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Army Revamps Strategy to Acquire Robotic Mules Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson3/24/2017 3:20 PM0 Approved3/24/2017 3:37 PM
The Army intends to buy 20 robotic mules from manufacturers and send them out with brigades for a year-long operational test and evaluation, the service’s program manager in charge or unmanned ground systems said March 23.
Kendall: Reorganizing Senior DoD Positions Doesn’t Solve Anything Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson3/24/2017 11:20 AM0 Approved3/24/2017 11:39 AM
Former Undersecretary of Acquisitions, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall, in one of his first public speeches since leaving the Defense Department, let it be known that he didn’t like the idea of busting up his former position into three separate jobs.
 “I don’t think there is a problem being solved here,” he said.
 
Navy, Marine Corps Planning Large-Scale Technology DemonstrationUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh3/23/2017 5:04 PM1 Approved3/23/2017 5:08 PM
The Navy and Marine Corps are gearing up to host a major exercise that will bring together members of industry, scientists, engineers and warfighters to experiment with new technologies that could shape the future force.
Pentagon Studying How Best to Acquire Satellite CommunicationsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh3/23/2017 4:36 PM0 Approved3/23/2017 4:38 PM
Pentagon Studying How Best to Acquire Satellite Communications
OSD to Recommend Big Budget Increase for Counter-Drone TechnologiesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi3/23/2017 1:29 PM0 Approved3/23/2017 1:31 PM
The upcoming budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 will include "significant" increases for counter-drone technology, a senior official from of the office of the secretary of defense said March 22. 
U.S. Military Lacks Clear Rules of Engagement in SpaceUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi3/22/2017 4:44 PM1 Approved3/22/2017 4:52 PM
The United States military lacks clear rules of engagement as it seeks to defend the nation’s space assets, the deputy commander of Strategic Command said March 22.
Army Gets 'Sticker Shock' With Price of Robotic Squad Support Vehicles (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor3/22/2017 3:02 PM1 Approved3/23/2017 9:53 AM
The Army is eager to move ahead with robotic systems that can serve as mules for overloaded troops and with driverless trucks that can follow one another in convoys, but the prices companies are proposing are coming in too high, a service official said March 23.
Defense Hawks Admit Reality: Double-Digit Budget Growth Unlikely (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi3/22/2017 12:03 PM2 Approved3/22/2017 2:29 PM
Lockheed Considering Offering T-50A for Air Force Light Attack Aircraft ExperimentUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi3/21/2017 4:48 PM0 Approved3/21/2017 4:50 PM
As the competition for the U.S. Air Force’s new advanced pilot trainer system progresses, Lockheed Martin executives are confident that their T-50A jet trainer will be ready ahead of schedule and with cost savings that its competitors will be unable to beat.
Lockheed Miniaturizing Technology to Counter Short-Range Enemy FiresUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh3/21/2017 4:19 PM0 Approved3/21/2017 4:23 PM
Lockheed Martin is moving forward with miniaturized defensive systems designed to counter enemy rockets, artillery and mortars, a company vice president said March 21.
Lockheed Official: White House Looking to ‘Rightsize’ Defense Industry RegulationsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor3/21/2017 3:37 PM1 Approved3/21/2017 3:43 PM
President Donald Trump’s promises of deregulation could extend to the defense industry, although the specifics are still unknown. The White House already has kicked off a deregulatory agenda in other sectors, and the CEOs of top Pentagon contractors expect the president to take action in the defense sector as well.
Lockheed Martin Looks to 'Trump Effect' as it Targets International Sales Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh3/21/2017 1:59 PM0 Approved3/21/2017 3:00 PM
Lockheed Martin is planning to grow its international sales as countries around the globe make investments in defense platforms, and President Donald Trump pressures European allies to spend more on security, said the company’s CEO.

Federal Contractors Seek Edge in Specialized ServicesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin3/20/2017 12:53 PM0 Approved3/20/2017 1:08 PM
Federal Contractors Seek Edge in Specialized Services. Engility CEO Lynne Dugle speaks about the future of the services market.
NATO Agency Seeking Bids for IT Modernization ProgramUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi3/17/2017 2:42 PM0 Approved3/17/2017 2:50 PM
NATO's communication and information technology arm is seeking industry partnerships as it takes on a multi-year modernization effort for its information-technology systems, according to the organization's acquisition director.

