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Laser Weapons: Technology Evolves but Politically a Tough SellUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).New
Brian Taylor7/28/2015 5:25 PM0 Approved7/28/2015 5:34 PM
Laser Weapons: Technology Evolves but Politically a Tough Sell
Researchers Study How Terror Messages Spread on TwitterUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille7/24/2015 3:56 PM0 Approved7/24/2015 4:19 PM
Researchers with backgrounds in computer and social sciences at Arizona State University have begun studying how information from terrorist organizations goes viral on social media websites.


 
Study: Contractor Protests Have Negligible Impact on Defense AcquisitionsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor7/24/2015 3:25 PM0 Approved7/24/2015 5:01 PM
Contractor protests have negligible impact on defense acquisitions.
ISIS Gaining Support in U.S. Through Social Media PropagandaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille7/24/2015 3:01 PM0 Approved7/24/2015 3:01 PM
Islamist terrorist groups, such as ISIS, are becoming better at recruiting Americans through the use of social media, experts said at a recent panel discussion.

New Technologies to Improve Soldiers’ Detection and Targeting Capabilities (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille7/23/2015 11:28 AM0 Approved7/23/2015 12:19 PM
The Army is developing cutting edge sensor and aiming technologies that will make it easier for U.S. soldiers to find and target their enemies. The new capability, which officials are calling “rapid target acquisition” or RTA, combines the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle III and the Family of Weapon Sights-Individual.
Army Chief of Staff Nominee: Service Chiefs Need Enhanced Role in AcquisitionUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille7/21/2015 4:35 PM0 Approved7/21/2015 4:37 PM
Gen. Mark A. Milley, nominee for the Army chief of staff, said July 21 in his confirmation hearing that the service chiefs need greater involvement in the acquisition process.
 
Advocates Call For Additional Coast Guard National Security CutterUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille7/21/2015 3:47 PM1 Approved7/23/2015 9:35 AM
As the Coast Guard takes delivery of its fifth national security cutter, some advocates are calling for the program to be extended.
Army’s Rapid Response Units Demand Better Mobile CommunicationsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin7/21/2015 10:23 AM0 Approved7/21/2015 10:33 AM
Army’s Rapid Response Units Demand Better Mobile Communications
Pentagon Pushing Back Forcefully Against McCain’s Procurement ReformsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin7/18/2015 1:46 PM0 Approved7/20/2015 7:16 AM
Pentagon Pushing Back Forcefully Against McCain’s Procurement Reforms
Lack of Aircraft, Ships Leaving U.S. Maritime Borders VulnerableUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille7/17/2015 2:27 PM0 Approved7/17/2015 2:28 PM
A lack of ships and aircraft has left U.S. maritime borders vulnerable to crimes such as drug smuggling, human trafficking and potential terrorism, Department of Homeland Security officials said at a Senate hearing July 15.
Report: ‘Internet of Things’ Poses Cyber Threat to Companies Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille7/16/2015 3:11 PM0 Approved7/16/2015 3:13 PM
Employees working from home can put their companies at risk for data breaches, a recent report showed. Cyber attacks on home networks have increased significantly in the past year, mainly because they are “so easy to execute” and hackers can often go in undetected, according to the 2015 Dell Security Annual Threat Report.
Littoral Combat Ship USS Little Rock to Set SailUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh7/16/2015 2:59 PM0 Approved7/16/2015 3:01 PM
The ninth littoral combat ship, the USS Little Rock, will be christened and launched July 18 in Marinette, Wisconsin.
No End in Sight for Defense Acquisition Roller CoasterUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille7/16/2015 1:35 PM0 Approved7/16/2015 1:37 PM
The absence of a long-term budget likely will precipitate more acquisition programs delays
Civil Affairs Units Shifting Focus to Conflict DeterrenceUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor7/14/2015 2:39 PM1 Approved7/14/2015 3:06 PM
U.S military civil affairs teams are shifting from reconstruction and post-combat stabilization efforts to conflict prevention as the global security environment becomes more uncertain, and forces become smaller, according to a report published July 9 by a non-profit research organization.
