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June 11, 2019 | Daily News

The Army is halfway through integrating its cloud system to help the service with budgeting, planning and programming processes.

June 11, 2019 | Daily News

House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Mac Thornberry (R-TX) said today he and his GOP colleagues have yet to decide whether they will support the fiscal year 2020 defense authorization bill slated for consideration tomorrow, but he does have plans to offer amendments that would increase total defense spending and block Democratic efforts to cut nuclear weapons programs.

June 10, 2019 | Daily News

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) says he is trying to position the fiscal year 2020 defense authorization bill to engage not only Republicans in the Senate, where the GOP has a majority ready to fight for higher spending and resist restrictions on nuclear weapons, but also members of his own caucus in the House, where Democratic leaders have increasingly been at odds with the party's progressive wing.

June 10, 2019 | Daily News

The Army is preparing to demonstrate in September how robots can work effectively with soldiers during planning and execution processes under its Command of Robotics Systems, or CoRS, program.

June 10, 2019 | Daily News

The Army is preparing to field a set of "demonstration-experimentations" later this year under its Command of Robotics Systems (CoRS) program.

June 10, 2019 | Daily News

The House Armed Services Committee is looking to restore $28 million in funding for the advanced procurement of the Chinook block II in its chairman's mark of the fiscal year 2020 defense policy bill.

June 08, 2019 | Daily News

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) has set a $733 billion topline for total defense spending in his mark of the fiscal year 2020 defense authorization bill, blocking all Pentagon funding for President Trump’s border wall and putting the panel at odds with the Senate Armed Services Committee, which has approved $750 billion, according to a copy of the "chairman's mark" obtained by Inside Defense.

June 07, 2019 | Daily News

The Army and the Missile Defense Agency -- after two years of haggling over responsibility for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense program -- are nearing agreement to adopt the status quo as a long-term division of labor where MDA looks after research, development and procurement and the service is responsible for operations and sustainment.

June 07, 2019 | Daily News

The Army has completed a preliminary design review of its new integrated tactical network and has started fielding the initial capability to an experimental brigade combat team, an official said yesterday.

June 07, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department is rebaselining the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system acquisition effort, consolidating it into what is now called THAAD III from a pair of parallel development efforts to continue improving the Army-operated system -- a change that reflects recent upgrades to counter North Korean ballistic missile threats.

June 06, 2019 | Daily News

The Missile Defense Agency has set a May 2020 target for declaring operational the third and last increment of the European Phased Adaptive Approach and simultaneously dialed back planned intercept testing.

June 06, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon continues to wrestle with challenges and internal disagreements resulting from seismic congressional reforms that restructured its acquisition oversight process and gave the military services more direct control over major programs, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.

June 06, 2019 | Daily News

A House panel wants the Army to prepare options for a "low-cost" generic interceptor that can operate as part of the Patriot surface-to-air missile system, a move that comes as the price tag for the newest variant of the Patriot interceptor approaches $1 million and lawmakers are seeking options to bolster inventories and foreign buyers are asking for less expensive options.

June 06, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon is investigating how it might use rapid acquisition authorities to ensure access to critical minerals vital for powering major weapons and communications systems should China and Russia disrupt U.S. supply chains, according to a new Trump administration report.

June 06, 2019 | Daily News

The Army is planning to field a number of systems in September to the 2nd Cavalry Regiment in Europe to aid soldiers in conditions where GPS signals might be jammed or spoofed.

June 06, 2019 | Daily News

Army senior leaders have approved an acquisition strategy for the Long Range Hypersonic Weapon prototype, which includes a requirement for four vehicles each equipped with two missiles for a single battery.

June 05, 2019 | Daily News

Lawmakers on the House Armed Services Committee, acting on concerns the Defense Department is investing too little in science and technology, have drafted legislation that would mandate accountability should the S&T portfolio be cut in the future.

June 05, 2019 | Daily News

The Army and the Defense Innovation Unit are working on a pre-decisional program to prototype and field over the next 18 months small, expendable scout drones from slightly modified commercial models.

June 05, 2019 | Daily News

Acting Deputy Defense Secretary David Norquist said today he is optimistic about the chances for Congress to eventually reach a bipartisan budget agreement, but only because the alternative is unthinkable.

June 05, 2019 | Daily News

Cybersecurity is the biggest challenge Army logisticians will face against a near-peer adversary, according to Lt. Gen. Aundre Piggee, the service's deputy chief of staff for logistics (G-4).

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