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Former DIA Director Flynn Named Vice Chairman of Drone AviationUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).New
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.
Airbus Seeks to Increase Exports of Made-in-USA Helicopters (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/13/2016 12:41 PM0 Approved4/15/2016 8:35 AM
Airbus Seeks to Increase Exports of Made-in-USA Helicopters
Deputy Secretary Sends Warning to Potential Space AdversariesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor4/13/2016 8:37 AM0 Approved4/13/2016 8:42 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert O. Work, hinting at an arsenal of U.S. space weapons, said if the nation's satellites were ever attacked the military would "knock out" its opponents.
Amazon's Bezos Determined to Lower the Cost of Space LaunchUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor4/13/2016 8:09 AM0 Approved4/13/2016 8:18 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Jeff Bezos, CEO and founder of Amazon .com and the  Blue Origin space launch company said it was vital that the cost of launching spacecraft be significantly lowered.
Boeing to Compete for Minuteman III Technology Refresh Contract Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille4/12/2016 2:16 PM0 Approved4/12/2016 2:32 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Boeing Co., after 51 uninterrupted years of building and maintaining the U.S. Air Force's stock of land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles, will be in a competition with industry rivals to swap out key Minuteman III components, company executives said April 12.
Former Pentagon Official Offers Insight and Warnings to Defense ContractorsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/11/2016 10:13 AM8 Approved4/12/2016 8:55 AM
Former Pentagon Official Offers Insight and Warnings to Defense Contractors
Air Force Drafting Requirements for Potential A-10 ReplacementUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille4/7/2016 12:07 PM8 Approved4/7/2016 12:16 PM
The Air Force is in the process of drafting a requirements document for a follow-on close-air-support aircraft that could replace the A-10 Thunderbolt II, a service leader told reporters April 7.
DARPA’s Crewless Vessel to Begin Sea TrialsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh4/7/2016 11:19 AM0 Approved4/7/2016 12:01 PM
An unmanned surface vessel capable of sailing anywhere in the world will soon begin sea trials, a military official said April 6.

New iRobot Spinoff Eyes Big Pentagon ContractsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/6/2016 2:06 PM0 Approved4/6/2016 2:09 PM
New iRobot Spinoff Eyes Big Pentagon Contracts
U.S. Air Force Preparing for ‘High Volume’ Operations in EuropeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille4/5/2016 1:35 PM0 Approved4/11/2016 11:35 AM
The U.S. Air Force is looking for additional ways to prepare for a potential war against an advanced adversary in Europe, a top commander said on April 5.
Small Businesses See ‘Golden Opportunities’ in Special Operations CommandUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/4/2016 1:05 PM1 Approved4/4/2016 1:11 PM
Small Businesses See ‘Golden Opportunities’ in Special Operations Command
New Joint Space Center to Play Key Role in Future AcquisitionsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh4/1/2016 3:05 PM0 Approved4/1/2016 3:50 PM
Experiments being conducted at the new joint interagency combined space operations center will be critical in shaping future U.S. national security space acquisitions, a top Pentagon space official said April 1.
Lockheed Martin: Middle East Remains ‘Very Active’ Arms MarketUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/1/2016 9:53 AM0 Approved4/1/2016 10:00 AM
Lockheed Martin: Middle East Remains ‘Very Active’ Arms Market
Pentagon Coming to Terms With Technological RealitiesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin3/30/2016 1:51 PM0 Approved3/30/2016 1:53 PM
Pentagon expect to increase use of deep-thinking computers and artificial intelligence
SecDef, Industry CEOs Exchange Views on Innovation, Acquisition Reforms (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin3/29/2016 1:54 PM7 Approved4/4/2016 4:40 PM
SecDef, Industry CEOs Exchange Views on Innovation, Acquisition Reforms
Helicopter Industry Pulls Out All the Stops to Capture Eastern European MarketUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin3/26/2016 12:28 PM1 Approved3/29/2016 2:53 PM
Helicopter Makers Airbus, Sikorsky, Bell Helicopter Pull Out All the Stops to Capture Eastern European Market
GAO: Change in Navy’s UCLASS Mission Will Push Contract Award to 2018 Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson3/24/2016 4:22 PM0 Approved3/24/2016 4:24 PM
The Navy’s decision to switch its carrier-based unmanned aerial vehicle program from an intelligence-gathering platform to a refueling aircraft will force contractors to resubmit their proposals and push back the contract award to 2018, the Government Accountability Office said in a March 24 report.
