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May 13, 2021

Christine Wormuth, President Biden's pick for Army secretary, said today during her Senate Armed Services Committee nomination hearing that if confirmed she would be open to creating a cyber reserve program for the service.

May 13, 2021

The Joint Staff will publish directives this month laying out the strategic concepts underpinning the new Joint Warfighting Concept, including requirements for data to be shared across all Defense Department weapon systems, according to the Pentagon's No. 2 military officer.

May 13, 2021

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-CA) said today he is considering including several reform measures in the upcoming defense authorization bill that would "spur innovation, get more for our money, make the competition work and avoid vendor lock."

May 12, 2021

Executives from Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Boeing declined an invitation from Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) to testify during a Tuesday hearing about waste, fraud, cost overruns and auditing the Pentagon.

May 11, 2021

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jack Reed (D-RI) said today he thinks the flat defense budget proposed by the Biden administration will provide opportunities to reform the Pentagon and prioritize new technologies over older programs.

May 11, 2021

Mike McCord, nominated to serve as Defense Department comptroller -- a job he held during the Obama administration -- was questioned by lawmakers today about President Biden's proposed Pentagon budget, though full details have not yet been released.

May 11, 2021

Facing a likely constrained budget environment, Army officials said yesterday they have agreed to cap active-duty troop levels for the next fiscal year, the first indication on what the service will have to compromise on in order to preserve its other priorities, like its modernization programs.

May 11, 2021

The Infantry Squad Vehicle program is an example of how quickly Army acquisition programs can move from prototype to production, a service official said May 4 at the official opening of a facility in Concord, NC, where GM Defense will build the vehicle.

May 11, 2021

The Army is using a “block-mod approach” to field a next-generation protection system to multiple locations for its helicopter fleet following a $959 million contract to Northrop Grumman for the system’s production, according to service officials.

May 10, 2021

A new report from the Government Accountability Office highlights roadblocks to developing alternate positioning, navigation and timing capabilities and recommends the Defense Department do a better job of coordinating authorities, increase its focus on resiliency and clarify PNT requirements.

May 10, 2021

Lockheed Martin has prepared a plan to move a large percentage of its workforce to a hybrid in-person and telework approach as the pandemic appears to be easing.

May 7, 2021

REDSTONE ARSENAL, AL -- The Army is evaluating how hypersonic missiles will fit within the military's command and control structures, as the service prepares to field its first battery of the Long Range Hypersonic Weapon in 2023, according to Gen. Joseph Martin, vice chief of staff of the Army.

May 6, 2021

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The Army remains on track to field four Directed Energy Maneuver Short-Range Air Defense systems in fiscal year 2022, officials said during an April 29 visit by the vice chief of staff of the Army to the prime contractor for the system.

May 6, 2021

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said today he believes the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan with present the Pentagon with "opportunities" to redirect spending to higher priorities.

May 6, 2021

Army leaders in charge of modernizing the tactical network are leveraging commercial technologies, such as communications satellites and federated data fabrics and are working toward network convergence while developing the service's next capability set.

May 5, 2021

REDSTONE ARSENAL, AL -- The Pentagon's acquisition executive ordered several changes to the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System when the program was given approval to move to low-rate initial production, according to an Army official.

May 4, 2021

The U.S. military has quietly developed and deployed a new operational capability in the Indo-Pacific region to detect and track hypersonic weapons, repurposing existing sensors and command and control systems to display tracks of ultra-fast maneuvering vehicles -- such as those being fielded in increasing numbers by China -- in a development that sheds new light on Pentagon efforts to improve missile warning and missile defense missions.

May 4, 2021

About 150 members of the National Advanced Mobility Consortium attended an April 28 industry day on the Army's Common Modular Open Architecture, the largest industry engagement to date for the program, a service official said May 3.

April 30, 2021

The Defense Department announced today that all border barrier projects have been canceled, meaning that unobligated military construction funds diverted by former President Trump to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border will be sent back to the Pentagon.

April 30, 2021

The Missile Defense Agency last year scrapped the third and largest planned flight test to date of the Ballistic Missile Defense System, according to congressional auditors, an assessment that would have called for five targets flying simultaneously to be countered by the Aegis, Patriot and the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense systems.

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