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C4ISR Watch

April 26, 2017 |

Satellites the U.S. military relies on to wage war -- with the exception of those that operate on extremely high frequencies -- are at risk of being rendered inoperable by jamming and cyber attack, a "reality that should be considered a crisis to be dealt with immediately," an influential Pentagon advisory panel warns in a new report.

April 26, 2017 |

As the Army continues to adapt to changing warfare, the service needs to look at how it uses technology, according to the service's deputy chief of staff (G-2).

April 21, 2017 |

As industry works to develop a stopgap capability to control the initial next-generation GPS satellites while the constellation's new ground segment continues to move through development, the Air Force is conducting a study to ensure a smooth transition from the temporary to the new system.

April 21, 2017 |

The commander of the Air Force's operational space forces is concerned that a broad Air Force effort to establish more integrated, cross-domain battle management command-and-control capabilities could slow down within the space community to quickly develop an enterprise space BMC2 network.

April 21, 2017 |

After a successful intervention on the troubled next-generation GPS operational control segment, the director of the Air Force Digital Service said this week the group is looking to partner with the Space and Missile Systems Center as it develops an acquisition model for its new approach to managing space systems on the ground.

April 20, 2017 |

The Air Force this week issued a stop-work order for the beleaguered Air Operations Center Weapon System 10.2 upgrade program due to insufficient funds, according to a service spokeswoman.

April 20, 2017 |

The Missile Defense Agency has approved Lockheed Martin's preliminary design for the Long Range Discrimination Radar -- a program central to Pentagon plans to improve homeland defense by bolstering the Ground-based Midcourse Defense program with an unprecedented ability to detect ballistic missile threats by the end of this decade.

April 20, 2017 |

The Defense Department's advanced research arm is seeking industry input for a program designed to create systems that continually learn new information, much like living organisms, and apply these lessons to new situations.

April 19, 2017 |

The Defense Business Board has launched a study examining how technology can help the workforce increase efficiency and reduce related costs. The board will meet Thursday to discuss the effort.

April 19, 2017 |

The Army is conducting a "bottom-up review" of the force to determine the appropriate composition and distribution of the intelligence corps, according to the service's deputy chief of staff (G-2).

April 17, 2017 |

The Pentagon's advanced research arm will hold a proposers' day this week for a program that seeks to help decision makers better understand complex social behaviors by developing testbeds for social science modeling methods.

April 11, 2017 |

Air Force Air Combat Command's airborne networking industry day to be held Wednesday will explore ways to incorporate cloud-based airborne networking into future families of systems, as well as to drive current networking efforts that exist between services, to join initiatives already underway in other services and create new ones altogether.

April 10, 2017 |

Radar warning receiver technology that was questioned in a recent Government Accountability Office report is expected to be mature enough to integrate into Sikorsky's HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter in 2018, the Air Force said last week.

April 07, 2017 |

Air Force officials report they are ahead of schedule in working through the service's war-planning software's remaining problems, after issuing a critical change report and editing the program's schedule baselines last fall.

April 06, 2017 |

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO -- Lockheed Martin and the Air Force completed shipment of the new Space Fence radar to Kwajalein Atoll in March and plan to begin installation at the radar site this month.

April 06, 2017 |

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO -- The recent name changes of two high-profile organizations working to align the space interests of the Defense Department and intelligence community are not merely cosmetic, but indicate their evolution from experimentation and tactics development hubs to centers supporting national-level space operations, according to a military official.

April 06, 2017 |

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO -- Air Force Space Command plans to partner with the service's Rapid Capabilities Office to more quickly field an Enterprise Space Battle Management Command and Control system.

April 06, 2017 |

The Pentagon's advanced research arm is seeking industry's input for a program designed to better interpret and analyze events in the face of "noisy, conflicting and potentially deceptive" data, according to a new notice.

April 05, 2017 |

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein said Wednesday a continuing resolution that lasts until October would delay the service's $6.9 billion engineering and manufacturing development contract for the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System recapitalization, due in 2018, for at least five months.

April 04, 2017 |

The Pentagon needs to improve its data collection and storage efforts in an aim to ensure valuable information is preserved for the future, members of the Defense Innovation Board said today during a public meeting.

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