‘Dangerous World’ Rhetoric Not Driving Up Defense SpendingUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin7/10/2015 2:58 PM1 Approved7/10/2015 3:01 PM
‘Dangerous World’ Rhetoric Not Driving Up Defense Spending
Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Nominee Dunford: Russia Greatest Threat to National SecurityUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille7/9/2015 4:58 PM1 Approved7/9/2015 4:59 PM
Russia is currently the greatest threat to U.S national security, according to Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, the nominee for the chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Lawmakers Starting to See Value in a New BRAC Round Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille7/9/2015 1:12 PM3 Approved7/9/2015 1:29 PM
Members of Congress are increasingly starting to see the benefits of a new round of base realignment and closures, commonly referred to as BRAC, said the ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee.
Experts: Concerns About a Nuclear Iran Will Remain Even If Accord Is ReachedUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille7/8/2015 3:24 PM1 Approved7/8/2015 3:28 PM
Arab countries will continue to be concerned about the possibility of a nuclear Iran even if Tehran reaches a diplomatic accord with the West, experts said June 7.
Northrop Grumman’s Naval Combat Drones Get Lifeline (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin7/8/2015 11:44 AM1 Approved7/9/2015 11:11 AM
Northrop Grumman’s X-47B Naval Combat Drones Get Lifeline
Retired Admirals Decry Lack of Carriers in Persian Gulf Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille7/7/2015 5:04 PM3 Approved7/7/2015 5:04 PM
A carrier gap in the Persian Gulf will make U.S. forces more vulnerable as they grow more embroiled in a conflict with the so-called Islamic State, a group of retired Navy admirals said July 7 in Washington, D.C.
Army Embeds Cyber Forces in Combat Training Drills (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor7/2/2015 1:31 PM0 Approved7/6/2015 9:28 AM
Army Embeds Cyber Forces in Combat Training Drills
New Export Rule for Defense-Funded Technology Raises AlarmsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin7/1/2015 2:33 PM1 Approved7/1/2015 3:00 PM
New Exports Rules for Defense-Funded Technology Raise Alarms
TRADOC Leader: Uncertain Future Biggest Threat to ArmyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh6/30/2015 11:55 AM3 Approved6/30/2015 12:03 PM
Army leaders face a future of unknown threats that will require them to be agile and adaptable, the head of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command said June 30.
Defense Officials: Times are Good for Small Business Contractors Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin6/28/2015 6:29 AM0 Approved6/29/2015 8:37 AM
Times are Good for Small Business Contractors
Confusion Reigns Over OPM Data BreachUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille6/26/2015 4:49 PM0 Approved6/26/2015 4:53 PM
The Office of Personnel Management and the FBI have wildly divergent estimates of the total number of individuals affected by recent OPM data breaches, and the discrepancy of approximately 14 million has caused concern amongst lawmakers.
Space Command: U.S Will Need More Russian RD-180 Engines (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille6/26/2015 4:05 PM0 Approved7/6/2015 8:43 AM
U.S space agencies must complete a purchase of Russian-made RD-180 rocket engines until a domestically produced equivalent is ready for use, the head of U.S. Space Command said June 26.
Cautious Optimism on Procurement Reforms Ahead of NDAA DebateUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille6/26/2015 3:11 PM0 Approved6/26/2015 3:41 PM
Cautious Optimism on Procurement Reforms Ahead of NDAA Debate
McCaul: Senate Must Pass Cyber Security BillsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh6/24/2015 2:29 PM0 Approved6/24/2015 3:07 PM
The Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security slammed colleagues in the Senate for what he said is an unacceptable delay in passing desperately needed cyber security legislation.
McChrystal: More Cooperation Needed Between Military Operators, IntelligenceUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille6/24/2015 2:20 PM1 Approved6/24/2015 2:21 PM
Information sharing and cooperation between military and intelligence communities has significantly improved but more can still be done, said retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, former commander of U.S. and International Security Assistance Forces in Afghanistan.
