less about the company’s shrinking share of the combat aircraft market and more about its future as an aviation logistics powerhouse.
|Vivienne Machi||6/24/2016 2:40 PM||0|| ||Approved||6/24/2016 2:56 PM|
The outcome of the recent ‘Brexit’ referendum in the United Kingdom won’t affect the close partnership between American and British nuclear forces, the U.S. Navy’s director of strategic systems programs said June 24.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||6/23/2016 4:39 PM||0|| ||Approved||6/23/2016 4:41 PM|
The U.S. Navy, which has already developed a 30-kilowatt laser that has been used operationally, will soon test a new directed energy weapon that is five times more powerful, said the vice chief of naval operations July 23.
|Vivienne Machi||6/23/2016 1:58 PM||0|| ||Approved||6/23/2016 2:07 PM|
The Army’s top officer said he isn’t worried about the possibility that the A-10 will be retired in the coming years, expressing confidence that the Air Force will be able to deliver the close air support that U.S. ground forces need.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||6/21/2016 4:25 PM||0|| ||Approved||6/21/2016 4:27 PM|
After years of delays, the Federal Aviation Administration finalized its much-anticipated small unmanned aircraft system rule June 21.
|Stew Magnuson||6/21/2016 3:55 PM||0|| ||Approved||6/21/2016 4:03 PM|
An on-orbit spare for the Navy’s new powerful Mobile User Objective System spacecraft is set to launch June 24, marking a milestone in the service’s long journey to field its next-generation communication satellites.
|Vivienne Machi||6/21/2016 2:31 PM||1|| ||Approved||6/21/2016 2:39 PM|
The leader of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office doubled down June 21 on the service's refusal to release the overall contract value of the forthcoming B-21 stealth bomber program.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||6/21/2016 2:19 PM||1|| ||Approved||6/21/2016 2:20 PM|
Additional maneuver forces are needed in Europe as Russia continues to intimidate its neighbors, said the vice chief of staff of the Army June 21.
|Vivienne Machi||6/20/2016 4:54 PM||0|| ||Approved||6/20/2016 4:55 PM|
Amazon Web Services shook up the federal IT world in 2013 when it beat incumbent contractor IBM to win a $600 million CIA award to build and maintain a secure cloud for 17 intelligence agencies.
|Vivienne Machi||6/20/2016 4:02 PM||1|| ||Approved||6/20/2016 4:12 PM|
Despite China’s massive investments in military modernization, the United States armed forces will retain superiority over potential adversaries for decades to come, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said on June 20.
|Stew Magnuson||6/20/2016 3:45 PM||0|| ||Approved||6/20/2016 3:58 PM|
As maritime activity continues to increase at a record-setting pace, the United States will have to kick its naval efforts into high gear if the nation wants to keep up with other world powers, according to Adm. John Richardson, chief of naval operations. That is particularly true in the Asia-Pacific region, he added.
|Stew Magnuson||6/20/2016 10:49 AM||2|| ||Approved||6/20/2016 10:54 AM|
After recent advances in Chinese and Russian anti-satellite technology, the Defense Department has responded with increasingly war-like rhetoric and has backed it up with programs that are preparing for conflict in space. An Atlantic Council report released June 17 argues for a more balanced approach to U.S. space policy that combines diplomacy with preparedness.
|Sandra Erwin||6/20/2016 8:25 AM||1|| ||Approved||6/20/2016 1:46 PM|
The Pentagon has been battered by criticism that it is falling behind in the technology arms race. Skeptics point to rising powers and terrorists finding new ways to exploit military weak spots. Hundreds of pages of legislation have been written to prod the Defense Department to innovate. Amid downbeat talk now comes new data that shows glimmers of a potential technological revolution that could reshape the Pentagon’s weapons arsenal in both subtle and significant ways.
|Stew Magnuson||6/16/2016 10:51 AM||1|| ||Approved||6/16/2016 10:57 AM|
Mobile applications continue to open smartphones up to malware, especially when two different types of software share information, the latest McAfee Labs threats report released June 14 revealed.
|Sandra Erwin||6/16/2016 10:00 AM||0|| ||Approved||6/16/2016 10:34 AM|
A woman is now closer to the presidency than any other before. And there has been speculation for years that a Hillary Clinton administration also could make history if she selects a woman to run the Pentagon.
|Stew Magnuson||6/15/2016 3:51 PM||0|| ||Approved||6/15/2016 4:17 PM|
A year after Congress passed landmark legislation designed to help organizations share information on cyber threats, small businesses are facing roadblocks when trying to join the program, witnesses said June 15 during a House hearing.
|Brian Taylor||6/15/2016 12:57 PM||15|| ||Approved||6/15/2016 12:57 PM|
The Air Force’s next-generation close-air-support platform should be able to provide instant firepower on demand, the service’s top officer told reporters June 15.
|Brian Taylor||6/13/2016 4:00 PM||1|| ||Approved||6/13/2016 4:23 PM|
As modernization budgets are squeezed, the Army might have to be more selective about which units receive the most advanced equipment, a top officer said June 13.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||6/13/2016 3:59 PM||0|| ||Approved||6/13/2016 4:02 PM|
As China expands its fleet of icebreakers capable of traversing the Arctic region, the commandant of the Coast Guard said he was “concerned.”
|Sandra Erwin||6/13/2016 3:00 PM||1|| ||Approved||6/13/2016 3:37 PM|
The Army expects a ruling next month by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims on a protest filed more than two years ago by helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland North America.
|Sandra Erwin||6/13/2016 9:00 AM||4|| ||Approved||6/13/2016 9:37 AM|
The $350 billion price tag for modernizing the United States’ nuclear arsenal has been a topic of endless debate in Washington.