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C4ISR Watch

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.

July 03, 2017 |

The Army last week wrapped up Cyber Quest 17, an annual exercise intended to inform the service's requirements development process in the cyber/electromagnetic spectrum arenas.

July 03, 2017 |

As the United States military works to bolster its cyber and electronic warfare capabilities, its allies in NATO are working to improve interoperability.

July 03, 2017 |

Government auditors analyzed the prototyping processes of a selection of Army programs, finding that some resulted in cost savings and requirement changes.

June 29, 2017 |

Lockheed Martin Ventures said Thursday it is investing in Terran Orbital, which specializes in nanosatellite design, development, manufacturing, testing and launch.

June 29, 2017 |

The Senate Armed Services Committee has proposed cutting $4.3 billion from major Defense Department weapons programs and capping procurement spending on future aircraft carriers at $12 billion to "promote accountability" in military acquisition.

June 29, 2017 |

The Senate Armed Services Committee's mark of fiscal year 2018 defense policy legislation seeks to address the Defense Department's space organizational problems by elevating the authorities of the chief information officer to provide oversight of all space and cyber programs.

June 25, 2017 |

The House Appropriations Committee released a draft version of its fiscal year 2018 defense spending bill Sunday night that would boost weapons procurement by $18.6 billion above what is sought by the Trump administration and $24 billion more than what was enacted in FY-17.

June 23, 2017 |

The Air Force anticipates at least a six-month delay to next year's full-rate production decision for its Family of Advanced Beyond Line-of-Sight Terminals program, but officials say they're pleased with the progress the program is making after years of development delays.

June 22, 2017 |

A House panel has proposed legislation that would require the Air Force and Missile Defense Agency to map out a plan to develop and demonstrate an operational prototype of a space-based sensor layer to provide precision tracking data of enemy ballistic missiles "at the earliest practicable opportunity."

June 21, 2017 |

The House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee wants to block any progress the Air Force is making in moving EC-130H Compass Call equipment to a new aircraft until Pentagon leadership signs off on the service’s acquisition strategy, following three bid protests and a program delay.

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