 
NSA Not Yet Pointing Finger at China as Suspect in OPM Data Theft (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh6/24/2015 12:38 PM0 Approved6/25/2015 10:20 AM
The National Security Agency is not yet saying whether China was to blame for the massive data breach at the Office of Personnel Management that resulted in the theft of millions of government worker records, according to its director.
Study: Pentagon Missing Target on Air Weapon InvestmentsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille6/23/2015 4:39 PM2 Approved6/24/2015 8:09 AM
Study: Pentagon Missing Target on Air Weapon Investments
Work: U.S. Must Demonstrate Ability to Fight in Space (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor6/23/2015 12:16 PM1 Approved6/23/2015 4:54 PM
In order to deter potential adversaries, the U.S. military must demonstrate its ability to wage war in the space realm, the Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work said June 23 in a speech in Washington, D.C.
Oshkosh Lands $780 Million Contract to Refurbish Heavy TrucksUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille6/22/2015 4:25 PM0 Approved6/22/2015 4:26 PM
The Army on June 19 tapped Oshkosh Defense to refurbish its fleet of battle-worn heavy tactical wheeled vehicles.
Army Equipment Buyers Could Borrow a Few Ideas From Foreign PeersUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin6/19/2015 2:35 PM1 Approved6/19/2015 2:39 PM
Army Equipment Buyers Could Borrow a Few Ideas From Foreign Peers
Military Innovation Could Lead to Energy Efficient TechnologyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille6/18/2015 3:17 PM0 Approved6/18/2015 3:44 PM
Technological innovations in the defense industry could have the capacity to solve problems posed by climate change, said a former Pentagon official.
Deployment of Nationwide Public Safety Network to Begin in 2018Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille6/18/2015 2:27 PM0 Approved6/18/2015 2:52 PM
The deployment of the country’s first nationwide public safety broadband network is expected to begin in 2018, the project's acting director said June 16.
Lockheed Sees Potential MEADS Buyers All Across EuropeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin6/18/2015 8:00 AM0 Approved6/18/2015 9:44 AM
Lockheed Sees Potential MEADS Buyers All Across Europe
Report: Little Being Done to Combat Insider ThreatsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille6/17/2015 2:10 PM1 Approved6/17/2015 2:12 PM
Despite high profile cases of employees stealing information from intelligence agencies and the military, companies and organizations are taking few steps to thwart insider threats, a recently released report said.
Coast Guard Rolls Out Cyber StrategyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh6/17/2015 10:01 AM0 Approved6/17/2015 10:04 AM
As cyber threats grow more pervasive, the Coast Guard is investing more resources to detect and stop attacks on its networks that occur on a daily basis, said the service’s commandant June 16.
TSA Scandal Blamed on Lack of Inter-Agency Information SharingUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille6/16/2015 5:07 PM0 Approved6/16/2015 5:08 PM
A recent Transportation Security Administration scandal involving dozens of airport workers who passed security background checks despite being on terrorist watch lists was due to a lack of information sharing, a House hearing revealed June 16.
Community Looks to F-35 to Help Recover from Defense DownturnUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin6/16/2015 2:28 PM0 Approved6/16/2015 2:34 PM
Community Looks to F-35 to Help Recover from Defense Downturn
Cybersecurity Legislation: What It Means for the Private SectorUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin6/15/2015 1:05 PM0 Approved6/16/2015 8:27 AM
Cybersecurity Legislation: What It Means for the Private Sector
U.S. Government Stepping Up Advocacy of Arms ExportsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin6/12/2015 10:20 AM0 Approved6/12/2015 10:23 AM
U.S. Government Stepping Up Advocacy of Arms Exports
New Virus Poses Threat to Computer FirmwareUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille6/11/2015 4:44 PM0 Approved6/11/2015 4:46 PM
Computer security experts have identified an emerging virus, written by a group of cyber criminals known as the “Equation Group,” which has the ability to irreparably corrupt and disable firmware.
