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September 26, 2019

The Pentagon's research and engineering directorate is advocating for a "zero trust" approach to security across many of its technology initiatives, including cyber capabilities and fifth-generation wireless networks.

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The Air Force's primary experimentation shop is gearing up for possible demonstrations of emerging capabilities -- including electronic warfare, low-cost aircraft and robust logistics -- while developing closer ties with the service's planning and acquisition officials.

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The Missile Defense Agency selected Northrop Grumman as the winner of a $1.1 billion deal to supply sub-scale targets with simple and complex reentry vehicles. The contractor defeated Lockheed Martin in the two-way race to modernize a portion of the Defense Department's portfolio of targets and countermeasures used to test the Ballistic Missile Defense System.

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The LOGCAP V battle now being waged in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims won't create a timing problem for Vectrus, which won two spots on the coveted program, according to its chief executive.

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The head of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center said this week that if Congress requires significant changes to its Launch Services Procurement strategy, it could disrupt the ongoing source-selection process and potentially require bidders to rework their proposals.

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Aiming to tap into technology innovation occurring in industry and academia, Air Force acquisition executive Will Roper may soon empower AFWERX -- a hub that promotes a startup culture among airmen -- with the authority to award contracts on behalf of the service.

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Boeing last night announced that the company’s MQ-25 Stingray prototype, dubbed T1, has completed its first test flight. (UPDATED)

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The Pentagon has released a brief list of weapons programs that will be disrupted if Congress passes a short-term continuing resolution to avoid a government shutdown.

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September 18, 2019

QUANTICO, VA -- The Marine Corps hopes to expand the "range" of the battlespace with its new reconnaissance vehicle, according to a service official.

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Under a new flight plan, the Air Force intends to grow its cyber warfare enterprise by fostering human capital, expanding offensive and defensive capabilities and accelerating development of emerging technologies.

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The Missile Defense Agency aims to issue a final request for proposals for the Next-Generation Interceptor project next month, according to a top Defense Department official, as MDA is swiftly moving past the failure of the Redesigned Kill Vehicle program.

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Defense Secretary Mark Esper said today there is a "collective effort" underway to realign military budgets and operational plans to better posture the United States for long-term competition with China and Russia.

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The Defense Department will issue a request for proposals in early November for testing the use and security of next-generation 5G networks viewed as "transformational" for the military's mission, participants at a MITRE-hosted meeting were told this week.

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Army Deputy Chief of Staff (G-8) Lt. Gen. James Pasquarette said today the service is prepared to provide Congress with any materials it asks for regarding the service's budget review process called "Night Court."

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F-35 prime contractor Lockheed Martin is proposing a sweeping five-year sustainment contract it hopes will set the stage for a future multiyear deal.

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September 17, 2019

The Air Force's fiscal year 2021 budget proposal is poised to mark one of the largest shifts of resources between accounts in a generation -- cancelling, reducing or consolidating about $25 billion worth of current projects as part of a continuing effort to better realign the service's weapon system modernization portfolio with the 2018 National Defense Strategy.

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The Marine Corps plans to start executing the new commandant's planning guidance in the service's fiscal year 2021 program objective memorandum.

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The Advanced Battle Management System will be a major player in the Air Force's plans for air superiority and manned-unmanned teaming, by providing the networking backbone for the service's platforms and likely gaining a large influx of funding in the fiscal year 2021 budget proposal.

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The Air Force is considering retiring a portion of the B-1 fleet as part of its fiscal year 2021 budget request in order to shift funds to other major modernization and procurement efforts within the bomber fleet.

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The Army is close to awarding three other transaction agreements for a new effort to update the Army's enterprise network more quickly.

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