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Underwater Robots: Will the Pentagon Miss the Boat?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).New
Sandra Erwin9/27/2016 9:13 AM0 Approved9/27/2016 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.
Contractor Reports Progress on F-35’s Gen III Light Helmet Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson9/23/2016 11:33 AM0 Approved9/23/2016 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.
Pentagon Faces Challenges in Estimating Cost of New Nuclear MissilesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi9/22/2016 4:46 PM0 Approved9/22/2016 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.
Bell Helicopter Unveils New Tilt-Rotor Drone ConceptUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh9/22/2016 3:05 PM0 Approved9/22/2016 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.

Startups Absent From Defense Industry ExpositionUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor9/22/2016 11:28 AM1 Approved9/22/2016 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.
 
Air Force Considering Conducting Light Attack Aircraft ExperimentsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor9/21/2016 4:43 PM0 Approved9/21/2016 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.

Investment in New Sensors Remains a Challenge Across the Air ForceUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor9/21/2016 4:07 PM0 Approved9/22/2016 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.

Air Force Tasked With Developing New Battle Management NetworksUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor9/21/2016 3:19 PM0 Approved9/21/2016 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.
Officials: Grounded F-35A Joint Strike Fighters to Be Repaired SoonUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor9/21/2016 12:43 PM0 Approved9/21/2016 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.
Mobile App Funded by SOCOM Gives Commanders Front Row View of the BattlefieldUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin9/21/2016 8:41 AM0 Approved9/21/2016 8:42 AM
SOCOM Invests in Mobile App That Gives Commanders Front Row View of the Battlefield
Global Strike Commander Worried About Domestic Drone ThreatUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor9/20/2016 9:55 AM1 Approved9/20/2016 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.
Officials Lukewarm on Unmanned Version of B-21 Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson9/20/2016 9:33 AM0 Approved9/20/2016 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.
Lockheed Pitches T-50A as 'Low Risk' Option for Air Force T-X ProgramUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor9/19/2016 2:32 PM1 Approved9/19/2016 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.
Air Force Secretary Spells Out Damage of Long-Term Continuing ResolutionUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor9/19/2016 12:16 PM0 Approved9/19/2016 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.
Boeing Execs Confident of Turnaround as Jet Fighter Production SlowsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi9/15/2016 3:19 PM3 Approved9/15/2016 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.
Carter Optimistic About Beating Nuclear Modernization Cost EstimatesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi9/15/2016 11:45 AM0 Approved9/15/2016 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.
 
Pentagon Chief Announces New Defense Innovation Outpost in Texas (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi9/14/2016 10:02 AM0 Approved9/14/2016 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.
U.S. Officials Weighing Future Structure of NSA, Cybercom (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor9/13/2016 4:21 PM0 Approved9/14/2016 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.
Boeing Unveils Its Aircraft for Air Force T-X Jet Trainer Competition Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor9/13/2016 2:43 PM1 Approved9/13/2016 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.

CNO Richardson: More Attention Needed in Arctic RegionUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh9/12/2016 4:04 PM0 Approved9/12/2016 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.

Collapse in Defense R&D Spending Hits Contractors HardUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin9/12/2016 3:15 PM2 Approved9/12/2016 3:17 PM
Collapse in Defense R&D Spending Hits Contractors Hard
Intellectual Property Fights Par for the Course in F-35 ProgramUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin9/8/2016 3:50 PM2 Approved9/8/2016 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.
Secretive Pentagon Office Developing Next-Generation Swarming DronesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi9/8/2016 3:12 PM0 Approved9/8/2016 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.