Europe Joins Middle East as Battleground for U.S. Missile Defense SalesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin6/11/2015 1:14 PM0 Approved6/11/2015 1:15 PM
U.S. defense firms are stepping up their marketing game in Europe as they seek to boost sales of big-ticket missile defense systems.
Analysts Worried About Economic Consequences of Shoulder-Fired Missile AttacksUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Jon Harper6/10/2015 4:52 PM0 Approved6/10/2015 5:05 PM
The proliferation of shoulder-fired missiles among militant groups in North Africa and the Middle East could have devastating economic consequences, according to experts.
Shyu: Congressional Acquisition Reform Bills in Line with Service RecommendationsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille6/10/2015 3:55 PM0 Approved6/10/2015 5:05 PM
Many of the acquisition reform proposals made by the Senate and House Armed Services Committees are in agreement with suggestions from top service officials, said Heidi Shyu, the Army's assistant secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology.
New Army Radios to Provide SATCOM to Every SoldierUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille6/9/2015 4:41 PM2 Approved6/15/2015 1:06 PM
New Army Radios Would Provide SATCOM to Every Soldier
Financial Waste in Afghanistan Points to Larger Problems in U.S. GovernmentUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille6/9/2015 2:45 PM5 Approved6/9/2015 3:00 PM
Wasted taxpayer dollars in Afghanistan are indicative of larger problems of accountability and wasteful spending habits within the U.S. government, said a congressional watchdog June 9.
DARPA Competition Showcases Robotic ProwessUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin6/7/2015 3:05 PM0 Approved6/8/2015 8:04 AM
DARPA Competition Showcases Robotic Prowess
Stakes Are High for BAE Systems in Upcoming Army Contract AwardUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille6/6/2015 11:48 AM0 Approved6/7/2015 2:34 PM
The Army is expected to select a contractor to design a new antimissile system for helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft
DARPA’s Battle-of-the-Robots Kicks OffUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille6/5/2015 9:32 AM0 Approved6/5/2015 10:35 AM
POMONA, Calif. – Money, pride and prestige are on the line as robotics teams from all over the world meet in Southern California this weekend to compete in a Pentagon-sponsored contest.
Bleak Outlook for Firearms Maker ColtUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin6/4/2015 9:55 AM0 Approved6/8/2015 8:28 AM
Military firearms producer Colt Defense narrowly avoided financial collapse in November.
Mabus: Eliminate Bureaucratic Redundancies Not Weapon SystemsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille6/2/2015 1:31 PM2 Approved6/2/2015 1:49 PM
As the Navy's top line shrinks, those looking to make budget cuts should consider taking the fat out of the Defense Department bureaucracy as opposed to taking equipment from war fighters, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said June 2.
Pentagon Ready to Ramp Up F-35 Production, Studies Options for Logistics SupportUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin5/29/2015 3:29 PM8 Approved5/29/2015 3:34 PM
The Pentagon Ready to Ramp Up F-35 Production, Studies Options for Logistics Support
Odierno: Iraqi Army Faces Leadership IssuesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh5/28/2015 12:49 PM1 Approved5/28/2015 2:01 PM
As the Iraqi army stumbles against the Islamic State, it is clear there is a leadership problem in its ranks, said the U.S. Army’s chief of staff May 28.
Canada’s Business Incubator Program Funds New Technology for Military CommunicationsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor5/26/2015 4:09 PM1 Approved5/27/2015 7:58 AM
Canada is funding Rockwell Collins' wideband high-frequency prototype radios
With McCain’s Acquisition Reform Proposal, the Pendulum Swings AgainUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin5/24/2015 1:15 PM3 Approved5/26/2015 2:51 PM
The Senate Armed Services Committee released an extensive list of proposals to streamline military acquisitions
SOCOM Engineers Examining Capability Tradeoffs of ‘Iron Man Suit’Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille5/21/2015 1:47 PM1 Approved5/21/2015 2:30 PM
TAMPA, Fla. – Engineers at U.S. Special Operations command are in the process of sorting through the tradeoffs between size, weight and power as they seek to develop a revolutionary tactical assault light operator suit, according to program officials.
