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Missile Defense

January 14, 2020 | Daily News

The Missile Defense Agency is armed with nearly $400 million in fiscal year 2020 for its fledgling counter hypersonics program, including $25 million to support the immediate launch of a new weapon system project to defeat hypersonic glide vehicles.

January 13, 2020 | Daily News

The Army has sent Congress an initial Selected Acquisition Report for the AN/TPQ-53 radar -- the most advanced sensor in the service's inventory to counter incoming mortar, artillery and rockets -- just as government plans for the truck-mounted, rotating sensor are slated to wind down.

January 13, 2020 | Daily News

Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Mike Griffin has approved a $900 million ceiling increase for the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center's Space Enterprise Consortium -- nearly tripling the program's funding limit.

January 09, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department's No. 2 official has issued new guidance to clarify "acquisition roles and responsibilities" after recent congressional reforms led to Pentagon infighting regarding the oversight and management of DOD weapons programs.

January 09, 2020 | Daily News

The Space and Missile Systems Center has developed an initial roadmap for transitioning space programs to a new Enterprise Ground Services architecture by 2028.

January 08, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon's top weapons tester supported a production recommendation last fall for the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA and next month will determine the system's operational effectiveness and operational suitability, according to a Defense Department spokesman.

January 07, 2020 | Daily News

The White House will submit the fiscal year 2021 budget request on Feb. 10, according to Chase Jennings, press secretary for the Office of Management and Budget.

January 07, 2020 | Daily News

A Pentagon advisory board is calling for a more "defensible and resilient" National Leadership Command Capability to shore up weaknesses in the command and control systems used by the president and critical to ensuring continuity of government during a national crisis.

January 06, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon has finalized guidance outlining how the military services should run fast-track "middle-tier" acquisition programs, with the Defense Department acquisition chief asserting the power to determine when a program is not appropriate for the streamlined process.

January 06, 2020 | Daily News

An influential Pentagon advisory panel is launching a new study to investigate potential new dimensions of conflict that China and Russia might employ to impose their will on other states beyond conventional military force, and seeks recommendations for a modernization blueprint that, in turn, puts the U.S. military at the vanguard of innovating new forms of conflict.

January 06, 2020 | Daily News

Defense industry advocates say they expect a busy year as the Pentagon takes up new measures, such as the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification. However, the coming election could add some uncertainty.

January 06, 2020 | Daily News

The Space and Missile Systems Center is looking to boost funding for a fiscal year 2020 new-start program that would consolidate and focus investment in innovative prototyping efforts across the space enterprise.

January 06, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon's independent cost estimator has been directed to assess the implications of the 2019 Missile Defense Review, the Trump administration's new blueprint for defending against ballistic, cruise and hypersonic threats and brief lawmakers in January on the estimated price tag for expanding the Ballistic Missile Defense System.

December 19, 2019 | Daily News

LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, CA -- The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center is developing a strategy to cut in half the time it takes to field a new satellite through commonality, digital engineering and model-based systems engineering concepts.

December 19, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force is preparing to move "expeditiously and judiciously" to stand up the Space Force as soon as President Trump signs the fiscal year 2020 defense policy bill at a ceremony scheduled for Friday evening.

December 19, 2019 | Daily News

Air Force Global Strike Command activated Detachment 7 on Wednesday to ensure a fast developmental and operational testing schedule for the service’s four new MH-139As -- the Huey replacement helicopters that will provide security and transportation for the service's intercontinental ballistic missile mission.

December 19, 2019 | Daily News

Congressional appropriators are calling on the Defense Department to craft an integrated overhead persistent infrared architecture strategy due to concerns about overlap among programs managed by the Air Force, Missile Defense Agency and Space Development Agency.

December 18, 2019 | Daily News

LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, CA -- The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center is developing a strategy to cut in half the time it takes to field a new satellite through commonality, digital engineering and model-based systems engineering concepts.

December 17, 2019 | Daily News

The compromise fiscal year 2020 defense spending bill includes $100 million for the Pentagon to establish a Joint Hypersonics Transition Office, marking a win for Indiana lawmakers who have pushed for the office to oversee a university consortium tasked with accelerating the development of hypersonic technologies and systems.

December 17, 2019 | Daily News

House and Senate lawmakers are backing plans for a new Ground-based Interceptor by adding more than $100 million for homeland defense interceptor development in fiscal year 2020. At the same time, they are qualifying support offered in September by Senate appropriators for the Next Generation Interceptor program, imposing additional oversight on the proposed new-start project.

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