Air Force Challenges Pentagon Cost Estimate of Next-Generation Nuclear MissilesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi9/7/2016 6:44 PM2 Approved9/7/2016 6:45 PM
Air Force Challenges Pentagon Cost Estimate of Next-Generation Nuclear Missiles
Military Turns to Online Auctions to Unload Unwanted GearUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin9/5/2016 8:44 AM2 Approved9/5/2016 8:46 AM
Military Turns to Online Auctions to Unload Unwanted Gear
Prize to Help Develop Next-Generation Protective Chem-Bio Suit Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson9/2/2016 8:29 AM0 Approved9/2/2016 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.
Spy Agencies Seeking Leap-Ahead Surveillance TechnologiesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi9/1/2016 12:26 PM1 Approved9/1/2016 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.
Army Unveils New Details on Rapid Capabilities OfficeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh8/31/2016 2:10 PM1 Approved8/31/2016 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.
Official: Marine Corps Could Equip F-35B with Laser WeaponUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh8/30/2016 2:59 PM0 Approved8/30/2016 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.

Presidential Candidates' Defense Spending Plans Remain MurkyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi8/29/2016 3:38 PM0 Approved8/29/2016 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.
Government Watchdog Calls for Closer Patriot Missile OversightUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi8/26/2016 11:23 AM0 Approved9/1/2016 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.
Selva: Pentagon Must Emulate Industry’s Innovation StrategyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh8/25/2016 4:32 PM3 Approved8/25/2016 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.

GAO: Air Force Doesn’t Grasp Implications of its Own A-10 Warthog DecisionsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson8/24/2016 3:59 PM6 Approved8/24/2016 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.
Analysts Expect Continued Budget Gridlock Regardless of Election OutcomeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi8/24/2016 3:43 PM0 Approved8/24/2016 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.
Air Force Tests New Wideband High Frequency Comms System (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson8/24/2016 2:00 PM0 Approved9/6/2016 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.
Global Hawk in Line for New Ground Control StationsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi8/22/2016 9:14 AM0 Approved8/22/2016 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.
Navy Tests Underwater Drones at ExerciseUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh8/19/2016 11:37 AM0 Approved8/19/2016 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.
MQ-25 Unmanned Aircraft Poses Design Challenges for Navy, IndustryUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor8/18/2016 3:21 PM2 Approved8/18/2016 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.
Army’s Rapid Capabilities Office to Be Stood Up in SeptemberUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh8/17/2016 12:14 PM1 Approved8/17/2016 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.
Private Sector to Fill Gaps in Military Aviation TrainingUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin8/17/2016 11:24 AM2 Approved8/17/2016 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.
Raytheon Poised to Offer Next-Generation of Anti-Ship MissilesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi8/17/2016 10:46 AM1 Approved8/17/2016 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.
Crewless Ships in the Navy: Not If, But WhenUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin8/14/2016 1:31 PM2 Approved8/14/2016 1:46 PM
Crewless Ships in the Navy: Not If, But When
New Breed of Army Robots Must Do More, Cost LessUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin8/12/2016 1:00 PM0 Approved8/12/2016 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.
Budget Impasse Could Derail KC-46 Tanker Program (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi8/10/2016 4:35 PM1 Approved8/15/2016 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.
Raytheon Defends Work on Troubled GPS III ProgramUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson8/10/2016 2:28 PM0 Approved8/10/2016 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.
Marine Corps Digging Itself Out of Aviation Readiness HoleUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi8/9/2016 2:47 PM1 Approved8/9/2016 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.
Defense CIO: Cybersecurity Improving But Innovation LagsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin8/8/2016 9:46 AM0 Approved8/8/2016 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.
Pentagon Looks to Private Sector for Help as Airwaves Grow More CrowdedUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi8/4/2016 3:15 PM0 Approved8/4/2016 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.

Air Force Secretary: Enemies Could Target U.S. Electrical GridUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh8/4/2016 3:14 PM5 Approved8/4/2016 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.

