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August 26, 2019 | Daily News

Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord today revealed a series of new reforms and initiatives aimed at blocking China's influence on the U.S. defense industrial base, including the establishment of a new congressionally directed intellectual property regime.

August 23, 2019 | Daily News

The integration of the 24th and 25th Air Forces has been pushed back to this fall, according to the head of Air Combat Command, who revealed details about restructuring plans under the combined organization.

August 23, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department in mid-July requested authority from Congress to shift nearly $1 billion to address "unforeseen military requirements," but lawmakers approved a transfer of only $670 million, according to a new Pentagon budgetary reprogramming document.

August 22, 2019 | Daily News

Lockheed Martin said this week it is on track to complete a critical design review for the GPS IIIF navigation payload this fall and for the integrated space vehicle in the first quarter of 2020.

August 21, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force's replacement to the Air Launched Cruise Missile is projected to complete two system-level preliminary design reviews this fall.

August 21, 2019 | Daily News

The head of Air Combat Command told reporters this week he has been meeting regularly with congressional staffers during recess to discuss the Air Force's plans for the Next-Generation Air Dominance program and lawmakers' proposed $500 million cut to its fiscal year 2020 funding request.

August 21, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force's lead for remotely piloted aircraft wants to use a 1950s fighter production concept being resurfaced by senior officials to reduce acquisition time lines and costs as the service prepares for the next era of its drone enterprise.

August 21, 2019 | Daily News

A leading legal voice for the federal contracting community warns a new regulation banning purchases of products from Huawei and other China-based tech companies will prevent some U.S. suppliers from bidding on contracts, which could force the government to do without certain services and components.

August 21, 2019 | Daily News

Whether Pentagon funds should be used to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border remains a key point of contention between the House and Senate as lawmakers prepare to hash out a final defense authorization bill, according to Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-OK).

August 20, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon is shifting nearly $70 million to buy additional intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities, according to an Aug. 13 budgetary reprogramming notice signed by acting Pentagon Comptroller Elaine McCusker.

August 20, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department will formally establish U.S. Space Command next week, on Aug. 29, a move that will shift 87 units under a single unified combatant command.

August 19, 2019 | Daily News

The first delivery in the foreign military sale of 12 A-29 Super Tucano aircraft to Nigeria is not expected until May 2021, one year later than initially scheduled.

August 19, 2019 | Daily News

Defense Secretary Mark Esper has ordered a review of a $116 billion Defense Department account outside the purview of the military services, stoking concern that officials will search for savings in civilian-led corners of the Pentagon already picked clean by previous efficiency initiatives.

August 16, 2019 | Daily News

This month, the Air Force began limited flight operations to support airfield assessments at Air Base 201 in Niger, where the service is building infrastructure, including a runway, to support regional counterterrorism missions.

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.

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