Lockheed Martin to Deliver Powerful Laser to ArmyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh3/17/2017 11:25 AM1 Approved3/17/2017 11:34 AM
A powerful 60-kilowatt laser that could knock out enemy drones or burn a hole through a truck will soon be delivered to the Army.

Pentagon: $30B Budget Bump in 2017 Only a ‘Down Payment’Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin3/16/2017 7:52 PM0 Approved3/16/2017 7:54 PM
Pentagon: $30B Budget Bump in 2017 Only a ‘Down Payment’
Lockheed Martin Contract to Fight Cyber Crime RenewedUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh3/16/2017 3:38 PM0 Approved3/16/2017 3:48 PM
The General Services Administration has renewed a contract with Lockheed Martin to run a Defense Department cyber crime center, a company executive said March 16.

Invitation Imminent for Industry Participation in Air Force Light-Attack Aircraft ExperimentUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi3/16/2017 3:11 PM1 Approved3/16/2017 3:36 PM
Industry can expect an invitation March 17 to participate in the U.S. Air Force's light-attack aircraft experiment, known as OA-X, a top service acquisition leader said. A commercial-off-the-shelf aircraft could provide light attack and close-air support to fourth- and fifth-generation fighters and help the service save money, Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch, military deputy, office of the assistant Air Force secretary for Acquisition, said March 16 at an Air Force Association event in Arlington, Virginia.
Army Rapid Capabilities Office Seeks to Emulate Special Operations CommandUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi3/15/2017 12:55 PM1 Approved3/15/2017 12:59 PM
The Army’s Rapid Capabilities Office is borrowing ideas from Special Operations Command’s acquisition branch as it seeks to usher new technologies into the force.
Army Will Start Experimenting With New Combat Vehicle ConceptsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor3/14/2017 5:11 PM3 Approved3/14/2017 5:13 PM
The Army aims to have technology demonstrators for a next-generation combat vehicle completed within about five years, according to the director of mounted requirements at the service’s Maneuver Center of Excellence.
Army Official: Business Reforms Needed ASAPUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor3/14/2017 11:45 AM0 Approved3/14/2017 11:49 AM
The Army’s ability to secure sufficient funding from Congress for modernization in the coming years will depend on the success or failure of the Pentagon’s business reform agenda, a service leader said March 14.
BAE Systems Eyeing Opportunities for Unmanned Combat VehicleUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor3/14/2017 9:54 AM1 Approved3/14/2017 10:01 AM
BAE Systems is reintroducing an unmanned combat vehicle prototype as the Army pursues “robotic wingman” technology.
‘Multi-Domain Battle’ Concept Will Shape Army ProcurementUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor3/13/2017 2:25 PM0 Approved3/13/2017 3:26 PM
The pursuit of “multi-domain battle” capabilities will help dictate the Army’s acquisition priorities in the coming years, service leaders said March 13.
Despite Budget Boost, Army Investments in Future Weapons Stuck in IdleUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin3/13/2017 9:54 AM2 Approved3/13/2017 10:01 AM
Trump’s proposed military buildup would pump billions of dollars into Army coffers, but little of that money will be spent to design and develop new weapon systems.
Italy’s Leonardo Embraces Underdog Status in U.S. Air Force Trainer CompetitionUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin3/12/2017 5:31 PM0 Approved3/12/2017 5:35 PM
 Italy’s Leonardo Embraces Underdog Status in U.S. Air Force Trainer Competition
Air Force Takes Step Toward Allowing Contractors to Run Space Ground SystemsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson3/9/2017 10:42 AM0 Approved3/9/2017 10:49 AM
The Air Force is kicking off a pilot program that may lead to contractors taking over day-to-day operations of some of its satellite systems.

