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October 31, 2018

Military software development programs need more flexibility when it comes to judging their level of cyber risk, the Air Force's cybersecurity innovation director said Tuesday.

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Senior cybersecurity officials at the Department of Homeland Security and the Air Force are warning that overly cautious system mangers could undermine protecting data and networks from foreign and other adversaries.

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October 30, 2018

U.S. officials are touting the Defense Department's more "assertive" posture in cyberspace following the release of a new Pentagon cyber strategy and the repeal of an Obama-era directive governing military cyber operations.

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working closely with the Army on a program to partially automate aircraft and has planned a demonstration in a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter next year, according to the project's program manager.

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The Navy expects the next update to the F-35's logistics information system in "mid-2019" to enable it to connect to its legacy information technology systems, according to a service spokeswoman.

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The services expect the next update to the F-35's logistics information system in "mid-2019" to enable it to connect to legacy information technology systems, according to a Navy spokeswoman.

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Congress has given the military a new tool to sidestep traditional acquisition system requirements while rapidly prototyping and fielding promising technologies, but the Defense Department is still wrestling with how best to manage the new authority, according to a senior Pentagon official.

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The Army is accelerating fielding of the Lower Tier Air Missile Defense Sensor by five years and planning a radar competition next year at White Sands Missile Range, NM, as part of a new acquisition strategy for the Patriot radar modernization project.

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China's Ministry of Public Security has issued a new cybersecurity regulation -- taking effect on Nov. 1 -- that will grant regional law enforcement broad authority to inspect companies to ensure they register as a "network-using entity," among other measures laid out in China's landmark cybersecurity law enacted last year.

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October 29, 2018

The Washington defense community returned to work Monday morning after a weekend spent digesting the potential impact of a White House-directed $33 billion cut to the Pentagon's budget in fiscal year 2020, a reduction Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan confirmed Friday.

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The Air Force's program executive office for intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and special-operations forces could turn to the service's new "cash for ideas" initiative to bolster a small-dollar electronic-warfare technology development program.

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October 27, 2018

The Army's newest electronic warfare systems will include cyber capabilities as they are developed over the next couple of years, according to the EW and cyber project manager.

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October 26, 2018

The general in charge of the Air Force's mobility forces said today her command could gain three new C-17 squadrons as part of the service’s campaign to add 74 new squadrons by 2030.

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The Navy has launched an expected multibillion-dollar competition for the second iteration of the Next Generation Jammer program -- the project to develop the capability to disrupt sensors with a powerful low-frequency beam -- by tapping Northrop Grumman, an established supplier in this technology space, and newcomer L3 Technologies.

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The Navy's newest Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense interceptor -- Raytheon's Standard Missile-3 Block IIA -- notched a success during a high-stakes flight test over the Pacific Ocean today, intercepting a medium-range ballistic missile target in what was billed as a do-over event for a failed January test that is pivotal to plans for bolstering European defense and crucial for a pending production decision.

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The Navy's newest Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense interceptor -- Raytheon's Standard Missile-3 Block IIA -- notched a success during a high-stakes flight test over the Pacific Ocean today, intercepting a medium-range ballistic missile target in what was billed as a do-over event for a failed January test that is pivotal to plans for bolstering European defense and crucial for a pending production decision.

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Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan said today the Pentagon is building two budgets: one that accounts for total defense spending of $733 billion and one for $700 billion, the amount President Trump has said the he will "probably" seek in fiscal year 2020.

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The general in charge of the Air Force’s mobility forces said today her command could gain three new C-17 squadrons as part of the service’s campaign to add 74 new squadrons by 2030.

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The Chinese government's involvement in and manipulation of emerging Internet of Things technologies, both through investments and espionage, pose a risk to U.S. national security and economic interests, according to a new report for a congressionally mandated commission, which calls for a federal law on protecting data and privacy to counter these threats.

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October 25, 2018

The Pentagon is using a General Services Administration contract to buy cloud services for enterprise collaboration and productivity tools like email and messaging, with the potential for multiple awards to be made as part of the “whole-of-government approach,” according to officials.

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