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April 24, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department is requesting a $141 million funding shift to ensure the Presidential Aircraft Recapitalization program stays on schedule for delivery by 2024, according to a document obtained by Inside Defense.

April 24, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department is requesting a $15 million reprogramming to establish the Space Development Agency and $19 million to stand up U.S. Space Command -- two critical components of the Pentagon's plan to reorganize the military space enterprise.

April 23, 2019 | Daily News

An Air Force effort to expedite aviator training using next-generation technology has expanded in its second iteration to include remotely piloted aircraft and a partnership with NASA, according to the program's lead.

April 23, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department supports the majority of reforms recommended by a congressionally mandated panel, but says many of the group's proposals require further research or lawmaker intervention, according to a report signed by Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord.

April 23, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department supports the majority of reforms recommended by a congressionally mandated panel, but says many of the group's proposals require further research or lawmaker intervention, according to a report signed by Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord.

April 23, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force wants to establish a joint information operations center to help the space community better manage satellite communications resources as part of a broader enterprise SATCOM strategy that is set to be released later this year.

April 23, 2019 | Daily News

Pentagon technology chief Mike Griffin ended the Defense Department's long-standing contract with a group of high-level scientists known as JASON because he felt the group wasn’t worth funding anymore, arguing DOD would be better off using other avenues for independent technical analysis, according to government officials.

April 22, 2019 | Daily News

ANDOVER, MA -- Protruding from the side of a pair of two-story buildings here are dozens of oversize pipes that turn down at a right angle and extend directly to the ground, a quirky architectural feature that brings to mind insect legs.

April 18, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force's new strategy for science and technology may cause changes in its fiscal year 2020 budget, according to the service's research and development lead.

April 17, 2019 | Daily News

Speculation is mounting at the Pentagon and on Capitol Hill that President Trump will nominate acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan to the full position upon the conclusion of an inspector general ethics investigation, which government officials said is expected soon.

April 17, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force intends to appoint a chief technology officer, use "vanguard" research programs and expand its workforce as part of a new strategy to revamp the service’s science and technology enterprise by 2030.

April 17, 2019 | Daily News

As Raytheon and the Air Force work to complete development of the next-generation GPS III ground segment, OCX, the service is beginning to plan for system sustainment and future capability insertion and is considering whether to compete that work or maintain Raytheon as its prime contractor.

April 17, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department has set a new plan to achieve a ten-fold increase in directed-energy technology over the next decade with potential to power lasers for combat on land, at sea and in air and space and identified existing contract vehicles to begin executing this new Laser Scaling Plan with fiscal year 2019 funds.

April 17, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force's chief of Global Strike Command has approved a plan to inspect the B-1B Lancer aircraft yesterday, following a stand down last month.

April 17, 2019 | Daily News

Two California lawmakers said this week they’re concerned the Pentagon’s plan to create a new Space Development Agency duplicates the Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center and could “undermine” the organization’s "proven track record."

April 16, 2019 | Daily News

Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan has directed Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord to begin planning for alternative supply options for Turkish-made F-35 Joint Strike Fighter parts in the event Turkey remains suspended from the program or is expelled for its purchase of the Russian S-400 missile defense system, according to a defense official.

April 16, 2019 | Daily News

The F-35 joint program office estimates its Block 4 plan will cost $10.5 billion over eight years, plus an additional $2.8 billion to modify 441 jets to the new configuration.

April 16, 2019 | Daily News

Defense industry advocates say they are waiting for the Pentagon to implement more than 150 acquisition reform measures passed into law several years ago, and they hope new legislation being drafted by House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Mac Thornberry (R-TX) will do something to break up the bureaucratic logjam.

April 15, 2019 | Daily News

The chief of the Air Force's weapons portfolio is surveying industry options for a Next-Generation Aerial Target that mimics adversaries' newer technology.

April 15, 2019 | Daily News

The head of the Air Force's National Security Space Launch enterprise says he's confident there are “multiple providers” that can meet the requirements to support its Launch Services Procurement strategy.

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