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June 20, 2019

The Justice Department today said it is requiring Harris to divest its night-vision business for its merger with L3 Technologies to proceed.

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The Navy is working to fix the lower Advanced Weapons Elevators aboard the lead ship in the Ford aircraft carrier class as it targets October for finishing the vessel's post-shakedown availability stage.

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Dayton, OH -- The cost assessment and program evaluation office has completed an independent cost estimate for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent, the Air Force's replacement to the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system.

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued draft cybersecurity guidelines for defense contractors that call for full-time security operation centers to counter advanced threats, among other recommendations for such sophisticated activities as threat-hunt capabilities and automated analytics.

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DAYTON, OH -- The Air Force is looking to use results from the Advanced Battle Management System analysis of alternatives, expected this year, to influence the fiscal year 2021 budget cycle, according to the service's lead combat commander.

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The Navy unmanned aircraft shot down by Iran was evidently a 2011 legacy Global Hawk transferred from the Air Force, not one of the Navy's new MQ-4C Triton aircraft derived from the Global Hawk design but optimized for maritime missions.

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The No. 2 item on the Navy's annual wish list came from several requirements evaluation teams that looked at how to fulfill medical requirements without the service's two hospital ships, according to a Navy official.

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As the KC-46 continues to move through operational testing this summer, the Air Force is working closely with prime contractor Boeing to develop plans to address two key tanker deficiencies.

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DAYTON, OHIO -- The Air Force's XQ-58A Valkyrie and Skyborg unmanned aerial vehicle capabilities are among the service's first vanguard programs, a new concept introduced in the 2030 Science and Technology Strategy, according to the chief of Air Combat Command.

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As the KC-46 continues to move through operational test this summer, the service is working closely with prime contractor Boeing to develop plans to address two key tanker deficiencies.

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June 19, 2019

The Navy later this summer plans to experiment with expeditionary sea bases as vessels of opportunity for the Littoral Combat Ship mine countermeasures mission package, according to a service official.

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The Army is seeking information from industry for a new, long-range reconnaissance unmanned aircraft system.

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DAYTON, OH -- The head of Air Combat Command said today he hopes to have a strategy for drawing additional airframes into the light-attack experimentation effort by this fall to inform fiscal year 2021 budget planning.

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President Trump has said he will "most likely" nominate Army Secretary Mark Esper to take over permanently for acting Defense Secretary Pat Shananan, whose nomination collapsed this week amid media reports of past violent incidents involving his family.

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House and Senate lawmakers are moving legislation to authorize increased funding for the Defense Department’s nascent experiments with fifth-generation wireless technologies, including a Senate bill that would set up Nellis Air Force Base as a key 5G testbed for the military.

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Ft. Myer, VA -- The Army is moving forward with fielding the Common Post Computing Environment with new developmental upgrades, a part of the service's tactical network modernization strategy.

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued for public comment draft guidelines for securing sensitive data relied on by weapon systems from attack by foreign adversaries, in response to a request for tougher requirements from the Defense Department.

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Gen. Paul Selva, the second-highest-ranking U.S. military officer, weighed in on a controversial proposal to fold the Strategic Capabilities Office into the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, arguing combatant commands are concerned the change would add a layer of bureaucracy and impede a pipeline now effectively fostering new ideas and rapid delivery of innovative combat capabilities.

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June 18, 2019

Gen. Paul Selva, the second-highest-ranking U.S. military officer, weighed in on a controversial proposal to fold the Strategic Capabilities Office into the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, arguing combatant commands are concerned the change would add a layer of bureaucracy and impede a pipeline now effectively fostering new ideas and rapid delivery of innovative combat capabilities.

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The Army has chosen four key systems to serve as "pathfinder programs" to inform its intellectual property implementation guidance.

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