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Advisory Panel: Incoming Administration to Face Fiscal TsunamiUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).New
Sandra Erwin7/24/2016 5:03 PM0 Approved7/24/2016 5:06 PM
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 PM0 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 PM0 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 AM3 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.
Pentagon Beefing Up Innovation BoardUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi6/10/2016 4:15 PM2 Approved6/10/2016 4:19 PM
The Pentagon has appointed additional high-profile figures to a key advisory body as the department looks for better ways of doing business, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced on June 10.
Defense Secretary Unveils New Proposals to Expand Talent PipelineUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin6/9/2016 4:01 PM1 Approved6/9/2016 4:08 PM
A rigid military promotion system, red tape in federal hiring and limited options to share ideas with the private sector are putting the Pentagon at a competitive disadvantage in the war for talent, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said.
Obama Administration: Russia’s Arctic Build-Up Non-Threatening (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson6/9/2016 2:51 PM1 Approved6/14/2016 8:00 AM
Despite a perceived rivalry between the United States and Russia in the Arctic, the Obama administration has taken a conciliatory approach when it comes to the rapidly changing region.
Skills Gap Concerns Come to the Fore in Competition to Manage Nuclear Weapons LabUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin6/8/2016 2:28 PM1 Approved6/8/2016 2:33 PM
One of the nation’s largest nuclear weapons laboratories is seeking contractor bids to manage its day-to-day operations. The competition for the Sandia National Laboratories deal could cause a shakeup as the lab has been run by the same contractor — Lockheed Martin Corp. — for 23 years.
Long-Delayed Navy Robot Program Passes Critical Design Review Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson6/7/2016 4:52 PM0 Approved6/7/2016 4:55 PM
A Navy program first conceived in 2007 to replace commercial-off-the-shelf bomb disposal robots has passed a critical design review, the program’s prime contractor Northrop Grumman Corp. reported June 7.
Proposed Legislation Targets Perceived Injustices in Defense Contract ProtestsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin6/6/2016 8:12 AM4 Approved6/6/2016 8:20 AM
The Senate Armed Services Committee in its version of the fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act addresses longstanding grievances about the impact of contractor protests
Technology Leaps and Tighter Budgets Reshaping Drone MarketUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin6/2/2016 3:30 PM1 Approved6/2/2016 3:31 PM
Powerful surveillance sensors compressed into small packages and new software tools are revolutionizing the drone market
Defense Department Official Sees Promise in DARPA’s Unmanned BoatUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi6/2/2016 11:48 AM2 Approved6/7/2016 4:15 PM
A senior Defense Department official sees the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's new unmanned boat as an example of how the department is working to maintain its scientific and technological edge through innovation.
Sweeping Defense Reforms Loom as NDAA Moves to SenateUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin5/31/2016 9:19 AM2 Approved5/31/2016 9:19 AM
Sweeping Acquisition, Defense Reforms Loom as FY17NDAA Moves to Senate
Boeing’s Tanker Troubles: Issues ‘More Complex’ Than RealizedUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin5/28/2016 5:48 PM5 Approved5/28/2016 6:04 PM
Boeing’s Tanker Troubles: Issues ‘More Complex’ Than Realized
Special Operations Command to Test Directed Energy Weapon on ApacheUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi5/26/2016 2:13 PM1 Approved5/26/2016 2:13 PM
TAMPA, Fla. — Special Operations Command will test a laser weapon on an Apache helicopter this summer, said one official May 26. SOCOM's program executive office rotary wing is working alongside the Army’s project office for Apache Attack Helicopters to conduct a feasibility test this summer, said Col. John Vannoy, program manager for rotary wing.

Air Force Chief of Staff: Building more F-22s 'Not a Crazy Idea'Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi5/26/2016 12:16 PM9 Approved5/26/2016 12:17 PM
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh III said May 26 that reopening the F-22 manufacturing line was within the realm of possibility, and that it may cost less than developing a sixth-generation fighter.
SOCOM Expediting Tech Transfer to Foreign Partners (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi5/26/2016 10:38 AM0 Approved5/26/2016 11:38 AM
United States Special Operations Command is pushing the delivery of new technology to foreign partners, as it seeks to strengthen the international web of elite commandos.
FBI Director: U.S. Needs Dialogue on EncryptionUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor5/26/2016 8:26 AM0 Approved5/26/2016 8:34 AM
TAMPA, Fla. — Following a high profile dispute with Apple earlier this year, the director of the FBI said there needs to be greater dialogue in the United States about the balance between public safety and privacy. “I love strong encryption,” said James Comey. “Encryption is a very, very good thing. I also love pubic safety.”
