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June 16, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy today announced that the second unit of its next-generation hovercraft completed acceptance trials earlier this month, but a recently published government watchdog report shines new light on issues the program faces behind the scenes.

June 16, 2020 | Daily News

A key Senate panel wants more information from the Navy and U.S. European Command on a gambit to significantly increase the size of the sea-based, ballistic missile defense fleet in the Mediterranean in order to improve command and control and better defend all of Europe from potential Iranian ballistic missile threats.

June 11, 2020 | Daily News

The new deputy chief of naval operations, leading an office only established in October, is now overseeing the Navy's effort to sync its operational, budgetary and educational strategies for a return to great power competition.

June 11, 2020 | Daily News

Senate lawmakers are authorizing one fast attack Virginia-class submarine in this year's defense policy bill and approving twice the normal amount of advance procurement funding.

June 11, 2020 | Daily News

The annual defense policy bill approved Wednesday night by the Senate Armed Services Committee includes provisions to implement 11 of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission’s recommendations, including a call for studying "the feasibility and advisability" of creating of a national cybersecurity director.

June 11, 2020 | Daily News

The Senate Armed Services Committee voted 25-2 Wednesday evening to approve its version of the fiscal year 2021 defense authorization bill, including billions of dollars in new U.S. military investments focused on deterring China in the Indo-Pacific region.

June 10, 2020 | Daily News

Funding for U.S. military modernization priorities touted by the Trump administration's 2018 National Defense Strategy, projects that enjoyed growth across five consecutive annual budgets, is now forecast to be feeble in the Pentagon's future years spending program, according to data-science company Govini.

June 10, 2020 | Daily News

Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord told lawmakers today the Defense Department will need to spend low, "double-digit" billions reimbursing contractors disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but she asserted DOD does not have the resources to so do without supplemental funding.

June 10, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon often fails to include cybersecurity as a key requirement in its major weapons developments, with some programs facing the prospect of increased costs and schedule delays after neglecting software and security early in system development, according to a recent audit.

June 09, 2020 | Daily News

President Trump today called for a "fleet acquisition program" to grow American presence in the Arctic.

June 09, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department's cost analysis and estimation work has barely been slowed by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report from the cost assessment and program evaluation office.

June 09, 2020 | Daily News

The Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System aboard the Navy's new aircraft carrier crashed last week during the ship's most recent at sea-period.

June 05, 2020 | Daily News

Roles and responsibilities of the Defense Department and the accreditation body for its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program are detailed in a memorandum of understanding released this week, which spells out how government will work with industry to conduct cyber verification assessments for the defense industrial base.

June 04, 2020 | Daily News

A government watchdog report has found that one of the Navy's new radar variants poses a risk to one of the America-class amphibious assault ships currently under construction.

June 04, 2020 | Daily News

Officials for the Navy's MQ-25 unmanned aerial tanker program told government auditors they are at risk of having to extend developmental testing by up to three years, echoing previous warnings the service has made since recent funding cuts.

June 03, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon today announced plans to install fifth-generation wireless testbeds at seven new bases across the United States, bringing the total number to 12, as the military explores an expanding range of use cases for 5G technologies.

June 03, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy will receive its first low-rate initial production aircraft for the Marine Corps' new heavy-lift helicopter program more than a year late, according to a new watchdog report.

June 03, 2020 | Daily News

The F-35 joint program office says despite a minor delay in the program's operational test schedule related to the COVID-19 pandemic, program-required test activities are slated to wrap up in the fall. These will be followed by a slate of "runs for score" meant to test the Joint Simulation Environment's integration with the aircraft and its subsystems.

June 03, 2020 | Daily News

A new government watchdog report says the Navy is still coping with the effects of faulty welding found in the Columbia-class submarine's missile tube compartments nearly two years after a vendor identified the problem."

June 03, 2020 | Daily News

The Government Accountability Office says it is encouraged by the progress the Pentagon has made managing cost growth and schedule delays in its $185 billion portfolio of major acquisition programs, but warns that many programs are proceeding without "fundamental knowledge" or oversight.

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