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June 05, 2019

House lawmakers are proposing legislation to increase oversight of the Pentagon's evaluation of cyber vulnerabilities across its $1.6 trillion major weapon systems portfolio, calling for comprehensive reports by the Defense Department's acquisition executive on any identified shortfalls, including mitigation plans.

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Lawmakers on the House Armed Services Committee, acting on concerns the Defense Department is investing too little in science and technology, have drafted legislation that would mandate accountability should the S&T portfolio be cut in the future.

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House lawmakers plan to authorize a new maritime program that would secure 10 U.S.-flagged, civilian-operated petroleum tankers in case of wartime, according to committee staff.

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The House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee is aiming to repeal the cost caps currently in place on the Navy's new Ford-class aircraft carriers, arguing the caps have not successfully maintained cost.

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House defense authorizers want the Pentagon to develop a holistic policy for adopting fifth-generation wireless technologies.

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Boeing's winning bids on the MQ-25 unmanned tanker and T-X trainer programs, among others, were the result of significant changes in both the defense organization and its engineering and manufacturing processes, rather than simply low-price bids, according to the head of Boeing's defense business.

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UTC Aerospace Systems' MS-177 multispectral sensor will begin operational testing this month, three months behind schedule.

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The Senate Armed Services Committee has agreed to a defense authorization bill that seeks to streamline and accelerate the Pentagon's contracting process, with a special focus on potentially loosening requirements for cost and pricing data.

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Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center in Indiana is playing a key role in supporting the Defense Department's hypersonic weapons development program, according to a Navy official who publicly discussed the organization's role in the Conventional Prompt Strike program for the first time.

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The Air Force will hold an industry day in July to consider industry capabilities for a potential rapid launch capability.

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The Army and the Defense Innovation Unit are working on a pre-decisional program to prototype and field over the next 18 months small, expendable scout drones from slightly modified commercial models.

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The Air Force is considering awarding Raytheon a sole-source contract to develop the follow-on system to the next-generation GPS operational control segment.

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Acting Deputy Defense Secretary David Norquist said today he is optimistic about the chances for Congress to eventually reach a bipartisan budget agreement, but only because the alternative is unthinkable.

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Defense Department plans for a new kinetic boost-phase interceptor, an air-launched weapon envisioned for fighter aircraft to attack enemy ballistic missiles, stalled this month after the Air Force and an unnamed contractor failed to agree on contract terms to develop the new capability.

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Cybersecurity is the biggest challenge Army logisticians will face against a near-peer adversary, according to Lt. Gen. Aundre Piggee, the service's deputy chief of staff for logistics (G-4).

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A renewed focus on readiness in recent years and a directive from former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to maintain 80% mission-capable rates for key fighter aircraft platforms has driven the Air Force to take a closer look at mission capability across its fleet.

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The public-private partnership approach to cybersecurity is advancing on several fronts, but a couple of developments yesterday showed just how challenging this space is for policymakers.

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The Navy is beginning the initial planning for its mid-life refueling and complex overhaul of the Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) after reversing course on the service’s original plan to retire the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier more than two decades early.

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The Air Force is testing a new system to help unmanned aerial vehicles avoid air traffic while conducting operations beyond the visual line of sight.

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The Defense Intelligence Agency assesses Russia is "probably" violating a ban on conducting nuclear tests, according to the head of DIA, although U.S. officials have not provided any further evidence of the claim.

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