Air Force’s Aging Bombers Get Digital MakeoverUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin5/21/2015 1:16 PM1 Approved5/21/2015 1:20 PM
The Air Force plans to continue to update its aging aircraft so they can stay in service until at least 2040.
Sikorsky S-97 Raider About to Take to the SkiesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille5/21/2015 8:48 AM0 Approved5/21/2015 9:01 AM
TAMPA, Fla. – Sikorsky’s S-97 Raider prototype is almost ready for its maiden flight, according to a company executive.
Secretary of the Navy: Cyber is the Future of WarfareUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille5/20/2015 3:13 PM0 Approved5/21/2015 7:51 AM
The Navy must improve cyber security protocols in everything from weapons to command-and-control systems to communications platforms as adversaries continue to invest in their network warfare capabilities, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus said May 20.
Air Force Top Scientist Predicts Better Future for Drone PilotsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin5/20/2015 2:25 PM0 Approved5/20/2015 2:28 PM
Air Force researchers and technologists are working to improve drone control stations.
Special Operations Command Outlines New Sensor, Platform RoadmapUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor5/20/2015 1:23 PM0 Approved5/20/2015 1:26 PM
TAMPA, Fla. – U.S. Special Operations Command leaders May 20 outlined a new roadmap for how it plans to buy and deploy its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platforms in the years ahead.
 
Industry Liaison Office Opens Door to Doing Business With SOCOMUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille5/20/2015 8:58 AM0 Approved5/20/2015 8:59 AM
TAMPA, Fla. – U.S. Special Operations Command awards $3 billion in contracts each year. For companies that have a product that could help special operators accomplish their missions, SOCOM’s technology and industry liaison office offers them a chance to get a piece of the pie.
SOCOM Leaders: We Need More Non-Traditional Technology PartnersUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille5/19/2015 4:59 PM0 Approved5/20/2015 8:11 AM
TAMPA, Fla. – U.S. Special Operations Command needs to find new partners among industry and academia to meet the challenges ahead, SOCOM leaders said May 19.
Too Many Grounded Aircraft Put a Crimp on Marine OperationsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin5/19/2015 1:30 PM3 Approved5/19/2015 1:46 PM
Approximately 19 percent of the Marine Corps aviation inventory currently is grounded.
Japan to Bid on Australian Joint Project for Next-Generation SubmarinesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille5/19/2015 1:13 PM0 Approved5/19/2015 1:31 PM
The Japanese government has given its defense industry permission to bid on an Australian attack submarine contract — another sign that the Asian nation is shedding its former pacifistic policies and willing to export weapons of war, an expert said.
Air Force Signs Agreements With Major Defense Contractors to Cut Red TapeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin5/15/2015 3:31 PM0 Approved6/2/2015 8:21 AM
The Air Force Materiel Command will sign business partnerships with major contractors
Navy Will Take 'Asymmetric' Approaches in Undersea WarfareUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille5/14/2015 6:18 PM1 Approved5/14/2015 6:18 PM
A key component of the Navy's submarine strategy is taking advantage of asymmetric warfare as adversaries build up their undersea anti-access/aerial-denial capabilities, said the commander of the U.S. submarine forces May 14.
Defense Technologists: We Do Things the Private Sector Does NotUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor5/14/2015 5:07 PM1 Approved5/14/2015 5:08 PM
Defense Technologists: We Do Things the Private Sector Does Not
Washington Think Tanks Make Big Push for Defense ReformsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Jon Harper5/14/2015 3:20 PM1 Approved5/14/2015 3:25 PM
Defense analysts from 15 think tanks across the political spectrum have joined forces to push lawmakers and the Pentagon to implement sweeping reforms that would free up money to invest in modernization and readiness.
