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August 09, 2019 | Daily News

A government watchdog agency says the Navy won't commit to adjusting its proposal to build the next-generation frigate via a less-risky contract mechanism, despite not providing analysis to support claims about the second- and third-order effects that change may have.

August 08, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon is struggling to implement policy for addressing cybersecurity risks in critical infrastructure and weapon systems, as the Defense Department lacks the personnel with the skills necessary to address flaws in operational technology, according to defense officials.

August 07, 2019 | Daily News

The Missile Defense Agency has completed a proposal for a new multibillion-dollar project to develop and field a defense against hypersonic weapons, that -- if included in the Defense Department's fiscal year 2021 budget request -- would expand the agency's focus to a new class of maneuvering, ultra-fast threats.

August 07, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy this fiscal quarter will begin a full-and-open competition to replace its legacy class of catamaran-hulled auxiliary ships focused on undersea surveillance, a vessel with renewed importance to the fleet as the Navy continually sounds the alarm over Russia's submarine force.

August 07, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department has awarded Lockheed Martin a $405 million contract to re-purpose a Navy rocket designed for submarine launch for use by the Army to give ground forces the means to fire a hypersonic glide body, marking a major development by the Pentagon to ready a new class of ultra-fast conventional weapons to strike high-priority targets in the open salvos of a major fight.

August 06, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon's acquisition organization has established a chief information security office to lead efforts aimed at protecting sensitive data related to the Defense Department’s weapon systems and critical infrastructure.

August 06, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy has once again increased its procurement objective for the Standard Missile-6, taking the program's total cost up by nearly $2.8 billion as the Pentagon gears up for a period of great power competition.

August 05, 2019 | Daily News

The estimated price tag for the Defense Department's roster of big-ticket weapons projects has grown to more than $2 trillion, an increase of $101 million compared to last year as the U.S. military prepares for great power competition with China and Russia, laying plans for more missiles, ships and aircraft.

August 05, 2019 | Daily News

Defense Secretary Mark Esper has directed a "comprehensive zero-based review" of all defense functions and activities, beginning with a kickoff meeting on Saturday, according to a new memo.

August 02, 2019 | Daily News

Congressional defense committees recently approved the second half of a reprogramming request for the Marine Corps' new heavy-lift helicopter program.

August 02, 2019 | Daily News

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program costs grew in the first quarter of fiscal year 2019, according to a new selected acquisition report, which reflects a $25 billion increase in base year 2012 dollars, driven largely by a refined Block 4 cost estimate and new sustainment cost projections.

August 02, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy can lower the cost of conducting distributed operations by utilizing autonomous systems for logistics, according to the service's acquisition chief.

August 02, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy's chief engineer is preparing to solicit industry for a wide range of applications it can develop to monitor shipboard components, one effort that is part of a broader six-year, programmatic rollout to replace the service's legacy shipboard monitoring system.

August 01, 2019 | Daily News

NEWPORT, RI -- The Navy plans to observe more than 70 new technologies that aim to bolster undersea security at naval ports and ranges as part of the 2019 Advanced Naval Technology Exercise, a rolling event that began earlier this year and will culminate this month with a two-day exercise designed to both showcase technologies as well as incubate collaboration and innovation among industry, academia and the U.S. military.

July 31, 2019 | Daily News

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN -- The Defense Department is conducting a pair of assessments of the U.S. industrial base to identify potential weak links in its ability to ramp up hypersonic weapons production -- findings expected to help guide targeted government investment in manufacturing tools and space to ensure timely delivery of these new ultra-fast missiles.

July 31, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy's decision to not conduct ashore testing for a critical new technology bound for aircraft carriers was driven by engineers deeming the design not to be "high risk," according to the senior officer nominated to become the next chief of naval operations.

July 31, 2019 | Daily News

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN -- The Defense Department is drafting a national science and technology investment strategy to support a recently codified Hypersonics Roadmap. The roadmap, spearheaded by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, seeks to efficiently coordinate Army, Navy, Air Force and Missile Defense Agency efforts to develop a new class of ultrafast offensive and defensive capabilities.

July 26, 2019 | Daily News

A new Defense Department inspector general audit has found DOD agencies routinely failed to check whether defense contractors were protecting sensitive information on their networks with the required security controls.

July 26, 2019 | Daily News

Northrop Grumman has retained its role as design agent for the AN/SPQ-9B, a rotating X-band radar on Ticonderoga-class cruisers, San Antonio-class landing transport docks and other large ships whose primary mission is to detect and track low-flying anti-ship missiles.

July 26, 2019 | Daily News

Raytheon and United Technologies this week held a "joint kickoff" event for their integration process, according to a top Raytheon executive.

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