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May 15, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy has five categories of vessels under consideration for a new package of mine countermeasure capabilities and estimates it would need at least $50 million in future years to equip six select vessels, according to a report obtained by Inside Defense.

May 15, 2019 | Daily News

The mission alteration for the Navy's Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyers will cost approximately $1 billion, according to a recent Government Accountability Office report that cites service officials.

May 15, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department is laying the groundwork for a fiscal year 2021 budget request that would prop up its base budget by plowing $65 billion previously forecast as war spending into routine appropriation accounts, including nearly $20 billion for weapons investment, repeating a central strategy of the Trump administration's FY-20 budget request.

May 15, 2019 | Daily News

A senior Pentagon acquisition official told Congress today the "sickening business practices" of contractor TransDigm Group have led the Defense Department to take new steps to mitigate alleged price gouging, including creating a watchlist of companies that refuse to provide cost data.

May 14, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy has assessed four potential options to recapitalize the surge sealift fleet through 2048 and estimates the costs will range between $22 billion and $38 billion, according to the service's business case analysis viewed by Inside Defense.

May 14, 2019 | Daily News

House defense appropriators will mark up a draft defense funding bill this week that trims the Navy's fiscal year 2020 shipbuilding request by more than $2 billion.

May 14, 2019 | Daily News

The Democrat-led House Appropriations defense subcommittee, still smarting from the Pentagon's recent unilateral budget transfers to build barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border, has drafted a bill that would reduce and restrict the Pentagon’s future ability to reprogram funds.

May 13, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon intends to transfer $1.5 billion from several areas, including weapons acquisition programs, to construct new barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a recent reprogramming notification sent to Congress.

May 10, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department is looking to enhance information sharing on counter-unmanned aerial system solutions by holding monthly meetings between combatant commanders and service representatives in Pentagon headquarters, with a current emphasis on Afghanistan and Iraq.

May 10, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy anticipates delivery of its first CMV-22 Osprey in late calendar year 2019, according to the manager of the V-22 joint program office.

May 10, 2019 | Daily News

A government watchdog is warning of future cost cap breaches in the Navy's Gerald Ford-class aircraft carriers despite the service's efforts to increase construction efficiencies and strike a multiship buy estimated to save $4 billion.

May 10, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy is setting the groundwork this year to streamline the installation of several capability upgrades to both Littoral Combat Ship variants during the future years defense program.

May 10, 2019 | Daily News

The Marine Corps is "actively experimenting" with unmanned systems, planning to utilize them in an exercise this summer on the East Coast.

May 09, 2019 | Daily News

The MQ-25 unmanned aerial tanker will incorporate an early version of the Navy's Common Control System, a first step in the service’s long-term effort to create software capable of operating surface, sub-surface and aerial unmanned platforms.

May 08, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy's addition of a third Virginia-class submarine in the fiscal year 2020 budget request is intended to signal its commitment and give contractors time to prepare for an increased production cadence in future years, according to the program manager.

May 08, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon is asking Congress to loosen restrictions on some large acquisition programs by reducing the amount of data required to make determinations of "price reasonableness."

May 08, 2019 | Daily News

Inspections of critical vendors for the Columbia-class submarine program, born out of welding problems discovered last summer, will continue "in perpetuity," according to the program manager.

May 07, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy is evaluating the Standard Missile-6 Block IA and the Maritime Strike Tomahawk for its Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyers.

May 07, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon had fewer major weapon systems in its acquisition portfolio in 2018 than the previous year, but costs still increased by $8 billion, sparking concern at the Government Accountability Office, which notes many defense contracts are being awarded without competition to a relatively small set of companies.

May 07, 2019 | Daily News

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson has signed off on the Space Force Task Force's initial work plan, authorizing the team to design an organizational structure for the new service's initial staff and recommend a broader plan for which existing units will transfer from other agencies into the Space Force.

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