Special Operations Command to Buy New Uniforms, Wearable GearUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi5/25/2016 4:18 PM0 Approved5/25/2016 4:25 PM
Special Operations Command plans to acquire new uniforms and a suite of wearable technologies for its warfighters, a program official said May 25.
AFSOC Moves Forward on Plans to Equip AC-130J with Laser Weapon by 2020Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi5/25/2016 4:17 PM0 Approved5/25/2016 4:18 PM
Air Force Special Operations Command is on track to equip an AC-130J Ghostrider gunship with a laser weapon by the end of the decade, officials said May 25.
Political Turbulence Hits F-35 Joint Strike FighterUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin5/25/2016 3:22 PM3 Approved5/25/2016 3:32 PM
Officials say the F-35 joint strike fighter program is at a “pivot point."
Social Media, Electronic Warfare Tools Among SOCOM's Technology GapsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi5/25/2016 2:29 PM0 Approved5/25/2016 2:31 PM
TAMPA, Fla. – Special Operations Command is looking for a few good ideas to help it fight the Islamic State and other adversaries, a top acquisition official said on May 25. It has niche requirements for tools that will help it defend against drone and electronic warfare attacks, and to navigate the world of social media, said Tony Davis, the command’s science and technology director.
Drones, Communications, Surveillance Technology on Special Operations Command's Wish List Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi5/25/2016 11:42 AM1 Approved5/25/2016 11:46 AM
Advanced unmanned aerial systems, big data analysis software and new communication tools are all on the wish list of Special Operations Command’s leaders.
Special Operators Helping U.S. Law Enforcement Root Out Homegrown Terrorists Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi5/25/2016 8:56 AM0 Approved5/25/2016 8:58 AM
TAMPA, Fla. — U.S special operators are uncovering intelligence overseas that is helping U.S. law enforcement root out homegrown terrorist cells, the White House’s top counterterrorism advisor said May 24.
 
SOCOM Looking For Technology From Foreign FirmsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi5/24/2016 4:46 PM0 Approved5/24/2016 4:46 PM
TAMPA, Fla. – U.S. Special Operations Command is looking overseas for technology solutions, a top acquisition official said May 24. “We look for the best product wherever it is around the world,” said James Geurts, SOCOM’s acquisition executive, at the 2016 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference.
 
SOCOM Commander: Special Operations Forces Must Adapt as Threats IncreaseUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi5/24/2016 4:12 PM0 Approved5/24/2016 4:12 PM
As the United States faces threats around the globe — from the Islamic State to Russia to China — special operators must adapt, said the commander of Special Operations Command May 24.
Changing Landscape Overseas Creates Headwinds for U.S. Defense CompaniesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin5/23/2016 2:23 PM2 Approved5/23/2016 2:39 PM
U.S. defense contractors are becoming increasingly anxious about the overseas arms market as they see changing political winds and shifting attitudes from countries that have long been reliable buyers.
Moment of Truth Looms for U.S. Air Force TankerUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin5/19/2016 3:46 PM3 Approved5/19/2016 3:54 PM
A critical program review of the KC-46A Pegasus tanker is coming. Boeing officials are rushing to complete software fixes.
Navy Acquisition Chief Optimistic About Budget OutcomeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh5/18/2016 4:42 PM0 Approved5/18/2016 4:48 PM
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — As the House debates its version of the fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, the Navy’s top acquisition official said May 18 he was confident that Congress will pass legislation that would provide the sea service with a larger and more capable fleet.
Air Force Chief Scientist: No Date Set for Hypersonic Vehicle TestsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi5/17/2016 4:32 PM0 Approved5/17/2016 4:34 PM
The U.S. Air Force has no immediate plans to conduct hypersonic vehicle flight tests, the service's chief scientist said May 17. Greg Zacharias said he "was not aware" of any set dates for a U.S. hypersonic flight test.
Secretary Carter Blasts Armed Services Committees’ Authorization BillsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor5/17/2016 4:28 PM0 Approved5/17/2016 4:35 PM
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter ripped legislative provisions recently passed by the Senate and House Armed Services Committees, saying May 17 that he would recommend President Barack Obama veto them if they ever reached his desk.
Panel: Global Partnerships Key to Advancing Science and Technology ResearchUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh5/17/2016 3:44 PM0 Approved5/17/2016 3:54 PM
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Collaboration between the United States and its partner nations will be key to developing emerging technologies, said a panel of naval science and technology officials from around the globe May 16.
