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July 10, 2019

Although the Pentagon did not ask for reprogramming authority for a key Air Force missile warning program in its recent omnibus request, the director of the Air Force's space acquisition programs confirmed today the service still intends to send a separate reprogramming to Congress in order to keep the program on schedule.

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The Trump administration is threatening to veto the Democrat-led House's version of the fiscal year 2020 defense authorization bill, arguing that, in addition to a litany of other flaws, it is underfunded to the tune of $17 billion.

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More than a dozen GOP senators last week revolted against the Trump administration's current budget negotiation strategy, which they said calls for potentially funding the federal government with a stopgap spending measure for a full year and requesting Congress provide special exemptions for new Pentagon spending.

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July 09, 2019

Senior defense officials are preparing to choreograph a complicated leadership succession process that will leave the Pentagon with its third acting defense secretary in less than a year.

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The Air Force Research Lab's effort to rapidly field autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles enabled with artificial intelligence may soon have a formal procurement strategy and a place in the service’s fiscal year 2021 budget.

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The Defense Department is eyeing an Israeli-made, tank-killing, loitering munition called the Hero-120 for U.S. Special Operations Command, seeking permission from Congress to shift $6.9 million between accounts in order to immediately procure an undisclosed number of the unmanned flying warheads.

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The Pentagon inspector general announced it will start an audit this month to determine whether TransDigm Group's "business model affects the DOD's ability to pay fair and reasonable prices for spare parts."

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July 08, 2019

The Pentagon is seeking congressional permission to shift $2.8 billion between budget accounts as part of an annual reallocation of funds the U.S. military has in hand, a move that seeks to launch a new hit-to-kill Army artillery round, kick start the Air Force's O/A-X light-attack aircraft program and inject additional funds into a project to develop a road-mobile hypersonic strike weapon.

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The Army is seeking to reprogram $34.2 million in fiscal year 2019 research, development, testing and evaluation funding for two key modernization projects, the Next Generation Squad Weapon-Automatic Rifle and the integrated tactical network.

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The Defense Department is requesting authority from Congress to shift more than $500 million into the Air Force Working Capital Fund and the Transportation Working Capital Fund to handle an increase in readiness needs and a growing demand for airlift support.

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The Defense Department is seeking congressional approval to reduce $53 million in funding from the Air Force's intercontinental ballistic missile development efforts and add $33 million to purchase operational testing equipment for the programs.

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The Navy is seeking congressional permission to shift $280 million to fund maintenance availabilities for two destroyers and an amphibious ship, according to the Defense Department's annual omnibus reprogramming request.

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July 05, 2019

A new Navy office stood up earlier this year is seeking to improve how the service does business both internally and with industry by changing how information between working-level staff is shared, Navy officials told Inside Defense.

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A new Navy office stood up earlier this year is seeking to improve how the service does business both internally and with industry by changing how information between working-level staff is shared, Navy officials told Inside Defense.

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The Space Development Agency has issued its first request for information, calling on industry to propose concepts for "an agile, responsive" next-generation space architecture.

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A new project to expand and improve the ability of companies to rank and more effectively patch vulnerabilities threatening their systems will be a game changer, according to a RAND Corp. researcher and co-author of an open standard for scoring computer vulnerabilities, which the effort will build on.

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July 03, 2019

A consortium of companies brought together more than four years ago to assist the Defense Department in managing electromagnetic spectrum access is now working to help DOD experiment with fifth-generation wireless technologies.

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The Army is extending the deadline for Raytheon, Northrop Grumman and the Lockheed Martin-Elta team to complete their proposals for the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor competition, pushing the delivery date from July 9 to July 16.

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Key Republican senators, including Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (OK), have sent a letter to the White House urging the Trump administration to abandon plans for a yearlong stopgap spending measure, or continuing resolution, should budget negotiations with Democrats fail.

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The National Nuclear Security Administration is pursuing avenues to reduce the risk of production delays in the W80-4 nuclear warhead life extension program -- an issue that has caught the attention of a congressional watchdog.

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