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Inside the Navy - June 18, 2018
  • 'Damage assessment' ongoing in hack of Navy contractor

    The Pentagon has an ongoing damage assessment into the hack of a Navy contractor's networks that reportedly saw China steal troves of data on a sensitive program to outfit submarines with a supersonic, anti-ship missile.

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  • Navy implements 35 surface warfare recommendations off two reviews

    The Navy has implemented 35 surface warfare reform recommendations provided by the service's two major reviews and a government watchdog as of May 24, according to slides obtained by Inside Defense.

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  • House panel would slash Navy MQ-25 air vehicle request by more than 40 percent

    A key House panel is proposing to cut the Navy's MQ-25 Stingray fiscal year 2019 budget request by more than 40 percent, dealing the high-profile project to develop a catapult-launched unmanned aircraft system a major funding setback just as the service this summer is set to select a contractor to lead the program.

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  • Moore: Navy may competitively bid future attack sub maintenance

    The Navy may offer more attack submarine work to private industry, which would be a reversal of its current maintenance structure, according to a senior official.

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  • Press Kudos

    Inside the Navy Managing Editor Lee Hudson has been lauded for her work by the Washington, DC, Pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, earning "Finalist" recognition in the Dateline Awards for 2017 Journalism. Hudson was a Finalist in the "Beat Reporting" category for her coverage of the F-35C Joint Strike Fighter aircraft carrier variant.

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  • Peters: Navy will submit aviation depot mod plan to Congress next year

    The Navy's aviation community is lagging behind the shipbuilding enterprise in determining how to modernize its depots and is slated to submit a plan to Congress next year, according to a senior official.

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  • Senate authorizers want Navy to explore a CH-53K derivative

    Senate authorizers want the Navy to explore creating a derivative of the Marine Corps' new heavy-lift helicopter to provide capabilities lost when the Navy's MH-53E Sea Dragons retire, according to the report accompanying the committee's version of the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill.

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  • House appropriators want report on submarine backlog

    House appropriators are boosting the Navy's request for modernizing the public shipyards and want the Navy to create a five-year plan to reduce its submarine maintenance backlog, according to the report accompanying the committee's version of the fiscal year 2019 defense spending bill.

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  • Navy partners with Army Analytics Group to sift through aviation mishap data

    The Naval Safety Center has partnered with the Army Analytics Group for data aggregation and complex analysis to better understand the uptick in aviation mishaps, according to a Navy official.

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  • MQ-4C Triton testing at Point Mugu focused on common operating picture

    Two MQ-4C Tritons have begun operational testing focused on the aircraft's intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, CA, according to a Navy spokeswoman.

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  • House appropriators leave out CVN-81, additional Virginia subs in mark

    Two major House Armed Services Committee initiatives for fast-attack submarines and aircraft carriers are absent in the House Appropriations defense subcommittee's mark-up of the fiscal year 2019 military spending bill.

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  • House appropriators would rescind $870M in mostly weapon system funds

    The House Appropriations Committee approved a defense spending bill last week that would rescind $870 million in funds previously allocated mostly for weapon systems, the largest cut being $115 million from the Navy's Tomahawk missile account.

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  • SOUTHCOM chief positions command as artificial intelligence testbed

    The chief of U.S. Southern Command is pushing for his forces to help test new technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning and vet them for deployment to higher priority regions of the world.

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  • House panel shifts funds to hike procurement for select weapons by $4.5B

    The House Appropriations defense subcommittee has increased funding for select weapon system projects by nearly $4.5 billion in its mark of the Pentagon's fiscal year 2019 spending bill, a hike achieved in part by diverting $2 billion away from Defense Department-requested projects in order to benefit National Guard programs, aircraft procurement and purchases of additional ships.

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  • Lawmakers tighten OTA authorities after REAN Cloud controversy

    House lawmakers are moving to restrict how quickly the Defense Department can shift other transaction agreements from prototype work to production after government auditors ruled DOD improperly awarded a nearly $1 billion follow-on production agreement earlier this spring.

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  • Acquisition reform panel takes aim at Pentagon's major program management

    A panel tasked with helping the Defense Department streamline acquisition is readying a recommendation for the military to more effectively manage its big-ticket programs by administering them through "enterprise capability portfolios."

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  • Thornberry wants final defense authorization bill complete by end of July

    House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) said last week he wants to work with his Senate counterparts to send a final fiscal year 2019 defense authorization bill to President Trump by the end of July.

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  • Pentagon plans review of U.S. 'technology industrial base'

    The Pentagon, on the heels of completing a review of its manufacturing industrial base, will soon begin studying whether U.S. industry is prepared to deliver the game-changing technologies the Defense Department seeks to field in the future.

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