Service Chiefs Want Changes in Acquisition ProcessUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi5/16/2016 2:35 PM1 Approved5/16/2016 2:48 PM
There are major flaws in the current acquisition process and the sea services need to find better ways of onboarding new technology, the top Navy and Marine Corps officers said on May 16.
Boeing Turns Focus to Military Aircraft Upgrades, Support ServicesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin5/16/2016 2:07 PM2 Approved5/16/2016 2:28 PM
Boeing is working to secure long-term work upgrading and maintaining military hardware.
Reporter's Notebook: Carter Keeps Pressing for Silicon Valley EngagementUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi5/16/2016 8:27 AM0 Approved5/16/2016 8:39 AM
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter last week made his fourth trip to Silicon Valley since taking over as Pentagon chief in February 2015.

One of the goals of the trip was to send a message loud and clear to the technology industry that the Pentagon is determined to find ways to become a better and friendlier customer. He needed to take action to address rampant criticism of the Pentagon's outreach efforts there, led by a highly touted new outpost, the Defense Innovation Unit-Experimental.
Navy to Deploy Submarine-Launched DronesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin5/16/2016 8:00 AM0 Approved5/16/2016 9:17 AM
The Navy is moving ahead with plans to deploy small drones from submarines and undersea robotic vehicles, further advancing the military’s push toward autonomous weapons systems.
Secretary Carter Opposes Restarting F-22 ProductionUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi5/13/2016 8:41 AM9 Approved5/13/2016 9:39 AM
Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter weighed in on the recently revived debate about the F-22, telling reporters May 12 that he is against resuming production of the stealthy fighter jet.
New Joint Operations Center Gearing Up For Space WarfareUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor5/13/2016 8:28 AM0 Approved5/13/2016 9:42 AM
At a new joint operations center in the mountains of Colorado, the U.S. military and the intelligence community are preparing to fight wars that extend beyond the Earth’s atmosphere.
Pentagon Chief Sees Problems With Cybersecurity MarketUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi5/12/2016 8:26 AM2 Approved5/12/2016 8:27 AM
The private sector in the United States is underinvesting in cyber protection and hindering the growth of the cybersecurity market, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter told reporters on May 11.
DARPA Shows Off Technology at Demo DayUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh5/11/2016 4:19 PM0 Approved5/11/2016 4:29 PM
Dozens of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program managers, researchers and engineers descended upon the Pentagon May 11 to show off new technology. DARPA Director Arati Prabhakar said the goal of the agency’s demo day is to get the agency's breakthrough technology in front of the right people.
Army Selects JLTV Truck for Light Recon Vehicle Program Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson5/11/2016 2:10 PM1 Approved5/11/2016 2:18 PM
The Army has decided for the time being to use the new joint light tactical vehicle as the platform for its upcoming light reconnaissance vehicle program rather than procuring a new system, service officials said May 11.
Carter Announces Leadership, Organizational Changes at DIUxUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi5/11/2016 1:22 PM1 Approved5/11/2016 1:26 PM
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is launching a major restructuring of the Pentagon's high-profile Silicon Valley outpost, the Defense Innovation Unit-Experimental.
DIUx 2.0: Carter to Shake Up Silicon Valley OutpostUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi5/11/2016 11:40 AM0 Approved5/11/2016 11:59 AM
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter will announce a major restructuring of the Pentagon's high-profile Silicon Valley outpost, the Defense Innovation Unit-Experimental.
Textron Expands Unmanned Aircraft Training, Maintenance OperationsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi5/10/2016 4:15 PM0 Approved5/10/2016 4:22 PM
Textron Systems, the manufacturer of popular unmanned aerial vehicles such as the Shadow, recently opened an expanded center for UAV training and maintenance in Southern Virginia, officials announced May 9.
Army Ground Mobility Vehicle Program Stalled Until Congress Passes BudgetUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi5/10/2016 2:21 PM1 Approved5/10/2016 2:24 PM
Congress the Lynchpin for Army Ground Mobility Vehicle Program to Move Forward, DoD Official Says
Defense Business: These Are Nervous Times for ContractorsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin5/9/2016 12:28 PM4 Approved5/9/2016 12:30 PM
Defense Business: These Are Nervous Times for Contractors
Northrop Grumman Looks Overseas for Innovation and GrowthUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin5/6/2016 1:40 PM0 Approved5/6/2016 2:17 PM
Northrop Grumman Corp., one of the Pentagon’s largest contractors, plans to deepen its presence in countries where it wants to do business but also tap into a wealth of technical and academic talent.
