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May 14, 2019 | Daily News

The Democrat-led House Appropriations defense subcommittee, still smarting from the Pentagon's recent unilateral budget transfers to build barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border, has drafted a bill that would reduce and restrict the Pentagon’s future ability to reprogram funds.

May 13, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon intends to transfer $1.5 billion from several areas, including weapons acquisition programs, to construct new barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a recent reprogramming notification sent to Congress.

May 10, 2019 | Daily News

The Army has formally ratcheted up the range requirement from 300 kilometers to 400 kilometers for a next-generation ballistic missile called the Precision Strike Munition (PrSM), the focus of a $2.8 billion competition between Lockheed Martin and Raytheon to build thousands as part of a follow-on to the Army Tactical Missile System program.

May 10, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department is looking to enhance information sharing on counter-unmanned aerial system solutions by holding monthly meetings between combatant commanders and service representatives in Pentagon headquarters, with a current emphasis on Afghanistan and Iraq.

May 09, 2019 | Daily News

Missile Defense Agency Director Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, facing frustration from lawmakers impatient with the Defense Department for continuing to withhold findings of a study completed in 2016 about a potential East Coast missile defense site, said a decision about identifying a location for a notional new missile field was not his call.

May 08, 2019 | Daily News

Missile Defense Agency Director Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, facing frustration from lawmakers impatient with the Defense Department for continuing to withhold findings of a study completed in 2016 about a potential East Coast missile defense site, said a decision about identifying a location for a notional new missile field was not his call.

May 08, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon is asking Congress to loosen restrictions on some large acquisition programs by reducing the amount of data required to make determinations of "price reasonableness."

May 07, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon had fewer major weapon systems in its acquisition portfolio in 2018 than the previous year, but costs still increased by $8 billion, sparking concern at the Government Accountability Office, which notes many defense contracts are being awarded without competition to a relatively small set of companies.

May 07, 2019 | Daily News

The Army, having achieved interdependency of its air and missile defense systems, is two steps short of its goal of integration, according to a service official.

May 07, 2019 | Daily News

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson has signed off on the Space Force Task Force's initial work plan, authorizing the team to design an organizational structure for the new service's initial staff and recommend a broader plan for which existing units will transfer from other agencies into the Space Force.

May 07, 2019 | Daily News

The State Department has approved more than $5 billion in potential missile defense arms sales to a pair of Persian Gulf nations for Patriot air and ballistic missile defense interceptors as well as radar, paving the way for potential deals worth $2.7 billion to the United Arab Emirates and nearly $2.5 billion with Bahrain.

May 07, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon, as in previous years, has sent Congress a legislative proposal to impose bid protest timeliness rules at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims that would mirror those at the Government Accountability Office, with the intent to reduce decision times and block contractors from lodging protests with both entities.

May 06, 2019 | Daily News

The Army is planning to decide by the end of this fiscal year the path forward for the Indirect Fire Protection Capability Program, whether it be using a set of American systems or a “componentized” version of the Israeli Iron Dome system, according to a program official.

May 02, 2019 | Daily News

A statutory requirement for the Missile Defense Agency to transfer the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense program to the Army within a year could impinge on the Army's high-priority modernization plans unless the Defense Department increases the service's overall budget allocation in fiscal year 2021, according to a senior service official.

May 02, 2019 | Daily News

The Army is seeking to increase its presence in Europe to deter Russian aggression, according to the head of Army Futures Command.

April 30, 2019 | Daily News

COLUMBUS, GA -- As the Army prepares to publish this fall the second iteration of its multidomain operations concept, called MDO 2.0, the official in charge of the concept says coordination of the joint force to solve the No. 1 problem it faces in future warfare is “problematic."

April 30, 2019 | Daily News

Army Secretary Mark Esper today at Brookings Institution in Washington, discussing great power competition, offered the service’s multidomain task force as a tool for shaping the current picture of what the future force should look like. 

April 26, 2019 | Daily News

COLUMBUS, GA -- As the Army fine tunes its requirements for the Robotic Combat Vehicle, officials in charge of the technology demonstration project are relying on industry to help determine what the final specifications will be.

April 25, 2019 | Daily News

COLUMBUS, GA -- The Army is holding a demonstration this week to test multiple add-on systems for the Squad Multipurpose Equipment Transport unmanned vehicle.

April 24, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon has officially stopped producing an annual aviation inventory and funding plan which had been sent to Congress after delivery of the president's budget for nearly a decade, denying defense aviation wonks a key resource in scrutinizing the U.S. military's long-term investment about the approximately 14,000 aircraft flown and operated by the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps.

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