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September 05, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force's top civilian acquisition official said this week he's concerned a congressional proposal to create a separate acquisition executive for space could limit efforts to better integrate air and space capabilities.

September 05, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force is taking steps to institutionalize the work of its software factories -- a process that acquisition executive Will Roper hopes will help the service quantify the value the work its coders are doing and better communicate that to Congress and other stakeholders.

September 05, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force's fiscal year 2021 budget submission has been shaped by a vigorous planning and programming process -- similar to the Army's infamous "Night Court" -- aimed at assuring the service's proposed investments align with the National Defense Strategy.

September 05, 2019 | Daily News

The Missile Defense Agency has selected five industry proposals for a Hypersonic Defense Weapon System for further development -- four concepts that rely on a kinetic interceptor to destroy an enemy hypersonic boost glide weapon and one project that envisions a "non-kinetic" solution to thwart an ultrafast, maneuvering threat. (UPDATED)

September 05, 2019 | Daily News

The first production unit in the multibillion-dollar life extension program of the B61 nuclear gravity bomb will be delayed by about 16 to 18 months, according to a senior official at the National Nuclear Security Administration.

September 05, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force is open to all kinds of proposals for the next Ground Based Strategic Deterrent contract, including a teaming approach between prime contractors Boeing and Northrop Grumman, according to the service’s acquisition executive.

September 04, 2019 | Daily News

Lt. Gen. VeraLinn Jamieson, the Air Force's top intelligence officer, is working on a cyber warfare flight plan to help execute the service's vision for multidomain operations.

September 04, 2019 | Daily News

The Missile Defense Agency is winnowing industry proposals for a Hypersonic Defense Weapon System, identifying four projects so far -- from a batch of 21-- to be fleshed out during a nine-month concept development phase, with the winning projects to date each featuring a new kinetic interceptor.

September 04, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon has sent Congress a list of military construction programs it intends to defer so $3.6 billion can be diverted to pay for barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border.

September 04, 2019 | Daily News

The White House has sent a 21-page list of "anomalies" to Congress seeking exemptions for a variety of federal spending priorities -- including the establishment of a Space Development Agency, continued development of hypersonic weapons and new background investigations -- in the likely event lawmakers pass a stopgap continuing resolution.

September 04, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department is delaying work on a space-based neutral particle beam "indefinitely," just months after revealing its plans to pursue the project, as DOD's research chief says the technology is not mature enough.

September 04, 2019 | Daily News

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims has dismissed SpaceX's challenge of the Air Force's Launch Services Agreement award decision, finding the company's complaint does not fall within its jurisdiction and directing the case to be transferred to a California District Court.

September 03, 2019 | Daily News

Defense Secretary Mark Esper will order the Pentagon to defer military construction projects so $3.6 billion can be diverted to build barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a letter he sent Tuesday to the House Armed Services Committee.

September 03, 2019 | Daily News

An investigation into a mishap last month will determine whether the Air Force Research Lab will continue with planned testing of the Robotic Pilot Unmanned Conversion program -- a system that transitions a general aircraft into an autonomous, unmanned aerial vehicle.

September 03, 2019 | Daily News

The head of the newly established U.S. Space Command said he recently reached a "new agreement" with the National Reconnaissance Office stipulating that both organizations will collaborate equally until the "higher stages of conflict," at which point NRO will answer to SPACECOM.

August 30, 2019 | Daily News

An Aerojet Rocketdyne official says his company is well-positioned to develop large solid-rocket motors for the Air Force’s intercontinental ballistic missile replacement program under a Northrop Grumman prime contract or an integrated team approach with Boeing.

August 28, 2019 | Daily News

Boeing is looking to present an integrated team approach with Northrop Grumman for the Air Force’s Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program -- a solution it says will not only address concerns with the solid rocket motor base but could shave two years off the development schedule.

August 28, 2019 | Daily News

Defense Secretary Mark Esper today heralded a new internal budget review as a chance for the Pentagon to "make tough decisions" that better align resources with the National Defense Strategy, which calls for greater focus on China and Russia.

August 28, 2019 | Daily News

Defense Secretary Mark Esper today heralded a new internal budget review as a chance for the Pentagon to "make tough decisions" that better align resources with the National Defense Strategy, which calls for greater focus on China and Russia.

August 27, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force will not award a new contract for agile software efforts to improve the performance of its primary intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability -- the Distributed Common Ground System.

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