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June 10, 2019 | Daily News

A powerful House lawmaker is proposing legislation that would block the Missile Defense Agency from flight testing the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA against an intercontinental ballistic missile target until the Pentagon's top weapons tester certifies the new Aegis interceptor works against the shorter-range threats it was originally designed to defeat.

June 10, 2019 | Daily News

House lawmakers aim to mandate that the military services maintain a senior civilian position for energy, installations and environment, effectively halting a Navy proposal to install an assistant secretary for information management, according to a copy of the House Armed Services Committee's "chairman's mark" obtained by Inside Defense.

June 08, 2019 | Daily News

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) has set a $733 billion topline for total defense spending in his mark of the fiscal year 2020 defense authorization bill, blocking all Pentagon funding for President Trump’s border wall and putting the panel at odds with the Senate Armed Services Committee, which has approved $750 billion, according to a copy of the "chairman's mark" obtained by Inside Defense.

June 07, 2019 | Daily News

The United States is suspending Turkey, a key NATO ally, from the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program for refusing to back out of a deal to procure a Russian-made missile defense system.

June 07, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy is choosing not to project the future year funding for the development of a common hull auxiliary vessel to avoid causing budget "gyrations down the road," according to a Navy official overseeing the program.

June 06, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon continues to wrestle with challenges and internal disagreements resulting from seismic congressional reforms that restructured its acquisition oversight process and gave the military services more direct control over major programs, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.

June 06, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon is investigating how it might use rapid acquisition authorities to ensure access to critical minerals vital for powering major weapons and communications systems should China and Russia disrupt U.S. supply chains, according to a new Trump administration report.

June 06, 2019 | Daily News

The House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee is seeking information from the Navy about the industrial base's ability to achieve the service's current goal of a 355-ship fleet.

June 06, 2019 | Daily News

The House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee today passed an amendment to its mark of the fiscal year 2020 defense policy bill that aims to force the Navy into accelerating a program to build a common hull auxiliary vessel.

June 05, 2019 | Daily News

The House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee plans to meet the Navy's request to approve three Virginia-class submarines in its portion of the fiscal year 2020 defense policy bill, charting a different course than its Senate counterpart and the House Appropriations Committee.

June 05, 2019 | Daily News

House authorizers are seeking a more detailed outline of the Navy's immediate plans to recapitalize the four public shipyards and would direct the service to provide an implementation plan by March, according to committee staff.

June 05, 2019 | Daily News

House lawmakers are proposing a measure to halt funding for development of a submarine-launched hypersonic strike weapon, a move that would upend Navy plans to develop a Conventional Prompt Strike weapon, citing concerns about the potential for miscalculation by adversaries that might mistake the planned new capability for a nuclear-tipped ballistic missile.

June 05, 2019 | Daily News

Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee are criticizing the Democratic majority for putting "contentious" nuclear weapons restrictions into a subcommittee mark of the fiscal year 2020 defense authorization bill.

June 05, 2019 | Daily News

A House panel is enthusiastically backing the Navy's proposal to adapt a scaled-down version of the SPY-6 radar for the bulk of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer fleet, directing the service to draft a plan on the cost and technical feasibility of swapping out the legacy SPY-1 radar on the DDG-51 Flight IIA variants with a smaller version of the larger SPY-6 designed for the DDG-51 Flight III variant.

June 05, 2019 | Daily News

The House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee is seeking to restrict funding for the Marine Corps' new heavy-lift helicopter program until the Navy briefs the full committee.

June 05, 2019 | Daily News

House lawmakers are proposing significant oversight of the F-35 program and the Air Force's plan to buy new F-15EX aircraft -- calling for more insight into the Joint Strike Fighter's Block 4 effort and recommending the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps develop a joint service cost position for the program.

June 05, 2019 | Daily News

The House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee wants the Defense Department to conduct a new mobility capability requirements study, after the first review took a near-term look and recommended no change to current and air and sealift capacity requirements.

June 05, 2019 | Daily News

Lawmakers on the House Armed Services Committee, acting on concerns the Defense Department is investing too little in science and technology, have drafted legislation that would mandate accountability should the S&T portfolio be cut in the future.

June 05, 2019 | Daily News

House lawmakers plan to authorize a new maritime program that would secure 10 U.S.-flagged, civilian-operated petroleum tankers in case of wartime, according to committee staff.

June 05, 2019 | Daily News

The House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee is aiming to repeal the cost caps currently in place on the Navy's new Ford-class aircraft carriers, arguing the caps have not successfully maintained cost.

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