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  • Defense Department

    November 2020

    WEB EXCLUSIVE: Mining Company Determined to Restore U.S. Rare Earth Supply Chain (Updated)

    MP Materials, which operates the largest rare earth element mines in the Western Hemisphere, had a big week.
  • Defense Department

    November 2020

    WEB EXCLUSIVE: Pentagon to Release New Mission Engineering Guide

    The Defense Department will soon release a new guide to help engineers and the acquisition community as they pursue new capabilities for the military.
  • Defense Department

    November 2020

    JUST IN: Joint Artificial Intelligence Center Embarks on Next Chapter

    The Pentagon’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center is accelerating work as it moves toward what its new director calls JAIC 2.0.
  • Defense Department

    November 2020

    Defense Industry Needs New Way of Doing Business

    By Richard L. Dunn
    A senior procurement executive of one of the military services suggested that the defense industry might have to be nationalized if certain trends continue.
  • Defense Department

    November 2020

    Reflecting on the Past and Future of NDIA

    By Richard D. McConn
    I write this article on my last day as chairman of the National Defense Industrial Association and want to thank all of you, our community of industry, government, military, academia and all defense professionals committed to advancing national security.
  • Defense Department

    October 2020

    CR Even a Worse Idea During a Pandemic

    By Jonathan Kupperman
    Congress passed a continuing resolution to fund the federal government for the new fiscal year that began on Oct. 1. Although not a surprise — no Congress since 1997 has passed all 12 appropriations bills on time — an extended CR that spans into December and possibly into the next year, is problematic for the services, the warfighter and the defense industry.
  • Defense Department

    October 2020

    Immunizing Industry Against COVID-19 Liability

    By Joseph Sobecki
    Duty, breach, causation, damages — four words that no law student can forget from their first year torts course, but four words that will likely form the basis of COVID-19 civil negligence claims against employers.
  • Defense Department

    October 2020

    Industry Perspective: Developing Military Electronic Systems Calls For Holistic Strategy

    By Steve Carlson , James S.B. Chew  and Frank Schirrmeister
    One can view the Defense Department’s Digital Modernization Strategy as a direct response to this 2018 National Defense Strategy goal: “Prototyping and experimentation should be used prior to defining requirements and commercial off-the-shelf systems. Platform electronics and software must be designed for routine replacement instead of static configurations that last more than a decade.”
  • Defense Department

    October 2020

    A Hard Look at the Landmine Issue

    GETTYSBURG, Penn. — The landmine issue for a number of years was little talked about. For lack of a better metaphor, it was not unlike a Chinese-made Type-69 anti-personnel mine: buried in Cambodia and forgotten until the Trump administration announced earlier this year that previous restrictions on their use by the U.S. military had been lifted.
  • Defense Department

    October 2020

    COVID-19 NEWS: Army to Adjust Budgets for Virus-Related Debt

    The Army must adjust its future budget requests to account for debt taken on during the COVID-19 pandemic, the service’s secretary said Oct. 7.
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