The six-month continuing resolution that went into effect Oct. 1 won't cause major problems for the Air and Missile Defense Radar slated for fleet introduction with the Flight III Arleigh Burke-class DDG-51 guided missile destroyers because of flexibility built into the program, according to a Northrop Grumman official.
Raytheon was awarded an additional $60 million as part of a modification to an existing contract to support the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System, according to an Oct. 5 Defense Department contract announcement.
Sequestration could cut up to $861 million from the National Nuclear Security Administration, according to the top Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee.
The Pentagon's procurement accounts, which at the end of
August reflected higher-than-expected unobligated funding totals, could bear a
significantly larger share of the Pentagon's $54.7 billion potential
sequestration bill if a long-term deficit-reduction plan is not enacted by Jan.
2, according to government documents, Pentagon data and defense analysts.536 words
The Spanish government this month completed the details of an agreement to allow the deployment of four U.S. Navy Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense ships to the Rota Naval Base in Spain.
While the United States is willing to negotiate a Fissile
Material Cutoff Treaty (FMCT) through the five permanent members of the U.N.
Security Council and other interested countries, it would prefer the Conference
on Disarmament (CD) be the main venue, acting Under Secretary of State for Arms
Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller said in a speech at the
U.N. last week. "Our patience on this issue is not infinite and we will push
for what is in the best interest of global security," she said. "We will work hard
to convince others that commencement of negotiations is not something to fear."106 words
The Air Force has issued a request for proposals for a program aimed at improving awareness in space.
The Navy will release a draft request for proposals next month for a Ship Self-Defense System Combat System Engineering Agent (CSEA) to oversee integration of new warfighting capabilities, interoperability upgrades and improved shipboard training, a program official said last week.
Aiming to bolster the independence of the testing process and improve verdicts of how reliable a system will be in combat, the Pentagon's top weapons tester wants to reduce the influence of non-testers during the operational evaluation of new programs.
The Army Space and Missile Defense Command has awarded a $16
million contract to Boeing to continue developing its high-energy laser on a
mobile demonstrator, according to Army and Boeing officials.344 words
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL -- The lack of a formal fiscal year 2013
contract for launch services between the company and the Air Force could
endanger the timing of launches scheduled for FY-15, as well as possibly one
launch in FY-14, according to a senior United Launch Alliance official.644 words
The Air Force is raising the contract ceiling of a launch
support program by $125 million to accommodate continued orders -- and
according to the service's Space and Missile Systems Center, the move is driven
by persistent demand for launch services.354 words
The Defense Department's growing military capacity,
investments in new warfighting capabilities and other measures show that the
Pentagon will uphold its increased security commitments in the Asia-Pacific
region, according to Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter.945 words
Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has issued guidance
significantly narrowing the number of potential changes the department will
consider in its review of fiscal year 2014 military investment plans, according
to Pentagon and service sources.838 words