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Defense Acquisition Professionals Tout Accomplishments Amid CriticismUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin1/19/2017 4:43 PM0 Approved1/20/2017 6:28 PM
Despite popular belief, the Pentagon in recent years has reduced the cost of many weapons programs, it has diversified the supplier base and acquired cutting-edge technology faster than was thought possible, departing Obama administration officials insist.
Goldfein: Search for New Light Attack Aircraft May Begin by SpringUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi1/18/2017 2:02 PM0 Approved1/18/2017 2:04 PM
The Air Force may begin eyeing potential commercial-off-the-shelf light attack aircraft to add to its fleets as early as this spring, the service's chief of staff said Jan. 18.
 
Pentagon Acquisition Chief Worried About Trump AppointeesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor1/18/2017 10:20 AM0 Approved1/18/2017 10:21 AM
The Pentagon’s top weapons buyer is worried that President-elect Donald Trump will appoint someone ill-suited to succeed him.
Surge in Military Aircraft Sales Projected Amid Commercial SlumpUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin1/17/2017 7:51 PM0 Approved1/17/2017 7:54 PM
Surge in Military Aircraft Sales Projected Amid Commercial Slump
Pentagon Playing Key Role in Reshaping U.S. Industrial FutureUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin1/17/2017 8:58 AM0 Approved1/17/2017 9:07 AM
The revival of U.S. manufacturing was a dominant theme of the 2016 presidential election. As the jobs rhetoric has grown louder, federal agencies led by the Defense Department have been quietly laying the foundation for a high-tech manufacturing surge.

Outgoing Army Secretary Cites Modernization as Key Budget ConcernUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi1/13/2017 4:43 PM0 Approved1/13/2017 4:44 PM
As the U.S. Army's top civilian leader Eric Fanning prepares to leave his post, his biggest budget concerns remain how the service will fund equipment modernization and revitalize infrastructure in the years to come, he said Jan. 13.

Navy’s New Frigate Moves Closer to Next MilestoneUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor1/13/2017 8:33 AM3 Approved1/13/2017 8:34 AM
The Navy is preparing to release a draft request for proposals for a new frigate by spring, a service official said Jan. 12.
Fanning: Army Must Change How it Works With Private SectorUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin1/12/2017 4:25 PM0 Approved1/12/2017 4:43 PM
As he prepares to leave office as the Army’s top civilian leader, Eric K. Fanning is urging his successor to rethink how the service works with the private sector and acquires technology.
Navy and Industry Say Capacity Is There to Boost Fleet NumbersUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi1/12/2017 3:47 PM0 Approved1/12/2017 3:47 PM
The U.S Navy's path to expanding its fleet to over 350 ships will not be easy, but it is possible, service leaders said at the annual Surface Navy Association symposium.

