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June 10, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon often fails to include cybersecurity as a key requirement in its major weapons developments, with some programs facing the prospect of increased costs and schedule delays after neglecting software and security early in system development, according to a recent audit.

June 03, 2020 | Daily News

The Air Force plans to buy eight prototypes of the Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon -- the service's flagship hypersonic missile that's under development -- according to a new report.

June 03, 2020 | Daily News

A new government watchdog report says the Navy is still coping with the effects of faulty welding found in the Columbia-class submarine's missile tube compartments nearly two years after a vendor identified the problem."

June 03, 2020 | Daily News

The Government Accountability Office says it is encouraged by the progress the Pentagon has made managing cost growth and schedule delays in its $185 billion portfolio of major acquisition programs, but warns that many programs are proceeding without "fundamental knowledge" or oversight.

May 30, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department has sent Congress a detailed spending plan for the $10.5 billion it has been provided to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 29, 2020 | Daily News

Several Senate Democrats are criticizing the Defense Department for spending too little, too slowly to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Pentagon says it intends to send lawmakers a plan today for  using the $10.6 billion in coronavirus relief funds Congress provided in March.

May 28, 2020 | Daily News

The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee say they plan to include a new initiative in their version of the fiscal year 2021 defense authorization bill that would deter Chinese military action in the Indo-Pacific region.

May 12, 2020 | Daily News

A new report from the Government Accountability Office highlights risks in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program's test schedule and manufacturing practices -- noting concerns with the Pentagon's plans to continue delivering aircraft despite a nine-month operational testing delay.

May 11, 2020 | Daily News

A group of industry associations says it is "strongly opposed" to several Pentagon proposals to reform the defense contracting process, including provisions intended to counter controversial pricing practices used by TransDigm.

May 04, 2020 | Daily News

The House Armed Services Committee is calling on the Defense Department to explain how the contracts for two nuclear modernization programs -- each with only one competitor vying for an award worth tens of billions of dollars -- will offer the best returns to the government.

April 16, 2020 | Daily News

House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Mac Thornberry (R-TX) is proposing a $6 billion Indo-Pacific Deterrence Initiative bill for fiscal year 2021 intended to enhance U.S. military presence in the region and deter China.

April 07, 2020 | Daily News

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) said today he is working to include measures that would help the U.S. defense industrial base in an upcoming COVID-19 stimulus bill being crafted by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

April 07, 2020 | Daily News

The Senate Armed Services Committee's move to paper hearings has slowed efforts to fold Cyberspace Solarium Commission recommendations into the fiscal year 2021 defense authorization bill, as the Senate panel's leaders want to hear directly from members of the high-profile advisory panel in person, according to a committee staffer.

April 02, 2020 | Daily News

House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Mac Thornberry (R-TX) has unveiled a standalone Pentagon reform bill he hopes to include in the fiscal year 2021 defense authorization bill.

April 02, 2020 | Daily News

House Armed Services Committee leaders say they hope to have the fiscal year 2021 defense authorization bill ready by May 1, though the COVID-19 outbreak means the legislation will be crafted in a much different and more "informal" way than in the past.

March 30, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon wants Congress to back off a requirement that it establish an unclassified database detailing its five-year budget plans.

March 26, 2020 | Daily News

The Senate voted 96-0 to pass a final $2 trillion coronavirus rescue package that would provide an additional $10.5 billion in defense spending.

March 25, 2020 | Daily News

The Senate is readying a final $2 trillion coronavirus rescue package that would provide an additional $10.5 billion in defense spending.

March 25, 2020 | Daily News

A government watchdog's analysis has found the military racked up billions in unforeseen shipbuilding bills as a result of poor planning for sustainment, a conclusion a top Navy official rebutted as "lacking context."

March 23, 2020 | Daily News

As senators remain stalled over a $1.6 trillion coronavirus economic rescue package, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is circulating her own draft bill that would provide more than $2.5 trillion in emergency funding, including nearly $8 billion in supplemental defense spending.

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