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December 05, 2019

The Air Force has sent the Office of the Secretary of Defense a list of priority programs for potential waivers from Congress under the ongoing continuing resolution.

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F-35 prime contractor Lockheed Martin hopes to begin deliveries next spring of a Distributed Mission Training capability that will allow Air Force aircraft to connect in virtual environments.

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December 04, 2019

Lawmakers negotiating the fiscal year 2020 defense authorization bill have decided it would be best for congressional appropriators to address President Trump's use of Pentagon funds to construct a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border without the consent of Congress, though the authorization bill remains stalled over other issues.

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The Navy in February plans to issue a request for proposals to manage its naval sustainment effort for shipyards.

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Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Mike Griffin said this week the fledgling Space Development Agency has had to slow down or pause some early architecture work as the Pentagon awaits congressional action on fiscal year 2020 defense spending legislation.

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The Pentagon's top policy official said today he favors some of the proposals being promoted by current and former government officials who seek to establish a new technology transfer oversight regime for the United States and its most trusted allies.

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December 03, 2019

A Pentagon spokesman said Defense Secretary Mark Esper took no part in the Army's selection this fall of his former employer Raytheon to build the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor, a project company officials expect will deliver a potential $20 billion line of new business.

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The F-35 joint program office is preparing to award Amazon a sole-source contract to support its "digital transformation" and incorporate a more agile, secure and rapid software development approach.

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Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-OK) said today the fiscal year 2020 defense authorization bill is being "held hostage" by legislative disagreements beyond his committee's jurisdiction and can only be finalized by Republican and Democratic party leaders.

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December 02, 2019

The Navy today announced a $22.2 billion contract modification to General Dynamics Electric Boat for Block V of the Virginia-class submarine program.

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An extended continuing resolution would impact the Army’s Synthetic Training Environment efforts, according to a service official.

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Congress' inability to pass a fiscal year 2020 budget is delaying the start of a Pentagon study that could change the way defense contractors have been paid for years.

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The Defense Department through an industry consortium today issued the first two draft solicitations for fifth-generation telecommunications technology development, formally kicking off a new effort to determine how the military can best make use of high-speed wireless networks and interconnected devices.

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The Pentagon's new director of intellectual property began work last week focused on standing up a "cadre" of experts who can advise and train defense acquisition teams.

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The growing proliferation of weapons with global reach is prompting Pentagon leaders to launch a study on the need for a robust domestic air defense capability to protect the entire nation -- which, since the advent of flight more than a century ago, has relied in part on two vast oceans as a buffer against adversaries attacking American citizens and soil with low-flying aircraft and missiles.

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The Defense Department and its fellow "Five Eyes" partners are discussing how they can work as a collective industrial base to manage supply chain security risks for emerging technologies, such as fifth-generation telecommunications systems.

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November 27, 2019

The Air Force's armament directorate is planning more tests of the Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon and Hypersonic Conventional Strike Weapon and expects to conduct system-level critical design reviews of the two Lockheed Martin platforms during the first half of calendar year 2020.

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The Air Force expects its new Space Fence radar will meet the required assets available milestone next month, after completing operational tests Nov. 7.

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The Air Force intends to begin soliciting proposals to upgrade its new personnel recovery aircraft next May and plans to award a contract in September 2021, according to a recent presentation to industry.

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The Air Force confirmed this week it has an approved acquisition strategy for the F-15EX program and is on track to release a request for proposals in December.

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