Air Force Worried About Potential Iranian Space Launch Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille3/24/2016 1:38 PM1 Approved3/24/2016 2:50 PM
Iran's near-term plans to launch a larger, more capable rocket into space has one Air Force official concerned that the vehicle could be used as a missile against the United States or its allies.
High-Tech Aviation Logistics Systems Both Blessing and CurseUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin3/24/2016 9:12 AM0 Approved3/29/2016 2:55 PM
Aviation Logistics Systems Both Blessing and Curse - F-35, V-22
Boeing Aiming to Extend V-22 Deliveries Through 2024Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille3/23/2016 12:10 PM0 Approved3/23/2016 12:11 PM
Boeing is currently negotiating a third multiyear contract with the Defense Department that would extend deliveries of the V-22 Osprey to 2024, a company executive said March 22.

Tech Haven Estonia Attracting U.S. Defense, Cybersecurity BusinessUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin3/22/2016 3:53 PM0 Approved3/29/2016 2:51 PM
Tech Haven Estonia Attracting U.S. Defense Business
State Dept. Official: Russian Nuclear Disarmament Must Continue (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor3/22/2016 3:35 PM1 Approved3/23/2016 10:14 AM
While the United States has made great headway reining in Russia’s stock of nuclear material, more work still needs to be done, said the undersecretary of state for arms control and international security March 22.
Admiral Pushing Plan to Network Aerial Fleet Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor3/22/2016 3:34 PM3 Approved3/22/2016 3:35 PM
The Navy needs manned aircraft to be networked with drones in order to stay ahead of potential enemies, the service’s director of air warfare said March 22.
Senator: U.S. Must Boost Presence in Arctic to Counter RussiaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh3/21/2016 4:12 PM1 Approved3/21/2016 4:34 PM
As Russia conducts a series of provocative and worrying exercises in the Arctic, the United States must respond by increasing its footprint in the region, said one senator March 21.
Pentagon Acquisition Reforms Continue to Stir DoubtUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin3/21/2016 9:57 AM2 Approved3/30/2016 4:51 PM
A new legislative effort to change how the Pentagon buys products from the private sector is drawing skepticism and stirring renewed concerns about the troubled defense procurement system.
Bottomless Appetite for Battlefield Information Makes for Booming BusinessUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin3/17/2016 3:37 PM0 Approved3/17/2016 3:39 PM
Bottomless Appetite for Battlefield Information Makes for Booming Business
Acting Army Secretary Pushes Public-Private PartnershipsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor3/17/2016 1:30 PM0 Approved3/17/2016 1:36 PM
More public-private partnerships between the Army and industry are needed to save money in an era of declining budgets, the Army’s top civilian official said March 17.
 
TRADOC Unveils ‘Big Eight’ Modernization PrioritiesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor3/17/2016 8:15 AM0 Approved3/17/2016 8:15 AM
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command has developed a list of eight capabilities that service leaders should prioritize in acquisition programs, a senior officer revealed March 16.

Army Pursuing Patriot System EnhancementsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor3/16/2016 3:33 PM0 Approved3/16/2016 3:33 PM
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama —  As long as budgets remain tight, the Army will focus on upgrading the Patriot missile system rather than developing a follow-on program, a top missile defense official said March 16.

Army Officials Press Chief’s Case for Greater Acquisition AuthorityUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor3/16/2016 8:28 AM3 Approved3/16/2016 8:34 AM
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- The Army’s top officer should have more power over the acquisition process, service officials said at a high-profile conference on March 15.
Lockheed Martin Investing in Autonomy, Manned-Unmanned Teaming TechnologyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh3/15/2016 5:04 PM0 Approved3/15/2016 5:04 PM
As advancements in autonomy come to fruition, manned/unmanned teaming between humans and advanced robots will play a key role in the future of warfare, Lockheed Martin executives and researchers said March 15.
