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November 18, 2019

The Pentagon has stood up a Joint Independent Assessment Team to assess F-35 prime contractor Lockheed Martin’s proposal for a five-year, fixed-price sustainment contract -- the first of its kind for the program.

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The three variants of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter are "breaking more often" and "taking longer to fix," according to the Pentagon's top weapons tester.

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A senior Navy official today said he "hopes" the service will have another cybersecurity readiness review to redeem itself following a largely critical March 2019 report commissioned by the Navy secretary.

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Air Force acquisition chief Will Roper told reporters today he expects the service will have a difficult time defending its fiscal year 2021 budget request, largely because it recommends shifting billions of dollars from legacy platforms to a digital infrastructure Congress may not be ready to embrace.

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A high-level Pentagon task force has compiled a list of critical technologies and programs as part of the Defense Department's efforts to ensure its contractors better protect vital military information from being stolen by competitor nations like China.

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The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission is recommending Congress require the Pentagon to annually document Beijing's progress toward achieving a 2017 goal set by President Xi Jinping to build a "world-class" military and put the People's Liberation Army on par with other leading global powers.

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The Air Force has been hosting an experiment to test a software-based architecture for electronic warfare "apps" and plans to demonstrate it aboard an EC-130H Compass Call aircraft in support of the service’s new focus on electromagnetic spectrum superiority.

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When the Pentagon’s top negotiator told a public meeting last year that a controversial proposal to change the way the Defense Department paid contractors had been approved at the highest levels, the defense industry was worried.

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November 15, 2019

The Defense Department for the second year in a row failed to obtain a clean financial opinion from auditors and does not expect to achieve one for at least several years, though Pentagon officials say they are making steady progress.

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The Navy has drawn up and is continuously updating a list of programs that may eventually require waivers from Congress under the ongoing continuing resolution, according to two top service officials.

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The Air Force has been hosting an experiment to test a software-based architecture for electronic warfare “apps” and plans to demonstrate it aboard an EC-130H Compass Call aircraft in support of the service’s new focus on electromagnetic spectrum superiority.

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November 14, 2019

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission is recommending Congress require the Pentagon to annually document Beijing's progress toward achieving a 2017 goal set by President Xi Jinping to build a “world-class” military and put the People's Liberation Army on par with other leading global powers.

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The Pentagon has stood up a Joint Independent Assessment Team to assess F-35 prime contractor Lockheed Martin’s proposal for a five-year, fixed-price sustainment contract -- the first of its kind for the program.

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The Army recently awarded Unified Business Technologies Inc. an other transaction agreement to further test its “StrikeShield” vehicle active protection system, which will inform the service’s APS effort for the Stryker vehicle.

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The National Nuclear Security Administration is starting a new assessment of the B61-12 Life Extension Program and W88 Alteration 370 delays that are resulting in $720 million to $850 million in unexpected costs.

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The Army has recently completed a soldier touchpoint at Ft. Pickett, VA, for the second capability set of the Integrated Visual Augmentation System. 

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The congressionally mandated U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission issued its annual report this morning,saying Chinese President Xi Jinping is pressing the military to up its investments in cyber warfare despite progress over the past several years by the People's Liberation Army in developing cyber defensive and offensive capabilities.

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November 13, 2019

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith said partisan disagreement over how to address President Trump’s use of Pentagon money to fund the construction of a southern border wall continues to be the most contentious issue holding up the fiscal year 2020 defense authorization bill.

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The F-35 joint program office plans to “coalesce” by next September four lines of effort aimed at improving the jet’s troubled Autonomic Logistics Information System and is crafting a detailed plan for how to implement the redesigned ALIS.

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A senior Navy official today said he “hopes” the service will have another cybersecurity readiness review to redeem itself following a largely critical March 2019 report commissioned by the Navy secretary.

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