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October 17, 2019 | Daily News

Defense Department Special Assistant for Cybersecurity Katie Arrington said the Pentagon's maturity model for certifying contractors based on their ability to secure data and systems is moving forward, with a revised version of the plan to be released at the beginning of November for use in contracts next year, despite calls from industry and others to slow down the implementation process.

October 17, 2019 | Daily News

Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord said today the United States is working on how it might keep selling weapons to Turkey, despite growing tensions over Ankara's ongoing military operation against Kurdish forces in northern Syria.

October 16, 2019 | Daily News

The acting director of the Space Development Agency told reporters today his organization is not under immediate pressure due to the lack of a fiscal year 2020 budget, but noted that if the continuing resolution continues into February, early launch plans could face delays.

October 11, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department's developmental anti-ship missile last month did not reach early operational capability on the Navy's F/A-18 fleet, missing the program's stated goal.

October 10, 2019 | Daily News

The Space Development Agency is creating an inventory of the "battle plans" of various space agencies within the Defense Department that will help inform its plans to develop a next-generation space architecture.

October 10, 2019 | Daily News

Raytheon executives are optimistic about concluding negotiations with the Defense Department for multiyear procurement of Standard Missiles worth more than $3.5 billion, bolstered by a recent handshake agreement with the Navy for a five-year block buy of the SM-6 and continuing discussion with the Missile Defense Agency for SM-3 Block IB purchases across a similar term.

October 09, 2019 | Daily News

Raytheon executives are optimistic about concluding negotiations with the Defense Department for multiyear procurement of Standard Missiles worth more than $3.5 billion, bolstered by a recent handshake agreement with the Navy for a five-year block buy of the SM-6 and continuing discussion with the Missile Defense Agency for SM-3 Block IB purchases across a similar term.

October 08, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon will soon release an "adaptive acquisition framework" with six distinct pathways for program managers to select from, according to a Defense Department official.

October 08, 2019 | Daily News

The Marine Corps has delayed the start of its initial operational test and evaluation stage for the new Amphibious Combat Vehicle after the program’s delivery schedule fell behind projections.

October 08, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon's acquisition executive has cleared the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA program, in co-development since 2006 with Japan, for transition to production -- signaling confidence in the interceptor after early flight-test challenges and setting the stage for the rollout of a major operational enhancement to the Ballistic Missile Defense System.

October 08, 2019 | Daily News

A senior Navy official today said the current continuing resolution will not cause any "egregious" problems with the service's major defense acquisition programs.

October 07, 2019 | Daily News

An experimental unmanned surface vessel program initiated by Pentagon research agencies and bound for the Navy has fallen behind schedule by several months with a contract to build a prototype now expected early next year.

October 07, 2019 | Daily News

The head of the Section 809 panel says Congress will peel back the Defense Department’s ability to use other transaction agreements if it doesn’t reign in the "abuse" of such agreements.

October 02, 2019 | Daily News

A Pentagon decision to transition the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA interceptor from development to production is "imminent," according to a Raytheon executive, a milestone that could allow the ballistic missile defense project to tap more than $450 million in production orders that have been on ice pending resolution of technical questions by Defense Department brass about the new interceptor.

October 02, 2019 | Daily News

U.S. Transportation Command has begun work on a follow-up to last year's mobility capability requirements study that will have a broader scope than the 2019 analysis and will consider what forces are needed to support the National Defense Strategy.

October 01, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy yesterday announced a contract modification to Lockheed Martin worth up to $1.2 billion for production of submarine-launched ballistic missiles for the United States and United Kingdom.

October 01, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy is restructuring several high-level acquisition directorates alongside the recent establishment of a new senior civilian position for sustainment, according to a memo obtained by Inside Defense.

September 30, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy's new chief information officer says one of his top priorities will be ensuring prime contractors help the Pentagon hold subcontractors accountable for cybersecurity.

September 27, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon inspector general is reviewing a request from lawmakers to investigate what role defense officials may have played in delaying military aid to Ukraine, a controversy at the heart of an impeachment inquiry against President Trump.

September 27, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy and Marine Corps will complete by December an integrated force-structure assessment, according to a new memo.

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