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F-35 Maintenance Software Comes Under FireUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille4/24/2015 4:16 PM1 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.
Space Industry Consolidation Continues as Companies Seek Vertical IntegrationUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor4/16/2015 8:38 AM0 Approved4/16/2015 8:43 AM
Exelis Inc. and Harris Corp. here at the 31st annual Space Symposium have set up exhibit booths directly next to each other. By the next year's conference, they will be occupying the same spot.
Air Force to Make Infrared Data Collected by Satellites Available to AllUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor4/16/2015 8:05 AM0 Approved4/16/2015 8:09 AM
The Air Force has almost completed launching its fleet of space-based infrared sensing satellites, and is looking to the day when it can make all of its data publicly available, just as it does with GPS.
Military Leaders Warn Rebalance to Asia-Pacific Is at RiskUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor4/15/2015 5:03 PM0 Approved4/17/2015 10:27 AM
A shift of strategic resources to the Asia-Pacific region will be difficult if the government constrains the fiscal 2016 budget to Budget Control Act caps, said service officials April 15.
For Navy Shipbuilders, It’s Invest-or-Die TimeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/15/2015 10:00 AM0 Approved4/15/2015 10:12 AM
Shipbuilders are expected to invest in yard upgrades.
Space Commander: Launch Facilities 'Old and Creaky' Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor4/15/2015 9:25 AM0 Approved4/16/2015 3:32 PM
The U.S. government is poised to welcome new rocket providers, but the leader of space command said April 14 the nation's launch pads may not be able to accommodate them.
Industry Sees Increased Opportunities for Unmanned Underwater Drones Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille4/14/2015 6:45 PM0 Approved4/14/2015 6:48 PM
Manufacturers of unmanned underwater vehicles put their new models front and center at the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space conference. Executives said they hoped the burgeoning technology would be appeal to U.S. and foreign navies.
Coast Guard Commandant: Recapitalization Number One Priority (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille4/14/2015 4:04 PM1 Approved4/15/2015 8:26 AM
Recapitalizing the Coast Guard’s fleet of aging vessels is the sea service’s number one priority, said its commandant April 14.
Manufacturers Say Congress' RD-180 Engine Replacement Program a Waste of Money (Updated)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor4/14/2015 4:02 PM0 Approved4/14/2015 6:15 PM
Two candidates to replace a Russian-made rocket engine said they don't need taxpayer dollars to complete work on a U.S. version of the RD-180.
Overseas Demand for Combat Vessels Eludes U.S. ShipyardsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/14/2015 12:21 PM0 Approved4/14/2015 3:53 PM
The market for combat warships eludes U.S. shipyards.
Fiscal and Regional Challenges Threaten U.S. Strategy in PacificUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille4/14/2015 12:04 PM0 Approved4/14/2015 3:37 PM
The U.S. military will face several challenges as it attempts to shift strategic resources to the Asia-Pacific region, Navy and Marine Corps leaders said April 13.
Sea Service Officials Make Case for 'Forward Presence'Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor4/14/2015 9:05 AM0 Approved4/14/2015 3:44 PM
The future of the United States’ maritime strategy will be based on forward presence, building partnerships, projecting seapower and procuring innovative platforms, said military leaders April 13.
Dunford: Marine Corps Must Strike Readiness BalanceUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor4/13/2015 3:55 PM1 Approved4/14/2015 3:45 PM
As military budgets stay flat and threats around the world increase, the Marine Corps must better balance its deployed and non-deployed forces, said the service’s commandant April 13.
Under Budget Pressure, Sea Services Find Ways to Cut CostsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor4/13/2015 3:20 PM0 Approved4/14/2015 3:48 PM
Budgetary pressures are forcing the military to get more creative and employ innovative solutions to current problems, said maritime service chiefs April 13.
Lockheed Steps Up Marketing of Naval Missile Defense SystemUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/12/2015 12:54 PM1 Approved4/13/2015 7:03 AM
Lockheed Martin Corp. is eyeing opportunities in the international market for the Aegis air-defense antimissile system
Pentagon Unveils New Procurement Rules Aimed at Regaining Tech Edge Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/9/2015 6:20 PM0 Approved4/10/2015 8:33 AM
The Pentagon unveils Better Buying Power 3.0
Information Overload Could Complicate F-35 Deployments Aboard ShipsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/8/2015 4:04 PM0 Approved4/8/2015 4:13 PM
How will amphibious ships handle the massive data overload of the F-35B?
