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November 17, 2018

The Pentagon's technology chief predicts the Defense Department within the next five years will produce operational systems backed by quantum timing devices, as the U.S. military looks to reduce its reliance on GPS.

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November 16, 2018

The Army is working with nontraditional contractors through a technology accelerator to develop a new video game-like training system.

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Reliance on the Army's Patriot system to defend a forward U.S. base against a one-minute, missile-salvo attack from China or Russia would cost nearly one quarter of a billion dollars, a sum that requires the Pentagon to consider new operations concepts and a new generation of “cost-effective” defenses to harden U.S. positions against such attacks.

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The United States was “slow” to understand China’s military strategy, according to the top Marine Corps general in charge of the service’s combat development command.

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The United States was “slow” to understanding China’s military strategy, according to the top Marine Corps general in charge of the service’s combat development command.

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Seeking to accelerate the fielding date of the Army's next-generation fighting vehicle, Army Secretary Mark Esper was presented three plans -- one too far in the future to satisfy demand, one too near to add much capability and another option he decided was just right.

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Though the Defense Department failed to receive a “clean” opinion from auditors who examined more than $2.7 trillion in DOD assets, Pentagon officials say the historic undertaking has provided valuable information that will improve military readiness and cybersecurity.

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ANNAPOLIS, MD -- Lockheed Martin is upgrading the stern ramps on its Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ships to allow crews to stow vehicles on the ramp while the ship is moving at up to 40 knots, according to a company official.

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President Trump is expected to “imminently” sign an executive order formally shifting federal background investigations to the Defense Security Service and rebranding DSS as the “Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency,” according to Defense Department officials.

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General Atomics' most recent MQ-9 Reaper procurement contract will cover production of 16 remotely piloted aircraft, according to the Air Force.

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November 15, 2018

The defense secretary should make good on long-standing plans for the Missile Defense Agency to transfer acquisition responsibility for mature missile defense programs to the relevant military services that operate the system, an independent defense commission recommends.

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The Air Force Research Laboratory is nearing the end of a 40-month development and demonstration of live, virtual, constructive technology that could make training more realistic and secure.

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The Defense Department and the Department of Homeland Security have established a “steering group” to guide joint operations by military and civilian personnel in protecting privately owned critical infrastructure, including financial services and power plants, from cyber attacks.

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Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan said today the Pentagon estimates the cost to establish a new and separate Space Force could be less than $5 billion, despite earlier predictions from the Air Force that it could cost $13 billion over five years.

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Air Force weapons funding is expected to remain relatively flat in fiscal year 2020 -- and that's fine, according to the official who oversees the portfolio.

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The Army is standing up an artificial intelligence task force in Pennsylvania under its new Futures Command to support the Defense Department's Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, according to a directive from the service secretary.

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The Pentagon today awarded Lockheed Martin a $22.7 billion undefinitized contract action for F-35 low-rate initial production Lot 12 -- a deal that secures early production work for 255 U.S. and international partner aircraft.

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The Defense Department's new air-launched, anti-ship missile failed to reach early operational capability on the Air Force's B-1 bomber in September as planned because of a “minor discrepancy” in the software, a Navy official tells Inside Defense.

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Northrop Grumman, the U.S. radar-building powerhouse dropped last month by the Army from its Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor program, will jump back in the multibillion dollar competition to build a Patriot radar replacement by participating in a radar “sense-off” event next year, setting up at least a three-way contest next spring.

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November 14, 2018

The Defense Department's base budget requires sustained real growth of at least 3 to 5 percent annually over the next five years to execute the Trump administration's National Defense Strategy, according to an independent bipartisan commission.

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