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C4ISR Watch

February 15, 2017 | Inside the Pentagon

Responses to a Commerce Department survey designed to gather information on U.S. companies that produce bare printed circuit boards found that the fragile industry is contracting, possibly forcing the federal government to turn to China, according to a source with knowledge of the study.

February 14, 2017 |

Col. Craig Miller, director of the U.S. Special Operations Command J24 intelligence capabilities and requirements division, said Tuesday the U.S. could use new acquisition techniques to speed adoption of technology that would allow coalition partners to share information securely and selectively, amid complaints that clashing approaches to intelligence hurt international combat efforts in the Middle East.

February 09, 2017 | Inside the Air Force

The Air Force recently awarded Northrop Grumman a contract modification worth up to $140 million to operate and sustain Battlefield Airborne Communication Node payloads, despite an original plan to give the company a four-year follow-on contract that will now be renegotiated.

February 09, 2017 | Inside the Air Force

Follow-on testing and evaluation for the latest version of the E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System has been pushed back two years to fiscal year 2018, according to the Air Force.

February 09, 2017 |

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency on Thursday said it has selected Palo Alto, CA-based Space Systems Loral as its commercial partner for the Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites program.

February 08, 2017 |

U.S. intelligence analysts -- in a new unclassified assessment prepared over the last year to support a new presidential administration -- predict the "risk of conflict, including inter-state conflict, will increase" during the next two decades and argue a few trends are likely to change the character of conflict over the next 20 years, predictions that carry implications for the U.S. military.

February 03, 2017 | Inside the Army

The Army is seeking help from industry, academia and the nonprofit sector for sensors, communications and electronics, according to a document on Federal Business Opportunities.

January 31, 2017 |

The White House has scrapped the signing of a cybersecurity executive order following a meeting with President Trump and top officials from the Defense Department, Department of Homeland Security and the intelligence community.

January 30, 2017 |

The Defense Science Board, in a new report on the U.S. military's research and development enterprise, calls on government laboratories to assert a more active role in helping define new weapon systems and -- more broadly -- shepherding the Defense Department through global technology shifts by working to anticipate combat application of new scientific and technological advances.

January 27, 2017 | Inside the Army

The Army is seeking industry input on potential unmanned aircraft systems for use by individual soldiers, according to a solicitation on Federal Business Opportunities.

January 19, 2017 | Inside the Air Force

Fiscal year 2016 testing on one of the Air Force's key surveillance platforms revealed "difficulty in combining various on- and off-board sensor data into a coherent single track on a consistent basis," according to the director of operational test and evaluation's annual report to Congress published Jan. 10.

January 19, 2017 | Inside the Air Force

Piecing together an airspace picture in anti-access, area denial environments that push surveillance aircraft farther away from the battlespace will require a family-of-systems approach rather than one platform that can do it all, the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board chair said this week.

January 19, 2017 | Inside the Air Force

The Air Force Research Laboratory intends to launch a new, experimental satellite navigation payload in 2022 to demonstrate navigation technology and shape future GPS architecture.

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.