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January 13, 2020

The admiral working to develop the Navy's concepts of operations for medium and large unmanned surface vehicles plans to submit a report about the effort in April.

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The Army has sent Congress an initial Selected Acquisition Report for the AN/TPQ-53 radar -- the most advanced sensor in the service's inventory to counter incoming mortar, artillery and rockets -- just as government plans for the truck-mounted, rotating sensor are slated to wind down.

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Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Mike Griffin has approved a $900 million ceiling increase for the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center's Space Enterprise Consortium -- nearly tripling the program's funding limit.

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology is preparing to issue another round of draft revisions to foundational data security and privacy guidelines for public comment, a milestone for a document that has major implications for federal efforts, including at the Pentagon, to secure crucial systems and data from foreign adversaries.

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January 10, 2020

An influential advisory board says the Pentagon must "vigorously" pursue three quantum technology areas with particular military potential.

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The Professional Services Council and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are seeking to bolster a case filed by Boeing over markings intended to protect the company's technical data.

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January 09, 2020

The Defense Department's No. 2 official has issued new guidance to clarify "acquisition roles and responsibilities" after recent congressional reforms led to Pentagon infighting regarding the oversight and management of DOD weapons programs.

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The Space and Missile Systems Center has developed an initial roadmap for transitioning space programs to a new Enterprise Ground Services architecture by 2028.

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ARLINGTON, TX -- Bell Flight demonstrated its V-280 Valor tiltrotor aircraft’s autonomous flying capabilities on Jan. 8 during a demonstration here at the company’s flight research center.

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Industry working groups tasked with implementing the Pentagon's landmark cybersecurity certification program have selected the University of Virginia's Ty Schieber as board chairman to lead the process for selecting a board of directors for an accreditation body that is expected to be up and running later this month.

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President Trump is asserting executive privilege to withhold annual reporting of military operations in cyberspace to senior members of Congress, based on his signing statement last month in enacting the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act.

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The Army last week delivered to Ft. Sill, OK, the first three of 30 Leader Follower vehicles to be sent over this month. The 5th Transportation Company, 100th Brigade Support Battalion will now begin training with and evaluating the systems.

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January 08, 2020

The Air Force plans to cancel a contract with Raytheon to develop the Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar due to "numerous technical and supplier challenges."

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President Trump today suggested a de-escalation in the military confrontation with Iran along with new sanctions against that country, an evolving dynamic that may do little to diminish the lingering threat of cyberattacks targeting U.S. critical infrastructure.

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The Pentagon's top weapons tester supported a production recommendation last fall for the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA and next month will determine the system's operational effectiveness and operational suitability, according to a Defense Department spokesman.

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January 07, 2020

Mike Griffin, the Pentagon's top technology officer, has recruited a senior NASA appointee to head the Strategic Capabilities Office, setting the stage for the start of a new chapter for an organization that was the subject of a bureaucratic turf fight during much of 2019 that Griffin waged and lost.

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The Pentagon's advanced research arm recently announced a new three-year program focused on improving medium unmanned surface vessels' ability to move in formation through rough waters.

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The Air Force Scientific Advisory Board in fiscal year 2020 is conducting three studies under the direction of the service's secretary that focus on modern communications technology, autonomous systems and space applications, according to a notice published in December.

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The White House will submit the fiscal year 2021 budget request on Feb. 10, according to Chase Jennings, press secretary for the Office of Management and Budget.

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Congress has shifted the Defense Department's chief data officer position away from the endangered chief management office, while Pentagon officials say the first department-wide data strategy is awaiting Defense Secretary Mark Esper's signature.

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