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May 10, 2019 | Daily News

The House Appropriations Committee is ratcheting up oversight of the Air Force's effort to house three F-35 Joint Strike Fighter squadrons at Tyndall Air Force Base, FL.

May 10, 2019 | Daily News

Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord said today the agreement to purchase Lot 12 of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter from Lockheed Martin could be complete by July.

May 09, 2019 | Daily News

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging the leaders of the House Armed Services Committee and the House Appropriations defense subcommittee to add eight C-130J aircraft above what the Air Force and Navy requested in fiscal year 2020.

May 08, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon is asking Congress to loosen restrictions on some large acquisition programs by reducing the amount of data required to make determinations of "price reasonableness."

May 08, 2019 | Daily News

A new report from the Congressional Budget Office estimates the Pentagon's proposal to create a new Space Force could cost between $820 million and $1.3 billion annually to manage and operate and require $1.1 billion to $3 billion in one-time startup costs.

May 08, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force Research Laboratory's new microwave weapon for counter-unmanned aerial system operations was delivered Monday for testing, which is expected to begin next week.

May 08, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon is proposing legislative language that would exclude the new U.S. Space Command from manpower cost restrictions for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 to give the Defense Department the funding margin it needs to stand up the new combatant command.

May 08, 2019 | Daily News

Last week, the Air Force opened an advanced technology and training center in Pittsburgh that focuses on condition-based maintenance, automation, robotics and artificial intelligence.

May 07, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon had fewer major weapon systems in its acquisition portfolio in 2018 than the previous year, but costs still increased by $8 billion, sparking concern at the Government Accountability Office, which notes many defense contracts are being awarded without competition to a relatively small set of companies.

May 07, 2019 | Daily News

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson has signed off on the Space Force Task Force's initial work plan, authorizing the team to design an organizational structure for the new service's initial staff and recommend a broader plan for which existing units will transfer from other agencies into the Space Force.

May 07, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department is requesting congressional authority to award economic order quantity contracts for F-35 production lots 15 through 17 and is still determining whether to pursue a multi-year deal for those aircraft.

May 07, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon, as in previous years, has sent Congress a legislative proposal to impose bid protest timeliness rules at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims that would mirror those at the Government Accountability Office, with the intent to reduce decision times and block contractors from lodging protests with both entities.

May 03, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force has formally released a request for proposals to buy launch services, setting in motion a competition that will shape the future government launch market.

May 02, 2019 | Daily News

The head of the Pentagon's cost assessment office and the F-35 program executive officer said today the program isn't likely to meet an Office of the Secretary of Defense target to reduce the A-model jet's cost per flying hour to $25,000 by fiscal year 2025.

May 01, 2019 | Daily News

Lockheed Martin today revealed an independent research and development effort to increase the ammunition capacity of the Air Force and Navy variants of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

May 01, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force could start initial operational test and evaluation for the KC-46 Pegasus later this month, after a successful April 2 test execution review.

May 01, 2019 | Daily News

U.S.-based classes to train Afghan Air Force pilots on the AC-208 light attack aircraft have been disbanded, according to the Pentagon's oversight lead for Afghanistan reconstruction.

April 29, 2019 | Daily News

During the roll out of their long-awaited 2030 Science and Technology Strategy, Air Force leaders emphasized relations with the commercial sector as a means of driving innovation.

April 29, 2019 | Daily News

The Government Accountability Office is recommending the Defense Department hold off on awarding additional F-35 Block 4 development contracts until an independent cost estimate is completed and the program office conducts a partial technology readiness assessment and has an approved test and evaluation master plan.

April 26, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center is working with Boeing to double the capability of the next Wideband Global Satellite Communications space vehicle -- a strategy that could give the service the option to buy one satellite instead of two.

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