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January 18, 2017 | Inside the Pentagon

The Pentagon has launched several pilot programs aimed at finding a replacement for the Common Access Card, or CAC, Defense Department Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen said.

January 18, 2017 | Inside the Pentagon

Defense Department Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen disagrees with findings by the department's top weapons tester that the services should delay fielding network security systems until after they are adequately tested.

January 16, 2017 |

A new budget blueprint drawn up by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) would fund a massive military buildup by seeking an additional $430 billion in defense spending above what the Obama administration had planned for the next five years, Inside Defense has learned.

January 12, 2017 |

Following its divestiture from Northrop Grumman, BluVector will be able to target a larger market and take on riskier research and development efforts, according to its chief.

January 11, 2017 | Inside the Pentagon

Fielding network security systems before they are adequately tested could jeopardize the very networks they are supposed to protect, the Pentagon's chief weapons tester wrote in a new report, calling for the services to delay fielding these Joint Regional Security Stacks until they can be tested.

January 09, 2017 |

The Defense Innovation Board approved a series of recommendations at a Pentagon meeting Monday, sounding the alarm over cyber vulnerabilities in U.S. weapon systems and pledging to continue advising the incoming Trump administration under defense secretary nominee James Mattis.

January 09, 2017 |

The Marine Corps is evaluating a variety of options on what the Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar program can afford if a mark from House appropriators stands.

January 06, 2017 | Inside the Army

The Army is taking a "phased approach" to closing critical capability gaps in electronic warfare, according to the director of operations for the Rapid Capabilities Office.

January 06, 2017 |

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus before leaving his post has revamped oversight of intelligence activities and special-access programs within the service.

January 06, 2017 |

The Air Force has received approval to move forward with an analysis of alternatives for future wideband satellite communications capabilities.

January 06, 2017 |

The Air Force and Raytheon are not yet "out of the woods" on the troubled development of the next-generation GPS operational control system, outgoing service Secretary Deborah Lee James said Friday, but the program has made significant progress -- due, in part, to the contributions of a team of private-sector software and cyber experts.

January 05, 2017 |

As the intelligence community points a finger at Russia for hacking Democrats' emails in an effort to influence the 2016 presidential election, lawmakers are wrestling with the best ways to handle cybersecurity policy and develop deterrence mechanisms to prevent adversaries from engaging in future cyberattacks.

January 05, 2017 | Inside the Air Force

The Air Force is re-evaluating its plans for the third increment of its Joint Space Operations Center Mission System upgrade and may instead opt to incorporate emerging space battle management command-and-control requirements into a new, enterprise-level program, a program official recently told Inside the Air Force.

January 05, 2017 | Inside the Air Force

The Air Force is looking for sources to develop and install a KC-46 radar receiver mission data file reprogramming center that is needed for the program to declare initial operational capability.

January 05, 2017 |

Administration officials and lawmakers are calling for a broad strategic response to foreign cyber adversaries amid Russian hacking during the 2016 election, employing a policy that involves military and civilian agencies as well as the private sector.

January 04, 2017 |

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) will hold a hearing Thursday to examine foreign cyber threats, marking the first congressional action on investigating hacking since the Obama administration announced its findings about Russia's attempts at influencing the presidential election.

December 28, 2016 |

The Air Force this week floated its $6.9 billion request for proposals for the E-8C Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System recapitalization effort's engineering and manufacturing development phase, calling for an open competition to win a hybrid cost-plus and fixed-price contract after months of debating the preferred acquisition strategy with Congress.

December 21, 2016 |

As the Pentagon boosts its focus on cutting-edge technologies, the general manager of IBM Federal is seeing new opportunities for the company's expertise in augmented intelligence and cognitive computing.

December 19, 2016 |

The Defense Department's acquisition chief has tasked an influential advisory panel with looking into the design and acquisition of software for major weapon systems.

December 16, 2016 | Inside the Navy

The Navy released the final version of an instruction guiding how the service will implement and manage its new "cybersecurity safety" program.