New Army Program Allows Companies to Submit Robotic Solutions Online (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille4/8/2015 11:38 AM0 Approved4/8/2015 1:46 PM
The Army opened a new online portal that will allow inventors and manufacturers to submit ideas and technologies that may be integrated onto military robotic platforms, service officials announced April 7.
Welsh: A-10 Warthog Retirement Cannot Be an ‘Emotional’ IssueUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh4/8/2015 10:59 AM15 Approved4/15/2015 2:24 PM
When it comes to divesting the A-10 Warthog — a close-air support aircraft   — the decision must be based on modernizing the fleet for the future and not on emotion, said the Air Force’s chief of staff April 8.
Analyst: Navy Needs to Get Real on Fleet Expansion PlansUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/7/2015 3:49 PM1 Approved4/7/2015 3:52 PM
Analysts believe that historical budget trends and political realities point to a far smaller Navy.
Army’s Acquisition Chief Pleads for Less Paperwork, BureaucracyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Valerie Insinna4/3/2015 11:19 AM0 Approved4/3/2015 11:24 AM
The military’s program managers are buried with mountains of paperwork. If Congress wants to reform the acquisition process, it can start by paring away some of that documentation, the Army’s head of acquisition told reporters April 1.
Odierno: Service Chiefs Need Bigger Role in AcquisitionUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin4/1/2015 6:43 PM0 Approved4/2/2015 7:04 AM
As Congress debates how to reform the acquisition process, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno has a suggestion: Get more input from the service chiefs.
Army Tactical Radios: The Struggle ContinuesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille4/1/2015 4:29 PM0 Approved4/1/2015 6:41 PM
The Army is seeking bids for two new radios under the HMS program.
Army Wants More Funding for Weapon PrototypingUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille4/1/2015 1:51 PM0 Approved4/1/2015 2:58 PM
TRADOC Commander to Army Acquisition: Buy Capabilities, Not ThingsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor4/1/2015 8:22 AM0 Approved4/1/2015 9:06 AM
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — The Army is venturing into a rapidly changing and unknowable future, and will need to invest in capabilities that help it seize advantages over its enemies, the commanding general of U.S. Training and Doctrine Command said March 31.
Army Officials Defend Decision to Buy Tracked Armored Multi-Purpose VehicleUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor3/31/2015 4:12 PM1 Approved3/31/2015 4:22 PM
Despite congressional scrutiny and a plethora of ongoing studies debating whether to procure a mixed fleet of wheeled and tracked armored multi-purpose vehicles, Army acquisition officials are comfortable with their decision to purchase a tracked AMPV, they said March 31.
New Advocacy Group Calls For Fully Funding the Navy in 2017 Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille3/26/2015 5:01 PM0 Approved3/26/2015 5:07 PM
A new coalition of sea service advocates called for Congress to fully fund the Navy in fiscal year 2017 with an additional $15 billion.
Why the Marine Corps Is Rushing to Deploy an Imperfect Combat AircraftUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille3/26/2015 4:55 PM2 Approved3/26/2015 5:00 PM
The Marine Corps will soon declare the F-35B ready for combat. But is it really?
First Purpose-Built UH-72A Training Helicopter on Its Way to Fort RuckerUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Valerie Insinna3/25/2015 4:11 PM0 Approved3/25/2015 4:13 PM
The first of the Army’s new training helicopters — the UH-72A Lakota light utility helicopter — rolled off Airbus’ Columbus, Mississippi, production line March 25, the company’s program manager announced.
Selling the F-35: Not the Program Manager's JobUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille3/24/2015 5:24 PM0 Approved3/24/2015 5:32 PM
The officer who oversees the $400 billion F-35 program says he is excited about growing international participation, but does not believe it is his job to promote the aircraft or serve as a program cheerleader.
Mission for New Bomber: Avert Procurement Death SpiralUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille3/20/2015 4:40 PM2 Approved3/21/2015 12:57 PM
The Air Force is just months away from choosing a design for its ultra secret stealth bomber.
