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C4ISR Watch

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.

May 05, 2017 |

The Air Force's Enterprise Capability Collaboration Team studying multidomain command and control will wrap up its concepts development phase this month and kick off the start of experimentation, according to the team's deputy.

May 04, 2017 |

The Pentagon's advanced research arm intends to hold a proposers' day later this month for a program that seeks to enhance cyber resiliency in computer systems embedded in weapon systems.

May 03, 2017 |

Congress has fully funded the Pentagon's request of $6.7 billion for cyberspace activities for the services and defense agencies in a proposed spending agreement released this week, and are directing the chief information officer to enhance clarity for lawmakers on these budget lines.

May 03, 2017 |

The Defense Department has blessed the Navy's $5.9 billion project to develop and field a next-generation, surface warfare radar and transition the Air and Missile Defense Radar program from engineering and manufacturing development to low-rate initial production, a key milestone in the effort to upgrade the Arliegh Burke-class destroyer fleet.

May 03, 2017 |

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work and Will Roper, chief of the Strategic Capabilities Office, appeared Wednesday on Capitol Hill to reassure Senate appropriators that the Pentagon remains focused on out-innovating U.S. competitors like Russia and China, who continue to develop their own new military technologies at a rapid pace.

May 03, 2017 |

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work and Will Roper, chief of the Strategic Capabilities Office, appeared Wednesday on Capitol Hill to reassure Senate appropriators that the Pentagon remains focused on out-innovating U.S. competitors like Russia and China, who continue to develop their own new military technologies at a rapid pace.

April 28, 2017 |

The Air Force plans to hold a tabletop exercise with three- and four-star generals in July as part of its ongoing study of multidomain command and control, an official leading the effort said this week.

April 28, 2017 |

The Pentagon completed its fifth deep-dive review of the next-generation GPS Operational Control Segment last week, and concluded that prime contractor Raytheon "continues to make progress."

April 28, 2017 |

The chairman of the House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee told Inside the Air Force this week he is working to draft "meaningful language" to include in fiscal year 2018 and 2019 defense policy legislation that would put the Defense Department on a 10-year path toward establishing a standalone "space force."

April 27, 2017 |

Defense contractors Raytheon and L3 Technologies on Thursday reported their sales improved in the most recent quarter.

April 27, 2017 |

The Pentagon's advanced research arm plans to hold a proposers' day next week for a program that intends to allow for long-duration source payloads on more affordable undersea platforms.

April 27, 2017 |

The Pentagon's developmental test and evaluation shop plans to encourage programs to use tabletop exercises to help focus its cybersecurity efforts, according to the recently released annual DT&E report.

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.

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