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December 11, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon is beginning a new weapon system project to defeat hypersonic glide vehicles, briefing industry next week on what is likely a decades-long project to expand the reach of the Ballistic Missile Defense System to counter these ultra-fast, maneuvering menaces that exploit current seams in U.S. defenses.

December 11, 2019 | Daily News

The Office of the Secretary of Defense has sent the Air Force's list of programs for potential waivers under the ongoing continuing resolution to the Office of Management and Budget amid negotiations on Capitol Hill over fiscal year 2020 spending.

December 11, 2019 | Daily News

A nascent program that's developing the shared architecture for 21st century nuclear command, control and communications technology has begun to define requirements, explore readiness of current systems and consider approaches for a total NC3 modernization cost analysis.

December 10, 2019 | Daily News

Congressional conference members have agreed to include a House provision in their fiscal year 2020 defense policy bill that requires the Air Force to share information on progress in the Advanced Battle Management System program.

December 10, 2019 | Daily News

Defense policy language released this week directs the Air Force to work with U.S. Special Operations Command to determine how both organizations can take advantage of continued light-attack aircraft experimentation.

December 10, 2019 | Daily News

Lawmakers are proposing a slew of F-35 oversight provisions as part of a defense policy bill released Monday by conference committee members, including requirements for sustainment cost and readiness details, reporting on the Block 4 modernization process and insight into efforts to rearchitect the Joint Strike Fighter's Autonomic Logistics Information System.

December 10, 2019 | Daily News

Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord today outlined her key goals and challenges for 2020, focusing specifically on implementing new supply chain security standards, fielding counter-drone systems to U.S. troops, developing 5G communications, protecting intellectual property and strengthening the National Technology and Industrial Base.

December 10, 2019 | Daily News

The defense authorization bill that House and Senate conference members released Monday night requires the Air Force to identify risks and costs if the service receives only one proposal to develop the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent.

December 09, 2019 | Daily News

House and Senate conference members released a defense policy bill tonight that would establish a Space Force as a separate military service with Title 10 authority.

December 09, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force is finishing up an acquisition plan for a new beyond-line-of-sight receiver that allows aerial and ground-based nuclear platforms to accept "emergency action messages" from the president.

December 08, 2019 | Daily News

SIMI VALLEY, CA – The Air Force is working to assure it recommends a U.S. Space Command headquarters location that is defensible and its site selection process is not vulnerable to legal challenges, according to Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett.

December 08, 2019 | Daily News

SIMI VALLEY, CA -- House lawmakers confirmed Saturday the conference committee has reached an agreement on language to authorize a new military service for space, but declined to offer details on the proposed language.

December 08, 2019 | Daily News

SIMI VALLEY, CA – The Air Force is working to assure it recommends a U.S. Space Command headquarters location that is defensible and its site selection process is not vulnerable to legal challenges, according to Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett.

December 07, 2019 | Daily News

SIMI VALLEY, CA -- The U.S. military service chiefs said today China and Russia's rise as great military powers pose significant and varied challenges to the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines.

December 06, 2019 | Daily News

SANTA MONICA, CA -- The Air Force has readied a plan for immediate formation of a new Space Force in anticipation of direction from Congress, identifying the bulk of the forces, units and missions to be transitioned to the new U.S. military branch in fiscal year 2021 along with "a large pot of money," according to a senior service official.

December 06, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force has completed system-level reviews of Lockheed Martin's and Raytheon's respective designs for the Long-Range Standoff Weapon and has given its stamp of approval for both contractors to continue with their plans.

December 05, 2019 | Daily News

High-priority Missile Defense Agency projects slated for fiscal year 2020 are at risk of being hamstrung beginning this month if Congress and the White House do not agree to a spending bill, with a Standard Missile-3 Block IB multiyear procurement deal, launch of the Next Generation Interceptor program and more at risk in the event of a yearlong continuing resolution.

December 05, 2019 | Daily News

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) said today "it is very much possible" that by the end of the day lawmakers could agree on a bipartisan path for the stalled fiscal year 2020 defense authorization bill.

December 05, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force has sent the Office of the Secretary of Defense a list of priority programs for potential waivers from Congress under the ongoing continuing resolution.

December 05, 2019 | Daily News

F-35 prime contractor Lockheed Martin hopes to begin deliveries next spring of a Distributed Mission Training capability that will allow Air Force aircraft to connect in virtual environments.

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