Federation of American Scientists: Navy Should Phase Out Highly Enriched Uranium as Nuclear FuelUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille3/19/2015 3:53 PM1 Approved3/19/2015 4:25 PM
The Navy should consider phasing out its use of highly enriched uranium as fuel for nuclear-powered vessels in favor of a low enriched alternative, which is not as easily converted into nuclear weapons, a new study recommends.
Upgraded Shadow Drones to Work Alongside Apache Helicopters Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh3/19/2015 2:01 PM0 Approved3/19/2015 2:14 PM
An Army aviation battalion out of Fort Bliss, Texas, is the first unit to be equipped with the latest version of the Shadow unmanned aerial vehicle, which will be used alongside Apache attack helicopters for manned-unmanned teaming.
Laser Weapons Could Be Outfitted on Special Ops AircraftUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh3/18/2015 12:52 PM1 Approved3/18/2015 12:53 PM
Air Force Special Operations Command may one day fire more than cannons and small-diameter bombs off its gunships, its commander said March 18. AFSOC is considering how it could integrate emerging technologies such as laser guns and high-powered microwaves on its AC-130J Ghostrider gunship, said Air Force Lt. Gen. Bradley Heithold.
Pentagon Fears Losing Edge as Enemies Build Up ArsenalsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin3/17/2015 2:18 PM2 Approved3/17/2015 3:03 PM
The U.S. military arsenal historically has been regarded as a deterrent to aggression. But somehow along the way, the trends have reversed and the United States is now the one being deterred by the threat of massive enemy firepower. The Pentagon is working on a new a game plan to regain the edge against increasingly well armed enemies.
Ukraine Wants Help With Electronic Warfare ThreatUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Valerie Insinna3/17/2015 1:49 PM0 Approved3/17/2015 2:00 PM
Ukraine is seeking aid from the United States that would boost its ability to grapple with the sophisticated electronic warfare threats emanating from Russia, the commander of Army forces in Europe said March 17.
Analysts Predict Huge Weapon Program Cuts in Next Presidential AdministrationUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille3/16/2015 4:55 PM2 Approved3/16/2015 5:05 PM
The Defense Department should brace for a second "Bloody Monday" during the next presidential administration, said a panel of experts, referring to the day when former Defense Secretary Robert Gates eliminated several high-profile weapon programs.
Pentagon in Wait-and-See Mode as Committees Draft Budget BlueprintUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille3/15/2015 12:32 PM0 Approved3/15/2015 12:34 PM
The Pentagon will continue to press its case against sequester, said Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and technology.
Commercial Market May Outpace Military on Driverless VehiclesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille3/13/2015 4:11 PM2 Approved3/13/2015 4:56 PM
Sensors first developed by military contractors are fueling the development of commercial driverless vehicles, which may be available as early as 2018, a recently released report by Frost & Sullivan said.
Naval Services: We Need More ShipsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille3/13/2015 11:57 AM0 Approved3/13/2015 12:00 PM
The sea services unveiled a new overarching plan for how they intend to operate in the future.
Boeing-Saab Team Demonstrate Ground-Launched Small Diameter BombUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Valerie Insinna3/10/2015 3:26 PM1 Approved3/10/2015 3:29 PM
Boeing and Saab in February demonstrated a new version of Boeing’s small diameter bomb that can be safely fired from a ground artillery system. Now, they have to find their first customer, executives said March 10.
Air Force Launches New Campaign to Quell A-10 FirestormUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille3/8/2015 1:00 PM14 Approved3/8/2015 1:20 PM
In an unprecedented move, top Air Force leaders last week convened a “Close Air Support Summit.”
U.S. Pivot to Asia Requires a Stronger Europe, Experts Say Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Allyson Versprille3/4/2015 4:50 PM0 Approved3/4/2015 4:51 PM
A U.S. strategic shift to the Asia-Pacific region will be difficult to carry out as long as the NATO military alliance remains weak, analysts said during a panel discussion on March 4.
