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July 09, 2019 | Daily News

Senior defense officials are preparing to choreograph a complicated leadership succession process that will leave the Pentagon with its third acting defense secretary in less than a year.

July 09, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force Research Lab's effort to rapidly field autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles enabled with artificial intelligence may soon have a formal procurement strategy and a place in the service’s fiscal year 2021 budget.

July 09, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon inspector general announced it will start an audit this month to determine whether TransDigm Group's "business model affects the DOD's ability to pay fair and reasonable prices for spare parts."

July 08, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon is seeking congressional permission to shift $2.8 billion between budget accounts as part of an annual reallocation of funds the U.S. military has in hand, a move that seeks to launch a new hit-to-kill Army artillery round, kick start the Air Force's O/A-X light-attack aircraft program and inject additional funds into a project to develop a road-mobile hypersonic strike weapon.

July 08, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department is requesting authority from Congress to shift more than $500 million into the Air Force Working Capital Fund and the Transportation Working Capital Fund to handle an increase in readiness needs and a growing demand for airlift support.

July 08, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department is seeking congressional approval to reduce $53 million in funding from the Air Force's intercontinental ballistic missile development efforts and add $33 million to purchase operational testing equipment for the programs.

July 05, 2019 | Daily News

The Space Development Agency has issued its first request for information, calling on industry to propose concepts for "an agile, responsive" next-generation space architecture.

July 03, 2019 | Daily News

Key Republican senators, including Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (OK), have sent a letter to the White House urging the Trump administration to abandon plans for a yearlong stopgap spending measure, or continuing resolution, should budget negotiations with Democrats fail.

July 03, 2019 | Daily News

The National Nuclear Security Administration is pursuing avenues to reduce the risk of production delays in the W80-4 nuclear warhead life extension program -- an issue that has caught the attention of a congressional watchdog.

July 03, 2019 | Daily News

A group of Republican House lawmakers is proposing an amendment to the fiscal year 2020 defense policy bill that would give U.S. Special Operations Command the authority to buy new light-attack aircraft, even as the Air Force lengthens its own experimentation campaign to identify the airframe that best meets U.S. and partner requirements.

July 03, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force testing community is evaluating alternatives for creating a new integrated developmental and operational testing organization and will likely present those options to service leadership within the next few months.

July 01, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon is hosting a demonstration of simulated, close-range combat exercises featuring autonomous aircraft controlled by artificial intelligence, as part of a larger effort to increase warfighters’ trust in machines.

June 28, 2019 | Daily News

Key lawmakers are closely examining the behavior and decision-making of the Defense Department's technology chief, spurred by high-profile personnel departures from his office.

June 28, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force decided in late April to cancel the Airborne Launch Control System-Replacement project and incorporate its capabilities into the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program, a plan that Senate defense authorizers say may result in savings of $850 million.

June 27, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force is requesting the U.S. Court of Federal Claims dismiss SpaceX's recent protest of the service’s launch vehicle development competition, arguing the court does not have jurisdiction to consider the case.

June 27, 2019 | Daily News

Tyndall Air Force Base, FL -- ravaged by Hurricane Michael last fall -- has been allocated $700 million of the $1 billion in military construction funds contained in a disaster relief supplemental bill President Donald Trump signed into law earlier this month, according to a service spokesman.

June 27, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department has identified Ft. Drum, NY, as its preferred location for a continental United States interceptor site, telling lawmakers in a June 26 memo the location offers the best operational coverage of the four options they considered.

June 26, 2019 | Daily News

DAYTON, OH -- The Air Force’s program executive officer for fighters and bombers told reporters last week the service is in the process of rebaselining the B-2 Defensive Management System Modernization effort -- a $3 billion overhaul aimed at improving the bomber’s survivability.

June 25, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department is exploring "dynamic spectrum sharing" and examining what military bases could serve as testbeds for fifth-generation wireless technologies, according to a top DOD official.

June 25, 2019 | Daily News

DAYTON, OH -- The Air Force Life-Cycle Management Center's propulsion directorate has identified three candidate programs that could become the first to benefit from technology being matured through the Adaptive Engine Transition Program.

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