Mattis Should Win Confirmation, But Can He Win the Coming Budget Wars?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin1/12/2017 2:51 PM0 Approved1/12/2017 2:58 PM
Mattis Should Win Confirmation, But Can He Win the Coming Budget Wars?
Marine Corps Eyeing Additional Amphibious ShipsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi1/12/2017 2:43 PM1 Approved1/12/2017 2:46 PM
The Navy hopes to boost the size of its fleet in the coming years after President-elect Donald Trump takes office. Adding amphibious ships to the force would be the top priority for the Marine Corps if more money is injected into the shipbuilding account, the service’s commandant said Jan. 12.
Mattis Breaks With Trump on Russia Threat, Praises F-35 Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson1/12/2017 2:34 PM1 Approved1/12/2017 2:36 PM
Retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis in his Senate confirmation hearing Jan. 12 singled out Russia as a key threat to the United Sates, a departure from President-elect Donald Trump’s assessment.
Trump Policies Could Drive Away Foreign Military Sales — Or Not, Experts Say Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson1/11/2017 3:48 PM0 Approved1/11/2017 3:53 PM
Foreign military sales under defense security cooperation agreements are robust, coming in at some $36 billion in 2016. Whether that trend continues under the Trump administration is anyone’s guess, a panel of experts said Jan. 11.
Navy Secretary Skeptical of F-35 Handshake DealsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin1/11/2017 1:30 PM2 Approved1/11/2017 1:31 PM
Navy Secretary Skeptical of F-35 Handshake Deals
Mabus: U.S. Shipyards Can Meet Demand for Larger NavyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh1/11/2017 1:02 PM0 Approved1/11/2017 1:07 PM
In its latest force structure assessment, the Navy said it would require a 355-ships to effectively operate. Existing U.S. shipbuilders will be able to meet that demand, said the outgoing Secretary of the Navy Jan. 11.
Navy to Call for Larger Fleet in 2018 Shipbuilding PlanUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor1/10/2017 4:11 PM0 Approved1/10/2017 4:11 PM
The Navy’s next long-term shipbuilding plan will outline a path for significantly boosting the size of the fleet beyond what current plans call for, a top service official said Jan. 10.
Army Looks to Change the Conversation With Defense IndustryUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin1/9/2017 2:42 PM3 Approved1/9/2017 2:47 PM
Army leaders insist they are forging a new path forward to modernize the service's aging equipment, and promise to get more bang for their limited procurement bucks.
Termination of F-35 Is ‘Within the Realm of the Possible’Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi1/6/2017 11:25 AM4 Approved1/6/2017 11:28 AM
The F-35 joint strike fighter program could be terminated after the Donald Trump administration takes office, the Air Force’s top civilian leader said Jan. 6.
Like Pro Sports Teams, DoD Program Offices Use Software to Select PlayersUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin1/5/2017 4:23 PM0 Approved1/5/2017 4:26 PM
Like Pro Sports Teams, DoD Program Offices Use Software to Select Players
Clapper: United States Must Beef Up Information Warfare CapabilitiesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh1/5/2017 4:01 PM1 Approved1/5/2017 4:09 PM
The United States must increase its investment in information warfare as it faces cyber attacks from Russia, the Director of the Office of National Intelligence James Clapper said Jan. 5.

Defense Department’s Environmental Agenda to Come Under FireUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin12/29/2016 6:29 AM4 Approved12/29/2016 6:39 AM
Defense Department’s Environmental Agenda to Come Under Fire
Defense in 2017: Disruption Is the Operative Word Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin12/26/2016 6:56 PM1 Approved12/26/2016 7:02 PM
Defense industry in 2017: Disruption is the operative word
Big Data, Software Continue to Stump Defense ProgramsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin12/20/2016 6:39 PM1 Approved12/20/2016 6:40 PM
Big Data, Software Continue to Stump Defense Programs
Former NATO Official: Trump's Comments Offer an OpportunityUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi12/20/2016 2:34 PM0 Approved12/20/2016 2:47 PM
The former second in command at NATO said Dec. 20 that the questions raised by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump regarding the alliance are "an opportunity, not a threat" to reduce the gap in burden-sharing among the organization's members.

ODNI Technology Office Opens Up Dialogue With Private SectorUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin12/17/2016 7:07 PM0 Approved12/17/2016 7:19 PM
ODNI Technology Office Opens Up Dialogue With Private Sector
F-35 New Year’s Wish: Efficient ProductionUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin12/15/2016 2:00 PM5 Approved12/15/2016 2:46 PM
Lockheed Martin is building four F-35 fighters per month, even though its manufacturing plant has the capacity to produce 17.
Pentagon Accelerates Acquisitions of Ship-Killing MissilesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin12/15/2016 11:15 AM1 Approved12/15/2016 11:17 AM
Pentagon Accelerates Acquisitions of Ship-Killing Missiles
Office of Naval Research Expands Swarming Boat ConceptUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh12/14/2016 4:26 PM0 Approved12/14/2016 4:34 PM
To protect the nation's ports and waterways, the Office of Naval Research is investing in autonomous unmanned patrol boat technology that can identify and track unknown vessels.

