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August 14, 2019 | Daily News

The newly established center overseeing nuclear command, control and communications capabilities at U.S. Strategic Command is considering opportunities to open a facility for rapid modeling and simulation.

August 14, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center wants to triple the funding ceiling for the Space Enterprise Consortium -- bringing the total value to $1.5 billion and giving more Defense Department space programs access to a growing pool of traditional and non-traditional vendors.

August 13, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon's under secretary of defense for research and engineering today rejected reports of turmoil at the fledgling Space Development Agency, attributing management changes and a lack of congressional buy-in to the standard disruption that comes with establishing any new organization.

August 13, 2019 | Daily News

An investigation by the Pentagon's internal watchdog found NATO's efforts to train Afghan forces for airdrops and airstrikes have failed to meet certain deadlines and objectives.

August 13, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department inspector general has opened a sweeping review into the development of the multibillion-dollar Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud acquisition, including whether any DOD employees had conflicts of interest while they were involved in the program.

August 12, 2019 | Daily News

Mike Griffin, the Pentagon's chief technology officer, is canceling plans to produce detailed spending justifications for high-priority projects sought by combatant commanders -- jeopardizing more than a dozen new projects proposed this spring for the U.S. military's fiscal year 2021 budget request.

August 12, 2019 | Daily News

Blue Origin confirmed today it has filed a pre-award protest with the Government Accountability Office over the Air Force's Launch Services Procurement effort.

August 09, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon's top information technology official says the Defense Department continues to evaluate proposals from Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud contract as new Defense Secretary Mark Esper reviews the overall JEDI program.

August 09, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force plans to take an incremental approach to fill a $623 million funding gap in the Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared program, according to a top space acquisition official.

August 08, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon is struggling to implement policy for addressing cybersecurity risks in critical infrastructure and weapon systems, as the Defense Department lacks the personnel with the skills necessary to address flaws in operational technology, according to defense officials.

August 08, 2019 | Daily News

The unit cost of a new F-15 self-protection capability has spiked more than 24% above its original estimate due to a decision to reduce the overall quantity and subsequent delays to hardware delivery and test jet modifications -- triggering a Nunn-McCurdy cost breach.

August 07, 2019 | Daily News

The Missile Defense Agency has completed a proposal for a new multibillion-dollar project to develop and field a defense against hypersonic weapons, that -- if included in the Defense Department's fiscal year 2021 budget request -- would expand the agency's focus to a new class of maneuvering, ultra-fast threats.

August 07, 2019 | Daily News

In the wake of a congressional proposal to cut the Air Force’s fiscal year 2020 Next-Generation Air Dominance funding in half, service officials say they may need to do a better job of explaining the "family-of-systems" concept.

August 07, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department has awarded Lockheed Martin a $405 million contract to re-purpose a Navy rocket designed for submarine launch for use by the Army to give ground forces the means to fire a hypersonic glide body, marking a major development by the Pentagon to ready a new class of ultra-fast conventional weapons to strike high-priority targets in the open salvos of a major fight.

August 06, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon's acquisition organization has established a chief information security office to lead efforts aimed at protecting sensitive data related to the Defense Department’s weapon systems and critical infrastructure.

August 05, 2019 | Daily News

The estimated price tag for the Defense Department's roster of big-ticket weapons projects has grown to more than $2 trillion, an increase of $101 million compared to last year as the U.S. military prepares for great power competition with China and Russia, laying plans for more missiles, ships and aircraft.

August 05, 2019 | Daily News

Defense Secretary Mark Esper has directed a "comprehensive zero-based review" of all defense functions and activities, beginning with a kickoff meeting on Saturday, according to a new memo.

August 05, 2019 | Daily News

The Presidential Aircraft Replacement program will cost $5.2 billion, the Pentagon revealed last week, roughly $500 million more than the $4.6 billion Air Force estimate for the pair of new highly modified Boeing 747-8s presented to Congress in March -- and a year after President Trump claimed White House negotiations saved more than $1.4 billion on the VC-25B development contract.

August 02, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force's National Security Space Launch program costs have grown $4.1 billion since last December, due largely to new investment in rocket system development, according to a summary of the program's Selected Acquisition Report.

August 02, 2019 | Daily News

A Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program that laid the foundation for planning and execution of cyber operations is now being transitioned to the Air Force.

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