Navy Secretary Unveils New Plan to Recruit, Retain Skilled Sailors and MarinesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille5/13/2015 10:22 AM0 Approved5/13/2015 10:44 AM
In an effort to retain service members and modernize the workforce, the Navy and Marine Corps will be implementing several new personnel policies, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced May 13.
Defense Contractor ‘Reinvents Itself’ to Operate Under Foreign OwnershipUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin5/13/2015 8:48 AM0 Approved5/13/2015 9:04 AM
SafeNet had to reinvent itself to continue to sell to the government
Analyst: Global Defense Drone Market BoomingUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh5/8/2015 4:18 PM0 Approved5/8/2015 4:26 PM
Over the next 10 years, the global unmanned aerial system market will continue to make exponential gains, said one analyst May 7.
New Era of U.S.-Japan Defense Cooperation Sparks Debate (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille5/8/2015 11:31 AM0 Approved5/18/2015 11:35 AM
The United States and Japan in April approved new guidelines for defense cooperation between the two nations, but questions remain on who will actually benefit from the relationship and whether the guidelines will have a lasting impact.
Navy Leader: Drones of the Future Must Work in TandemUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh5/7/2015 2:24 PM0 Approved5/7/2015 5:33 PM
The Navy wants to weave together imagery gathered by multiple ship-launched unmanned aircraft in order to provide it with better battle space views, a service official said May 6.
Navy to Lean On Industry as Cyber Threats GrowUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor5/6/2015 4:07 PM0 Approved5/6/2015 4:09 PM
The Navy’s newly released five-year strategic plan for cyber operations calls for enhanced collaboration with industry to meet the service’s demands in the digital realm.
FAA Announces ‘Pathfinder’ Initiative to Improve Drone OperationsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh5/6/2015 3:41 PM0 Approved5/6/2015 3:49 PM
The Federal Aviation Administration will work with three companies — CNN, PrecisionHawk and BNSF Railway — to test new drone operations in the national airspace, said the agency’s administrator May 6.
Congressman Slams FAA’s Drone RegulationsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille5/6/2015 11:24 AM0 Approved5/6/2015 11:25 AM
It’s “insanity” that U.S. companies are taking their unmanned aerial vehicle research-and-development dollars to other countries because of stringent Federal Aviation Administration regulations, a congressman said May 6.
Army Begins Massive Makeover of Combat Vehicle FleetUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin5/6/2015 10:40 AM3 Approved5/6/2015 10:42 AM
The Army will gut aging tanks and equip them with fresh components and electronics, including a new powerful targeting sensor.
Solar Panels Could Increase Endurance for Robotic SystemsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh5/6/2015 8:28 AM1 Approved5/6/2015 8:57 AM
By using solar cells along with traditional batteries, unmanned aerial vehicle manufacturers could triple or even quadruple a system’s endurance, said one industry executive May 6.
Analyst: Middle East Countries Moving Toward Integrated Missile Defense SystemUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Jon Harper5/5/2015 1:14 PM0 Approved5/5/2015 1:27 PM
The Arab nations of the Persian Gulf are moving toward creating an integrated regional missile defense system, an analyst with ties to officials in the Middle East said May 4.
Google Executive: Relations with FAA and Drone Industry ImprovingUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille5/5/2015 12:35 PM0 Approved5/5/2015 12:51 PM
Dialogue between the Federal Aviation Administration and the unmanned aerial system industry, which may lead to integrating the aircraft into national airspace, is improving, a Google executive said May 5.
Indago Drone Used for Disaster Relief Mission in VanuatuUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille5/5/2015 8:30 AM0 Approved5/5/2015 8:31 AM
After Cyclone Pam devastated the small Pacific nation of Vanuatu, Lockheed Martin’s Indago quad roto unmanned aerial vehicle was used to survey damage for two weeks.
