|Allyson Versprille||8/27/2015 8:50 AM||0|| ||Approved||8/27/2015 8:56 AM|
RESTON, Va. — The Army needs future tactical wheeled vehicles to be modular, flexible, adaptable and smart as the service faces a future of unknown missions and threats, said the director of the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center Aug. 26.
|Brian Taylor||8/27/2015 8:19 AM||0|| ||Approved||8/27/2015 8:26 AM|
U.S. commandos are interested in a new dual-mode bike that that can be propelled by a motor or human peddling, said a member of the defense industry.
|Brian Taylor||8/26/2015 8:46 AM||0|| ||Approved||8/26/2015 8:47 AM|
Promoting the development of cargo drones will be the focus of next year’s operational energy capability improvement fund, according to a Defense official.
|Allyson Versprille||8/25/2015 6:35 PM||0|| ||Approved||8/25/2015 6:48 PM|
A hotly contested contract to replace the U.S. military’s fleets of aging Humvees was awarded to truck builder Oshkosh Corp. of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the Army announced Aug. 25.
|Allyson Versprille||8/25/2015 10:38 AM||1|| ||Approved||8/25/2015 11:03 AM|
Air Force leader warned Aug. 24 that a continuing resolution in fiscal year 2016 would reduce readiness and funding for the military even more so than a sequestration-level budget.
|Stew Magnuson||8/24/2015 9:09 AM||0|| ||Approved||8/24/2015 9:20 AM|
A Defense Department Asia-Pacific maritime security roadmap released Aug. 21 calls for more personnel and weapon systems to be forward deployed in the region. The “Asia-Pacific Maritime Security Strategy” said the Pentagon in the near future will be “bringing its finest capabilities, assets and people to the Asia-Pacific region.”
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||8/21/2015 9:09 AM||0|| ||Approved||8/21/2015 10:30 AM|
The first batch of Generation III F-35 helmet mounted display systems was delivered Aug. 11 at a ceremony in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
|Allyson Versprille||8/20/2015 8:52 AM||0|| ||Approved||8/20/2015 9:00 AM|
The advancement of China's ballistic missile modernization program may pose the greatest risk to the United States' long-term security, analysts said Aug. 19.
|Brian Taylor||8/19/2015 11:31 AM||0|| ||Approved||8/19/2015 11:32 AM|
Other countries are questioning the United States’ commitment to the Arctic, the former commandant of the Coast Guard said.
|Stew Magnuson||8/18/2015 9:29 AM||0|| ||Approved||8/18/2015 9:37 AM|
Asia-Pacific navies are expected to surpass European nations on submarine spending over the next 10 years because of increasing instability in the region, according to a new report.
|Allyson Versprille||8/14/2015 8:38 AM||1|| ||Approved||8/24/2015 9:21 AM|
Questions remain about whether the Air Force will be able to meet its cost and quantity targets for the new long-range strike bomber as the service prepares to announce which industry team has been chosen to build the aircraft, analysts said.
|Yasmin Tadjdeh||8/13/2015 12:48 PM||1|| ||Approved||8/17/2015 8:41 AM|
In April, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced a new initiative to encourage the Defense Department and Silicon Valley to work more closely together. Reservists are now playing a key role putting this effort together, a senior Army official said Aug. 13.
|Allyson Versprille||8/12/2015 4:04 PM||1|| ||Approved||8/12/2015 4:19 PM|
The Navy will have to begin a service life extension program on its fleet of F/A-18 E and F Super Hornets as early as 2017 because of delays fielding the joint strike fighter, the service's top aviation official said Aug. 12.
|Sandra Erwin||8/12/2015 4:00 PM||0|| ||Approved||8/12/2015 4:02 PM|
Gen. Ray Odierno retires as chief of staff
|Sandra Erwin||8/7/2015 9:48 AM||0|| ||Approved||8/7/2015 9:52 AM|
How Far Will the Pentagon Go to Get Innovative Technology?
|Stew Magnuson||8/5/2015 3:19 PM||1|| ||Approved||8/5/2015 3:24 PM|
One day after the Coast Guard’s 225th birthday, its commandant predicted that the service would be receiving a big present this year: the largest acquisition budget in its history.
|Sandra Erwin||8/5/2015 9:26 AM||0|| ||Approved||8/7/2015 9:43 AM|
Competitive Pressures Loom for Defense Tech Firms
|Allyson Versprille||8/1/2015 12:14 PM||0|| ||Approved||8/3/2015 6:51 AM|
Military Tests Anti-Drone Weapons at 'Black Dart'
|Allyson Versprille||7/30/2015 4:38 PM||1|| ||Approved||7/30/2015 5:00 PM|
As Boeing continues discussions with both foreign and domestic customers, a company executive said he is confident that international demand and a strong desire for the aircraft by the U.S. Navy will push production of Super Hornets and Growlers past 2017.
|Brian Taylor||7/30/2015 3:19 PM||0|| ||Approved||7/30/2015 3:20 PM|
Concerns about acquisitions loomed large at the July 30 confirmation hearing for Adm. John Richardson, who has been nominated to be the next chief of naval operations.
|Sandra Erwin||7/30/2015 1:03 PM||1|| ||Approved||7/30/2015 1:07 PM|
Kendall: Industry ‘Overreacted’ to Pentagon R&D Reforms
|Brian Taylor||7/29/2015 4:05 PM||0|| ||Approved||7/31/2015 11:08 AM|
Boeing and the U.S. Navy presented the first EA-18G Growler tactical jamming and electronic protection aircraft to the Royal Australian Air Force at a rollout ceremony in St. Louis, Missouri, July 29.
|Brian Taylor||7/29/2015 1:56 PM||0|| ||Approved||7/29/2015 2:27 PM|
Researchers have used pictures and videos posted online along with satellite imagery to track the movement of Russian troops and equipment into Ukraine, according to a report by the Atlantic Council, a D.C. based think tank.
|Brian Taylor||7/28/2015 5:25 PM||1|| ||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.