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June 10, 2020 | Daily News

The Army is using future vertical lift platforms as pilot programs for its new intellectual property strategy, according to the director of the service’s aviation office.

June 10, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon often fails to include cybersecurity as a key requirement in its major weapons developments, with some programs facing the prospect of increased costs and schedule delays after neglecting software and security early in system development, according to a recent audit.

June 10, 2020 | Daily News

The Army is looking for industry solutions that are able to meet requirements of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program in a solicitation for its Assault Breacher Vehicle Remote Control System program, months ahead of when the first Defense Department contract solicitations with CMMC language will be released.

June 09, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department's cost analysis and estimation work has barely been slowed by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report from the cost assessment and program evaluation office.

June 08, 2020 | Daily News

While Army senior leaders are assessing the health of their programs amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the service's acquisition executive is also focused on taking a "holistic economic model of the Army," he said today.

June 05, 2020 | Daily News

The Army is getting ready to field its first integrated tactical network set to four infantry brigades following a critical design review completed earlier this year, according to service officials.

June 05, 2020 | Daily News

The Missile Defense Agency is readying a new Microwave Technology Testbed to mature directed-energy technologies that could be used to thwart hypersonic glide vehicles and cruise missiles.

June 05, 2020 | Daily News

Roles and responsibilities of the Defense Department and the accreditation body for its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program are detailed in a memorandum of understanding released this week, which spells out how government will work with industry to conduct cyber verification assessments for the defense industrial base.

June 04, 2020 | Daily News

The Army yesterday completed the first captive-carry, open-air test of the next-generation seeker it is developing for long-range fires applications. Service officials told reporters on a call today the test met all objectives.

June 04, 2020 | Daily News

The Army is continuing prototype assessments in two units for the Future Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System, an effort to replace the RQ-7 Shadow UAS in brigade combat teams, while a third unit begins testing this month.

June 03, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon today announced plans to install fifth-generation wireless testbeds at seven new bases across the United States, bringing the total number to 12, as the military explores an expanding range of use cases for 5G technologies.

June 03, 2020 | Daily News

The Maneuver Center of Excellence at Ft. Benning, GA, is proposing to develop a "Heavy Off-Road Mounted Maneuver Training Area" of at least 2,400 acres to train forces under the Army's new "cross-domain movement and maneuver" training strategy, according to a recent notice.

June 03, 2020 | Daily News

The Government Accountability Office says it is encouraged by the progress the Pentagon has made managing cost growth and schedule delays in its $185 billion portfolio of major acquisition programs, but warns that many programs are proceeding without "fundamental knowledge" or oversight.

June 02, 2020 | Daily News

The chief financial officer of Lockheed Martin said today the company is "exploring" whether it makes sense to adjust for the cost effects of the coronavirus outbreak at a "corporate macro level," rather than altering each program.

June 02, 2020 | Daily News

The Army last month halted testing on the newest variant of the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles, the FMTV A2, in the wake of reliability issues that surfaced while being assessed at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, a move that could delay a planned production decision and could force prime contractor Oshkosh Defense to redesign portions of the new truck.

June 02, 2020 | Daily News

The Army is bringing together operational and technical experts to advance future technology investments through "Team Ignite," according to the head of Army Futures Command.

June 01, 2020 | Daily News

The Army plans to restart in July its soldier operational experiment for the Robotic Combat Vehicle at Ft. Carson, CO, which is paused due to COVID-19 restrictions on travel and person-to-person contact.

May 30, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department has sent Congress a detailed spending plan for the $10.5 billion it has been provided to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 29, 2020 | Daily News

Several Senate Democrats are criticizing the Defense Department for spending too little, too slowly to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Pentagon says it intends to send lawmakers a plan today for  using the $10.6 billion in coronavirus relief funds Congress provided in March.

May 29, 2020 | Daily News

The economic slowdown brought on by COVID-19 could set back the Pentagon's nascent efforts to leverage commercial technologies, as venture capital funding recedes and big money government contracts for nontraditional companies remain elusive, according to new reports and interviews with Silicon Valley insiders.

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