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December 16, 2020 | Daily News

Unmanned systems will take time to develop, but then move faster than many anticipate, Navy acquisition executive Hondo Geurts said Wednesday.

December 16, 2020 | Daily News

As the incoming Biden administration announces its nominees for top roles, Pentagon observers say contractors should watch for some changed priorities -- but that supply chain policy will likely continue to be a focus.

December 16, 2020 | Daily News

Lawmakers have declined to authorize funding for the Missile Defense Agency's proposal to add new layers to the homeland ballistic missile defense architecture -- a centerpiece of the agency's new modernization plan -- instead directing the Pentagon to provide detailed justifications for its vision to bolster the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system with the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense and the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense systems.

December 15, 2020 | Daily News

President Trump has asserted several times he plans to veto the $740.5 billion defense authorization bill, which, according to the law, he must do by Dec. 23, positioning himself for a confrontation with Congress during the final weeks of his presidency.

December 11, 2020 | Daily News

The Army would be forced to dial back modest end strength increases planned for the near-term in order to help finance a lame-duck proposal by the Trump administration to dramatically increase the size of the Navy fleet, a move that would shave 1,700 troops from a planned increase of 6,700 -- a 25% decrement between fiscal years 2021 and 2022.

December 11, 2020 | Daily News

The Marine Corps has awarded BAE Systems a $184 million contract for 36 full-rate production Amphibious Combat Vehicles following the program's initial operational capability declaration last month.

December 10, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy's latest 30-year shipbuilding plan calls for an over 400-ship battle force fleet by 2045, driven largely by increases in amphibious warfare ships, small surface combatants, submarines and logistic ships.

December 09, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy is set to release a request for proposals for concept studies and preliminary designs for the new Light Amphibious Warship this month.

December 08, 2020 | Daily News

President-elect Biden has said he intends to nominate retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin for defense secretary, putting a spotlight on the former four-star's time as a member of Raytheon Technologies' board of directors.

December 08, 2020 | Daily News

The CH-53K helicopter's training systems have all been declared ready for training, Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin subsidiary and the prime contractor for the program, announced last week.

December 08, 2020 | Daily News

The CH-53K helicopter's training systems have all been declared ready for training, Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin subsidiary and the prime contractor for the program, announced last week.

December 07, 2020 | Daily News

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) said today Democrats and Republicans in Congress have the votes necessary to override President Trump if he vetoes the fiscal year 2021 defense authorization bill.

December 07, 2020 | Daily News

Rep. Mac Thornberry (TX), the top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, said today the "message has been conveyed" to the White House that Congress will be prepared to override President Trump should he make good on threats to veto the fiscal year 2021 defense authorization bill.

December 07, 2020 | Daily News

In a report issued last month, the Defense Business Board recommended the presidential transition team have at least 13 Defense Department appointees confirmed to begin work immediately after the Jan. 20 inauguration.

December 07, 2020 | Daily News

Lawmakers are declining to immediately authorize U.S. Indo-Pacific Command's No. 1 unfunded priority in fiscal year 2021 -- a Guam missile defense system -- instead directing a sweeping assessment of the requirement and a report on potential regional consequences of arming the island with an advanced new system to provide 360-degree protection against advanced ballistic, hypersonic and cruise missiles.

December 04, 2020 | Daily News

The compromise fiscal year 2021 defense policy bill does not include strict "Buy American" requirements for weapons programs after defense industry groups and foreign governments lobbied against them.

December 04, 2020 | Daily News

House and Senate negotiators have included a second Virginia-class submarine in the final 2021 defense authorization bill.

December 03, 2020 | Daily News

House and Senate negotiators today released a final version of the $740.5 billion fiscal year 2021 defense authorization bill that President Trump has threatened to block.

December 03, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy and Marine Corps have acted to improve readiness, but the ongoing pandemic and the damaging fire on the Bonhomme Richard will take a toll, the Government Accountability Office told lawmakers this week.

December 03, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Information Systems Agency is preparing to award a contract next year for "Electromagnetic Battlefield Management" software, as the Pentagon views automation as key to decluttering an increasingly contested spectrum environment.

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