Lockheed Frigate Design to Use Proven Systems to Increase AffordabilityUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh3/15/2016 4:55 PM0 Approved3/15/2016 4:58 PM
Lockheed Martin plans to use proven components from existing ships when it sets out to compete for the Navy's upcoming frigate program. Doing so will make its offering more affordable, a company executive said March 15.
Lockheed Martin Steps Up Push for International SalesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh3/15/2016 4:25 PM0 Approved3/15/2016 7:06 PM
Lockheed Martin Corp., the Pentagon’s largest contractor, is seeking to expand its international customer base in the face of toughening market conditions in the Middle East.
Army Officials Paint Dire Picture of the State of the ForceUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor3/15/2016 2:56 PM7 Approved3/15/2016 2:57 PM
The Army is too small and could be outgunned in future conflicts, service officials said March 15. The warnings came at a time when the ground force is shrinking and potential adversaries are improving their military technologies.
 
Service Chiefs: Time to Speed up AcquisitionUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh3/11/2016 3:21 PM2 Approved3/11/2016 3:44 PM
If the military hopes to keep its competitive edge against rival nations, it must remedy its slow acquisition process, said two service chiefs March 10.
Pentagon’s Strategy to Counter Russia, China, Begins to Take ShapeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin3/11/2016 3:10 PM3 Approved3/11/2016 3:17 PM
Pentagon’s Strategy to Counter Russia, China, Begins to Take Shape
Don’t Let the Pentagon Get Stuck in Silicon ValleyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor3/11/2016 9:47 AM1 Approved3/11/2016 2:23 PM
If Secretary of Defense Ash Carter did a Google search for who would make the biggest splash as the head of the Pentagon’s new innovation panel from Silicon Valley, he couldn’t have gotten a better answer than the executive chairman of the eponymous search engine’s parent company, Eric Schmidt. The move announced at the RSA cyber security confab in San Francisco makes clear to the Beltway the military is serious about closing its innovation gap with the commercial sector by reestablishing ties to the Bay Area’s tech heartland.
Milley: Russia is the United States’ No. 1 Strategic ThreatUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor3/10/2016 1:14 PM2 Approved3/10/2016 1:15 PM
Russia, with its growing military arsenal and increased influence around the globe, poses the greatest strategic threat to the United States, the chief of staff of the Army said March 10.
Army Acquisition Executive: NDAA Reforms Are WorkingUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor3/9/2016 4:06 PM3 Approved3/9/2016 4:07 PM
The Army already is reaping benefits from one of the most controversial Pentagon procurement reforms that Congress mandated, the service’s top weapons buyer said.
Navy Admiral: Cybersecurity Requires Diversity in WorkforceUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor3/9/2016 1:15 PM0 Approved3/9/2016 1:19 PM
The Pentagon is drawing up new battle plans to combat malicious hackers and is spending billions of dollars hardening military information systems. But as network attackers find new vulnerabilities in Defense Department systems, officials recognize that a key weapon needed to win these shadowy cyber wars is the ability to think and act very quickly.
Boeing Sees New RD-180 Replacement Engine Ready by 2019 Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson3/8/2016 4:32 PM1 Approved3/8/2016 4:38 PM
A U.S.-designed replacement for the Russian-made RD-180 rocket engine can be delivered for certification tests by the end of the decade, the president of Boeing’s network and space systems division said March 8.
B-21 Bomber Contract: How Much Is Too Much Risk?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin3/7/2016 7:19 PM6 Approved3/7/2016 7:24 PM
B-21 Bomber Contract: How Much Is Too Much Risk?
Pentagon Officials See Problems With Services’ Wish ListsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor3/7/2016 4:06 PM1 Approved3/7/2016 4:14 PM
As Congress takes up the Pentagon’s latest budget request, officials from the office of the secretary of defense on Mar. 7 voiced concerns about the military services’ unfunded priorities lists.

