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November 19, 2020 | Daily News

The Army is conducting live-fire and force-on-force experiments until next March with more than 50 of the service's latest technologies focused on informing the service's unmanned aircraft systems strategy, autonomous resupply and shortening the sensor-to-shooter chain.

November 18, 2020 | Daily News

The Army yesterday issued a request for proposals for its Next Generation Load Device-Medium, an effort to modernize cryptographic key load devices for Joint Service network security.

November 18, 2020 | Daily News

Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller announced today he is raising the top special operations civilian to be on par with a military service secretary, meaning the official would report directly to him and bypass the under secretary of defense for policy.

November 18, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon's acquisition chief has approved a new enterprise policy for managing the potential loss of manufacturing sources amid broader concerns about declining electronics production and other supply chain shortfalls.

November 17, 2020 | Daily News

The top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee said today he is concerned that "political calculations" over renaming military bases currently honoring Confederate leaders, along with two U.S. Senate election runoffs in Georgia, are threatening to scuttle the annual defense policy bill that has passed for 59 consecutive years.

November 17, 2020 | Daily News

A Standard Missile-3 Block IIA interceptor shot down an intercontinental ballistic missile target during a flight test over the Pacific Ocean last night, demonstrating the extended reach of a weapon originally designed for shorter-range regional threats and bolstering Pentagon plans to add a second layer of homeland defenses against a limited ICBM attack from North Korea and potentially Iran.

November 17, 2020 | Daily News

The Army is calling for white papers on three capabilities it is asking industry to provide input for on its next integrated tactical network set, including moving away from the traditional tent-based command post to a vehicle-based command post.

November 16, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department, which does not expect to pass a full financial audit for many years, has failed for the third year in row, but is making some progress, according to the Pentagon inspector general's office.

November 13, 2020 | Daily News

President Trump, after losing the election earlier this month, has pushed several senior officials, including the defense secretary, out of the Pentagon, replaced them with loyalists and sparked questions about the national security moves he might make as his administration draws to a close.

November 13, 2020 | Daily News

The Army and Sikorsky are planning flight tests next year using UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters retrofitted with an artificial intelligence co-piloting software, company officials told reporters yesterday.

November 12, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department has named John Tenaglia principal director of defense pricing and contracting, while Kim Herrington, who had been acting in the role, has become director of industrial base acquisition portfolio management, according to a Pentagon spokeswoman.

November 12, 2020 | Daily News

Two senior House Progressive Caucus members are asking President-elect Biden to nominate a defense secretary who has not been previously employed as a defense contractor.

November 12, 2020 | Daily News

The Army yesterday released a request for information to procure a Man-Portable Air Defense System-capable interceptor intended to replace the current Stinger system for its Maneuver-Short Range Air Defense program.

November 12, 2020 | Daily News

A Missile Defense Agency signature project -- adding two "layers” to the homeland ballistic missile defense architecture by folding in the newest Aegis ballistic missile interceptor and a future variant of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense interceptor -- is on the ropes after lawmakers raised serious concern about the endeavor's maturity.

November 11, 2020 | Daily News

The Senate Appropriations Committee is concerned with the proliferation of the Defense Department's rapid prototyping programs and has approved additional funds for the Pentagon's chief weapons tester to increase oversight of them.

November 10, 2020 | Daily News

President-elect Joe Biden has named nearly two-dozen people to his Defense Department agency review team to ensure "a smooth transfer of power" and help the new administration "hit the ground running on Day one."

November 09, 2020 | Daily News

As President-elect Biden begins to roll out transition plans, several defense industry executives say they don't expect immediate big changes under a new administration.

November 09, 2020 | Daily News

Huntington Ingalls Industries executives said today the company has established new protocols, including testing, that are allowing it to better predict and manage its workforce.

November 09, 2020 | Daily News

Mercury Systems said this week it has expanded its on-site COVID-19 testing to seven manufacturing locations in an effort to keep employees healthy and maintain business continuity.

November 09, 2020 | Daily News

The Army has tapped Lockheed Martin to oversee integration of a Mid-Range Capability prototype battery, awarding a sole-source contract to design a land-based launcher for two mainstay Navy strike weapons built by competitor Raytheon -- the Tomahawk cruise missile and Standard Missile-6 -- as part of a major push by the Pentagon to rapidly address a shortfall highlighted by a recent service assessment and combatant commanders.

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