Congressmen Rally Behind Ohio-Class Submarine ReplacementUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh3/4/2015 12:58 PM1 Approved3/4/2015 1:25 PM
Congressmen gathered on Capitol Hill to tout the importance of replacing the nation’s aging ballistic missile equipped Ohio-class submarines.
Navy's V-22 Buy Sidesteps Conventional Procurement ProcessUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin3/2/2015 1:42 PM12 Approved3/2/2015 1:45 PM
The Navy opted to buy Bell-Boeing’s V-22 Osprey under an existing $6.5 billion five-year contract that the company signed with the Marine Corps in 2013.
U.S. to Allow Exports of Anti-Missile Systems for Military HelicoptersUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor3/2/2015 8:08 AM0 Approved3/2/2015 10:00 AM
The Defense Department has agreed to allow BAE Systems to export anti-missile technology that was developed in 2008 to protect Army helicopters from heat-seeking missiles.
Missing at IDEX: Fighter Aircraft DealsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor2/26/2015 10:26 AM0 Approved2/26/2015 10:35 AM
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Egypt’s decision just weeks ago to buy the Rafale has reverberated through the International Defense Exposition and Conference, but the event came and went with little indication of how other ongoing fighter jet competitions in the region will shake out.
China Brings Snippets of Defense Technology to IDEXUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor2/26/2015 9:53 AM1 Approved2/26/2015 10:00 AM
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — This week at the the International Defense Exposition and Conference, U.S. and NATO visitors got a taste of the technologies offered by near-peer competitor China, but only a taste.
Nations Racing to Overtake U.S. Lead in Drone DevelopmentUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh2/25/2015 2:40 PM0 Approved2/25/2015 2:59 PM
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Over the past 15 years, U.S. defense contractors have pioneered the development of unmanned aircraft and have produced some of the most famous and widely-used drones on the market, but international companies are trying to strip away that technical advantage by building comparable systems.
Army Secretary ‘Optimistic’ Sequestration Can Be AvertedUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh2/25/2015 11:59 AM0 Approved2/25/2015 12:00 PM
With a second round of sequestration looming over the Pentagon, John McHugh, the secretary of the Army said he was hopeful Congress could avert the mandatory budget cuts.

Lockheed Martin Aggressively Pursuing Missile Defense Export ContractsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor2/24/2015 8:26 AM0 Approved2/24/2015 8:41 AM
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Lockheed Martin is chasing sales of its missile defense systems at the International Defense Exposition and Conference and expects to ink deals in the future with several international customers including Qatar, Germany and Saudi Arabia, an official from the company said Feb. 24.
Heritage Foundation Jumps Into Defense Budget DebateUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin2/24/2015 8:23 AM0 Approved2/24/2015 8:31 AM
A new report from the conservative Heritage Foundation seeks to pour a fresh load of data into the debate over military spending
Upgraded Military Vehicles Make Debut at IDEXUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh2/23/2015 4:29 PM0 Approved2/23/2015 4:31 PM
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — The International Defense Exhibition and Conference opened its doors to visitors on Feb. 23 with companies from all over the world rolling out new military vehicles in hopes of attracting buyers.
NSA Chief: China, Russia Capable of Carrying Out ‘Cyber Pearl Harbor’ AttackUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh2/23/2015 3:48 PM0 Approved2/23/2015 4:00 PM
Nations such as China and Russia have enough offensive cyber capabilities to one day carry out a “cyber Pearl Harbor” attack, said the head of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command.
Bell-Boeing Expecting at Least Two International Orders for V-22 Osprey in 2015Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor2/23/2015 1:59 PM3 Approved2/23/2015 2:26 PM
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Bell-Boeing’s V-22 Osprey tiltrotor has yet to land an international contract, but company executives are betting that they will have two foreign customers in hand by the end of the year.
Pentagon’s Acquisition Chief to Promote U.S. Defense Tech at IDEXUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor2/23/2015 8:36 AM0 Approved2/23/2015 9:00 AM
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — The Pentagon’s acquisition chief is at the International Defense Exhibition & Conference this week to champion the U.S. defense industry and interact with regional officials. Such support could be vital for brokering sales to foreign nations at a time when U.S. military spending is flat.
