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March 26, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon is still about 18 months away from measuring contractor cybersecurity as part of the acquisition process, but the Defense Department is moving forward this year with developing the metrics and establishing relationships with third-party auditors.

March 26, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force intends to purchase 12 General Atomics MQ-9 Reapers for $361 million in fiscal year 2020.

March 26, 2019 | Daily News

U.S. Special Operations Command has sent Congress a nearly $200 million list of unfunded priorities, highlighting the need to counter unmanned aerial systems, according to documents obtained by Inside Defense.

March 26, 2019 | Daily News

The U.S. military, in a major test of the Ballistic Missile Defense System, destroyed an intercontinental ballistic missile target with a pair of Ground-based Interceptors in the first-ever salvo launch of the homeland defense guided-missile fleet, an event likely to bolster confidence in the current fielded system and the exoatmospheric kill vehicle in particular.

March 25, 2019 | Daily News

The U.S. military, in a major test of the Ballistic Missile Defense System, destroyed an intercontinental ballistic missile target with a pair of Ground-based Interceptors in the first-ever salvo launch of the homeland defense guided-missile fleet, an event likely to bolster confidence in the current fielded system and the exoatmospheric kill vehicle in particular.

March 25, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon has sent Congress a $600 million reprogramming request for near-term hurricane recovery, but will need supplemental funding to cover $9 billion in damage across multiple fiscal years, according to an internal memo from acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan.

March 25, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force has sent Congress a $2.7 billion unfunded priorities list for fiscal year 2020, the bulk of which would be used to procure additional KC-46 tankers and F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, according to a document obtained by Inside Defense.

March 25, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon has sent Congress a $4 billion list of unfunded military lab construction priorities that were not approved for the fiscal year 2020 budget submission, but that Pentagon technology chief Mike Griffin would like to see completed anyway, according to documents obtained by Inside Defense.

March 25, 2019 | Daily News

The milestone B decision and engineering and manufacturing development phase for the Air Force's new land-based nuclear deterrent are each scheduled to begin about three months earlier than expected.

March 22, 2019 | Daily News

A Defense Department official who briefed reporters at the Pentagon today said acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan did not play a direct role in the decision to buy Boeing's F-15EX, citing an ethics agreement that barred Shanahan from doing so.

March 21, 2019 | Daily News

Following successful testing, the Air Force is pressing forward with an ambitious effort to field directed-energy weapons and expects high-power microwave prototypes to be delivered this year, according to a senior Air Force Research Laboratory official.

March 21, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force aims to field an unmanned autonomous vehicle that can serve as a platform for operational artificial intelligence by the end of 2023, according to the program's manager.

March 21, 2019 | Daily News

A Florida lawmaker is offering a resolution today that would help the Pentagon clear a legislative hurdle to establishing U.S. Space Command and told Inside Defense he expects the language to be approved quickly.

March 21, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force’s fiscal year 2020 budget request for the Next-Generation Air Dominance program is $3.8 billion less between FY-20 and FY-23 than what the service forecast last year, due to a "decision to defer development of specific classified technologies and refocus resources."

March 21, 2019 | Daily News

Lockheed Martin is poised to effectively nab a third major hypersonic booster contract, locking in a pivotal role on all three legs of the Defense Department's conventionally armed, hypersonic boost-glide programs after the Navy today announced plans to adapt its in-development submarine-launched rocket for Army use.

March 21, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force’s plan to buy 80 F-15EX aircraft over the next five years assumes an airframe unit cost of $80.3 million per jet and non-recurring costs of $407 million over that same time period.

March 21, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force’s plan to buy 80 F-15EX aircraft over the next five years assumes an airframe unit cost of $80.3 million per jet and non-recurring costs of $407 million over that same time period.

March 20, 2019 | Daily News

Lockheed Martin is poised to effectively nab a third major hypersonic booster contract, locking in a pivotal role on all three legs of the Defense Department's conventionally armed, hypersonic boost-glide programs after the Navy today announced plans to adapt its in-development submarine-launched rocket for Army use.

March 20, 2019 | Daily News

One of Congress' leading proponents of a new military service for space said today he's optimistic about the odds of the Pentagon's Space Force proposal being approved by lawmakers this year.

March 20, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force estimates a total cost of $643 million over the next five fiscal years for directed energy basic research to support aircraft protection, force protection and precision strike.

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