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December 03, 2020 | Daily News

A national commission reviewing aviation safety across the Defense Department is recommending the creation of a Joint Safety Council that would report directly to the deputy defense secretary and be tasked with coordinating service-level safety centers' risk-mitigation efforts and bringing crucial decision-making data to top Pentagon leaders.

December 02, 2020 | Daily News

Congress will receive a briefing on the Navy's new force design plan tomorrow, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday said Wednesday at a Senate Armed Services readiness and management support subcommittee hearing.

December 02, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy is considering fast-tracking the acquisition of a big-deck vessel to replace the fire-damaged amphibious assault ship Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday said Wednesday.

December 02, 2020 | Daily News

The House and Senate are ready to proceed with a defense authorization bill that could draw a veto from President Trump because it includes a measure to remove the names of Confederate leaders from U.S. military bases and does not include a repeal of legal immunity for social media companies, according to lawmakers and staffers.

December 02, 2020 | Daily News

U.S. Southern Command is looking to shift a technology demonstration of unmanned, persistent surveillance systems into a Defense Department program of record, according to the command's chief.

December 02, 2020 | Daily News

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said today the Pentagon should expect flat or reduced budgets in the coming years and should consider cutting U.S. troop presence overseas to save money.

December 01, 2020 | Daily News

Senate lawmakers have recommended funding to upgrade the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA, a move that would add more than $100 million to the Pentagon's fiscal year 2021 budget for an engineering change proposal for improvements to the newest Aegis interceptor which has not yet cleared hurdles to full-rate production.

December 01, 2020 | Daily News

The outgoing Trump administration opposes several measures in the Senate version of the fiscal year 2021 defense spending bill, including proposed cuts to experimental weapons programs, according to a new letter from the White House Office of Management and Budget.

December 01, 2020 | Daily News

The Marine Corps has identified changes it can make to the VH-92A presidential helicopter's Auxiliary Power Unit exhaust system that will reduce the risk of damage to the aircraft's landing zone.

November 30, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy announced Monday it would decommission the fire-damaged amphibious assault ship Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) after determining that repairing the vessel would be too expensive.

November 30, 2020 | Daily News

The Trump administration has asked Congress to fund a second Virginia-class submarine in fiscal year 2021, following congressional concern when the administration proposed funding just one of the submarines in its original budget.

November 24, 2020 | Daily News

Though President-elect Biden has yet to announce his nominee for defense secretary, members of his transition team are scheduled to arrive at the Pentagon on Monday to prepare for his upcoming administration.

November 24, 2020 | Daily News

The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center's new director is imploring Defense Department components to understand AI and it uses, rather than just spend money on it, including through the creation of a new "missions directorate" to work with DOD organizations on how they can use AI and machine learning.

November 24, 2020 | Daily News

The Marine Corps has stretched out its acquisition plan for the CH-53K helicopter, according to the Defense Department's recently released 2019 Selected Acquisition Report.

November 20, 2020 | Daily News

Lawmakers have proposed a nearly $40 million addition to the Pentagon's budget in fiscal year 2021 to advance efforts aimed at adding a layer to the Ballistic Missile Defense System for detecting and tracking cruise missiles to address the growing threat to the United States and Canada from Russian bombers.

November 19, 2020 | Daily News

In a new survey of 46 Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps aircraft, the Government Accountability Office found that only three met their mission-capable goals in most fiscal years between FY-11 and FY-19 -- demonstrating the readiness and cost implications of the military's aging aircraft fleet.

November 19, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy has conducted successful tests of its Submarine-Launched Unmanned Aerial System, a senior service official said yesterday.

November 19, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy should focus on developing technology systems that can be used across platforms instead of developing technology for individual platforms, a senior Navy official said Thursday.

November 18, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy is entertaining future scenarios where the size of the Columbia-class submarine fleet grows beyond current plans for 12 boats, a potential option that would involve extending the production line beyond 2035 and require adjusting procurement plans for a follow-on Trident missile and associated weapon system the service is in the early stages of defining.

November 18, 2020 | Daily News

The United States needs to maintain its advantage in submarines and other undersea vehicles over China and Russia, Rear Adm. William Houston said Wednesday.

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