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Missile Defense

July 09, 2019 | Daily News

Senior defense officials are preparing to choreograph a complicated leadership succession process that will leave the Pentagon with its third acting defense secretary in less than a year.

July 08, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department is seeking congressional approval to reduce $53 million in funding from the Air Force's intercontinental ballistic missile development efforts and add $33 million to purchase operational testing equipment for the programs.

July 05, 2019 | Daily News

The Space Development Agency has issued its first request for information, calling on industry to propose concepts for "an agile, responsive" next-generation space architecture.

July 03, 2019 | Daily News

Key Republican senators, including Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (OK), have sent a letter to the White House urging the Trump administration to abandon plans for a yearlong stopgap spending measure, or continuing resolution, should budget negotiations with Democrats fail.

July 03, 2019 | Daily News

The National Nuclear Security Administration is pursuing avenues to reduce the risk of production delays in the W80-4 nuclear warhead life extension program -- an issue that has caught the attention of a congressional watchdog.

June 28, 2019 | Daily News

Key lawmakers are closely examining the behavior and decision-making of the Defense Department's technology chief, spurred by high-profile personnel departures from his office.

June 28, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force decided in late April to cancel the Airborne Launch Control System-Replacement project and incorporate its capabilities into the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program, a plan that Senate defense authorizers say may result in savings of $850 million.

June 27, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force is requesting the U.S. Court of Federal Claims dismiss SpaceX's recent protest of the service’s launch vehicle development competition, arguing the court does not have jurisdiction to consider the case.

June 27, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department has identified Ft. Drum, NY, as its preferred location for a continental United States interceptor site, telling lawmakers in a June 26 memo the location offers the best operational coverage of the four options they considered.

June 26, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department is preparing to send lawmakers findings of an independent technical study on the feasibility of using an unmanned aerial vehicle to launch an interceptor against a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile during the first minutes after launch.

June 25, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon's chief technology officer has tapped David Honey, a senior Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency official, to temporarily head the Strategic Capabilities Office. The move appears to pave the way for folding the SCO into DARPA despite the concerns raised by combatant commanders and lawmakers.

June 25, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force decided last month to terminate the Extended Range Weapon program -- a fiscal year 2019 new-start and rapid prototyping effort with a $632 million baseline cost -- following disagreements during contract negotiations, according to a service spokeswoman.

June 21, 2019 | Daily News

The Redesigned Kill Vehicle program was on a trajectory toward 60% cost growth -- a death knell for most weapon projects -- when the Pentagon's chief technology official directed the Missile Defense Agency to halt work on the effort, according to government auditors.

June 21, 2019 | Daily News

The House and Senate Armed Services committees have approved legislation that would require a review of the Pentagon's use of fixed-price contracts.

June 19, 2019 | Daily News

President Trump has said he will "most likely" nominate Army Secretary Mark Esper to take over permanently for acting Defense Secretary Pat Shananan, whose nomination collapsed this week amid media reports of past violent incidents involving his family.

June 19, 2019 | Daily News

Gen. Paul Selva, the second-highest-ranking U.S. military officer, weighed in on a controversial proposal to fold the Strategic Capabilities Office into the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, arguing combatant commands are concerned the change would add a layer of bureaucracy and impede a pipeline now effectively fostering new ideas and rapid delivery of innovative combat capabilities.

June 18, 2019 | Daily News

Gen. Paul Selva, the second-highest-ranking U.S. military officer, weighed in on a controversial proposal to fold the Strategic Capabilities Office into the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, arguing combatant commands are concerned the change would add a layer of bureaucracy and impede a pipeline now effectively fostering new ideas and rapid delivery of innovative combat capabilities.

June 18, 2019 | Daily News

Lockheed Martin announced today it had successfully completed a demonstration of its radar solution for the Army's Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor program during a "Sense-Off" at White Sands Missile Range, NM.

June 17, 2019 | Daily News

House and Senate lawmakers disagree on how the Air Force should proceed with competition for future national security space launches, as shown by newly released Senate policy language.

June 16, 2019 | Daily News

Mike Griffin, the Pentagon's top weapons development official, ousted Strategic Capabilities Office Director Chris Shank on Friday, escalating a bureaucratic fight over the fate of the SCO. Griffin wants to fold the organization into the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency -- a change opposed by key combatant commands and now congressional committees.

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