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October 16, 2020

The Army’s Enterprise Cloud Management Office last month released a plan detailing the service’s approach to achieving its cloud vision in an ever-changing digital landscape.

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​The Army has received an approved set of operational requirements for its efforts countering small drones and is planning engagements with industry to address specific focus areas, the service leader in charge told reporters yesterday.

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Lockheed Martin today disclosed it has teamed with Aerojet Rocketdyne on the Next Generation Interceptor competition, effectively guaranteeing Aerojet Rocketdyne a spot on a winning bid.

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October 15, 2020

Congress has blessed an Army proposal to accelerate the next round of competition on the Precision Strike Missile, allowing the service to more than double spending immediately on multimode seeker technology for the new ground-launched, long-range munition.

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The Army, led by the service's acquisition executive and the head of Army Materiel Command, is planning to draft a new 15-year strategy to improve the output and safety of its ammunition plants using automation and other methods.

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The chief executive of Leonardo DRS says the company expects a flat defense budget -- regardless of who wins next month's election.

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The Defense Department inspector general has begun an investigation to determine whether the Pentagon acted appropriately when it spent hundreds of millions of dollars in COVID-19 relief aid to prop up defense contractors.

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The Information Technology Industry Council is looking for details from the Defense Department on how the Pentagon will handle the implementation of DOD's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification based on an interim rule currently out for public comment.

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The Air Force is looking to integrate the MQ-9 Reaper with a new open mission system computer called Stellar Relay that could strengthen the unmanned aircraft's utility for joint all-domain command and control as its traditional role monitoring and striking terrorism targets slows down.

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The Army yesterday released a request for information to help inform potential use of satellite communications services to modernize the service's logistics network.

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October 14, 2020

Team Ignite, an Army Futures Command organization founded a year ago to help scientists generate new ideas for use in future battles, is working on new ways to bring technologies like artificial intelligence and robotics into the fold.

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The Army is preparing to acquire a small set of humvee-mounted cannon prototypes, setting the stage to potentially replace light-tactical-vehicle-towed big guns with a new class of fast and nimble indirect fires to fight peer competitors like Russia and China.

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Sikorsky and Boeing's joint proposal for the Army's Future Long Range Assault Aircraft effort, the SB-1 Defiant, achieved speeds up to 232 knots using less-than-full engine power during a flight demonstration, company officials said today.

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The Navy's new frigate program could cost 40% more than the service's estimate, according to a new Congressional Budget Office report.

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Two firms have mounted legal challenges against the Navy’s effort to improve shipyard performance, delaying a new sustainment initiative.

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October 13, 2020

The Army, with Textron, has completed the live-fire test portion of the RQ-7 Shadow V2 Block III drone follow-on operational test and evaluation effort, according to company and service officials.

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Air Combat Command has approved Raytheon's Small Diameter Bomb II -- a smart weapon dubbed "StormBreaker" -- for operational use following a major testing campaign, a production line pause and a Nunn-McCurdy cost growth breach.

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The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence is advising Congress to beef up the authorities of the under secretary of defense for research and engineering to direct the Pentagon's technology strategy and investments.

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As the Army continues to send its Security Force Assistance Brigades overseas to advise and assist foreign partners, a new regionally aligned deployment model seeks to provide a "sustained presence," according to the general in charge of these specialized forces.

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The Navy needs to invest heavily in unmanned ships to improve its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance functions, according to Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday.

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