Defense Industry Warns Pentagon to Protect Supply LinesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin3/7/2016 9:41 AM1 Approved3/7/2016 10:04 AM
Defense Industry Warns Pentagon to Protect Supply Lines
Navy Official: UCLASS Program's Conversion to Refueling Tanker May Require a New Industry CompetitionUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille3/3/2016 3:19 PM0 Approved3/3/2016 3:23 PM
The Navy may have to launch a new industry competition in the wake of a decision to convert the unmanned carrier launched airborne surveillance and strike program to an aerial refueling tanker, a Navy official said March 3.
Autonomous, Lethal Robot Concepts Must Be 'On the Table,' DoD Official SaysUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille3/3/2016 12:13 PM0 Approved3/3/2016 12:14 PM
Current Defense Department policy calls for a human to always be the final decision maker when deciding to use a robotic system to deliver lethal force, but there are ongoing conversations in the department that could lead to machines autonomously deciding to deploy weapons, a DoD official said March 3.
Off-Road Combat at Maneuver Speed is Army's Ultimate Robotics GoalUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor3/2/2016 3:24 PM0 Approved3/2/2016 3:28 PM
The big "prize" for Army researchers will be autonomous or semi-autonomous combat vehicles that can maneuver off road at high speeds and be just as lethal as manned platforms, one of the service's leading experts on robots said March 2.
‘Democratization’ of Technology Rattles U.S. National Security AgenciesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin3/2/2016 2:34 PM2 Approved3/2/2016 2:38 PM
‘Democratization’ of Technology Rattles U.S. National Security Agencies
Navy’s Ice Exercise Kicks Off in the ArcticUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh3/2/2016 1:48 PM1 Approved3/2/2016 1:48 PM
The Navy’s biannual Ice Exercise — also known as ICEX — began this week with more than 200 participants expected to travel to the Arctic over a five week period, service officials said March 1.
Report: The Time to Get Serious About Hypersonics Research Is Now Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson3/1/2016 1:45 PM1 Approved3/1/2016 1:58 PM
The United States should immediately begin a measured, but steady march toward fielding hypersonic vehicles, said the authors of a report released March 1.
Cyber Espionage Fears Stoked by China’s Zoomlion Bid for TerexUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin2/29/2016 2:16 PM0 Approved2/29/2016 2:16 PM
Cyber Espionage Fears Stoked by China’s Zoomlion Bid for Terex
Under Fire From Sen. McCain, Air Force Defends Bomber ContractUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin2/26/2016 1:43 PM3 Approved2/26/2016 2:19 PM
Under Fire From Sen. McCain, Air Force Defends Bomber Contract
Air Force Special Operations Commander Wants More V-22sUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor2/26/2016 8:46 AM0 Approved2/26/2016 8:56 AM
Air Force Special Operations Command would like to acquire three additional multi-mission V-22 Ospreys before the product line ceases, a service leader told reporters Feb. 25.
Russia Kills Syrian Civilians in Air Strikes Then Blames it on U.S., Air Force General SaysUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor2/26/2016 8:44 AM0 Approved2/26/2016 8:46 AM
ORLANDO, Fla. — Unlike Russian forces in the Middle East, the United States is using precision-guided weapons to target the Islamic State’s main sources of revenue, which in turn should cripple the terrorist group’s operations and diminish its influence in the Middle East, an Air Force leader said Feb. 25.
Carlisle: Keeping A-10 in Fleet Hinders Air Force ModernizationUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson2/25/2016 5:00 PM16 Approved2/25/2016 5:11 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. — A plan in the 2017 budget proposal to delay the retirement of the Air Force’s A-10 close-air support aircraft until 2022 will hurt efforts to modernize the fleet with F-35s, senior service leaders said Feb. 25.
