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May 14, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department inspector general today released new plans to audit the Pentagon's response to the COVID-19 outbreak, including oversight of $10.6 billion Congress has authorized for DOD to focus on the pandemic.

May 12, 2020 | Daily News

A new report from the Government Accountability Office highlights risks in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program's test schedule and manufacturing practices -- noting concerns with the Pentagon's plans to continue delivering aircraft despite a nine-month operational testing delay.

May 12, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy will produce an "analysis plan" to assess its pilot program for ship maintenance availabilities, as the service works to reduce delays to maintenance timelines.

May 08, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy wants the new Light Amphibious Warship it is pursuing to have a price tag in the "several digit millions," as the service seeks to quickly field a lower-cost amphibious vessel while it prepares for a fight in the Pacific.

May 07, 2020 | Daily News

Despite a potential 10-month delay to the schedule, the Navy says it is still planning for its new unmanned aerial tanker program to achieve initial operational capability in fiscal year 2024, according to the officer overseeing the aircraft.

May 06, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Business Board is recommending the Pentagon eliminate the post of chief management officer on the grounds the position has been "mostly ineffective" and was "never set up for success," according to slides presented today at a public hearing.

May 06, 2020 | Daily News

An influential Defense Business Board task force is recommending the Pentagon eliminate the post of chief management officer on the grounds the position has been "mostly ineffective" and was "never set up for success," according to slides presented today at a public hearing.

May 06, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy wants the new Light Amphibious Warship it is pursuing to have a price tag in the "several digit millions," as the service seeks to quickly field a lower-cost amphibious vessel while it prepares for a fight in the Pacific.

May 05, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy is uncertain as to how a provision in the latest defense spending bill may affect its newly awarded frigate contract, but has promised lawmakers answers in a report due later this year.

May 04, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy last week began a three-year effort to solicit ideas from industry to improve its future submarines and unmanned undersea vehicles.

April 30, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy announced today it is awarding Fincantieri Marinette Marine a $795 million contract to design and build its next-generation frigate, FFG(X), capping off a high-profile competition among some of the largest shipbuilders.

April 30, 2020 | Daily News

Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord said today that for the first time since the outbreak of COVID-19, more defense companies are re-opening than closing.

April 29, 2020 | Daily News

The coronavirus pandemic is expected to delay defense research at U.S. universities, as administrators and researchers grapple with social distancing measures, lab shutdowns, travel restrictions and potential gaps in grant funding.

April 29, 2020 | Daily News

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) said today he doesn't think the Defense Department should receive industrial base stimulus money in an upcoming COVID-19 rescue package, but the DOD acquisition chief says the department is planning to ask for billions.

April 28, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy has infused $600 million into the shipbuilding industrial base during the coronavirus pandemic by reducing retainers and withholds, according to a senior service official.

April 28, 2020 | Daily News

Acting Pentagon Comptroller Elaine McCusker wants to know by May 8 where senior military officials most want to transfer money so their proposals can be vetted and possibly included in the Defense Department's annual omnibus reprogramming request to Congress.

April 27, 2020 | Daily News

Supporters of the Iron Dome air defense system have rounded up nearly two-dozen congressional signatures on a letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper, requesting a deployment plan for the Israeli-built system after the Army scrapped plans to incorporate the weapon system into its wide air and missile defense architecture.

April 27, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon is bracing for a possible three-month delay across its major acquisition programs because of the COVID-19 outbreak, while Congress is eying another massive economic rescue package that could push billions in new funding to defense contractors.

April 27, 2020 | Daily News

Lawmakers this year plan to increase pressure on the Navy to recapitalize its auxiliary fleet after the service's lack of action since presenting its three-pronged approach two years ago.

April 24, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon today formally launched a competition for a Next-Generation Interceptor, the most significant overhaul of the nation's missile defense system since 2004, setting in motion a high-stakes acquisition that could leave the United States vulnerable to North Korean threats if the project is delayed and promising, but unproven, back-up capabilities don't materialize as planned.

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