Army Acquisition Chief: Ground Combat Technology a Key Piece of Third Offset StrategyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor8/3/2016 12:30 PM1 Approved8/3/2016 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.
JIDA Seeks Fresh Approach to Defeat ISIL Bombs (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi8/3/2016 11:41 AM1 Approved8/4/2016 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.
SIGAR: Afghan National Army Vehicle Maintenance Program Cost SoarsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh8/1/2016 4:44 PM0 Approved8/1/2016 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.
Small Businesses Allege Unfair Contracting Practices in Professional Services MarketUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin8/1/2016 10:15 AM3 Approved8/1/2016 10:19 AM
Small Businesses Allege Unfair Contracting Practices in Professional Services Market
Pentagon Chief Sees Role for U.S. Contractors in Rebuilding Iraq, SyriaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi7/27/2016 2:28 PM3 Approved7/27/2016 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.
Analysts: Next President Must Make 'Tough Choices' on Future of U.S. MilitaryUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh7/26/2016 4:49 PM1 Approved7/26/2016 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.
Carter Officially Opens DIUx Boston Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh7/26/2016 3:49 PM0 Approved7/26/2016 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.
Air Force Secretary: European Reassurance Initiative Moving ForwardUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi7/26/2016 2:55 PM0 Approved7/26/2016 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.
Future ICBM: Industry Predicts ‘Low Risk’ DevelopmentUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin7/26/2016 8:24 AM2 Approved7/26/2016 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.
Insider Threats a Looming Issue for Government Contractors (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi7/25/2016 2:30 PM4 Approved7/26/2016 1:46 PM
Government contractors must devote more resources and attention toward insider threat programs within their companies, a Deloitte executive has argued.
Advisory Panel: Incoming Administration to Face Fiscal TsunamiUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin7/24/2016 5:03 PM3 Approved7/26/2016 8:02 AM
Advisory Panel: Incoming Administration to Face Fiscal Tsunami
Official: Money ‘Not An Issue’ for Future of Air Force Nuclear DeterrentUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh7/21/2016 1:57 PM3 Approved7/21/2016 2:08 PM
The Air Force will get the funding it needs for nuclear modernization, a top service official said July 21.
Marine Corps' F-35B Joint Strike Fighter Debuts at Red Flag (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor7/20/2016 9:01 AM1 Approved7/22/2016 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.

Survey: IT Professionals Still Not Taking Cybersecurity Seriously Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson7/18/2016 1:45 PM1 Approved7/19/2016 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.
Boeing’s KC-46 Tanker to Receive Production Green LightUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin7/18/2016 10:34 AM3 Approved7/19/2016 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.
Space Command Reorganizes to Mirror Other Combat Forces Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson7/18/2016 10:00 AM0 Approved7/18/2016 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.
Rogers: National Security Agency Becoming ‘FEMA of the Cyber World’ (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh7/14/2016 4:43 PM0 Approved7/15/2016 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.
Industry Groups, Florida Lawmakers Working to Keep Defense Jobs in OrlandoUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin7/14/2016 12:33 PM0 Approved7/14/2016 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.
Secretive Pentagon Office Looking at Commercial Self-Driving VehiclesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor7/13/2016 4:54 PM1 Approved7/13/2016 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.
Pentagon Weighs Strategy to Secure ‘Trusted’ Electronics SuppliersUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin7/11/2016 11:37 AM4 Approved7/11/2016 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.
Despite Cost, Navy 'Laser-Focused' to Deliver Ohio Replacement Sub by 2031 (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi7/8/2016 2:29 PM1 Approved7/8/2016 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.
F-35's Vulnerabilities to Cyberattacks Provide Cautionary TaleUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi7/7/2016 1:25 PM1 Approved7/7/2016 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.
Clash Brewing Over Congressional Proposal to Create Nimbler Military CommandsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin7/6/2016 1:21 PM2 Approved7/6/2016 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.
IARPA Launches Challenge Prize to Develop 3D Mapping of Space ImageryUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson7/6/2016 11:00 AM0 Approved7/6/2016 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.
Pentagon Cautiously Optimistic About Laser WeaponsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin7/3/2016 7:43 AM4 Approved7/3/2016 7:44 AM
Pentagon Cautiously Optimistic About Laser Directed-Energy Weapons
Air Force Official Confident F-35A Will Reach Initial Operating Capability This YearUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson6/30/2016 3:32 PM1 Approved6/30/2016 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.
 
