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June 25, 2019

The Pentagon's chief technology officer has tapped David Honey, a senior Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency official, to temporarily head the Strategic Capabilities Office. The move appears to pave the way for folding the SCO into DARPA despite the concerns raised by combatant commanders and lawmakers.

June 21, 2019

The Justice Department today said it is requiring Harris to divest its night vision business for its merger with L3 Technologies to proceed.

June 21, 2019

The Redesigned Kill Vehicle program was on a trajectory toward 60% cost growth -- a death knell for most weapon projects -- when the Pentagon's chief technology official directed the Missile Defense Agency to halt work on the effort, according to government auditors.

June 21, 2019

The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle is set to move into full-rate production, the Army announced today.

June 21, 2019

Army Under Secretary Ryan McCarthy told reporters this week the service is in "very firm talks" with the United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates to purchase additional Boeing-made CH-47F Block II aircraft.

June 21, 2019

The House and Senate Armed Services committees have approved legislation that would require a review of the Pentagon's use of fixed-price contracts.

June 20, 2019

The Justice Department today said it is requiring Harris to divest its night-vision business for its merger with L3 Technologies to proceed.

June 19, 2019

The Army is seeking information from industry for a new, long-range reconnaissance unmanned aircraft system.

June 19, 2019

President Trump has said he will "most likely" nominate Army Secretary Mark Esper to take over permanently for acting Defense Secretary Pat Shananan, whose nomination collapsed this week amid media reports of past violent incidents involving his family.

June 19, 2019

Ft. Myer, VA -- The Army is moving forward with fielding the Common Post Computing Environment with new developmental upgrades, a part of the service's tactical network modernization strategy.

June 19, 2019

Gen. Paul Selva, the second-highest-ranking U.S. military officer, weighed in on a controversial proposal to fold the Strategic Capabilities Office into the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, arguing combatant commands are concerned the change would add a layer of bureaucracy and impede a pipeline now effectively fostering new ideas and rapid delivery of innovative combat capabilities.

June 18, 2019

Gen. Paul Selva, the second-highest-ranking U.S. military officer, weighed in on a controversial proposal to fold the Strategic Capabilities Office into the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, arguing combatant commands are concerned the change would add a layer of bureaucracy and impede a pipeline now effectively fostering new ideas and rapid delivery of innovative combat capabilities.

June 18, 2019

The Army has chosen four key systems to serve as "pathfinder programs" to inform its intellectual property implementation guidance.

June 18, 2019

Lockheed Martin announced today it had successfully completed a demonstration of its radar solution for the Army's Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor program during a "Sense-Off" at White Sands Missile Range, NM.

June 18, 2019

The Army is considering multiple courses of action to accelerate the Future Long Range Assault Aircraft through the use of acquisition reform authorities, according to an Army spokeswoman.

June 17, 2019

Following an operational user test demonstration this spring, the Army has decided the Small Multipurpose Equipment Transport vehicle -- previously intended only for squads -- is best suited for battalions.

June 16, 2019

Mike Griffin, the Pentagon's top weapons development official, ousted Strategic Capabilities Office Director Chris Shank on Friday, escalating a bureaucratic fight over the fate of the SCO. Griffin wants to fold the organization into the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency -- a change opposed by key combatant commands and now congressional committees.

June 14, 2019

Just eight months ago, the Pentagon was planning for two defense budgets -- and both were lower than the $750 billion now being advocated by congressional Republicans.

June 13, 2019

The March flight test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system -- a developmental assessment that marked the first salvo launch of Ground-based Interceptors hailed as a landmark achievement by program boosters -- was 13 years behind schedule and was built on a record of GMD tests that have achieved less than 50 percent operational realism, according to congressional investigators.

June 11, 2019

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

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