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July 16, 2019

While interest in the Air Force’s VAULT data platform continues to grow, questions abound on the policy, roles and authorities for practitioners incorporating data into their work, leading the service to revise a key policy document that was released to the public in May.

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Lt. Gen. Paul Ostrowski, military deputy to the Army acquisition executive, said this morning a continuing resolution being considered by the White House would tie the Army's hands on modernization.

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July 15, 2019

The Defense Department should accelerate the deployment of fifth-generation wireless technologies and develop secure, hardened systems that account for 5G's inherent security risks, according to a new Defense Science Board report.

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A cyber warfare group focused on naval aviation is raising the alarm about the vulnerability of the service's platforms and calling on industry to propose a wide range of defensive technology research efforts that could be incorporated as early as the concept development phase for new platforms.

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The Army Aviation Center of Excellence will soon begin integrating virtual reality to help train its pilots.

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July 12, 2019

The Navy is curtailing the Landing Craft Air Cushion service life extension project, scrapping plans to proceed with awarding a contract this summer to modernize the combat hovercraft in the inventory slated for improvements on account of its poor material shape and is instead offering up $23 million previously slated for the project for other service priorities.

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SpaceX is pushing back on Air Force attempts to have the company's recent lawsuit dismissed, claiming in a document filed this week with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims that the court has jurisdiction to hear the case.

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The Marine Corps intends to purchase between 80 and 100 Group 5 unmanned aerial systems envisioned to take on a variety of mission sets and operate from a large-deck amphibious ship or Navy destroyer, according to a service official.

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July 11, 2019

The Army general nominated to be chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today he is concerned Congress will be unable to reach a bipartisan budget deal to adequately fund the Pentagon.

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Lawmakers have allowed the Defense Department to move $34 million in its fiscal year 2019 budget to begin a new program aimed at accelerating fifth-generation wireless technology development.

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Lawmakers have turned down a Pentagon gambit to accelerate the Space Development Agency's launch, citing concern about the sudden resignation last month of the agency's director and shifting plans for the new entity. The move signals Congress' flagging confidence in Under Secretary of Defense Mike Griffin's project to rapidly develop, acquire and field next-generation space capabilities.

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The Pentagon is asking for approval from Congress to reprogram $206 million to support alternate sourcing for foreign-made F-35 parts -- a move that appears to be driven by Turkey's likely departure from the program.

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The Defense Department's chief technology officer is rallying lawmakers' support for a new program aimed at shoring up investments in dual-use hardware technologies, which DOD argues have been underfunded by U.S. venture capitalists and are at risk of being captured by Chinese investments.

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The Defense Department's chief technology officer is rallying lawmakers' support for a new program aimed at shoring up investments in dual-use hardware technologies, which DOD argues have been underfunded by U.S. venture capitalists and are at risk of being captured by Chinese investments.

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July 10, 2019

The Air Force intends to add two years and $20 million to the ceiling value of a Lockheed Martin contract for global strike software, in support of U.S. Strategic Command’s mission planning and operations system.

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As part of a scathing review of the House's proposed fiscal year 2020 defense policy bill, the White House Office of Management and Budget told House lawmakers this week a proposed $500 million cut to the Next-Generation Air Dominance program would delay the program by three years.

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The Army has completed the first capability set of its new battlefield heads-up display and is on track to start production in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2020.

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The Trump administration is raising a "strong" objection to legislation that would block the Missile Defense Agency from flight testing the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA against an intercontinental ballistic missile target until the Pentagon's top weapons tester certifies it works against the shorter-range threats it was originally designed to defeat.

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The Next Generation Squad Weapon's schedule will slip if the Army does not receive congressional approval to reprogram $14.9 million for the effort, according to a service official.

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As its innovation cell, dubbed HorizonX, enters its third year, Boeing has created a new team focused specifically on connecting its portfolio companies with the larger corporation.

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