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Missile Defense

May 14, 2019 | Daily News

The Democrat-led House Appropriations defense subcommittee, still smarting from the Pentagon's recent unilateral budget transfers to build barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border, has drafted a bill that would reduce and restrict the Pentagon’s future ability to reprogram funds.

May 13, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon intends to transfer $1.5 billion from several areas, including weapons acquisition programs, to construct new barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a recent reprogramming notification sent to Congress.

May 09, 2019 | Daily News

Missile Defense Agency Director Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, facing frustration from lawmakers impatient with the Defense Department for continuing to withhold findings of a study completed in 2016 about a potential East Coast missile defense site, said a decision about identifying a location for a notional new missile field was not his call.

May 08, 2019 | Daily News

Missile Defense Agency Director Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, facing frustration from lawmakers impatient with the Defense Department for continuing to withhold findings of a study completed in 2016 about a potential East Coast missile defense site, said a decision about identifying a location for a notional new missile field was not his call.

May 08, 2019 | Daily News

A new report from the Congressional Budget Office estimates the Pentagon's proposal to create a new Space Force could cost between $820 million and $1.3 billion annually to manage and operate and require $1.1 billion to $3 billion in one-time startup costs.

May 08, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon is proposing legislative language that would exclude the new U.S. Space Command from manpower cost restrictions for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 to give the Defense Department the funding margin it needs to stand up the new combatant command.

May 07, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon had fewer major weapon systems in its acquisition portfolio in 2018 than the previous year, but costs still increased by $8 billion, sparking concern at the Government Accountability Office, which notes many defense contracts are being awarded without competition to a relatively small set of companies.

May 07, 2019 | Daily News

The Army, having achieved interdependency of its air and missile defense systems, is two steps short of its goal of integration, according to a service official.

May 07, 2019 | Daily News

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson has signed off on the Space Force Task Force's initial work plan, authorizing the team to design an organizational structure for the new service's initial staff and recommend a broader plan for which existing units will transfer from other agencies into the Space Force.

May 07, 2019 | Daily News

The State Department has approved more than $5 billion in potential missile defense arms sales to a pair of Persian Gulf nations for Patriot air and ballistic missile defense interceptors as well as radar, paving the way for potential deals worth $2.7 billion to the United Arab Emirates and nearly $2.5 billion with Bahrain.

May 07, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon, as in previous years, has sent Congress a legislative proposal to impose bid protest timeliness rules at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims that would mirror those at the Government Accountability Office, with the intent to reduce decision times and block contractors from lodging protests with both entities.

May 06, 2019 | Daily News

Raytheon this week will begin delivering hardware for its new Air and Missile Defense Radar that is slated for the Navy's newest Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, according to a company executive.

May 06, 2019 | Daily News

The Army is planning to decide by the end of this fiscal year the path forward for the Indirect Fire Protection Capability Program, whether it be using a set of American systems or a “componentized” version of the Israeli Iron Dome system, according to a program official.

May 02, 2019 | Daily News

A statutory requirement for the Missile Defense Agency to transfer the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense program to the Army within a year could impinge on the Army's high-priority modernization plans unless the Defense Department increases the service's overall budget allocation in fiscal year 2021, according to a senior service official.

May 02, 2019 | Daily News

The Missile Defense Agency is hailing a “very successful” March ground test of laser technology that a senior official said penetrated a threat-representative ballistic missile component, buoying support within the agency for a new speed-of-light weapon and hopes for a future capability to destroy an enemy target immediately after launch.

May 01, 2019 | Daily News

The Missile Defense Agency is hailing a “very successful” March ground test of laser technology that a senior official said penetrated a threat-representative ballistic missile component, buoying support within the agency for a new speed-of-light weapon and hopes for a future capability to destroy an enemy target immediately after launch.

April 24, 2019 | Daily News

General Dynamics, Boeing's defense business and Northrop Grumman today all reported sales boosts in the most recent quarter.

April 24, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department is requesting a $15 million reprogramming to establish the Space Development Agency and $19 million to stand up U.S. Space Command -- two critical components of the Pentagon's plan to reorganize the military space enterprise.

April 23, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department is seeking permission from Congress to shift $115 million appropriated in prior years into accounts that would allow the Army to immediately jump-start a $437 million purchase from Israel of two Iron Dome batteries to provide an interim capability by 2020 against cruise missiles, unmanned air vehicles, mortars, rockets and artillery.

April 23, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department supports the majority of reforms recommended by a congressionally mandated panel, but says many of the group's proposals require further research or lawmaker intervention, according to a report signed by Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord.

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