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May 20, 2020 | Daily News

The Army is planning to conduct a series of soldier touchpoints, or user evaluations, and operational assessments for the Terrestrial Layer System and expects to have the first unit equipped in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2022, according to a service official.

May 20, 2020 | Daily News

Mike Griffin, the Pentagon's chief technology officer, said he is concerned that weapon system research and development spending will soon be squeezed as the federal deficit mounts in the wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak and pressure grows to rein in federal spending -- a view he said should come as no surprise to anyone.

May 19, 2020 | Daily News

The Government Accountability Office wants the Defense Department's acquisition chief to better coordinate the sharing of information about the Pentagon’s major contracts now that most mandatory peer reviews are no longer required outside the military departments.

May 19, 2020 | Daily News

Without fanfare, the Missile Defense Agency in late January posted on the front page of its public website a new organizational chart that marked the culmination of a project last year to retool bureaucratic structures to now account for a wider array of challenges to U.S. forces, allies and the homeland.

May 18, 2020 | Daily News

The novel coronavirus outbreak is delaying plans for a limited-user test of the Integrated Battle Management System -- a high-stakes do over for the $7.7 billion Army Integrated Air and Missile Defense program following a failed 2016 assessment -- and is also expected to push a production decision from September to November.

May 14, 2020 | Daily News

The Missile Defense Agency is eyeing formation of a third-party entity dedicated to managing rapid prototyping of missile defense projects, following a pivot by the Army, Navy, and Air Force from traditional acquisition rules to a new pathway called “middle-tier” acquisition intended to experiment with and potentially deliver new weapons in two to five years.

May 14, 2020 | Daily News

The Army is asking industry to help it choose a contracting schedule for the Future Long Range Assault Aircraft, for which the service has narrowed down to two options, and whether the Army should award a hybrid fixed-price type contract after executing the initial portion under other transaction authority.

May 14, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department inspector general today released new plans to audit the Pentagon's response to the COVID-19 outbreak, including oversight of $10.6 billion Congress has authorized for DOD to focus on the pandemic.

May 13, 2020 | Daily News

The Army has tapped a U.S.-European industry team to design a potentially revolutionary munition that would pair an artillery round with an air-breathing engine to form a kind of quasi-missile to strike targets as far away as 100 kilometers, doubling the reach of current howitzers.

May 12, 2020 | Daily News

The Missile Defense Agency estimates total spending on the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system to be $46.6 billion, including $34 billion in sunk costs and more than $12 billion in forecasted outlays through fiscal year 2025 -- in part to help finance a Next Generation Interceptor intended to keep GMD effective against threats expected in the 2030s.

May 08, 2020 | Daily News

The Army has drafted an acquisition strategy calling for at least three additional opportunities for competition on the Precision Strike Missile, giving Raytheon -- which was bumped from the contest in March -- and other interested companies a chance to improve the base missile being developed by Lockheed Martin as a follow-on to the Army Tactical Missile.

May 07, 2020 | Daily News

The Army is on track to hit a key milestone this summer in the Extended Range Cannon Artillery program, transitioning a lead prototype of the service's top modernization priority from its birthplace as a science and technology project at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ, to Warren, MI, setting the stage to proceed with production of follow-on variants, according to a senior official.

May 07, 2020 | Daily News

The Army is looking at leveraging commercial satellites in its next integrated tactical network set as it focuses on capacity, resiliency and convergence, according to an Army official.

May 06, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Business Board is recommending the Pentagon eliminate the post of chief management officer on the grounds the position has been "mostly ineffective" and was "never set up for success," according to slides presented today at a public hearing.

May 06, 2020 | Daily News

An influential Defense Business Board task force is recommending the Pentagon eliminate the post of chief management officer on the grounds the position has been "mostly ineffective" and was "never set up for success," according to slides presented today at a public hearing.

May 04, 2020 | Daily News

Lockheed Martin's preliminary design for the Sentinel A4 air defense radar passed muster with the Army this month, clearing the way for the defense contractor to begin drafting designs for the upgraded sensor which a company official said could launch a new line of business -- including foreign sales -- worth as much as $6 billion.

May 01, 2020 | Daily News

The Army earlier this month published a notice heralding plans to seek industry's help in reverse engineering a technical data package for the M109A7 hull and chassis -- the workhorse of the modernized self-propelled artillery fleet, including early variants of its top priority -- the Extended Range Artillery Cannon.

May 01, 2020 | Daily News

The Missile Defense Agency wants to double the range of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system's guided missile in a gambit to bulk up the interceptor -- originally designed to defend against short- and medium-range ballistic missiles -- to foil intercontinental rockets and defense the U.S. homeland against North Korean threats.

April 30, 2020 | Daily News

Lockheed Martin's preliminary design for the Sentinel A4 air defense radar passed muster with the Army this month, clearing the way for the defense contractor to begin drafting designs for the upgraded sensor which a company official said could launch a new line of business -- including foreign sales -- worth as much as $6 billion.

April 30, 2020 | Daily News

The Army this morning hosted the third successful flight test of the Precision Strike Missile built by Lockheed Martin, the sole competitor for the program to replace the Army Tactical Missile System.

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