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C4ISR Watch

May 18, 2017 |

The Air Force last week awarded Raytheon a $52 million contract to build the Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar after a 2014 protest led to a recompete -- and Northrop Grumman, one of the companies that initiated the protest, opted not to bid a second time around.

May 17, 2017 |

The Army's program executive office for enterprise information systems plans to use fiscal year 2017 funds to expand cyber capabilities in the Army Reserve and National Guard, according to the product manager for defensive cyber operations.

May 16, 2017 |

Testing is underway for electronic warfare capability for Europe-based maneuver units, even as the Army continues to refine prototypes, according to the director of operations for the Rapid Capabilities Office.

May 12, 2017 |

The Air Force has commissioned a task force to evaluate its requirements for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities in support of space operations.

May 12, 2017 |

As the Air Force continues developmental planning for a new Enterprise Space Battle Management Command and Control system, the service expects to have an updated cost estimate by the end of the fiscal year.

May 12, 2017 |

The fiscal year 2017 omnibus spending bill signed into law last week tells the Air Force it must move to the engineering and manufacturing development phase of the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System recapitalization program three months later than House lawmakers originally wanted.

May 11, 2017 |

President Trump has signed an executive order addressing cybersecurity for the federal government and critical infrastructure, along with international coordination and cyber deterrence, according to a senior administration official.

May 11, 2017 |

Foreign adversaries are using cyberspace to threaten physical harm to the nation's critical infrastructure -- from power plants to hospitals to transportation systems -- with increasingly sophisticated attacks that take advantage of emerging technologies and vulnerabilities from the Internet of Things, according to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats.

May 10, 2017 |

Instructed to "fix the network," an Army official is finalizing his assessment of the challenges facing the service, as well as guidance for the path forward.

May 10, 2017 |

The Army is looking to use "rapid prototyping" to help define requirements for defensive cyber operations, the program executive officer for enterprise information systems said this week.

May 10, 2017 |

The Army's Rapid Capabilities Office is focused on addressing "those Army priorities that are aligned with combatant command requirements" without a solution in the traditional acquisition system that can be accelerated, according to its director.

May 10, 2017 |

The Marine Corps will organize four more cyber mission teams this year in addition to the nine units already formed, according to the head of Marine Forces Cyberspace Command.

May 10, 2017 |

The Army needs to focus on obtaining positioning, navigation and timing information in GPS-degraded environments, according to PNT program manager Kevin Coggins.

May 09, 2017 |

L3 Technologies officials said in a recent earnings call the Air Force's decision to use a lead systems integrator for the EC-130H Compass Call cross-deck effort could become a trend as the service recapitalizes its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft.

May 09, 2017 |

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) is wrestling with the most effective way to address U.S. cyber policy following Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election and attempt to influence France's recent election.

May 09, 2017 |

The Air Force is still seeking a $120 million boost to support continued development of the next-generation GPS operational control segment and sent a reprogramming request to Congress last week after appropriators did not fund the effort in the fiscal year 2017 defense spending bill, an official confirmed to Inside Defense.

May 09, 2017 |

The military still lacks a technical solution for next-generation nuclear command, control and communications, though the operational requirements are "in good shape," the leader of U.S. Strategic Command told Inside Defense this week.

May 09, 2017 |

As the Army looks to improve its positioning, navigation and timing abilities, it's also introducing platform distribution of PNT for ground vehicles, according to the PNT program manager.

May 08, 2017 |

The Marine Corps this year will organize for the first time a new headquarters group for the Marine Expeditionary Force focused solely on information warfare, according to a top official.

May 05, 2017 |

An Air Force group tasked with envisioning the next era of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance is helping the service prepare for a possible yearlong study of that subject.

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