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May 14, 2018 | Daily News

The Army's project manager for mission command is examining the possibility of granting coalition forces direct connection to tactical network systems, according to a service official.

May 11, 2018 | Daily News

The House Armed Services Committee wants to restrict funding for the Air Force's recapitalization of the two 57-year-old OC-135B aircraft until the Trump administration implements countermeasures to Russia's violations of the 1992 Open Skies Treaty, which allows 34 signatory countries to observe each other's domestic military operations.

May 10, 2018 | Daily News

Lawmakers this week approved an amendment to the House Armed Services Committee's fiscal year 2019 defense authorization bill that would fence all funding for the Air Force's Joint Space Operations Center Mission System upgrade and impose significant spending restrictions on the service's Enterprise Space Battle Management Command and Control research and development efforts.

May 09, 2018 | Daily News

House lawmakers support the military's push for multidomain command and control but request more information on how the services will fund, experiment with and field those capabilities, according to a proposed amendment to the House Armed Services Committee's version of the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill.

May 09, 2018 | Daily News

House authorizers on Wednesday approved an amendment to the House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee's mark of the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill requiring the Army to address concerns about its Soldier Borne Sensor platform.

May 09, 2018 | Daily News

The House Armed Services Committee is nudging the Air Force to invest more in its EQ-4B Battlefield Airborne Communications Node aircraft, a modified version of Northrop Grumman's RQ-4 Global Hawk, in the chairman's mark of the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill.

May 05, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force announced Friday it plans to award sole-source contracts to Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman to produce the initial satellites in its new Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrastructure architecture.

May 04, 2018 | Daily News

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) will include $623 million in his mark of the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill to keep the Air Force's E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System recapitalization on track, though the service wants to ditch the modernization program in favor of a broader look at advanced battle management systems.

May 04, 2018 | Daily News

Lawmakers on the House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee recently proposed restricting a quarter of the Air Operations Center's fiscal year 2019 funding until Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson sends a report on agile software development and operations to Capitol Hill.

May 02, 2018 | Daily News

A pair of Defense Department offices has informed Congress that the Army's strategy to transform and modernize its tactical network has merit, but cautions it is too early to predict success and urges the service to further develop its implementation approach.

May 01, 2018 | Daily News

An industry group representing information technology contractors wants Congress to provide greater transparency on the Pentagon's controversial plans to award a potentially lucrative cloud-computing contract to a single company.

April 27, 2018 | Daily News

An influential advisory panel says the Defense Department should have access to the source code for software running on custom-built systems if officials want to improve security, performance and the speed at which DOD fields software updates. 

April 27, 2018 | Daily News

The Navy has realigned orders for the Air and Missile Defense Radar program to better reflect current shipbuilding plans for the new variant of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyers which will feature the new S-band radar, awarding a contract to Raytheon for a single AN/SPY-6 radar last week instead of two originally envision for fiscal year 2018, according to the service.

April 26, 2018 | Daily News

The Pentagon plans to deliver to lawmakers two congressionally mandated reports on its controversial cloud program, including a justification of its single-award strategy, by early May, according to a top official.

April 26, 2018 | Daily News

As the Air Force looks to speed up its plans to field the follow-on to its Space Based Infrared System constellation, lawmakers want more details about the new architectures the service may pursue.

April 25, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force's Compass Call recapitalization program isn't moving fast enough for House lawmakers, who floated language this week urging the service to speed up the move from legacy EC-130Hs to the new EC-37B.

April 25, 2018 | Daily News

Members of the House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee will push the Air Force to continue the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System recapitalization program by restricting funds for a next-generation battle management network and blocking the service from retiring the legacy aircraft until it awards an engineering and manufacturing development contract.

April 25, 2018 | Daily News

The Army intends to award a contract for a “unique solution” for an unmanned aerial system device that would provide real-time location of its UAS platforms while reducing size and weight. The service would use the capability to enhance UAS and counter-UAS training at two combat training centers.

April 24, 2018 | Daily News

The Defense Department plans to launch a competition next week for a $1 billion radar project to develop and field a new radar site in Hawaii as part of a strategy to increase the effectiveness of the Ground Based Midcourse defense segment of the Ballistic Missile Defense System against long-range North Korean rockets.

April 24, 2018 | Daily News

Air Force Special Operations Command is fleshing out requirements for a next-generation, manned aircraft to fly intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions as the U-28 is phased out.

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