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June 26, 2020 | Daily News

Senate authorizers are concerned about the Army's move to reduce funding across its tactical wheeled vehicle fleet in favor of developing next-generation systems, as they feel it could negatively impact the industrial base as well as readiness.

June 26, 2020 | Daily News

The Army announced yesterday the selection of eight interim counter-small unmanned aircraft systems for future investments as the service takes the lead on joint counter-drone technology efforts.

June 26, 2020 | Daily News

The Senate Armed Services Committee is proposing legislation that would withhold support for adopting ballistic missile defense systems originally designed for regional missions to protect the U.S. homeland in a new "layered" architecture.

June 25, 2020 | Daily News

The House Armed Services Committee is reducing funding for the Army's Integrated Visual Augmentation System due to operational testing delays and fewer units being purchased, according to committee aides.

June 25, 2020 | Daily News

The Senate Armed Services Committee is proposing legislation that would withhold support for adopting ballistic missile defense systems originally designed for regional missions to protect the U.S. homeland in a new "layered" architecture.

June 25, 2020 | Daily News

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) is proposing a $3.5 billion plan to deter the Chinese military and reassure U.S. allies in the Indo-Pacific region, according to documents obtained by Inside Defense.

June 24, 2020 | Daily News

The Senate is advancing legislation to force Pentagon and White House leadership to consider sweeping industrial policy actions in the coming years to boost the resiliency of U.S. supply chains, as lawmakers remain concerned about an overreliance on China.

June 24, 2020 | Daily News

The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved a fiscal year 2021 defense authorization bill that would repeal a previous provision requiring large defense contractors to reimburse the Pentagon for the cost of processing losing bid protests.

June 24, 2020 | Daily News

The Senate Armed Services Committee in its mark of the fiscal year 2021 defense policy bill says it would limit the use of funds for the Integrated Visual Augmentation System until the Army secretary submits a report subsequent to the completion of operational testing.

June 24, 2020 | Daily News

The Senate Armed Services Committee is proposing legislation mandating the Defense Department develop an "interim" Ground-based Interceptor capability to upgrade the current homeland ballistic missile defense fleet and field 20 of the new guided missiles in currently empty Alaska silos by the mid-2020s, a project that -- if enacted -- could siphon funds from the Missile Defense Agency's priorities.

June 24, 2020 | Daily News

A Senate panel is proposing legislation to re-instate -- after a brief hiatus -- the requirement for the Pentagon to produce an annual aviation inventory and funding plan, a move that could provide lawmakers as well as aerospace and defense analysts insight into the U.S. long-term investment plans for the approximately 14,000 aircraft flown by the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps.

June 23, 2020 | Daily News

The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved a fiscal year 2021 defense authorization bill that would "terminate" the position of the Pentagon's chief management officer, a post lawmakers once intended to be the third-most senior official at the Defense Department.

June 23, 2020 | Daily News

The commanding general of U.S. Army Recruiting Command said today the service is developing a new concept focused on tech-savvy recruiters while shifting all recruiting operations virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 23, 2020 | Daily News

​Lawmakers are proposing new reporting requirements for the Next Generation Interceptor development program that could -- if enacted -- impose additional congressional oversight on the new counter-intercontinental ballistic missile weapon system.

June 23, 2020 | Daily News

A key House panel wants the Defense Department to draw up options for improving currently fielded Ground-based Interceptors, forging a potential new program to both upgrade and expand the existing homeland ballistic missile defense fleet that could compete with the Pentagon's new plan for a "layered" homeland defense architecture.

June 22, 2020 | Daily News

The House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee wants the Army secretary to deliver a report on future vertical lift sensor payloads amid concerns about the service’s FVL acquisition strategy.

June 22, 2020 | Daily News

The House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee is showing support for the Army's Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle program restart in its mark of the fiscal year 2021 defense policy bill.

June 22, 2020 | Daily News

Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord said today the defense industrial base is making an "enormous recovery" after a three-month slowdown caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, but she stressed the continued need for supplemental funding in the "lower double-digit" billions to reimburse contractors for pandemic-related disruptions.

June 19, 2020 | Daily News

Two upgrade programs for the Stryker vehicle, the Anti-Tank Guided Missile Engineering Change Proposal and the Common Remotely Operated Weapons System-Javelin ECP, are moving from development to testing, according to the program office.

June 19, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department has established a Joint Hypersonic Transition Office and charged the new shop with overseeing creation of a university-led consortium to expand cooperation between academia, industry and government as part of the U.S. military's goal to eventually scale production of a new class of high-speed, maneuvering weapons.

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