CIA’s Brennan: Islamic State Most Likely Plotting Attacks Against U.S. HomelandUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson6/29/2016 4:55 PM1 Approved6/29/2016 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.
DHS Rolls Out New Program to Train Executives in Private SectorUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson6/28/2016 2:52 PM0 Approved6/28/2016 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.
 
Defense Firms Regaining Attention From Private EquityUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin6/28/2016 1:17 PM0 Approved6/28/2016 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.
General Motors Partners With Navy on Fuel Cell ProgramUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson6/27/2016 1:59 PM0 Approved6/27/2016 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.

Boeing Sets Goal to Dominate Military Aviation LogisticsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin6/27/2016 8:00 AM5 Approved6/27/2016 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.
Navy Director Says ‘Brexit’ Won’t Affect U.S.-U.K. Nuclear CooperationUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi6/24/2016 2:40 PM0 Approved6/24/2016 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.
Navy to Test Powerful 150-Kilowatt Laser Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh6/23/2016 4:39 PM0 Approved6/23/2016 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.

Army Chief Not Concerned About Looming A-10 RetirementUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi6/23/2016 1:58 PM0 Approved6/23/2016 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.
FAA Releases Small Drone RuleUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh6/21/2016 4:25 PM0 Approved6/21/2016 4:27 PM
After years of delays, the Federal Aviation Administration finalized its much-anticipated small unmanned aircraft system rule June 21.

Final MUOS Communications Satellite Set to Launch as Terminal Development LagsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson6/21/2016 3:55 PM0 Approved6/21/2016 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.
Air Force Official: Releasing Full B-21 Contract Value 'Too Insightful' For EnemiesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi6/21/2016 2:31 PM1 Approved6/21/2016 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.
Vice Chief of Army: More Maneuver Forces Needed in EuropeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh6/21/2016 2:19 PM1 Approved6/21/2016 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.
Amazon’s Cloud Business Hones In On Government MarketUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi6/20/2016 4:54 PM0 Approved6/20/2016 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.
Sec’y Carter: U.S. to Maintain Military Superiority in Asia For ‘Decades’Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi6/20/2016 4:02 PM1 Approved6/20/2016 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.
Navy Contends With Growing Tensions in Asia-PacificUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson6/20/2016 3:45 PM0 Approved6/20/2016 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.
 
Authors Argue for Diplomacy First When it Comes to Preventing Space ConflictUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson6/20/2016 10:49 AM2 Approved6/20/2016 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.
A Defense Technology Revolution Could Happen Sooner Than You ThinkUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin6/20/2016 8:25 AM1 Approved6/20/2016 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.

McAfee: Mobile Applications Collaborating to Spread Malware Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson6/16/2016 10:51 AM1 Approved6/16/2016 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. 
 
Women in the Defense Sector Impressed By How Far They’ve Come Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin6/16/2016 10:00 AM0 Approved6/16/2016 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.
Small Businesses Face Hurdles Joining DHS Cybersecurity ProgramUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson6/15/2016 3:51 PM0 Approved6/15/2016 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.
Air Force Leader Wants ‘Flying Coke Machine’ to Replace A-10Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor6/15/2016 12:57 PM15 Approved6/15/2016 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.
Army May Have to Limit Distribution of Best EquipmentUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor6/13/2016 4:00 PM1 Approved6/13/2016 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.
Coast Guard Commandant ‘Concerned’ About China’s Arctic AmbitionsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh6/13/2016 3:59 PM0 Approved6/13/2016 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.”
Helicopter Industry Turns Cutthroat As Defense Procurements DwindleUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin6/13/2016 3:00 PM1 Approved6/13/2016 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.
Analysts: It’s Time for a Reexamination of Nuclear Weapons RequirementsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin6/13/2016 9:00 AM4 Approved6/13/2016 9:37 AM
The $350 billion price tag for modernizing the United States’ nuclear arsenal has been a topic of endless debate in Washington.
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