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September 06, 2017 | Daily News

With hurricane relief and budget issues pushing to the top of the agenda, the Senate has delayed debate on the fiscal year 2018 defense authorization bill, which includes a landmark cyber strategy and doctrine pushed by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ), among other cyber provisions.

September 06, 2017 | Daily News

The Senate's version of the fiscal year defense authorization bill -- on the floor this week -- establishes an explicit time line for the Defense Department to elevate U.S. Cyber Command into a fully operational combatant command, according to congressional sources, building upon the FY-17 measure requiring the administration to begin the elevation of CYBERCOM.

September 06, 2017 | Daily News

The Army aims to award a contract for the first set of Soldier Borne Sensors in the third quarter of fiscal year 2018, according to briefing materials.

September 05, 2017 | Daily News

The F-35 joint program office is considering adapting its strategy for the post-system development and demonstration phase and Block 4 follow­on modernization, a move that could change the way it develops and delivers new software capabilities, Inside Defense has learned.

August 31, 2017 | Daily News

An Air Force lab focused on partnering with industry and academia to better exploit remote sensing data plans to demonstrate an experiment that could allow the service to use information from the Space-Based Infrared System to supplement weather satellite capability.

August 31, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force will continue mulling the possibility of merging the 24th and 25th Air Forces into a joint group for cyber, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and electronic warfare operations at a senior leadership's Corona meeting Oct. 30 to Nov. 3, a service spokesman told Inside the Air Force this week.

August 30, 2017 | Daily News

The Army intends to issue a final request for proposals for the Leader Radio, a two-channel handheld poised to supplant the Rifleman radio, within the next few weeks.

August 28, 2017 | Daily News

The Government Accountability Office last week denied Boeing and Bombardier's protests of the Air Force's acquisition strategy in the competition to find a new platform to host EC-130H Compass Call equipment.

August 25, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center is contesting the Government Accountability Office's allegation that nuclear command, control and communications programs are improperly planned, saying the weapons center is developing a new scheduling approach to NC3 engineering reviews.

August 25, 2017 | Daily News

Lockheed Martin expects to test its partial prototype of an advanced Electro-Optical Targeting System for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter by the end of this year, but is awaiting more detail from the joint program office on follow-on modernization requirements before determining whether and when a full prototype will fly.

August 25, 2017 | Daily News

Language in the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act restricting the use of funds for the Weather System Follow-on program will delay a contract award by at least one quarter, the Air Force confirmed this week.

August 24, 2017 | Daily News

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, MA -- The Air Force and its industry partners are moving forward with efforts to reshape Air Operations Center Weapon System modernization, despite congressional hesitation to fund the new pathfinder and remaining questions about how planning, management and oversight will unfold.

August 24, 2017 | Daily News

The Air Force is on track to launch Friday its fifth Operationally Responsive Space mission -- a Space-Based Space Surveillance System gapfiller satellite that service officials say will demonstrate a number of technology and rapid acquisition practices that can be incorporated into other space programs.

August 24, 2017 | Daily News

KANGERLUSSAUQ, GREENLAND -- Early next month, senior Air Force leaders are heading to Thule Air Force base, the U.S. military's northernmost post in the world and one of the service's most unique locations, as part of a tour of the High North expected to inform thinking on an Arctic strategy.

August 24, 2017 | Daily News

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) said this week that his panel's cybersecurity doctrine -- included in the Senate version of the fiscal year 2018 defense authorization bill -- helps address cybersecurity in the United States by defining those threats that warrant a counterresponse.

August 24, 2017 | Daily News

The Defense Information Systems Agency is focusing more on the cybersecurity of commercial cloud offerings, as the agency works with the General Services Administration to make security standards more uniform across government, according to a DISA official.

August 23, 2017 | Daily News

The Navy has committed to transitioning all of its data to the cloud over the next five years, according to a service official.

August 22, 2017 | Daily News

A long-awaited U.S. cybersecurity "doctrine" proposal from Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) has been introduced as part of the fiscal 2018 defense authorization bill, according to congressional sources, detailing powers and processes the United States can employ to deter and respond to foreign cyber threats.

August 21, 2017 | Daily News

The Navy postponed declaring full operational capability for the Mobile User Objective System, causing a schedule breach in the program's baseline, according to a Selected Acquisition Report obtained by Inside the Navy.

August 18, 2017 | Daily News

Despite President Trump's decision to elevate U.S. Cyber Command to a unified combatant command, the Pentagon will not put a time line on when the command will be separated from the National Security Agency.