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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.

December 04, 2019 | Daily News

Lawmakers negotiating the fiscal year 2020 defense authorization bill have decided it would be best for congressional appropriators to address President Trump's use of Pentagon funds to construct a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border without the consent of Congress, though the authorization bill remains stalled over other issues.

December 04, 2019 | Daily News

Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Mike Griffin said this week the fledgling Space Development Agency has had to slow down or pause some early architecture work as the Pentagon awaits congressional action on fiscal year 2020 defense spending legislation.

December 03, 2019 | Daily News

The F-35 joint program office is preparing to award Amazon a sole-source contract to support its "digital transformation" and incorporate a more agile, secure and rapid software development approach.

December 03, 2019 | Daily News

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-OK) said today the fiscal year 2020 defense authorization bill is being "held hostage" by legislative disagreements beyond his committee's jurisdiction and can only be finalized by Republican and Democratic party leaders.

December 02, 2019 | Daily News

The growing proliferation of weapons with global reach is prompting Pentagon leaders to launch a study on the need for a robust domestic air defense capability to protect the entire nation -- which, since the advent of flight more than a century ago, has relied in part on two vast oceans as a buffer against adversaries attacking American citizens and soil with low-flying aircraft and missiles.

November 27, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force's armament directorate is planning more tests of the Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon and Hypersonic Conventional Strike Weapon and expects to conduct system-level critical design reviews of the two Lockheed Martin platforms during the first half of calendar year 2020.

November 27, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force expects its new Space Fence radar will meet the required assets available milestone next month, after completing operational tests Nov. 7.

November 27, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force intends to begin soliciting proposals to upgrade its new personnel recovery aircraft next May and plans to award a contract in September 2021, according to a recent presentation to industry.

November 27, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force confirmed this week it has an approved acquisition strategy for the F-15EX program and is on track to release a request for proposals in December.

November 26, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force confirmed this week it has an approved acquisition strategy for the F-15EX program and is on track to release a request for proposals in December.

November 26, 2019 | Daily News

Two long-time Missile Defense Agency civilian leaders -- the No. 2 and No. 3 officials with more than three decades of MDA leadership roles between them -- stepped down suddenly from their posts last week against a backdrop of tension between the agency and the Pentagon's weapon technology boss over a wide array of issues over how to proceed with new missile defense capabilities.

November 25, 2019 | Daily News

Mike Griffin, the under secretary of defense for research and engineering, has tasked the Defense Science Board with reviewing the U.S. defense industrial base to identify "proactive" steps needed to increase depth, breadth and security.

November 22, 2019 | Daily News

The GAO today released a public version of its full decision to sustain Blue Origin's protest of the Air Force's Launch Services Procurement effort, expanding on its conclusion that the solicitation does not comply with federal acquisition regulations.

November 21, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force confirmed today that it will amend it's Launch Services Procurement request for proposals to comply with a recommendation from the Government Accountability Office, noting that it does not expect the process to affect its plan to award a contract next spring.

November 21, 2019 | Daily News

Pentagon officials warned defense contractors today that Congress could be inching closer toward a yearlong short-term spending bill that could prevent the Defense Department from starting new acquisition programs.

November 21, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force as soon as January plans to begin initial modification of the first of two commercial Boeing 747-8 jumbo jets slated for the $5.3 billion next Air Force One program, dubbed the VC-25B, a major event in the high-profile effort to demonstrate initial flight in late 2021.

November 21, 2019 | Daily News

Defense Secretary Mark Esper is urging the Federal Communications Commission to reject a request from Ligado Networks to use spectrum that the department fears could disrupt its GPS capability.

November 21, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force has confirmed its first three "vanguard" programs are Golden Horde, Skyborg and Navigation Technology Satellite-3 -- all of which are demonstrating revolutionary technology the service wants to quickly transition into programs of record.

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