Launch Backlog Frustrating Satellite OperatorsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor3/8/2017 2:44 PM0 Approved3/8/2017 2:47 PM
Commercial satellite operators, which supply most of the bandwidth needed by the military for global communications, are having a difficult time finding rockets to loft their spacecraft after two major launch providers have suffered recent technical problems.
Air Force at Standstill Developing Follow-On Communications SatellitesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor3/7/2017 3:25 PM0 Approved3/7/2017 3:28 PM
The Air Force is continuing to study how it wants to proceed with developing its next-generation of military communications satellites, said a service official March 7. And it has no timeline in mind for when it might start new acquisition cycles.
Bezos' Blue Origin Space Company Introduces Next-Generation Reusable RocketUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor3/7/2017 12:08 PM0 Approved3/7/2017 12:16 PM
Amazon founder and space entrepreneur Jeff Bezos announced March 7 that commercial satellite operator Eutelsat will be the first paying customer for his next-generation reusable rocket, which is named after his boyhood hero, Mercury astronaut John Glenn.
Trump’s Budget Plan Hits Wall of Opposition: Is the Military Buildup in Jeopardy?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin3/5/2017 3:50 PM2 Approved3/5/2017 3:54 PM
Trump’s Budget Plan Hits Wall of Opposition: Is the Military Buildup in Jeopardy?
Air Force Investing in Live-Virtual-Constructive Technology Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi3/3/2017 5:06 PM0 Approved3/3/2017 5:22 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. — The U.S. Air Force will rely on a blend of live, virtual and constructive techniques to prepare its airmen to fight future battles in multiple domains at once and across disciplines, service leaders said March 3.
Flight Tests for Laser-Equipped AC-130 Expected in FY18Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi3/3/2017 2:34 PM3 Approved3/3/2017 2:36 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. — The Air Force Special Operations leader told reporters March 3 that the command is “months to maybe a year out” from flight testing a directed energy weapon aboard an AC-130 gunship.
Goldfein: Data Fusion Central to the Future of Air WarfareUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi3/2/2017 4:30 PM0 Approved3/2/2017 4:33 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. — The Air Force needs industry's help to take its next-generation command-and-control systems to the next level, the service chief of staff said March 2.

Soldiers Prepare for Possibility of Chemical AttacksUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin3/1/2017 3:11 PM0 Approved3/1/2017 3:12 PM
Soldiers Prepare for Possibility of Chemical Attacks.Teams of U.S. and South Korean soldiers are now training for such eventuality.
Boeing, Leonardo Team Up for Air Force Huey Replacement ProgramUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi3/1/2017 2:25 PM0 Approved3/2/2017 11:03 AM
The Boeing Co. plans to partner with Leonardo Helicopters to offer the MH-139 multi-mission rotorcraft as a replacement for the Air Force's UH-1N light utility helicopter, according to company executives.
Military Rethinking How to Wage Space WarsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin2/27/2017 9:40 AM0 Approved2/27/2017 9:44 AM
How to defend satellites in space has moved up the list of top issues in U.S. war planning.
Air Force Leader Wants More Aggressive Push for ‘Sixth-Gen’ CapabilitiesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi2/24/2017 1:21 PM4 Approved2/24/2017 1:23 PM
The Air Force needs to more aggressively pursue a next-generation platform capable of penetrating deep into hostile airspace, the head of Air Combat Command said Feb. 24.
Air Force Budget Request to Include Light Attack Aircraft ExperimentUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi2/23/2017 2:41 PM1 Approved2/23/2017 4:28 PM
The Air Force's supplemental budget request will include funds to pay for an experiment that may lead to the procurement of a commercial-off-the-shelf light attack aircraft, the service's chief of staff said Feb. 23.

Navy Drafting 30-Year Research-and-Development RoadmapUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh2/23/2017 2:17 PM2 Approved2/23/2017 2:28 PM
The Navy’s research-and-development arm is drafting a 30-year plan to help it map out the introduction of new technologies, a service official said Feb. 23.

