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August 13, 2020 | Daily News

The director of the Space Rapid Capabilities Office said today his organization is slated to remain independent from the new Space Force Space Systems Command, at least in terms of budgeting and acquisition.

August 13, 2020 | Daily News

The Army today completed a successful live-fire test of the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System, or IBCS, at White Sands Missile Range, NM, that officials called "the most complex to date."

August 13, 2020 | Daily News

The director of the Space Rapid Capabilities Office said today his organization is slated to remain independent from the new Space Force Space Systems Command, at least in terms of budgeting and acquisition.

August 13, 2020 | Daily News

Acting Pentagon technology chief Michael Kratsios today called for using the Defense Department's "unique authorities" to pursue its innovation efforts, while also committing to "redoubling" efforts to work more closely with non-traditional vendors and startup businesses.

August 13, 2020 | Daily News

Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord said today the Defense Department is working on a plan that could allow it to reimburse contractors experiencing pandemic-related hardships and inefficiencies with lump sums, rather than negotiate many smaller settlements.

August 12, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon's No. 2 military official said today he is using internal budget deliberations to try to increase future spending on the Space Sensor Layer program to track hypersonic missiles and other potential threats around the globe.

August 11, 2020 | Daily News

Boeing is on schedule to begin delivering units later this year for a new upgrade of the Minuteman III's cryptography system that will enhance the security of the legacy intercontinental ballistic missiles' launch codes and launch facilities through the 2030s.

August 10, 2020 | Daily News

The Space Force today released its first spacepower doctrine, meant to set the foundation for the new service and provide a key step toward distinguishing it as an independent entity.

August 07, 2020 | Daily News

The Space Force has selected United Launch Alliance and SpaceX to receive contracts under its Launch Services Procurement program, with ULA receiving 60% of the manifest and SpaceX the remaining 40%.

August 06, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon is telling Congress it needs $11 billion in emergency supplemental funding to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic across its acquisition portfolio and the U.S. defense industrial base, according to a new document obtained by Inside Defense outlining expected delays to specific programs.

August 05, 2020 | Daily News

The Army and its partner companies are making strides to build an industrial base for the service's future long-range, offensive hypersonic weapon, a service official said today.

August 05, 2020 | Daily News

As Space Force leaders establish the service's new field command focused on space acquisition and development, efforts in recent years to re-architect the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center will help set the foundation for the new organization.

August 04, 2020 | Daily News

The Army is now conducting the second limited user test for the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System made by Northrop Grumman, a service official said today.

August 03, 2020 | Daily News

The Minuteman III replacement team must transition 20 launch facilities -- each loaded with an in-silo missile and deployed with a legacy reentry vehicle and warhead -- to achieve initial operational capability on the new intercontinental ballistic missile system in fiscal year 2029.

July 31, 2020 | Daily News

The Trump administration is touting its export policy for unmanned aerial systems as a win for American companies, but some industry representatives say the government still hasn't fixed ongoing restrictions that hinder business.

July 31, 2020 | Daily News

The White House is threatening President Trump will veto a House minibus bill that includes fiscal year 2021 defense funding over a wide range of provisions, including new restrictions on the Pentagon's reprogramming authority.

July 30, 2020 | Daily News

The Standard Missile-3 Block IIA interceptor suffered a previously unreported fault during a key flight test in December 2018, a glitch serious enough to give senior Pentagon leaders pause about pivoting from development to production despite the fact the weapon intercepted its intended target, a congressional audit revealed.

July 30, 2020 | Daily News

The Air Force is developing implementation plans for a series of reforms aimed at improving space acquisition as a key report due in late March -- meant to lay out those reforms and request legislative approval where needed -- awaits final approval from the White House.

July 30, 2020 | Daily News

The acting head of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Peter Highnam, said today the organization has no plans to pursue a follow-on to the DARPA Launch Challenge, after the competition ended in March without a winner.

July 30, 2020 | Daily News

The chief executive of Northrop Grumman said today she chose not to sign recent letters sent to Capitol Hill urging funding for coronavirus relief because her company has seen a reduced impact and she wants to focus on continuing to limit the damage.

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