IDEX Kicks Off as Middle East Turmoil Fuels Military SalesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor2/23/2015 8:24 AM0 Approved2/23/2015 8:35 AM
The largest military expo in the Middle East — the International Defense Exhibition and Conference widely known as IDEX — opened in Abu Dhabi on Feb. 22.  The expo could result in big sales as regional tensions, terrorist and leadership transitions propel increased demands for military equipment, experts said.
Defense R&D: Is the Reward Worth the Risk?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sarah Sicard2/21/2015 2:46 PM1 Approved2/21/2015 2:51 PM
The Pentagon's top contractors are taking a step back and hedging their bets
On Future Combat Vehicles, Army Takes Pragmatic ApproachUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin2/19/2015 1:00 PM3 Approved2/19/2015 3:07 PM
The lesson for the Army: It needs to set realistic goals and get on with modernizing the armor fleet before current vehicles become hopelessly outdated, said Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster
Lockheed CEO Hewson: F-35 Performance Will Drive ProfitsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sarah Sicard2/18/2015 7:25 PM0 Approved2/18/2015 7:53 PM
The price of the F-35 joint strike fighter will come down considerably over the next several years, said Lockheed Martin President and CEO Marillyn A. Hewson.
Air Force to Divest U-2, Global Hawk Block 40 Should Sequestration ReturnUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sarah Sicard2/18/2015 4:45 PM1 Approved2/18/2015 5:01 PM
The Air Force wants to keep both its U-2 spy planes and Global Hawk Block 40 unmanned aerial vehicles, but if sequestration returns in fiscal year 2016, it will not be able to afford either aircraft, the service's deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance said.
Defense Industry Pessimistic About Procurement ReformsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sarah Sicard2/15/2015 2:00 PM2 Approved2/15/2015 2:26 PM
Thornberry worries that the sluggish procurement system will erode the technological advantages the U.S. military has had for decades
Partnerships Key to Future U.S. Strategy in Asia-Pacific RegionUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh2/13/2015 8:41 AM0 Approved2/13/2015 8:48 AM
SAN DIEGO — The United States military plans to rebalance its forces toward the Asia-Pacific region in the coming years. Developing and strengthening partnerships with countries in the area will be critical to the success of this strategy, said a panel of retired admirals on Feb. 12.
Marine Corps Commandant Dunford: Alternatives for Amphibious Warships NeededUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh2/13/2015 8:24 AM0 Approved2/13/2015 8:37 AM
SAN DIEGO — The Marine Corps needs 50 amphibious warships to tend to all the missions it must perform around the globe, but there are currently only 31 available. The service will have to seek alternative platforms to fill that gap, said the commandant of the Marine Corps on Feb. 12.
Industry Leaders: Defense Department Must Adopt Commercial Market Practices Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh2/12/2015 8:26 AM0 Approved2/12/2015 8:28 AM
In order for industry to develop cutting edge technology, the Defense Department must adopt more commercial market practices as well as increase its communication with contractors, said leaders from Textron Systems Corp. and BAE Systems.
Navy's Carrier Forces Expect Continued Combat Duties in Middle East (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sarah Sicard2/11/2015 2:51 PM0 Approved2/12/2015 2:54 PM
The U.S. Navy is ready for sustained combat missions against the Islamic State, said the commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command on Feb. 11.
Northcom Commander Wants More Military Exercises with ChinaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh2/11/2015 8:35 AM0 Approved2/11/2015 9:06 AM
SAN DIEGO — As tensions rise in the Asia-Pacific, the U.S. military should continue to engage in cooperative operations and exercises with China, the leader of U.S. Northern Command said Feb. 10.
Work: Congress Must Fully Enact DoD 2016 Budget to Meet Strategic GoalsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh2/10/2015 2:37 PM0 Approved2/10/2015 2:38 PM
SAN DIEGO — In the Defense Department’s fiscal year 2016 request, the department proposed more than $35 billion above sequestration budget caps in base funding. Congress will have to enact that number if it wants the military to meet its strategic goals, Robert O. Work, deputy secretary of defense, said Feb. 10.
Wary of Procurement Mishaps, Air Force Takes Cautious StepsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin2/8/2015 2:39 PM0 Approved2/9/2015 7:04 AM
The U.S. Air Force is not rushing to commit to a new generation of weapon systems.
