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May 29, 2020 | Daily News

The economic slowdown brought on by COVID-19 could set back the Pentagon's nascent efforts to leverage commercial technologies, as venture capital funding recedes and big money government contracts for nontraditional companies remain elusive, according to new reports and interviews with Silicon Valley insiders.

May 28, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy’s Philadelphia-based surface warfare center is planning to issue a solicitation in August to partner with a consortium capable of providing a range of different technologies for "maritime sustainment."

May 28, 2020 | Daily News

The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee say they plan to include a new initiative in their version of the fiscal year 2021 defense authorization bill that would deter Chinese military action in the Indo-Pacific region.

May 27, 2020 | Daily News

The National Nuclear Security Administration will deliver to Congress a final report examining recent technical issues associated with the B61-12 and W88 Alteration 370 modernization programs in the coming months.

May 26, 2020 | Daily News

A U.S. Pacific Fleet amphibious ship successfully "disabled" an aerial drone using a solid state laser prototype earlier this month, according to a Navy statement.

May 25, 2020 | Daily News

Final testing in the current phase of the competition to design the Next Generation Jammer-Low Band began recently at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD, according to the Navy, a key development in the race between L3Harris and Northrop Grumman for the multibillion-dollar airborne electronic attack modernization project.

May 25, 2020 | Daily News

Defense Secretary Mark Esper recently argued the Navy needs a fleet larger than the 355-ship goal it has eyed for the last several years.

May 25, 2020 | Daily News

As Congress debates whether the Pentagon needs more money to cope with the coronavirus outbreak, Huntington Ingalls Industries' chief financial officer said the Defense Department will certainly need additional funding to cover the increased costs of delayed programs -- even if it opts not to help contractors.

May 21, 2020 | Daily News

The White House has released a new report laying out the broad contours of its plan to confront a rising China, while House and Senate lawmakers prepare to pitch legislation that would give the Pentagon new resources in the Indo-Pacific region.

May 21, 2020 | Daily News

The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program office is seeking ideas for technical enhancements to the vehicle's engine "that can be integrated without significantly altering the design or performance level of the current platform" to inform the JLTV family of vehicles follow-on contract, according to an industry notice.

May 21, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's two high-profile hypersonic weapon technology efforts -- one a boost-glide vehicle the other an air-breathing missile -- are both "going well" despite an apparent delay in planned first flight tests, according to the Pentagon's top technology official.

May 20, 2020 | Daily News

Mike Griffin, the Pentagon's chief technology officer, said he is concerned that weapon system research and development spending will soon be squeezed as the federal deficit mounts in the wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak and pressure grows to rein in federal spending -- a view he said should come as no surprise to anyone.

May 19, 2020 | Daily News

The Government Accountability Office wants the Defense Department's acquisition chief to better coordinate the sharing of information about the Pentagon’s major contracts now that most mandatory peer reviews are no longer required outside the military departments.

May 19, 2020 | Daily News

Without fanfare, the Missile Defense Agency in late January posted on the front page of its public website a new organizational chart that marked the culmination of a project last year to retool bureaucratic structures to now account for a wider array of challenges to U.S. forces, allies and the homeland.

May 19, 2020 | Daily News

Despite Airbus making a series of objections to the Navy's technical assessment of its proposal for a new training helicopter, the Government Accountability Office found the company's allegations are "without merit," according to a summary of the watchdog's decision.

May 15, 2020 | Daily News

The Navy yesterday announced a $904.8 million contract modification awarded to Lockheed Martin's Sikorsky for 24 MH-60R Seahawk helicopters.

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.

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