Military Space Business Plagued by IndecisionUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin5/1/2015 3:16 PM0 Approved5/1/2015 3:47 PM
The military space community is mired in debate about how to modernize satellites
Lockheed Tests Casualty Evacuation Mission with K-MAX Drone (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh5/1/2015 2:12 PM0 Approved5/4/2015 1:44 PM
Using an unmanned cargo helicopter and ground vehicle, Lockheed Martin recently demonstrated that a robotic tandem could fulfill emergency casualty evacuation missions and rescue wounded soldiers.
Mabus Says Not Enough Funding to Comply with Congressional Cruiser PlanUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille4/30/2015 4:41 PM0 Approved4/30/2015 4:42 PM
A House Armed Services Committee plan to cut the Navy's cruiser modernization period in half will not work with the funding currently available, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus said April 30.
Navy Moving Closer to Acquiring Devastating Ship-Killing Stealth MissilesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/29/2015 11:36 AM1 Approved4/29/2015 11:51 AM
Top defense contractors are poised to compete in a major industry battle to develop autonomous missiles for the U.S. Navy.
FAA Small Drone Rule Comment Period Ends with Thousands of SubmissionsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh4/28/2015 3:03 PM0 Approved4/28/2015 3:14 PM
The comment period for the Federal Aviation Administration’s proposed small drone rule closed with approximately 4,500 submissions, said an FAA official April 28.
Air Force Enters Uncharted Acquisition Territory for RD-180 Rocket Engine Program Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson4/28/2015 12:37 PM1 Approved4/28/2015 12:43 PM
The head of Air Force Space Command said the effort to develop and build a new rocket engine through a public-private partnership will be complicated and unprecedented.
Pratt & Whitney Pushes Back on Two Critical F-35 Engine Reports Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson4/27/2015 3:34 PM4 Approved4/27/2015 3:40 PM
Joint strike fighter engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney said two recent reports by government watchdogs that were critical of its performance on the F135 program are accurate but don’t tell the whole story.
Ash Carter’s Idea of Disruptive Innovation: Unplug the Military From GPSUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/27/2015 11:42 AM3 Approved4/27/2015 11:43 AM
The GPS satellite, could be replaced in the foreseeable future by technology that is far cheaper and more resistant to jamming.
F-35 Maintenance Software Comes Under FireUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille4/24/2015 4:16 PM2 Approved4/24/2015 4:20 PM
ALIS is the autonomic logistics information system that continues to have problems.
Hostage Deaths Renew Debate on Role of CIA in Drone OperationsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh4/24/2015 3:12 PM0 Approved4/24/2015 3:37 PM
The news that a CIA-led drone strike killed two hostages in Pakistan in January may serve as a catalyst to shift some operations of the controversial program from the CIA to the Defense Department, a panel of experts said April 24.
Carter Unveils New Cyber Defense RoadmapUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille4/23/2015 2:37 PM0 Approved4/23/2015 2:37 PM
The Defense Department releases a new cyber strategy.
Carter’s Courtship of Silicon Valley Could Reshape Military-Industrial ComplexUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille4/22/2015 3:23 PM0 Approved4/23/2015 3:09 AM
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is looking to engage Silicon Valley
Delayed GPS Satellite Program Back on Track; Air Force Wants Competition Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor4/16/2015 4:13 PM0 Approved4/16/2015 4:15 PM
After a two year delay caused by a nonfunctional navigation payload, the Air Force's next-generation GPS program is back on track, senior officials said.
Air Force Gears Up for a Potential War in SpaceUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor4/16/2015 3:32 PM0 Approved4/16/2015 3:33 PM
The Air Force is making preparations for a conflict on Earth that escalates into space, senior leaders said April 15.
Panetta Back in Town, Blasts Washington DysfunctionUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh4/16/2015 10:24 AM0 Approved4/16/2015 11:48 AM
Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta had a familiar message for the crowd of Pentagon officials and defense industry executives: “The dysfunction in Washington, from my point view, is probably the greatest national security threat we face,” he said April 15.
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