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November 25, 2020 | Daily News

The Army's Integrated Air and Missile Defense program -- a $7.9 billion effort vital to service plans to detect, track and defeat modern air threats -- suffered a minor setback this week, missing a planned Nov. 20 milestone review that aimed to transition it from more than a decade of development to initial production.

November 24, 2020 | Daily News

Though President-elect Biden has yet to announce his nominee for defense secretary, members of his transition team are scheduled to arrive at the Pentagon on Monday to prepare for his upcoming administration.

November 24, 2020 | Daily News

Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy in a newly signed directive is requiring the service's major organizations within its modernization enterprise to align policies and processes to reflect Army Futures Command's approach toward modernization.

November 24, 2020 | Daily News

The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center's new director is imploring Defense Department components to understand AI and it uses, rather than just spend money on it, including through the creation of a new "missions directorate" to work with DOD organizations on how they can use AI and machine learning.

November 20, 2020 | Daily News

Lawmakers have proposed a nearly $40 million addition to the Pentagon's budget in fiscal year 2021 to advance efforts aimed at adding a layer to the Ballistic Missile Defense System for detecting and tracking cruise missiles to address the growing threat to the United States and Canada from Russian bombers.

November 19, 2020 | Daily News

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA), who is negotiating a final defense authorization bill, said he is confident President Trump will not veto the bill, but only because he believes Senate Republicans would never agree to anything that would force the president's hand.

November 19, 2020 | Daily News

In a new survey of 46 Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps aircraft, the Government Accountability Office found that only three met their mission-capable goals in most fiscal years between FY-11 and FY-19 -- demonstrating the readiness and cost implications of the military's aging aircraft fleet.

November 19, 2020 | Daily News

The Army has released an industry survey for a new electric Light Reconnaissance Vehicle, with the aim of selecting a vehicle for production by fiscal year 2025.

November 19, 2020 | Daily News

Lawmakers have proposed buying the Army an additional Terminal High Altitude Area Defense battery, a move that if adopted would tack on $319 million to the Missile Defense Agency's budget, providing a denouement to a debate that flared two years ago when the Army secretary demanded $10 billion to take the program off MDA's books.

November 19, 2020 | Daily News

The Army is conducting live-fire and force-on-force experiments until next March with more than 50 of the service's latest technologies focused on informing the service's unmanned aircraft systems strategy, autonomous resupply and shortening the sensor-to-shooter chain.

November 18, 2020 | Daily News

The Army yesterday issued a request for proposals for its Next Generation Load Device-Medium, an effort to modernize cryptographic key load devices for Joint Service network security.

November 18, 2020 | Daily News

Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller announced today he is raising the top special operations civilian to be on par with a military service secretary, meaning the official would report directly to him and bypass the under secretary of defense for policy.

November 18, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon's acquisition chief has approved a new enterprise policy for managing the potential loss of manufacturing sources amid broader concerns about declining electronics production and other supply chain shortfalls.

November 17, 2020 | Daily News

The top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee said today he is concerned that "political calculations" over renaming military bases currently honoring Confederate leaders, along with two U.S. Senate election runoffs in Georgia, are threatening to scuttle the annual defense policy bill that has passed for 59 consecutive years.

November 17, 2020 | Daily News

A Standard Missile-3 Block IIA interceptor shot down an intercontinental ballistic missile target during a flight test over the Pacific Ocean last night, demonstrating the extended reach of a weapon originally designed for shorter-range regional threats and bolstering Pentagon plans to add a second layer of homeland defenses against a limited ICBM attack from North Korea and potentially Iran.

November 17, 2020 | Daily News

The Army is calling for white papers on three capabilities it is asking industry to provide input for on its next integrated tactical network set, including moving away from the traditional tent-based command post to a vehicle-based command post.

November 16, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department, which does not expect to pass a full financial audit for many years, has failed for the third year in row, but is making some progress, according to the Pentagon inspector general's office.

November 13, 2020 | Daily News

President Trump, after losing the election earlier this month, has pushed several senior officials, including the defense secretary, out of the Pentagon, replaced them with loyalists and sparked questions about the national security moves he might make as his administration draws to a close.

November 13, 2020 | Daily News

The Army and Sikorsky are planning flight tests next year using UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters retrofitted with an artificial intelligence co-piloting software, company officials told reporters yesterday.

November 12, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department has named John Tenaglia principal director of defense pricing and contracting, while Kim Herrington, who had been acting in the role, has become director of industrial base acquisition portfolio management, according to a Pentagon spokeswoman.

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