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March 06, 2020 | Daily News

In 2017, the Defense Innovation Unit began working with several start-up companies to develop tools to automatically find and fix software vulnerabilities in the U.S. military's highly advanced weapon systems.

March 05, 2020 | Daily News

ORLANDO, FL -- Air Force researchers studying how warfighters can use directed energy as defensive weapons have shipped out the first system in their overseas counter-drone experiment and are planning to begin a new testing campaign to bolster anti-cruise missile capabilities.

March 05, 2020 | Daily News

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, UT -- The 309th Software Engineering Group here is working to speed up the activation of the F-35's organic software maintenance depot capability, in part by helping the program transition to the cloud and speed up its mission data file generation processes.

March 05, 2020 | Daily News

Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) is warning the Congressional Budget Office may overestimate costs of U.S. nuclear forces in an upcoming assessment that could taint the agency's objectivity in major policy debates over controversial programs like the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent.

March 04, 2020 | Daily News

Testifying at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing yesterday, Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett wouldn't commit to submitting traditional acquisition documents for the service's emerging Advanced Battle Management System.

March 04, 2020 | Daily News

House and Senate lawmakers this week questioned Air Force leadership on the service's proposal to retire 44 A-10s in fiscal year 2021, despite language in the FY-17 National Defense Authorization Act that prohibits them from doing so.

March 04, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon's acquisition executive has formed a "war room" to assess industry's ability to support production of hypersonic boost-glide vehicles and cruise missiles as well as inform potential targeted government investments in manufacturing tools to support affordable delivery of these ultrafast weapons.

March 03, 2020 | Daily News

House lawmakers today pressed the chief of the National Nuclear Security Administration on the proposal to increase NNSA's funding by $3 billion in fiscal year 2021 when the agency already has $8 billion in unspent funds from previous years.

March 03, 2020 | Daily News

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein told lawmakers today he's seen a measurable improvement in Boeing's KC-46 performance since the company's new CEO Dave Calhoun took charge.

March 03, 2020 | Daily News

The Air Force is finalizing a classified strategy that will lay out the service's approach to warfighting and security cooperation in alignment with the Trump administration's 2018 National Defense Strategy, officials have confirmed.

March 02, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon's acquisition executive has formed a "war room" to assess industry's ability to support production of hypersonic boost-glide vehicles and cruise missiles as well as inform potential targeted government investments in manufacturing tools to support affordable delivery of these ultrafast weapons.

March 02, 2020 | Daily News

Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) is warning the Congressional Budget Office may overestimate costs of U.S. nuclear forces in an upcoming assessment that could taint the agency's objectivity in major policy debates over controversial programs like the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent.

March 02, 2020 | Daily News

ORLANDO, FL -- The Skyborg program wont produce the hyped vision of a weaponized, loyal wingman right away, but will instead introduce advanced technology in cycles, allowing the system to take on more complex mission sets over time that could eventually run like applications on an iPhone, according to Air Force officials.

March 02, 2020 | Daily News

ORLANDO, FL -- When deciding which of its two hypersonic prototyping efforts to continue funding, the Air Force chose the Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon since it provides greater capability for the B-52 and has a more advanced design, according to the service's acquisition chief.

February 28, 2020 | Daily News

ORLANDO, FL -- The 16th Air Force has begun supporting combatant commanders' cyber operations since opening in October and is now seeking stronger integration of information warfare units across the globe while also beefing up electromagnetic spectrum and artificial intelligence capabilities.

February 28, 2020 | Daily News

ORLANDO, FL -- As planners in the Pentagon develop the Advanced Battle Management System, the head of Pacific Air Forces says they need to prioritize communication with foreign partners and ensure warfighters disconnected from the cloud can still operate.

February 28, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon is reviewing its bedrock policy governing how the U.S. military approaches autonomy in weapon systems, as defense officials say the directive may be outdated due to advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning.

February 27, 2020 | Daily News

The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said today he has plans to "claw back" billions of defense dollars the Trump administration has slated for modernizing nuclear weapons and building a southern border wall.

February 27, 2020 | Daily News

ORLANDO, FL -- The Air Force is preparing to defend its fiscal year 2021 budget realignments to Congress, holding classified briefings with lawmakers and staffers ahead of hearings likely to expose the service's proposals to heavy scrutiny.

February 27, 2020 | Daily News

PROMONTORY, UT -- Northrop Grumman today conducted a static-fire test of the second stage of the company's Omega launch vehicle -- a significant step toward meeting the Defense Department's launch certification requirements.

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