Ash Carter Could Face Big Decisions on Industry ConsolidationUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sarah Sicard2/7/2015 5:20 AM0 Approved2/7/2015 5:27 AM
The Pentagon in recent years has frowned on mega-mergers of top weapons contractors, a policy that is likely to continue under soon-to-be confirmed Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter.
Greenert: Navy S&T Could Fall Behind Under Sequestration CutsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sarah Sicard2/4/2015 3:46 PM0 Approved2/4/2015 3:58 PM
Navy officials said returning to sequestration funding levels in 2016 could drastically lessen the amount of money allocated toward the service's modernization efforts — particularly in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Legislators Gather to Tout Amphibious Ship Procurement Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh2/3/2015 3:31 PM1 Approved2/3/2015 3:38 PM
Procuring new amphibious ships — which can rapidly move and sustain Marines across the globe — will be a priority for the new Congress, legislators said Feb. 3.
Longtime Congressional Critic Supportive of Changes to Navy’s Carrier-Based DroneUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Valerie Insinna2/3/2015 2:58 PM0 Approved2/3/2015 3:00 PM
One the top congressional opponents of the Navy’s carrier-based unmanned aircraft program has seen the service’s new requirements for the platform and he is now supportive of the changes being made.
Army Changes Course on Tank Production (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin2/3/2015 2:45 PM1 Approved2/3/2015 5:05 PM
After years of challenging congressional add-ons to the Pentagon's budget for Abrams tank manufacturing, the Army in a surprising turnabout is seeking to accelerate upgrades for main battle tanks and is asking Congress to approve $367 million in 2016.
2016 Army Budget Juggles Readiness, Modernization and Force StructureUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sarah Sicard2/2/2015 4:31 PM0 Approved2/2/2015 5:21 PM
Unlike the past several years, the Army’s proposed fiscal year 2016 budget does not cancel any major air or ground programs. But leaders said that sequestration, which is slated to begin again that year, would threaten the service’s ability to develop a balanced force.
DHS 2016 Budget Request Cuts Back on Drones, Funds Coast Guard Ship ProcurementUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson2/2/2015 3:00 PM0 Approved2/2/2015 3:32 PM
As Congress continues to wrangle with legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security in 2015, the Obama administration released a fiscal year 2016 budget request that seeks to boost DHS funding by some $4 billion.
Navy’s 2016 Budget Preserves Shipbuilding and Aircraft Procurement Plans (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Valerie Insinna2/2/2015 1:50 PM0 Approved2/2/2015 5:18 PM
The Navy’s fiscal year 2016 budget request contained few surprises this year, with the service protecting ship, aircraft and weapons aquisition in the face of mandatory budget cuts that will go into effect that year, should Congress not find a solution.
Marine Corps 2016 Budget Request Holds Steady to Procurement, End Strength Goals (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh2/2/2015 12:21 PM0 Approved2/2/2015 5:20 PM
In the Marine Corps' proposed fiscal year 2016 budget, the service held steady to much of its previous plans in weapons procurement and end strength propositions.
Air Force Proposes Big Increases for New Aircraft Purchases in 2016 (UPDATED)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson2/2/2015 12:18 PM0 Approved2/2/2015 6:02 PM
The Obama administration’s fiscal year 2016 budget proposal for the Air Force includes continued purchases of F-35 fighters, transport aircraft and a large increase in research and development funding for the long-range strike bomber.
Aviation Programs Big Winners in DoD 2016 BudgetUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sarah Sicard2/2/2015 11:36 AM0 Approved2/2/2015 11:41 AM
Aviation programs would receive a nearly 7 percent boost in the Obama administration’s defense budget proposal for fiscal year 2016.
Former U.S. Officials Propose $3B Military Aid Package for UkraineUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sarah Sicard2/1/2015 4:50 PM1 Approved2/1/2015 5:02 PM
Former U.S. diplomats and government officials is asking the Obama administration and Congress to dramatically increase military aid to Kiev, including heavy weaponry that the White House so far has been reluctant to provide.
