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November 05, 2018

A potential party flip in the House following this week's midterm elections could put the Navy's already uphill battle for a 355-ship fleet on a more difficult track. 

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November 02, 2018

The Pentagon in the coming year will be able to implement about one-third of the 300 classified policy recommendations in its recent report on the defense industrial base, according to Deputy Assistant Defense Secretary for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy Eric Chewning, who helped manage the study. 

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Air Force Space Command's most recent Schriever Wargame reinforced the need to better integrate coalition partners into space operations.

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Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) is praising the Trump administration for its recently unveiled cybersecurity strategy -- which in part unleashes the military to pursue foreign hackers -- while asserting that the president's divisive politics both domestically and abroad are ceding U.S. leadership on development of the next generation of information technologies and on the global data security and management standards underlying a digital economy.

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Ft. Bliss, TX -- The Army's final large-scale soldier test of communication systems known as the Network Integration Evaluation will influence procurement and fielding decisions for two new tactical capabilities, the Command Post Computing Environment and the Mounted Computing Environment.

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The Marine Corps is about 80 percent finished with its effort to assemble a cyber integrated planning element out of U.S. Special Operations Command, according to a top official.

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The National Security Agency's top lawyer is warning that the proliferation of international regulations for data privacy and security could relegate the United States to a follower, rather than a leader, on global standards for the digital economy.

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President Trump's proposed cut to the defense budget -- and other discretionary spending -- is necessary to address the skyrocketing deficit, according to national security adviser John Bolton, who said the Pentagon can weather the downturn if it spends its funds more wisely.

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A recently completed review identified numerous gaps in the military's cyber posture and is now driving the Pentagon toward new investments in cybersecurity, including those featuring artificial intelligence and machine learning.

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November 01, 2018

ST. GEORGE, UT -- As the Air Force prepares to release a request for proposals for a next-generation ejection seat to meet new safety and performance requirements, the service is working with two leading seatmakers to reduce risk before the competition starts.

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The Air Force is urgently seeking contractors that can train F-35 Joint Strike Fighter pilots to avoid "dense advanced surface-to-air missile threats," in response to last month's directive from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis that four fighter jet fleets need to be 80 percent mission-capable by the end of fiscal year 2019.

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The Air Force is urgently seeking contractors that can train F-35 Joint Strike Fighter pilots to avoid "dense advanced surface-to-air missile threats," in response to last month's directive from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis that four fighter jet fleets need to be 80 percent mission-capable by the end of fiscal year 2019.

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Defense Secretary James Mattis has signed a memorandum establishing a task force that will draw from the Pentagon's military and civilian leadership to counter cyber threats to critical data and operations, with an aggressive time line for specific actions within 30 days and three months.

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The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center plans to incorporate agile software development into its new Enterprise Space Battle Management Command and Control system, and is awaiting Pentagon approval for its acquisition strategy.

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The Marine Corps' rapid acquisition and prototyping office will focus its fiscal year 2020 efforts on power management and physiological sensing technologies, according to an Oct. 31 Federal Business Opportunities notice.

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The Navy is working with Congress to develop a strategy for retiring its legacy mine countermeasures platforms, a challenge requiring more nuance than what current congressional direction allows, according to a Marine Corps general overseeing that strategy.

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As the Defense Department works to develop a concept of operations for space-enabled mobility missions, U.S. Transportation Command is reaching out to industry and academia to better understand the implications and opportunities that could come from rapid, responsive launch capabilities, according to a recent notice.

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The Navy's expeditionary warfare office expects to complete its mine warfare plan by the upcoming New Year, according to the Marine Corps general in charge of assembling the blueprint.

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October 31, 2018

Requirements for the Army's Synthetic Training Environment should be completed over the next two months with the program reaching initial operational capability in 2021, according to a spokesman for the STE cross-functional team.

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A fast-tracked Air Force initiative to build an airborne laser prototype will proceed under an Army-sponsored other transaction agreement vehicle that moves from solicitation to contract within three months.

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