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April 23, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon's hypersonics "war room" is closely tracking how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the supply chain, especially smaller companies that make key components supporting the technology, according to a senior defense official.

April 22, 2020 | Daily News

The Air Force's chief of staff said today the Government Accountability Office lacked critical information about the service's plans for the Advanced Battle Management System in a report the congressional watchdog published last week that harshly criticized the program's strategy.

April 22, 2020 | Daily News

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein told reporters today the service is not yet projecting significant delays to major acquisition programs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but said a three-month slow-down isn't out of the realm of possibility.

April 21, 2020 | Daily News

Regular testing of the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system is continuing on schedule amid the COVID-19 national emergency, with the next launch of an unarmed ICBM planned for August.

April 21, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recently closed out a five-year program aimed at modeling a new way to develop and test improved space battle management command-and-control tools, and expects several agencies interested in the program's work may begin testing and experimentation as soon as this summer.

April 21, 2020 | Daily News

Lockheed Martin said today it is lowering its sales guidance for the year, primarily because of expected challenges to F-35 production related to the coronavirus crisis.

April 20, 2020 | Daily News

The Air Force will stop funding Lockheed Martin's risk-reduction work for the Long-Range Standoff Weapon program, after announcing last week it had chosen Raytheon's design, and is looking at ways to speed up the program's schedule.

April 20, 2020 | Daily News

The Air Force's F-16 program office is finalizing a contract worth up to $62 billion with Lockheed Martin to provide foreign partners a standard version of the advanced Block 70/72 Viper variant -- starting with Morocco and Taiwan.

April 20, 2020 | Daily News

Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord said today the COVID-19 outbreak will delay all major programs by about three months and require Congress to supplement the Defense Department with "billions and billions" of dollars to reimburse contractors experiencing virus-related challenges.

April 20, 2020 | Daily News

The Air Force has decided to proceed with Raytheon as the sole-source prime contractor for the Long-Range Standoff Weapon, the service announced April 17.

April 17, 2020 | Daily News

The Air Force signed an $800 million deal with Boeing last month for 23,000 upgraded Joint Direct Attack Munition guidance kits -- many fewer than previously planned so the service can instead buy more advanced weapons that support the National Defense Strategy.

April 17, 2020 | Daily News

Air Force acquisition executive Will Roper said Thursday he is meeting with Congress twice a week to discuss how to support the service's wide-ranging COVID-19 relief efforts -- from transporting personal protective equipment to mitigating industrial base impact to making it easier for officials to work on classified projects from home.

April 17, 2020 | Daily News

The American Federation of Government Employees, which represents more than 300,000 Defense Department civilian workers, is pushing back against a congressional effort that would codify DOD's "Night Court" budget efficiency process.

April 16, 2020 | Daily News

A congressional watchdog is warning the Air Force's decision to bypass the traditional requirements process for the Advanced Battle Management System poses several development risks.

April 16, 2020 | Daily News

The Air Force's chief acquisition official confirmed today that a forthcoming report on a proposed Space Force acquisition system does not address whether the new service should have its own acquisition executive -- a recommendation that was included in an earlier draft of the report obtained by Inside Defense.

April 16, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon's inspector general is launching an assessment to evaluate the sufficiency of ground test and evaluation infrastructure to support hypersonic weapons development efforts.

April 16, 2020 | Daily News

The VC-25B program that's building the next Air Force One has completed its critical design review -- a key milestone on the path to delivering the aircraft that will transport the president around the world.

April 16, 2020 | Daily News

The Air Force's top planner said today that the possibility of shrinking budgets as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic is on his mind as he plans the service's spending request for fiscal year 2022 and beyond, though he's not yet sure what impact the current crisis will have on Air Force investments.

April 16, 2020 | Daily News

House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Mac Thornberry (R-TX) is proposing a $6 billion Indo-Pacific Deterrence Initiative bill for fiscal year 2021 intended to enhance U.S. military presence in the region and deter China.

April 15, 2020 | Daily News

Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin confirmed today they have submitted bids for SpeedDealer -- a rapid prototyping effort to help the service identify a commercially available radar to replace the aging TPS-75 by 2022.

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