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July 03, 2019

A group of Republican House lawmakers is proposing an amendment to the fiscal year 2020 defense policy bill that would give U.S. Special Operations Command the authority to buy new light-attack aircraft, even as the Air Force lengthens its own experimentation campaign to identify the airframe that best meets U.S. and partner requirements.

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The Air Force testing community is evaluating alternatives for creating a new integrated developmental and operational testing organization and will likely present those options to service leadership within the next few months.

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The Pentagon last week issued the final version of a rule meant to implement legislation seeking enhanced competition.

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July 02, 2019

The Navy has identified the first deliverables for the $3.4 billion Next Generation Jammer Low Band development program, a key step to advance the goal of delivering an operational prototype pod for an EA-18G Growler by 2024, a project that could attract as many as three bidders.

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Eight months after its inception, the Army’s Artificial Intelligence Task Force has set its initial priorities and is receiving guidance from the service's cross-functional teams.

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As the Army wrestles with how to best use the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, built with Afghanistan and Iraq in mind, in future conflicts, the service plans to deliver the vehicle as promised.

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The Pentagon's fledgling Joint Artificial Intelligence Center is planning a meeting later this year where select companies can make pitches to be considered for potential pilot projects and experiments as part of a major cyber initiative.

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Leidos' defense group, reshaped last year as part of a company-wide reorganization, is seeking to make "disruptive investments" in new technology, according to its chief.

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July 01, 2019

The Pentagon is hosting a demonstration of simulated, close-range combat exercises featuring autonomous aircraft controlled by artificial intelligence, as part of a larger effort to increase warfighters’ trust in machines.

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L3Harris Technologies said it successfully completed its merger over the weekend and detailed a new structure and board of directors.

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The Marine Corps is working to get its delayed heavy-lift helicopter back on schedule after reformatting the program to address a host of technical deficiencies.

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June 28, 2019

Key lawmakers are closely examining the behavior and decision-making of the Defense Department's technology chief, spurred by high-profile personnel departures from his office.

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The Army is seeking to update its Distributed Common Ground system with a new capability to enhance its data fabric and analytics capabilities.

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Pleased by results the Navy's two-aircraft-carrier buy delivered earlier this year, Senate lawmakers are now pressing the service to explore whether that approach would also benefit amphibious ship programs.

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The Air Force decided in late April to cancel the Airborne Launch Control System-Replacement project and incorporate its capabilities into the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program, a plan that Senate defense authorizers say may result in savings of $850 million.

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June 27, 2019

Following controversy over its plans to change the way it manages progress payments, the Pentagon says it will now seek fiscal year 2020 funds for a study of how its contract financing and profit policies affect the defense industry.

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Following controversy over its plans to change the way it manages progress payments, the Pentagon says it will now seek fiscal year 2020 funds for a study of how its contract financing and profit policies affect the defense industry.

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The Air Force is requesting the U.S. Court of Federal Claims dismiss SpaceX's recent protest of the service’s launch vehicle development competition, arguing the court does not have jurisdiction to consider the case.

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In response to a critical report by government auditors, the Senate today passed legislation that would direct the Navy to have a "senior technical authority" for each ship class and bars the service from using funds for lead vessels until lawmakers receive an appropriate certification.

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Tyndall Air Force Base, FL -- ravaged by Hurricane Michael last fall -- has been allocated $700 million of the $1 billion in military construction funds contained in a disaster relief supplemental bill President Donald Trump signed into law earlier this month, according to a service spokesman.

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