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September 04, 2019

The Pentagon has sent Congress a list of military construction programs it intends to defer so $3.6 billion can be diverted to pay for barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border.

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The White House has sent a 21-page list of "anomalies" to Congress seeking exemptions for a variety of federal spending priorities -- including the establishment of a Space Development Agency, continued development of hypersonic weapons and new background investigations -- in the likely event lawmakers pass a stopgap continuing resolution.

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The Defense Department is delaying work on a space-based neutral particle beam "indefinitely," just months after revealing its plans to pursue the project, as DOD's research chief says the technology is not mature enough.

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The Navy in October will officially establish its new warfighting directorate within the office of the chief of naval operations.

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The U.S. Court of Federal Claims has dismissed SpaceX's challenge of the Air Force's Launch Services Agreement award decision, finding the company's complaint does not fall within its jurisdiction and directing the case to be transferred to a California District Court.

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September 03, 2019

Defense Secretary Mark Esper will order the Pentagon to defer military construction projects so $3.6 billion can be diverted to build barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a letter he sent Tuesday to the House Armed Services Committee.

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An investigation into a mishap last month will determine whether the Air Force Research Lab will continue with planned testing of the Robotic Pilot Unmanned Conversion program -- a system that transitions a general aircraft into an autonomous, unmanned aerial vehicle.

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The Defense Department says its ongoing reform efforts have saved or are expected to save $18.4 billion between fiscal years 2017 and 2020, but the Government Accountability Office says DOD can't prove it.

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The Pentagon's Joint Artificial Intelligence Center is launching a new, marquee program in fiscal year 2020 to use AI for "maneuver and fires," as the organization seeks to bring the quickly evolving technology to the Defense Department's warfighting functions.

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The head of the newly established U.S. Space Command said he recently reached a "new agreement" with the National Reconnaissance Office stipulating that both organizations will collaborate equally until the "higher stages of conflict," at which point NRO will answer to SPACECOM.

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The top small drone manufacturer in the world is hitting back at the Pentagon's assertion that the company’s unmanned aerial systems send user data to China, as Defense Department officials use the claim as part of their case for establishing an alternative U.S. supply of small UAS.

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Congressional staffers say they expect the Defense Department to begin fiscal year 2020 on a stopgap continuing resolution, despite lawmakers having already agreed to a broader bipartisan budget deal.

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August 30, 2019

The head of the newly established U.S. Space Command said he recently reached a “new agreement” with the National Reconnaissance Office stipulating that both organizations will collaborate equally until the “higher stages of conflict,” at which point NRO will answer to SPACECOM.

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In a watershed development in the race to field a new triad of long-range, hypersonic strike weapons, the Defense Department is selecting defense contractor teams to manufacture prototype common-hypersonic glide bodies -- a key step toward scaling production of new ultra-fast warheads by moving manufacturing from a national laboratory to industry.

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The Pentagon’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center is launching a new, marquee program in fiscal year 2020 to use AI for “maneuver and fires,” as the organization seeks to bring the quickly evolving technology to the Defense Department’s warfighting functions.  

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The Missile Defense Agency notched a significant achievement in the effort to bolster defenses against North Korea's medium-range ballistic missile threats during a test today, assessing a new government designed launcher for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system that promises to extend THAAD's defensive reach.

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An Aerojet Rocketdyne official says his company is well-positioned to develop large solid-rocket motors for the Air Force’s intercontinental ballistic missile replacement program under a Northrop Grumman prime contract or an integrated team approach with Boeing.

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The Army this week awarded two other transaction agreements, to Dynetics and Lockheed Martin, for the Long-Range Hypersonic Weapon project.

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August 29, 2019

The head of the newly established U.S. Space Command said he recently reached a “new agreement” with the National Reconnaissance Office stipulating that both organizations will collaborate equally until the “higher stages of conflict,” at which point NRO will answer to SPACECOM.

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Constellis, the security contractor created by combining the follow-on company to Blackwater with other companies ranging from Triple Canopy to Centerra Group, is concentrating on integrating its legacy businesses, according to its new chief executive.

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