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July 11, 2019

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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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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