Pentagon Taking a More Serious Look at Off-the-Shelf TechnologyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin12/12/2016 1:14 PM0 Approved12/14/2016 7:49 AM
Pentagon Taking a More Serious Look at Off-the-Shelf Technology
Political, Economic Forces Creating Headwinds for Defense IndustryUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin12/11/2016 6:37 AM0 Approved12/12/2016 12:33 PM
Political, Economic Forces Creating Headwinds for Defense Industry
Trump Transition Team: We’re Watching Defense ProcurementUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin12/8/2016 2:46 PM0 Approved12/8/2016 2:50 PM
Pundits speculated that Donald Trump lashed out at Boeing in a tweet Dec. 6 after learning that the company’s CEO had expressed apprehension about the president-elect’s stance on international trade.
Commandant Expresses Reservations About Trump’s Promise of More MarinesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson12/7/2016 12:39 PM1 Approved12/7/2016 12:43 PM
President-elect Donald Trump promised on the campaign trail to increase the size of the Marine Corps by 12 active duty infantry battalions and one tank battalion. Commandant of the Marine Corp Gen. Robert B. Neller said Dec. 7 that this was “doable” but added some caveats.
Trump’s Air Force One Tweet Rattles Aerospace IndustryUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin12/6/2016 4:21 PM1 Approved12/6/2016 4:24 PM
In an eerie coincidence, hours before the Aerospace Industries Association hosted its annual media event Dec. 6 to discuss defense and aerospace industry priorities with the new administration, President-elect Donald Trump fired off a tweet blasting the Boeing Co. for the high price tag of the future Air Force One jetliner.
U.S. Needs to Bolster Nuclear Arsenal and Missile Defense, Experts SayUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor12/6/2016 2:49 PM0 Approved12/6/2016 2:51 PM
As the U.S. nuclear arsenal ages and adversaries develop better long-range missiles, the United States needs to enhance its deterrence capabilities, lawmakers and experts said during a recent high-profile gathering of members of the national security community.
 
Trump Defense Plan Still a Guessing GameUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin12/4/2016 4:41 AM0 Approved12/4/2016 4:53 AM
Trump Defense Plan Still a Guessing Game
Secretary Carter Preparing to Pass the Baton to SuccessorUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin12/4/2016 4:28 AM1 Approved12/4/2016 4:33 AM
Secretary Carter Preparing to Pass the Baton to Successor
Reagan Forum: Mattis Nomination Supported by National Security Power BrokersUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin12/3/2016 8:07 PM0 Approved12/3/2016 8:09 PM
Reagan Forum: Mattis Nomination Supported by National Security Power Brokers
National Security in the Trump Era Is Focus of Reagan Defense ForumUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin12/2/2016 1:41 PM0 Approved12/2/2016 1:43 PM
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — A who’s who of the national security world are assembling this weekend at the 2016 Reagan National Defense Forum. Coming on the heels of the selection of retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mathis to be secretary of defense in the Trump administration, a central topic here is the passing of the baton.
Virtual Reality Systems Could Fill Navy Aviation Training GapUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi12/2/2016 11:57 AM1 Approved12/2/2016 11:58 AM
ORLANDO, Fla. — The U.S. Navy sees an opportunity to fill critical aviation training gaps with virtual reality systems, officials told attendees of the world's largest training and simulations conference.

Industry Bullish on Military Virtual Reality Market Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor12/1/2016 3:25 PM0 Approved12/1/2016 3:26 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. — At the world’s largest training and simulation conference, industry members said they were optimistic that the U.S. military will increase its spending on virtual reality systems in the years ahead.

Defense Market Facing Major TransformationUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor12/1/2016 3:02 PM0 Approved12/1/2016 3:03 PM
Multiple factors are set to compel a major transformation in the makeup of the defense market in the coming years, according to an industry executive who previously held the number two position at the Pentagon.
 
'Gamified' Military Training Offers Familiar Tools for Millennial RecruitsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor11/30/2016 4:51 PM0 Approved11/30/2016 4:52 PM
Orlando, Fla. — The latest and greatest developments in gaming technology could boost the U.S. military’s ability to engage and train its newest, digital-savvy recruits, at a faster pace and a lower cost than traditional live training, industry representatives said Nov. 29.

Army Investing in New Cyber Training RangeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor11/30/2016 4:18 PM0 Approved11/30/2016 4:25 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. — The Army is kicking off an effort to build a new cyber training range for both offensive and defensive network operations, a service official said Nov. 29.

CNO Richardson: Navy Training Innovations Should Come From Service and IndustryUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor11/30/2016 3:06 PM0 Approved11/30/2016 3:15 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. — The U.S. Navy is looking both within the service and to industry to develop advanced training capabilities and keep up with the pace of innovation, the chief of naval operations said Nov. 30.

