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July 14, 2020 | Daily News

A new soldier-led software factory established by Army Futures Command will leverage a train-with-industry pipeline to address problems across the service with modern software practices.

July 13, 2020 | Daily News

House lawmakers are recommending $90 million in fiscal year 2021 for the Joint Hypersonics Transition Office, looking to bankroll the newly established shop with additional funds to extend a host of research and development projects the Pentagon recently asked academia to propose.

July 13, 2020 | Daily News

The House is poised to pass legislation that gradually ramps up "Buy American" requirements on the Defense Department's largest programs of record, but industry representatives and analysts say the "arbitrary" rules could trip up important weapons developments and hurt international cooperation on defense programs.

July 10, 2020 | Daily News

Powerful House appropriators want to eliminate the Pentagon's controversial Overseas Contingency Operations account and return the department to annual supplemental funding requests, potentially sending defense officials scrambling to fill multibillion-dollar budget holes, according to documents obtained by Inside Defense.

July 09, 2020 | Daily News

In a new letter sent to the Pentagon this week, eight of the largest defense contractors say they are preparing their estimated costs related to COVID-19 relief legislation and warn the Pentagon will need additional funding to cover these expenses.

July 08, 2020 | Daily News

The Army is looking to increase funding this summer for a trio of munitions projects for the service's top modernization priority -- the Extended Range Cannon Artillery system, including bolstering funds for an effort that seeks to satisfy U.S. Army Pacific Command's desire for a Multi-Domain Cannon Artillery capability.

July 08, 2020 | Daily News

Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord says the United States should "re-shore" the production of key capabilities like microelectronics after the COVID-19 crisis exposed weaknesses in the Defense Department's supply chain.

July 07, 2020 | Daily News

The House Appropriations defense subcommittee is poised to consider a fiscal year 2021 defense spending bill that funds Pentagon modernization to the tune of $244.7 billion, but also sets the stage for confrontation with the White House over the border wall and the names of military bases.

July 07, 2020 | Daily News

The Missile Defense Agency is mandating a single specific milestone only for the Next Generation Interceptor program -- emplacement of a new ballistic missile defense interceptor in the ground at Ft. Greely, AK, in 2028 -- and is otherwise allowing bidders to propose developmental milestones on the way to initial fielding.

July 02, 2020 | Daily News

House and Senate lawmakers are pushing to fund the Army's MQ-1 Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system after concerns that a temporary halt to the program will result in increased costs and requirement delays.

July 02, 2020 | Daily News

The House Armed Services Committee is directing the Army to submit a briefing on virtual training and simulations through legislation passed yesterday.

July 02, 2020 | Daily News

The annual defense authorization bill cleared a hurdle late Wednesday, passing the House Armed Services Committee on a 56-0 vote and advancing a number of Cyberspace Solarium Commission and other cybersecurity proposals.

July 01, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon is seeking congressional permission to shift $2 billion between budget accounts as part of an annual reallocation of funds the U.S. military has in hand, launch five new-start projects and shift funds the Defense Department says are required immediately to achieve U.S. Space Command "critical mission capability."

July 01, 2020 | Daily News

The data and technologies supporting the U.S. military's artificial intelligence developments could be at risk of cyberattack because the Defense Department and its contractors neglected to use important security controls, according to a new audit.

June 29, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department has reworked its weapons technology development priorities, elevating microelectronics to the No. 1 position -- a move that bumps maneuvering hypersonic technology development from the top to the No. 3 post, with 5G technology development pulling into the No. 2 billet between them, according to a senior Pentagon official.

June 29, 2020 | Daily News

The Senate Armed Services Committee is displeased by the lack of transparency in the Pentagon's Defense-Wide Review, an internal efficiency initiative Defense Secretary Mark Esper says has freed up $5.7 billion to be invested in military modernization and readiness.

June 26, 2020 | Daily News

Senate authorizers are concerned about the Army's move to reduce funding across its tactical wheeled vehicle fleet in favor of developing next-generation systems, as they feel it could negatively impact the industrial base as well as readiness.

June 26, 2020 | Daily News

The Army announced yesterday the selection of eight interim counter-small unmanned aircraft systems for future investments as the service takes the lead on joint counter-drone technology efforts.

June 26, 2020 | Daily News

The Senate Armed Services Committee is proposing legislation that would withhold support for adopting ballistic missile defense systems originally designed for regional missions to protect the U.S. homeland in a new "layered" architecture.

June 25, 2020 | Daily News

The House Armed Services Committee is reducing funding for the Army's Integrated Visual Augmentation System due to operational testing delays and fewer units being purchased, according to committee aides.

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