Former DIA Director Flynn Named Vice Chairman of Drone AviationUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin5/4/2016 8:00 AM0 Approved5/4/2016 8:01 AM
Former DIA Director Flynn Named Vice Chairman of Drone Aviation
Amazon Cracks Code on How to Attract Innovators to Federal MarketUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin5/2/2016 11:12 AM2 Approved5/2/2016 11:21 AM
Thousands of pages of legislation have been passed by Congress over the years in efforts to overhaul the government’s procurement system. So it might come as a surprise to policy makers that one of the most transformative forces in the federal market of late is not a piece of legislation but insurgent industry player Amazon Web Services.
Pentagon’s European Defense Effort Comes Under Increased OversightUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/30/2016 4:16 PM3 Approved5/1/2016 6:19 AM
Pentagon’s European Defense Effort Comes Under Increased Oversight
Air Force Official: F-35 Still Facing Maintenance ChallengesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille4/28/2016 1:11 PM2 Approved4/28/2016 1:28 PM
The Air Force is continuing to work through several maintenance issues in its F-35 joint strike fighter program, including getting the next increment of the autonomic logistics information system ready for initial operational capability, a senior service leader said April 28.

Marine Corps Soon to Complete Probe of V-22 Fleet Readiness (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/26/2016 8:47 AM1 Approved4/27/2016 8:21 AM
The Marine Corps plans to wrap up later this year a sweeping review of the state of the V-22 fleet. This probe comes amid a widening awareness on Capitol Hill of substandard aviation readiness across the Marine Corps.
Pentagon Fears Foreign Intrusions Into Supplier NetworksUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/25/2016 10:26 AM3 Approved4/25/2016 10:38 AM
The cybersecurity of the supply chain is becoming a worrisome issue for the Defense Department. Not only are there fears of attacks against Pentagon suppliers that have access to secret data, but there is also uneasiness about more sophisticated types of espionage.
Senior Pentagon Official Warns About Complacency in Combat LogisticsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/22/2016 4:35 PM0 Approved4/22/2016 4:41 PM
Gen Paul Selva Warns About Complacency in Combat Logistics
Pentagon Hard Pressed to Absorb Next Round of Acquisition ReformsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/21/2016 3:04 PM0 Approved4/25/2016 10:12 AM
Pentagon Hard Pressed to Absorb New Round of Acquisition Reforms
Experts See Pitfalls in Congress' Acquisition Reform EffortsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille4/20/2016 4:39 PM2 Approved4/20/2016 4:43 PM
Ongoing congressional efforts to improve the Pentagon’s acquisition system could backfire or fall far short of expectations, defense experts cautioned at a panel discussion on April 20.
DoD Acquisition Chief Worried That Technology Development Will StallUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor4/19/2016 1:12 PM1 Approved4/19/2016 1:33 PM
Budget shortfalls could prevent the Pentagon from taking critical technology development to the next level, the Defense Department’s top acquisition official warned April 19.
Defense CEOs to Examine the Future of the IndustryUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/18/2016 4:22 PM1 Approved4/18/2016 4:22 PM
Defense CEOs to Examine the Future of the Industry in a new CNAS study
SOCOM Spending Data Shows Heavy Reliance on Private-Sector Services (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/16/2016 4:49 PM0 Approved4/19/2016 2:53 PM
SOCOM Spending Data by Govini Shows Heavy Reliance on Private-Sector Services
Launch Industry Rivals Spar at Space SymposiumUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor4/15/2016 8:11 AM1 Approved4/15/2016 8:17 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Rival engine manufacturers and launch providers squared off at the last panel discussion of the Space Symposium April 14 with long-time manufacturer Aerojet Rocketdyne and upstart Blue Origin touting their respective rocket engines and the presidents and CEOs of rivals SpaceX and United Launch Alliance exchanging barbs.
Air Force, Intel Community Developing New Vision for How to Fight Adversaries in SpaceUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille4/14/2016 3:48 PM0 Approved4/14/2016 3:54 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Air Force Space Command, Department Department agencies and the intelligence community are coalescing around a new "space enterprise vision" in order to thwart potential adversaries in the realm called "the ultimate high ground."
Industry Mergers: DoD in Uphill Fight Against Market ForcesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/13/2016 3:08 PM2 Approved4/13/2016 4:45 PM
Industry Mergers: DoD in Uphill Fight Against Market Forces
Movement Afoot to Transfer Space Traffic Monitoring from Air Force to FAAUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille4/13/2016 1:00 PM2 Approved4/13/2016 1:50 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The time is now to begin transitioning the monitoring of space traffic from the Air Force to the Federal Aviation Administration, a senior Defense Department space leader said April 13.
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