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December 07, 2020 | Daily News

Rep. Mac Thornberry (TX), the top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, said today the "message has been conveyed" to the White House that Congress will be prepared to override President Trump should he make good on threats to veto the fiscal year 2021 defense authorization bill.

December 07, 2020 | Daily News

In a report issued last month, the Defense Business Board recommended the presidential transition team have at least 13 Defense Department appointees confirmed to begin work immediately after the Jan. 20 inauguration.

December 04, 2020 | Daily News

The compromise fiscal year 2021 defense policy bill does not include strict "Buy American" requirements for weapons programs after defense industry groups and foreign governments lobbied against them.

December 03, 2020 | Daily News

House and Senate negotiators today released a final version of the $740.5 billion fiscal year 2021 defense authorization bill that President Trump has threatened to block.

December 03, 2020 | Daily News

The Missile Defense Agency appears to be closing in on a final acquisition strategy for a follow-on Ground-based Midcourse Defense development and sustainment contract, an effort that appears on track to break up a single support contract for the homeland defense ballistic missile defense system into multiple projects.

December 03, 2020 | Daily News

The Army is asking industry to help create more adept simulations for the service as it grapples with limited inputs and increased personnel costs within its training environments.

December 03, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Information Systems Agency is preparing to award a contract next year for "Electromagnetic Battlefield Management" software, as the Pentagon views automation as key to decluttering an increasingly contested spectrum environment.

December 02, 2020 | Daily News

The House and Senate are ready to proceed with a defense authorization bill that could draw a veto from President Trump because it includes a measure to remove the names of Confederate leaders from U.S. military bases and does not include a repeal of legal immunity for social media companies, according to lawmakers and staffers.

December 02, 2020 | Daily News

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said today the Pentagon should expect flat or reduced budgets in the coming years and should consider cutting U.S. troop presence overseas to save money.

December 01, 2020 | Daily News

The bipartisan Congressional Oversight Commission established to review COVID-19 stimulus spending wants Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord to testify about the Defense Department's support for a $700 million loan to a financially troubled trucking company.

December 01, 2020 | Daily News

The outgoing Trump administration opposes several measures in the Senate version of the fiscal year 2021 defense spending bill, including proposed cuts to experimental weapons programs, according to a new letter from the White House Office of Management and Budget.

November 25, 2020 | Daily News

The Army's Integrated Air and Missile Defense program -- a $7.9 billion effort vital to service plans to detect, track and defeat modern air threats -- suffered a minor setback this week, missing a planned Nov. 20 milestone review that aimed to transition it from more than a decade of development to initial production.

November 24, 2020 | Daily News

Though President-elect Biden has yet to announce his nominee for defense secretary, members of his transition team are scheduled to arrive at the Pentagon on Monday to prepare for his upcoming administration.

November 24, 2020 | Daily News

Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy in a newly signed directive is requiring the service's major organizations within its modernization enterprise to align policies and processes to reflect Army Futures Command's approach toward modernization.

November 24, 2020 | Daily News

The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center's new director is imploring Defense Department components to understand AI and it uses, rather than just spend money on it, including through the creation of a new "missions directorate" to work with DOD organizations on how they can use AI and machine learning.

November 20, 2020 | Daily News

Lawmakers have proposed a nearly $40 million addition to the Pentagon's budget in fiscal year 2021 to advance efforts aimed at adding a layer to the Ballistic Missile Defense System for detecting and tracking cruise missiles to address the growing threat to the United States and Canada from Russian bombers.

November 19, 2020 | Daily News

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA), who is negotiating a final defense authorization bill, said he is confident President Trump will not veto the bill, but only because he believes Senate Republicans would never agree to anything that would force the president's hand.

November 19, 2020 | Daily News

In a new survey of 46 Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps aircraft, the Government Accountability Office found that only three met their mission-capable goals in most fiscal years between FY-11 and FY-19 -- demonstrating the readiness and cost implications of the military's aging aircraft fleet.

November 19, 2020 | Daily News

The Army has released an industry survey for a new electric Light Reconnaissance Vehicle, with the aim of selecting a vehicle for production by fiscal year 2025.

November 19, 2020 | Daily News

Lawmakers have proposed buying the Army an additional Terminal High Altitude Area Defense battery, a move that if adopted would tack on $319 million to the Missile Defense Agency's budget, providing a denouement to a debate that flared two years ago when the Army secretary demanded $10 billion to take the program off MDA's books.

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