Budget 2016: Defense Faces Stiff Political Headwinds Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin1/31/2015 4:27 PM0 Approved2/1/2015 4:35 PM
The White House is unveiling a funding plan for the Pentagon that kicks off another round of fiscal battles that have become a hallmark of President Obama’s administration.
Study: Virtual Simulation Training Can Reduce Costs, Improve ReadinessUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yasmin Tadjdeh1/30/2015 8:36 AM0 Approved1/30/2015 8:37 AM
Incorporating virtual simulations into live training exercises can save the military hundreds of millions of dollars a year while also improving readiness, a new study released on Jan. 29 concluded.
Army Aviation Leaders Look to Congress for Help on Budget, Restructure PlanUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor1/29/2015 12:25 PM3 Approved1/29/2015 12:32 PM
The service’s next generation family of rotorcraft, called future vertical lift, won’t go into low rate initial production until the early 2030s and won’t be fielded in combat aviation brigades until at least 2037, said Maj. Gen. Michael Lundy in a Jan. 29 speech at the Association of the U.S. Army’s aviation conference.
Importance of Manned-Unmanned Aircraft Teams to Grow as Army Divests Kiowa WarriorsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sarah Sicard1/28/2015 4:16 PM0 Approved1/28/2015 4:38 PM
Army aviation leaders said the service will continue the replacement of OH-58 Kiowa Warrior reconnaissance helicopters with AH-64 Apache attack helicopters teamed with unmanned aircraft.
SOCOM’s ‘Iron Man’ Suit Faces Major Technological Hurdles Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson1/28/2015 3:58 PM2 Approved1/28/2015 4:04 PM
Special Operations Command is on track to deliver the first working prototype of its tactical assault light operator suit by August 2018, SOCOM’s leader Army Gen. Joseph Votel said.
DoD Official: Government Has Lost its Technological Edge Over OpponentsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor1/27/2015 3:41 PM1 Approved1/27/2015 3:52 PM
A senior Defense Department official said the government has lost its technological edge and now must rely on industry to overmatch adversaries in the battlefields of the future.
Air Force Plans to Sustain Aging Nuclear Triad InfrastructureUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sarah Sicard1/27/2015 2:53 PM0 Approved1/27/2015 3:17 PM
Despite expressing a need to replace aging systems, Air Force Global Strike Command officials will continue on a course to maintain and sustain outdated bombers, missiles and facilities in the short term.
SOCOM's Gen. Votel Sees Tensions in Arctic, ISIL Expansion as Future ThreatsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Brian Taylor1/27/2015 10:28 AM0 Approved1/27/2015 10:32 AM
Special Operations Command leader Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel will travel to Norway within the next few weeks to discuss with his Nordic special operations forces counterparts growing tensions in the Arctic region, he said Jan. 27.
Communications Networks a Top Priority for U.S. Military in Asia-Pacific Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin1/23/2015 3:00 PM0 Approved1/26/2015 9:29 AM
Throughout the Pacific theater, there are persistent shortfalls in communications technology and data networks that keep countries from sharing information and collaborating more closely.
HASC Chairman: Reform Needed to Avoid Future Acquisition MisstepsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Valerie Insinna1/22/2015 2:06 PM1 Approved1/22/2015 2:11 PM
The new House Armed Services Committee chairman said he would be willing to get tough with F-35 manufacturer Lockheed Martin if necessary, but the program has become too vital to kill.
Survey: Federal Procurement Culture Impedes InnovationUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin1/22/2015 10:34 AM4 Approved1/22/2015 10:42 AM
Agency acquisition professionals are not focused on innovation, says a new report by the Professional Services Council.
Congress, Pentagon Will Have to Agree to Disagree on Budget IssuesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Sandra Erwin1/20/2015 3:11 PM1 Approved1/20/2015 3:14 PM
The Pentagon should be reminded that Congress has a constitutional authority to determine the “size, shape and soul of the military,” Thornberry said Jan. 20 at the American Enterprise Institute.
Air Force General Fires Salvos at Long-Range Strike Bomber Critics Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Stew Magnuson1/20/2015 11:45 AM3 Approved1/20/2015 12:17 PM
The Air Force general who oversees the service’s nuclear weapon delivery systems fired shots Jan. 20 at critics who say the planned long-range strike bomber is either too expensive, not technologically feasible or not needed in the first place.
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