Military Tablet Wars: Windows Gaining Ground on AppleUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin2/25/2016 1:36 PM1 Approved2/25/2016 1:43 PM
Military Tablet Wars: Windows Gaining Ground on Apple
McCain: Defense Industry Mergers Driving Up Cost of WeaponsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin2/25/2016 11:10 AM0 Approved2/25/2016 11:16 AM
McCain: Defense Industry Mergers Driving Up Cost of Weapons
Defense Committees Poised to Receive Military ‘Unfunded Requirements’ List [UPDATED] Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin2/24/2016 12:32 PM0 Approved2/25/2016 12:48 PM
Congress Soon to Receive Military ‘Unfunded Requirements’ List
Kendall: DoD to Decide Fate of Major Satellite Programs Within Months Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson2/23/2016 4:07 PM0 Approved2/23/2016 4:11 PM
The Defense Department within a few months will choose a way forward for two major satellite programs that are vital for strategic nuclear defense: Advanced-EHF and the space-based infrared system, a senior Defense Department official said Feb. 23
 
Defense Budget Fight Begins in EarnestUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin2/22/2016 1:51 PM0 Approved2/22/2016 3:18 PM
Battle lines are drawn and factions on Capitol Hill prepare to fight over government spending.
Raytheon to Offer Variant of Italian-Made Aircraft for T-X Trainer Competition Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille2/22/2016 1:44 PM1 Approved2/22/2016 2:17 PM
Raytheon in an announcement made Feb. 22 confirmed that it will partner with Italian aerospace company Finmeccanica to replace the Air Force's aging fleet of T-38 Talon jet trainers.

Red Flags Go Up As Chinese Firm Seeks to Acquire U.S. Defense ContractorUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin2/19/2016 4:39 PM0 Approved2/19/2016 4:40 PM
Red Flags Go Up As Chinese Firm Seeks to Acquire U.S. Defense Contractor
CNO: China has Open Invitation to Attend 2016 RIMPACUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor2/19/2016 3:07 PM0 Approved2/19/2016 3:08 PM
China, which has made waves in the Asia-Pacific region as it beefs up its Navy, has an open invitation to attend this year’s Rim of the Pacific exercise, said Adm. John Richardson, chief of naval operations Feb. 19.
Space Command: RD-180 Rocket Engine Replacement May Fall Short of Payload GoalsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille2/19/2016 1:59 PM0 Approved2/19/2016 2:01 PM
The commander of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center warned Feb. 19 that a new rocket engine under development may not match the capability of the Russian-made RD-180 it is intended to replace.

Cost to Maintain Weapons Eating Into Military BudgetsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin2/19/2016 10:13 AM3 Approved2/19/2016 10:34 AM
Cost to Maintain Weapons Eating Into Military Budgets
Industry Should Look at Pacific Fleet as a Laboratory, Navy Commander Says (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor2/19/2016 8:48 AM0 Approved2/19/2016 10:31 AM
The defense industry and the Navy must work more closely together as the sea service makes pursues innovation, the commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet said Feb. 18.
Panel: More Investment Needed to Retain Cyber Warriors (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille2/18/2016 2:05 PM0 Approved2/19/2016 10:29 AM
SAN DIEGO — The military must make greater investments in the training and retention of cyber professionals, a panel of military officials said Feb. 17.
Official: Navy to Maintain Maritime Superiority Despite Smaller Budget (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor2/18/2016 8:49 AM0 Approved2/19/2016 10:28 AM
Despite cuts to the Navy’s budget in the president’s fiscal year 2017 budget request, the service is still well positioned to meet much of its acquisition goals and respond to challenges in the future, said a naval official Feb. 17.
Five Takeaways From the 2017 Defense BudgetUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin2/15/2016 5:41 PM0 Approved2/15/2016 5:49 PM
Five Takeaways From the 2017 Defense Budget
Lockheed Chooses Proven Aircraft for T-X Jet Fighter Trainer CompetitionUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille2/11/2016 4:52 PM1 Approved2/11/2016 5:10 PM
After considering a clean-sheet design for the T-X program to replace the Air Force's aging fleet of T-38 Talon jet trainers, Lockheed Martin has chosen to stick with a modernized version of an aircraft it developed with Korea Aerospace Industries, the company announced Feb. 11.
Air Force Outlines Future Space Launch PlansUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh2/11/2016 4:29 PM0 Approved2/11/2016 4:30 PM
The Air Force has developed a strategy to acquire new space launch systems, including replacing a Russian-made rocket engine with ones that is domestically produced.