Live Training Alone Will No Longer Cut it for F-35, B-21 PilotsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor11/30/2016 8:52 AM0 Approved11/30/2016 9:04 AM
ORLANDO, Fla. —  Live exercises by themselves will no longer be a sufficient method to train Air Force personnel flying F-35s and the upcoming B-21 bomber, a senior service official said Nov. 29.

Shipbuilding Industry Awaits Decisions on Future Size of the NavyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin11/29/2016 8:41 AM0 Approved11/29/2016 8:42 AM
Shipbuilding Industry Awaits Decisions on Future Size of the Navy
Defense Innovation: Autonomous Revolution Faces Information Technology HurdlesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin11/28/2016 9:00 AM0 Approved11/28/2016 9:53 AM
Defense Innovation: Autonomous Revolution Faces Information Technology Hurdles
Trump Dominates Conversation at Halifax International Security ForumUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh11/21/2016 4:44 PM0 Approved11/21/2016 4:56 PM
HALIFAX, Canada — At a security conference that ordinarily focuses on international issues, the election of President-Elect Donald Trump — and the uncertainty surrounding it — dominated the conversation.
Defense Innovation: Where Are Things Headed? Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin11/21/2016 3:08 PM3 Approved11/21/2016 3:11 PM
As President-elect Trump’s national security team begins to take shape, questions are swirling in the defense industry about the future of several key Obama administration initiatives to modernize the U.S. military arsenal.
Pentagon Moves to Crowdsource Cyber FightUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin11/21/2016 9:51 AM0 Approved11/21/2016 12:00 PM
Pentagon Moves to Crowdsource Cyber Fight
Halifax International Security Forum Kicks OffUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor11/18/2016 9:59 AM0 Approved11/18/2016 10:05 AM
National security leaders from the United States and around the globe will soon convene in Halifax, Nova Scotia, for the 8th annual Halifax International Security Forum.

New Insider Threat Regulations to Hit Contractors HardUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin11/18/2016 8:16 AM0 Approved11/18/2016 9:06 AM
New Insider Threat Regulations to Hit Contractors Hard
Report: U.S. Military 'Marginally Able' to Meet Current and Future ThreatsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi11/16/2016 2:50 PM0 Approved11/16/2016 3:05 PM
The U.S. military — particularly the Army — is at dangerously low levels of capability, capacity and readiness to address increasingly daunting national security threats around the globe, according to a report released Nov. 15.

Pentagon Spending on Contractor Services Could Take a Hit Under Trump Administration Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi11/15/2016 4:48 PM0 Approved11/16/2016 7:58 AM
Spending on contractor services could fall victim to other defense spending priorities under the Trump administration, according to a market forecast by the Professional Services Council.
 
