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July 21, 2017 |

The Defense Department is asking Congress to reprogram $36.1 million to pay for a new "pathfinder" approach to upgrade the Air and Space Operations Center Weapon System, after the service announced last week it would cancel the troubled AOC 10.2 development contract with Northrop Grumman.

July 21, 2017 |

The Air Force is expected to field software improvements to the E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System Block 40/45 upgrade starting this year, though none will affect the program's cost, schedule or performance, according to a selected acquisition report obtained by Inside Defense this week.

July 21, 2017 |

The Navy must rebaseline the EA-18G Growler program after incurring cost breaches in both its research and development and operations and sustainment accounts, according to a selected acquisition report obtained by Inside Defense.

July 20, 2017 |

The Air Force is forecasting a 13.5 percent unit-cost increase for a new F-15 self-protection capability because its fiscal year 2018 budget proposal reduced the project's quantity by 192 systems.

July 20, 2017 |

The Air Force is forecasting a 13.5 percent unit cost increase for a new F-15 self-protection capability because its fiscal year 2018 budget proposal reduced the project's quantity by 192 systems.

July 20, 2017 |

Industry will have to relinquish some of its hold on intellectual property to play a part in the Army's efforts to modernize and improve its network, according to the military deputy to the service's acquisition executive.

July 19, 2017 |

The Trump administration's nominee for Pentagon acquisition chief told Senate lawmakers she wants to be a "change leader" in the Defense Department's acquisition of software and information technology, an area that has drawn increased interest from lawmakers.

July 18, 2017 |

The Defense Department’s experimental wing in Silicon Valley is running out of money for a program developing satellites to monitor high-priority regions, and officials are drafting a reprogramming request to address the shortfall, according to a top general.

July 14, 2017 |

An independent assessment of Army communications modernization efforts -- a half dozen programs that carry a collective price tag of tens of billions of dollars -- concludes the network the service is fielding will not meet operational needs, a damning finding by the Institute for Defense Analyses that recommends a wholesale shake up of the Army's air-land mobile tactical communications network.

July 14, 2017 |

A top Air Force acquisition official told Inside the Air Force this week the service is doing what it can to speed up the effort to transfer EC-130H Compass Call mission equipment to a new platform and is reviewing how to prove the viability of a new Compass Call platform to comply with Congress' wishes while still moving the program along as quickly as possible.

July 13, 2017 |

The Air Force announced this week it will terminate its contract with Northrop Grumman to develop the AOC 10.2 upgrade program, opting instead to pursue an AOC Pathfinder effort aimed at incorporating improved development and acquisition practices into the troubled program.

July 12, 2017 |

The Army Rapid Capabilities Office is seeking input from industry to improve its electronic warfare and position, navigation and timing capabilities, according to a Federal Business Opportunities notice.

July 10, 2017 |

House defense authorizers are asking the Air Force to detail its plan to retire the legacy E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System fleet and move to a recapitalized platform in a briefing due this fall.

July 10, 2017 |

The Army's program executive office for enterprise information systems is executing an approved plan based on prototyping to bolster its defensive cyber operations, according to the office's DCO product manager.

July 10, 2017 |

NATO has initiated information sharing agreements and "tailor-made" partnerships with industry to better combat threats in cyberspace, according to an alliance official.

July 10, 2017 |

The House Appropriations Committee says more than $43 million of the Air Force's fiscal year 2018 request for Compass Call modifications should instead be sought in FY-19 because protests lodged with the Government Accountability Office have slowed the search for an EC-X platform.

July 07, 2017 |

The Air Force is reorganizing its nuclear command, control and communications enterprise in the hope that management changes will lead to a more effective, modernized system.

July 06, 2017 |

Artificial intelligence company SparkCognition last month closed a nearly $33 million series B funding round meant to bolster the expansion of the company, which is increasingly focused on national security.

July 06, 2017 |

Lawmakers advanced several pieces of legislation last week that would increase oversight of military cyberspace operations, require the Pentagon to conduct a "cyber posture review" and call for more specifics from the Defense Department on cyber funding requirements.

July 05, 2017 |

Senate authorizers last week voted to cut funding for the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical, the backbone of the Army network now under scrutiny by service leadership.

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