Navy Halts Funding for Northrop Grumman’s Carrier-Based Combat DroneUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin2/10/2016 7:15 PM2 Approved2/10/2016 7:18 PM
Navy Halts Funding for Northrop Grumman’s Carrier-Based Combat Drone
DARPA’s 130-Foot Crewless Ship to Set Sail in Spring (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson2/10/2016 4:08 PM4 Approved2/11/2016 8:54 AM
The Defense Department’s agency devoted to cutting edge technologies, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has big plans for 2017, including the launch of a 130-foot autonomous ship that will begin sailing the seas this year.
Marine Corps Prioritizes Joint Strike Fighter in Flat 2017 Budget Request (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille2/9/2016 3:35 PM0 Approved2/9/2016 6:03 PM
President Obama’s 2017 budget request for the Marine Corps released Feb. 9 includes a small increase over last year’s funding, while continuing to procure expensive F-35B joint strike fighters.
Army 2017 Budget Request Focuses on Threats in Europe (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh2/9/2016 1:51 PM0 Approved2/9/2016 4:23 PM
As the Army focuses on potential conflicts in Europe, many of its modernization programs are being cut.
2017 Budget Request Boosts Navy FleetUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor2/9/2016 1:22 PM1 Approved2/9/2016 1:30 PM
The Navy plans to buy seven battle ships in fiscal year 2017, as the service continues to grow its fleet in the face of increasing threats.
Air Force 2017 Budget Request Preserves Major Development Programs, Cuts F-35A Procurement (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson2/9/2016 12:06 PM1 Approved2/9/2016 6:02 PM
The Obama administration’s 2017 budget request released Feb. 9 for the Air Force seeks to preserve funding for two of its top three development programs, the new long-range bomber and aerial refueling tanker, while cutting acquisition of the F-35A.
Obama’s Last Defense Budget Under Fire From All SidesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin2/9/2016 12:01 PM0 Approved2/9/2016 12:04 PM
The defense budget proposal for the final year of the Obama presidency has no surprises, as the top line was already set in October as part of a two-year deal between the White House and congressional leaders.
Carter at China Lake: DoD Spending Big Money on MunitionsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin2/3/2016 2:18 PM1 Approved2/3/2016 2:42 PM
Carter at China Lake: DoD Spending Big Money on Munitions
Key Lawmaker Defends Sea-Based Deterrence Fund (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh2/2/2016 1:16 PM0 Approved2/2/2016 1:33 PM
As the release of the fiscal year 2017 budget looms, one congressman defended the need for a special fund that would help the Navy pay for replacements of its Ohio-class nuclear ballistic submarines.
2017 Pentagon Budget Targets High End Capabilities to Counter Russia, ChinaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor2/2/2016 12:39 PM0 Approved2/2/2016 12:40 PM
The Defense Department’s fiscal year 2017 budget request will emphasize high tech capabilities to counter Russia and China, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said Feb. 2.
2017 Budget: Showdown Likely Over War ‘Slush Fund’ Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin2/1/2016 4:06 PM0 Approved2/1/2016 4:11 PM
2017 Budget: Showdown Likely Over War ‘Slush Fund’
Military Looks Ahead to the Next Budget DealUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin1/31/2016 5:05 PM0 Approved1/31/2016 5:10 PM
Military Looks Ahead to the Next Budget Deal
Commission: Army Modernization Shortcomings ‘Regrettable’Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson1/29/2016 12:56 PM2 Approved1/29/2016 1:11 PM
The National Commission on the Future of the Army’s report to Congress released Jan. 28 took note of the service’s acquisition woes and said they were a “significant long-term-concern.” The service has “appropriately” chosen readiness over modernizing its equipment, the report’s authors wrote. But that comes at a price.
Commission Overrules Army Aviation Decisions, Paints Grim Fiscal PictureUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor1/28/2016 4:34 PM0 Approved1/28/2016 4:36 PM
Commission Overrules Army Aviation Decisions, Paints Grim Fiscal Picture
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