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March 18, 2020 | Daily News

A congressional task force studying how the Defense Department could better adapt for the future is preparing potentially controversial recommendations on issues like Pentagon spending priorities, U.S. efforts in Africa and the military's approach to pandemics like the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

March 18, 2020 | Daily News

A $45 billion supplemental funding request sent to Congress to combat the COVID-19 outbreak includes $8.3 billion for the Defense Department in the form of an "Emergency Response Fund."

March 18, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon plans to take a "phased approach" to completing a contract financing study next year that could change the way defense contractors get paid.

March 16, 2020 | Daily News

The Government Accountability Office is calling on the Defense Department to create a strategy for its redesign of the F-35's troubled Autonomic Logistics Information System, and a new report from the watchdog highlights the need for a standardized performance metric to track the system's impact on fleetwide readiness.

March 13, 2020 | Daily News

Though the Navy lowered its fiscal year 2021 request for the Marine Corps' new heavy-lift helicopter because of concerns over numerous deficiencies, the service is now ready to speed up production.

March 12, 2020 | Daily News

The Missile Defense Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers are determining how to proceed with delayed Aegis Ashore site in Poland, according to MDA's director, as they attempt a "carrot and stick approach" to get the contractor on track to complete construction by 2022, four years later than initially planned.

March 12, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department is eyeing Raytheon's Standard Missile-6 as a counter-hypersonic interceptor, a weapon already effective against "advanced maneuvering threats" and now slated for a flight test against a hypersonic boost-glide target in fiscal year 2023.

March 12, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy submitted a legislative proposal to lawmakers that would decouple authorities to buy used sealift ships contingent upon making progress towards designing and constructing a new class of auxiliary vessels, according to a senior Navy officer.

 

March 12, 2020 | Daily News

The teams combing the Navy's future budgets to find billions in savings are considering eliminating 4th Fleet headquarters, consolidating four-star fleet staffs and sundowning program offices, according to Navy briefing slides obtained by Inside Defense.

March 12, 2020 | Daily News

The Marine Corps is taking the lead in the pursuit of a ground-launched cruise missile, as it seeks to increase its reach for a potential fight in the vast Indo-Pacific region.

March 11, 2020 | Daily News

The Cyberspace Solarium Commission is recommending Congress direct the Defense Department to continuously evaluate the cybersecurity of its weapon systems, require defense contractors to participate in threat information sharing programs and re-assess the size of its Cyber Mission Force.

March 10, 2020 | Daily News

The Marine Corps is moving toward a family of systems strategy for its Marine Air Ground Task Force Unmanned Expeditionary program that would include a land-based unmanned aerial system.

March 10, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy does not expect to eliminate its shortfall of strike fighter aircraft until 2029 and a senior service official conceded today to lawmakers the gap could widen as a result of attrition before then.

March 10, 2020 | Daily News

U.S. European Command has sent Congress a $312 million unfunded priorities list, according to a document obtained by Inside Defense.

March 10, 2020 | Daily News

Deputy Defense Secretary David Norquist said today major Pentagon "new-start" programs, including the Navy's Columbia-class submarine and the Army's new soldier night vision system, would be delayed should Congress pass a stopgap continuing resolution Oct. 1, rather than a regular budget for fiscal year 2021.

March 09, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy has opted not to conduct service life extensions of its Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, according to recent congressional testimony.

March 09, 2020 | Daily News

Pentagon officials on Friday afternoon met with the Aerospace Industries Association, the National Defense Industrial Association and the Professional Services Council for a wide-ranging conversation, according to AIA's chief executive.

March 09, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department today awarded contracts to begin work on a prototype mobile nuclear reactor under a Strategic Capabilities Office initiative called "Project Pele."

March 09, 2020 | Daily News

SAN DIEGO -- The Navy's top officer last week defended the service's recent decision to retire its first four Littoral Combat Ships.

March 06, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon recently briefed industry on plans to experiment with sharing electromagnetic spectrum between fifth-generation commercial cellular devices and military aircraft, as Defense Department leaders say they won’t give up DOD's access to mid-band spectrum but are willing to share it.

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