An Early Look at Mattis’ Cost-Cutting StrategyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin2/23/2017 1:28 PM2 Approved2/23/2017 1:29 PM
An Early Look at Mattis’ Cost-Cutting Strategy Business Reforms Acquisition Overhaul
Complications Loom for Trump’s Defense BudgetUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin2/20/2017 1:21 PM0 Approved2/20/2017 1:26 PM
Complications Loom for Trump’s Defense Budget
Vendors Cautiously Optimistic As Army Prepares to Solicit New Bids for Soldier RadiosUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin2/17/2017 4:19 PM0 Approved2/19/2017 5:38 AM
Vendors Cautiously Optimistic As Army Prepares to Solicit New Bids for Soldier Radios
IARPA Hits Stride Funneling New Tech to Intel Community Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson2/16/2017 1:50 PM0 Approved2/16/2017 2:10 PM
BETHESDA, Md. — The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, the spy agencies’ technology incubator, celebrated its 10th year by transitioning a large number of programs to its clients, its director said Feb. 15.
Special Operations Iron Man Suit on Track for 2018 DebutUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi2/15/2017 3:26 PM2 Approved2/15/2017 3:30 PM
Special Operations Command's much talked about tactical assault light operator suit is on track to make its debut in 2018, SOCOM's chief acquisitions executive said Feb.15.
SOCOM Commander: Expanding Missions Require New Technologies Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor2/14/2017 11:48 AM0 Approved2/21/2017 8:15 AM
BETHESDA, Md. — U.S. Special Operations Forces are seeking portable and flexible technologies, particularly in the realm of sensors, unmanned systems and data processing, to counter an ever-growing and diverse mission set, the command’s leader said Feb. 14.

Military Plays Catch Up As Consumer Robots Get Smarter and CheaperUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin2/13/2017 2:25 PM1 Approved2/13/2017 2:26 PM
Military Plays Catch Up As Consumer Robots Get Smarter and Cheaper
Deployed Troops Virtually Join Families at Super BowlUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Vivienne Machi2/8/2017 2:25 PM0 Approved2/10/2017 12:21 PM
During the recent Super Bowl, a major car manufacturer celebrated the U.S. military by virtually transporting several servicemembers stationed overseas to stadium seats next to their loved ones at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.
Air Force Chief Not Surprised Companies Are Dropping Out of T-X ProgramUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh2/7/2017 12:44 PM1 Approved2/7/2017 12:46 PM
It is not surprising that companies are dropping out of the highly anticipated T-X trainer program, the chief of staff of the Air Force said Feb. 7.
Defense Buildup: More Money for Existing Systems, Less for Next-Generation WeaponsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin2/6/2017 4:56 PM0 Approved2/6/2017 5:03 PM
Budget forecasters are beginning to paint a picture of what the Trump administration’s defense buildup might look like. Almost everyone agrees that spending will not skyrocket to the level congressional hawks and defense industry would like, so the question is how the Pentagon will prioritize whatever additional funding it winds up receiving.
Military Lags in Exploiting Artificial IntelligenceUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin2/6/2017 11:00 AM2 Approved2/6/2017 11:47 AM
Even as their needs for data analysis continue to grow, the U.S. military and intelligence communities are not harnessing machine learning technology to its full potential.
Few Clues Emerge on Defense Budget EndgameUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin2/2/2017 3:48 PM0 Approved2/2/2017 3:49 PM
Defense pundits and industry watchers were surprised this week when the Pentagon released extensive new “budget guidance” from Secretary James Mattis that spells out the process for how the Pentagon will justify its upcoming funding request to Congress.
Marine Corps to Plead Case for More Aircraft, Spare Parts, Maintenance CrewsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin2/1/2017 2:38 PM3 Approved2/1/2017 2:38 PM
Marine Corps to Plead Case for More Aircraft, Spare Parts, Maintenance Crews
F-35 Review: A Fresh Look at the Industrial BaseUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin1/29/2017 6:29 PM3 Approved1/29/2017 6:30 PM
F-35 Review: A Fresh Look at the Industrial Base
Army Seeks to Tap Into Auto Industry’s Massive R&D SpendingUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin1/28/2017 6:13 PM1 Approved1/28/2017 6:17 PM
Army Seeks to Tap Into Auto Industry’s Massive R&D Spending
Turbulent Times for Civilian Defense WorkersUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin1/26/2017 6:01 PM0 Approved1/26/2017 6:05 PM
Turbulent Times for Defense Civilian Workers
The Defense Budget Could Take Backseat to Other Political PrioritiesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor1/23/2017 4:23 PM0 Approved1/23/2017 4:26 PM
President Donald Trump’s plan to increase defense spending could be delayed as Republicans and Democrats fight over other administration priorities, analysts said Jan. 23.
Defense Secretary Mattis ‘Hits Ground Running’Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin1/23/2017 2:11 PM2 Approved1/23/2017 2:11 PM
Defense Secretary Mattis ‘Hits Ground Running’
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 PM1 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.

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