Defense Sector Post-Election: Caution Sets InUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin11/14/2016 8:08 PM0 Approved11/14/2016 8:08 PM
Defense Sector Post-Election: Caution Sets In
New Set of Realities in Defense, Foreign Policy in Trump Presidency (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin11/10/2016 2:56 PM1 Approved11/11/2016 2:56 PM
As the aftershocks of the 2016 election continue to reverberate across the political universe, defense pundits and watchers are starting to sketch a picture of what the national security world may look like under the Donald Trump administration.
Investing in Defense Technology: DoD, Industry Don’t See Eye-to-EyeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin11/7/2016 9:25 AM0 Approved11/7/2016 9:27 AM
Investing in Defense Technology: DoD, Industry Don’t See Eye-to-Eye
F-35 Contract Feud Exposes Rift Over ‘Fair’ PricesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin11/3/2016 4:00 PM10 Approved11/3/2016 4:34 PM
Shockwaves rippled across the defense industry following the news that Lockheed Martin is challenging the Pentagon over a $6.1 billion “unilateral” contract awarded to the company to continue building F-35 joint strike fighters for the U.S. military.
Pentagon to Launch Branding Campaign Aimed at Attracting New TalentUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin11/1/2016 3:58 PM0 Approved11/1/2016 3:59 PM
Secretary Ashton Carter is once again taking a page from the corporate playbook as he launches a new effort to expand the Defense Department’s talent base.
Pentagon Pleads With Contractors to Step Up Fight Against Industrial EspionageUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin10/28/2016 2:57 PM7 Approved10/28/2016 3:00 PM
The Pentagon pleads with contractors to step up the fight against its nightmare scenario: An orchestrated campaign to not only sabotage U.S. weapon systems but also steal sensitive design data from American companies.
Army Missile Repurposed as Anti-Ship WeaponUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor10/28/2016 2:28 PM0 Approved10/28/2016 2:38 PM
The Pentagon has developed a new anti-ship missile for the Army using existing technologies, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced Oct. 28.
Army Puts Squad Support Robot on Accelerated Acquisition Timeline Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson10/28/2016 10:05 AM0 Approved10/28/2016 10:16 AM
The Army is placing its squad mission support transport robot in a new program that is designed to accelerate the pace of acquisitions, service officials announced Oct. 27.
Relationship Between National Guard, Army on the MendUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh10/26/2016 12:52 PM0 Approved10/26/2016 12:53 PM
The relationship between the Army and the National Guard — which was for a time icy due to a once proposed plan to remove the Guard’s attack helicopters — has improved significantly, said the chief of the National Guard Bureau Oct. 26.
Roboticists Looking to Shed Design Constraints of Manned PlatformsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi10/26/2016 8:52 AM0 Approved10/26/2016 8:54 AM
As the U.S. military buys more drone technology, there are opportunities to break away from the design constraints that have been imposed on the Navy by manned systems, service officials said Oct. 25.
Navy Preparing to Release New Unmanned Systems StrategyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor10/25/2016 4:20 PM0 Approved10/25/2016 4:20 PM
The Navy is preparing to unveil a new unmanned systems strategy that will guide it as it invests in aerial, surface and underwater robots, said the deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for unmanned systems Oct. 25.
Transition Planning: Pentagon Insiders Hope for Budget DealUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin10/25/2016 8:40 AM3 Approved10/25/2016 8:52 AM
As the nation prepares to elect a new president, speculation is swirling in the defense sector about the prospect of a budget deal next year that could end mandatory caps on government civilian and military spending.

Pentagon Procurement Chief Fires Back at Critics, Hails Performance of Defense Acquisition SystemUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin10/23/2016 4:07 PM1 Approved10/24/2016 7:29 AM
Pentagon Procurement Chief Fires Back at Critics, Hails Performance of Defense Acquisitions
Testing the Waters: Navy Takes Cautious Steps With Autonomous ShipsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin10/20/2016 2:21 PM0 Approved10/20/2016 2:23 PM
Testing the Waters: Navy Takes Cautious Steps With Autonomous Ships
Air Force Research Lab Focusing on Human Performance Technologies Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi10/19/2016 3:19 PM0 Approved10/20/2016 4:21 PM
The often overlooked field of human performance monitoring is one of several cutting-edge technologies the Air Force Research Laboratory is focusing on — along with autonomous systems, hypersonics, electronic warfare and more — as part of the department-wide third offset strategy, the lab's commander said Oct. 19.
DARPA Turns Over Powerful New Space Surveillance Telescope to Air ForceUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson10/18/2016 4:53 PM0 Approved10/18/2016 4:56 PM
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will transfer to the Air Force a powerful Earth-based telescope capable of tracking thousands of objects in a wide expanse of space, the agency announced Oct. 18.
DigitalGlobe Acquisitions Speak to Changing Defense MarketUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin10/17/2016 9:24 AM1 Approved10/17/2016 9:26 AM
Longmont, Colorado-based DigitalGlobe has been challenged in recent years to deal with dramatic changes in the defense market, and has moved to buy up other companies in an effort to supplement the imagery business with increasingly lucrative intelligence and analysis services.
Marine Corps Needs New Vehicle Armor, AmmunitionUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh10/14/2016 4:38 PM0 Approved10/14/2016 4:47 PM
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Marine Corps is looking for a slew of new technologies that will better equip the infantry of the future with better, more capable devices and weapons.

Defense Innovation Unit Announces Contracting ResultsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi10/13/2016 4:52 PM0 Approved10/13/2016 4:53 PM
An office established by Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter to build bridges between the U.S. military and commercial technology hubs awarded $36.3 million in contracts in the last quarter of fiscal year 2016, the director told reporters Oct. 13.
Fleet Forces Commander: Adversaries Challenging U.S. Maritime DominanceUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh10/13/2016 3:40 PM1 Approved10/13/2016 3:52 PM
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Adversaries such as Russia and China are increasingly challenging the United States’ dominance of the seas, said the commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command Oct. 12.
Lockheed Martin Names Team for Air Force's Minuteman III ReplacementUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi10/13/2016 2:26 PM1 Approved10/13/2016 2:27 PM
Lockheed Martin revealed Oct. 13 the subcontracting team that will help it compete for the U.S. Air Force's program to develop the next generation of nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles.

