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C4ISR Watch

December 16, 2016 |

The Pentagon's acquisition chief has tasked the Defense Science Board with examining how cyber can be used as an offensive strategic capability, a study that comes as the intelligence community has blamed Russia for hacking Democratic emails to help Donald Trump win the presidency.

December 16, 2016 | Inside the Army

With the cyber domain poised to play a significant role in future conflicts, the Army needs not only a qualified workforce, but also leadership that grasps the importance of the field, says a senior service official.

December 15, 2016 | Inside the Air Force

As the Air Force and the Missile Defense Agency consider their contributions in developing a space-based sensor layer to help identify, track and destroy missiles in flight, officials say payloads hosted on government or commercial platforms may play in important role in making those systems more resilient.

December 15, 2016 | Inside the Air Force

Boeing is on track to deliver its first Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft with upgraded avionics to the Air Force in mid-2017, a company official told Inside the Air Force Wednesday, the same day it announced it had sent a similarly updated AWACS jet to NATO as part of the same effort.

December 14, 2016 | Inside the Pentagon

Congress is calling for the elevation of U.S. Cyber Command to a full unified combatant command while keeping the position dual-hatted with the head of the National Security Agency until senior defense officials certify that separating the two posts won't be detrimental to national security, according to the conference report on the fiscal year 2017 defense authorization bill.

December 14, 2016 |

The Navy has cleared Raytheon to begin buying materials that take a long time to acquire in anticipation of a low-rate production decision next year for the service's next-generation, surface warfare radar project -- the $5.9 billion Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) program.

December 13, 2016 |

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) has plans to establish a new cyber subcommittee, which he hopes will be chaired by Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC).

December 13, 2016 |

As the Air Force eyes a materiel development decision this week to kick-start its wideband satellite communications analysis of alternatives, the Air Force's deputy under secretary for space said Tuesday the service does not have a completion time line in mind, but is instead focused on starting well.

December 13, 2016 |

The Trump transition team officially announced Monday the nomination of retired Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly to be the next homeland security secretary, a pick that emphasizes the incoming administration's focus on the department's border security and immigration mission, over other wide-ranging responsibilities such as data protection.

December 12, 2016 |

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) today announced his support for a congressional investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election through hacking and other tactics, suggesting the Armed Services and Intelligence committees are appropriate venues for such a probe.

December 08, 2016 | Inside the Air Force

As part of a larger effort to improve cybersecurity across its entire portfolio of weapon systems, the Air Force is in the process of evaluating 50 of its legacy platforms to identify cyber vulnerabilities and develop plans to mitigate those gaps.

December 07, 2016 |

The Air Force on Dec. 7 successfully launched its eighth Wideband Global Satellite Communications space vehicle, which brings double the bandwidth capacity of previous satellites in the constellation at a time of increasing warfighter demand.

December 07, 2016 |

House appropriators have proposed granting the Pentagon a rare exception to standard rules guiding stopgap spending bills, carving out special permission for one high-priority, weapon-system program each for the Navy and Air Force and two for the Army in the name of sparing unnecessary disarray caused by temporarily extending the limits on new-start projects and production increases.

December 05, 2016 |

The Army is seeking input from academia and the private sector on a key intelligence capability at the battalion level, according to a notice on Federal Business Opportunities.

December 05, 2016 |

President-elect Donald Trump's selection of retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis to be defense secretary offers few particulars on the four-star general's record regarding cybersecurity, but Mattis' views on an evolving military role to address emerging threats appears consistent with Trump's call for a more active approach to defending critical industries from cyber attacks.

December 01, 2016 |

The Pentagon is facing a set of capability gaps in its aim to ensure dominance in the electromagnetic spectrum, according to officials overseeing the efforts.

November 29, 2016 |

U.S. Strategic Command may conduct an analysis of alternatives to find ways to better address electronic warfare across the services, Brig. Gen. Edward Sauley said at an Association of Old Crows conference Tuesday. While the responsibility for electronic warfare lies with STRATCOM for now, Sauley speculated that U.S. Cyber Command could take over that field in the next two decades.

November 23, 2016 | Inside the Air Force

An Air Force inspection of five E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft revealed two maintenance errors on two jets, a service official told Inside the Air Force this week.

November 23, 2016 | Inside the Air Force

The Air Force Research Laboratory is offering companies nearly $50 million across five years to move unmanned aircraft closer to being capable of autonomy, waging cyber warfare and more, according to a Nov. 10 broad agency announcement on the Federal Business Opportunities website.

November 23, 2016 |

President-elect Trump appears likely to assign a more active role for the Pentagon in protecting critical industries, such as power plants and chemical facilities, in an apparent response to longstanding industry concerns about defending against cyber attacks by nation-state aggressors.