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February 2, 2021

The Pentagon in fiscal year 2022 is planning to select the first increment of an initial low-collateral interceptor capability for procurement and fielding, officials from the Army-led Joint Counter-small Unmanned Aerial Systems Office told reporters today.

February 2, 2021

Kathleen Hicks, nominated for deputy defense secretary, told lawmakers today she believes that, if confirmed, helping to craft a defense budget will be among her biggest challenges as former President Trump's outgoing Pentagon team did not cooperate during the presidential transition.

February 1, 2021

The reliability numbers that have been released for the Army's new Infantry Squad Vehicle are based on limited testing of prototypes that have since been updated, an official managing procurement of the vehicle told Inside Defense.

February 1, 2021

The Army will host a Future Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System "Rodeo" at the end of this month through the first week of March, a service official told Inside Defense last week.

February 1, 2021

If confirmed as deputy defense secretary, Kathleen Hicks will wield significant influence over the Pentagon budget and strategy, an area where she has established a long public record as a think tank analyst.

January 29, 2021

At the same time that the Army upgrades its weapon systems and doctrines to align with multidomain operations, the service's testing centers are adapting to the demands of new technology, James Amato, executive tech director at Army Test and Evaluation Command, said today.

January 28, 2021

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is reviewing the fiscal year 2022 budget, evaluating work the Trump administration left behind, so a request can be ready to submit to Congress in the next three months.

January 27, 2021

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin today announced the upcoming version of the National Defense Strategy will include a review of the U.S. military's posture on climate change, a significant departure from the Trump administration, which omitted the issue from the 2018 strategy currently in place.

January 27, 2021

The Army is moving along with building a platform to train AI models that will be shared across units that was first started last year, officials from the service's Artificial Intelligence Task Force told Inside Defense in a recent interview.

January 26, 2021

Lockheed Martin is preparing a plan on the future of work, which it says will result in a footprint reduction of at least 2 million square feet in the coming years.

January 25, 2021

Gen. John Murray, the leader of Army Futures Command, remains optimistic that the Army's modernization priorities could still be accomplished if Pentagon budgets are cut.

January 25, 2021

Sikorsky and Boeing today announced their official joint proposal for the Army's Future Long Range Assault Aircraft, the DEFIANT X, as the Army gears up to issue a request for proposals for the effort this spring.

January 22, 2021

The Army's new chief information officer plans to put together a digital strategy and establish several mandates related to budget reform, among other initiatives starting this year.

January 22, 2021

The Conventional Prompt Strike program -- the Navy and Army project to field an intermediate-range offensive hypersonic weapon by 2025 and 2023 respectively -- remains "on track" despite a nearly 40% funding cut imposed a few weeks ago to the Navy's $1 billion request in the fiscal year 2021 defense appropriations bill, according to a senior Navy official.

January 21, 2021

The Defense Department has only obligated around 40% of the $3.6 billion in military construction funds former President Trump seized to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a government document, raising questions about how the new Biden administration, which has halted the wall project, could return the money to the Pentagon.

January 20, 2021

Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord departs the Pentagon today as one of the few senior defense officials to remain at her post over the past four years, bucking the high-level personnel churn characteristic of the Trump administration.

January 19, 2021

Retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin has committed to several key Defense Department reviews if confirmed as defense secretary and asserted his belief that military spending is unlikely to be increased in the near future.

January 19, 2021

The Army plans to increase its forces in the Arctic and turn what is currently a two-star command in Alaska into an "operational headquarters," Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville said Jan. 19 at an Association of the U.S. Army event.

January 15, 2021

Pentagon officials raised new concerns this week about plans to shift electromagnetic spectrum control from the Defense Department to the private sector, arguing it could jeopardize test ranges and the development of next-generation weapon systems.

January 15, 2021

The adoption of open and modular architectures on the Army's ground vehicles could increase the number of subsystems that make up a vehicle, a defense industry expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies told Inside Defense last week.

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