State Dept. Official: Anti-Missile Program Key to Deterring North KoreaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi10/12/2016 2:12 PM0 Approved10/12/2016 2:13 PM
The senior State Department official for East Asia said Oct. 12 that anti-missile programs —  like the planned terminal high altitude area defense (THAAD) system in South Korea — could prove successful in deterring North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile ambitions.
Official: Marine Corps Must Prepare for ‘Full-Spectrum’ WarUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor10/12/2016 8:47 AM0 Approved10/12/2016 4:33 PM
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Marine Corps has for years emphasized the need to return to its seafaring roots, but as it faces potential peer or near peer competitors, it will have to prepare for full-spectrum war, said a top service official Oct. 11.

Defense Industry Intellectual Property: The Battle ContinuesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin10/11/2016 9:40 AM8 Approved10/11/2016 9:43 AM
The Defense Department is challenging manufacturers of military equipment to loosen their grip on intellectual property.
Army Contractors Adapting to Changing LandscapeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin10/7/2016 3:22 PM0 Approved10/7/2016 3:27 PM
Industry Unveils New Unmanned Aircraft TechnologyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh10/6/2016 4:54 PM0 Approved10/6/2016 5:00 PM
At one of the United States’ largest defense shows, members of industry showed off new unmanned and counter-unmanned systems that could be used by militaries around the world.
Coming Soon: Lighter Body Armor for SoldiersUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi10/6/2016 3:55 PM0 Approved10/6/2016 4:01 PM
As the U.S. Army looks to lighten the weight of soldiers' body armor, the defense industry has developed tape-like fabrics, lighter ceramic plates and flexible thermoplastic sheets to help bring the weight down.
U.S. Army Leaders Warn About Russia's Bold Moves in Information WarfareUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor10/5/2016 1:49 PM4 Approved10/5/2016 1:56 PM
Russia is making bold moves to both degrade U.S. military power and damage its democratic institutions, experts at a panel said Oct. 5.
Army Official: U.S. Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks During Natural DisastersUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh10/5/2016 1:27 PM0 Approved10/5/2016 1:34 PM
The United States faces a myriad of threats from around the world including terrorism and cyber attacks. The commander of U.S. Army North — which is tasked with keeping the homeland safe — is concerned that an adversary may one day try and strike the country as it is recovering from a natural disaster, he said Oct. 7.
Army Light Tank Requirements Still Up in the AirUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor10/5/2016 12:55 PM1 Approved10/5/2016 1:00 PM
The Army is still mulling the final requirements for the mobile protected firepower vehicle as it examines what industry has to offer, service officials said Oct. 4.
Milley Lays Out Vision for Army of the FutureUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor10/4/2016 5:00 PM0 Approved10/5/2016 7:37 AM
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley, looking 25 years ahead, said the force will have to be radically different than it is today if it is to prevail in the battles of the future.
Pentagon Pushing ‘Multi-Domain Battle’ ConceptUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor10/4/2016 3:11 PM0 Approved10/4/2016 3:16 PM
The Defense Department is jettisoning the Air-Land Battle and Air-Sea Battle concepts in favor of a new “multi-domain battle” construct, Pentagon officials said at a conference Oct. 4.
Army, Boeing Focusing on Updates to Apache, Chinooks (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor10/3/2016 5:36 PM0 Approved10/4/2016 2:20 PM
As the Army looks to fly Apaches and Chinooks through the 2060s, program officials and manufacturer Boeing are focusing on modifications to make the aircraft faster, stronger and technologically advanced.
Army Bracing for Extended Procurement HolidayUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin10/3/2016 4:26 PM0 Approved10/3/2016 4:50 PM
Army spending on new equipment has plunged, and there is no sign of a turnaround. The question now confronting Army leaders is how to build a force to fight increasingly complex wars, and do it on a tight budget.

Underwater Robots: Will the Pentagon Miss the Boat?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin9/27/2016 9:13 AM1 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 PM1 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 AM2 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.
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