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June 23, 2020 | Daily News

​Lawmakers are proposing new reporting requirements for the Next Generation Interceptor development program that could -- if enacted -- impose additional congressional oversight on the new counter-intercontinental ballistic missile weapon system.

June 23, 2020 | Daily News

A key House panel wants the Defense Department to draw up options for improving currently fielded Ground-based Interceptors, forging a potential new program to both upgrade and expand the existing homeland ballistic missile defense fleet that could compete with the Pentagon's new plan for a "layered" homeland defense architecture.

June 22, 2020 | Daily News

The House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee wants the Army secretary to deliver a report on future vertical lift sensor payloads amid concerns about the service’s FVL acquisition strategy.

June 22, 2020 | Daily News

The House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee is showing support for the Army's Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle program restart in its mark of the fiscal year 2021 defense policy bill.

June 22, 2020 | Daily News

Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord said today the defense industrial base is making an "enormous recovery" after a three-month slowdown caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, but she stressed the continued need for supplemental funding in the "lower double-digit" billions to reimburse contractors for pandemic-related disruptions.

June 19, 2020 | Daily News

Two upgrade programs for the Stryker vehicle, the Anti-Tank Guided Missile Engineering Change Proposal and the Common Remotely Operated Weapons System-Javelin ECP, are moving from development to testing, according to the program office.

June 19, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department has established a Joint Hypersonic Transition Office and charged the new shop with overseeing creation of a university-led consortium to expand cooperation between academia, industry and government as part of the U.S. military's goal to eventually scale production of a new class of high-speed, maneuvering weapons.

June 19, 2020 | Daily News

Soldiers will use new silicon-anode conformal wearable battery prototypes in an upcoming test of the Integrated Visual Augmentation System, the Army's new augmented reality heads-up display.

June 18, 2020 | Daily News

The officials in charge of the Army's program to put a 30 mm cannon on the Stryker vehicle are saying the competition is still "healthy" despite at least two vendors out of six choosing to withdraw from the initial phase.

June 17, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department is on the cusp of seizing the lead in maneuvering hypersonic technology development from China and Russia and is poised next year to ramp up flight tests to as many 40 over the next four years, according to a senior Pentagon official.

June 17, 2020 | Daily News

The Army has extended the first unit equipped period for the Stryker Medium Caliber Weapon System program as well as the period for responses to a request for proposals, while officials say the program is still on schedule.

June 17, 2020 | Daily News

Senior Pentagon officials for months have publicly touted an internal budget review said to have "harvested" $5.7 billion in "savings" that can be reinvested in military modernization and readiness, but the process, along with newly surfaced documents breaking down the cost cutting, is generating heartburn on Capitol Hill.

June 16, 2020 | Daily News

The Army as of last month has begun fielding the new Stryker Double-V Hull A1 vehicle to the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division at Ft. Carson, CO.

June 16, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department inspector general intends to audit sole-source depot maintenance contracts performed at contractor facilities to determine whether the military has negotiated "fair and reasonable" prices.

June 12, 2020 | Daily News

The Army has run into some integration issues while testing the prototype for the Initial Maneuver-Short-Range Air Defense system, on top of a delay associated with the COVID-19 outbreak, but the service is still planning to make an initial production decision by the end of this fiscal year, according to the program office.

June 12, 2020 | Daily News

A key Senate panel is proposing legislation requiring the Army to outline a plan for deploying the Israeli-made Iron Dome air defense system, potentially enshrining in law what House and Senate lawmakers have requested of Pentagon leaders in written correspondence.

June 11, 2020 | Daily News

The annual defense policy bill approved Wednesday night by the Senate Armed Services Committee includes provisions to implement 11 of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission’s recommendations, including a call for studying "the feasibility and advisability" of creating of a national cybersecurity director.

June 11, 2020 | Daily News

The Senate Armed Services Committee voted 25-2 Wednesday evening to approve its version of the fiscal year 2021 defense authorization bill, including billions of dollars in new U.S. military investments focused on deterring China in the Indo-Pacific region.

June 10, 2020 | Daily News

Funding for U.S. military modernization priorities touted by the Trump administration's 2018 National Defense Strategy, projects that enjoyed growth across five consecutive annual budgets, is now forecast to be feeble in the Pentagon's future years spending program, according to data-science company Govini.

June 10, 2020 | Daily News

Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord told lawmakers today the Defense Department will need to spend low, "double-digit" billions reimbursing contractors disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but she asserted DOD does not have the resources to so do without supplemental funding.

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