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June 28, 2019 | Daily News

Pleased by results the Navy's two-aircraft-carrier buy delivered earlier this year, Senate lawmakers are now pressing the service to explore whether that approach would also benefit amphibious ship programs.

June 27, 2019 | Daily News

In response to a critical report by government auditors, the Senate today passed legislation that would direct the Navy to have a "senior technical authority" for each ship class and bars the service from using funds for lead vessels until lawmakers receive an appropriate certification.

June 26, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy opted to decommission its mine countermeasures Avenger-class (MCM-1) ships early because of constrained funding and the willingness of service leadership to take additional risk in fielding replacement capabilities, according to a Navy official.

June 25, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department is exploring "dynamic spectrum sharing" and examining what military bases could serve as testbeds for fifth-generation wireless technologies, according to a top DOD official.

June 25, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon's chief technology officer has tapped David Honey, a senior Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency official, to temporarily head the Strategic Capabilities Office. The move appears to pave the way for folding the SCO into DARPA despite the concerns raised by combatant commanders and lawmakers.

June 25, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy, preparing for great power conflict, is sending its strongest indication to date that it predicts its future is in unmanned systems.

June 21, 2019 | Daily News

The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle is set to move into full-rate production, the Army announced today.

June 21, 2019 | Daily News

The House and Senate Armed Services committees have approved legislation that would require a review of the Pentagon's use of fixed-price contracts.

June 20, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy is working to fix the lower Advanced Weapons Elevators aboard the lead ship in the Ford aircraft carrier class as it targets October for finishing the vessel's post-shakedown availability stage.

June 20, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy unmanned aircraft shot down by Iran was evidently a 2011 legacy Global Hawk transferred from the Air Force, not one of the Navy's new MQ-4C Triton aircraft derived from the Global Hawk design but optimized for maritime missions.

June 20, 2019 | Daily News

The No. 2 item on the Navy's annual wish list came from several requirements evaluation teams that looked at how to fulfill medical requirements without the service's two hospital ships, according to a Navy official.

June 19, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy later this summer plans to experiment with expeditionary sea bases as vessels of opportunity for the Littoral Combat Ship mine countermeasures mission package, according to a service official.

June 19, 2019 | Daily News

President Trump has said he will "most likely" nominate Army Secretary Mark Esper to take over permanently for acting Defense Secretary Pat Shananan, whose nomination collapsed this week amid media reports of past violent incidents involving his family.

June 19, 2019 | Daily News

Gen. Paul Selva, the second-highest-ranking U.S. military officer, weighed in on a controversial proposal to fold the Strategic Capabilities Office into the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, arguing combatant commands are concerned the change would add a layer of bureaucracy and impede a pipeline now effectively fostering new ideas and rapid delivery of innovative combat capabilities.

June 18, 2019 | Daily News

Gen. Paul Selva, the second-highest-ranking U.S. military officer, weighed in on a controversial proposal to fold the Strategic Capabilities Office into the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, arguing combatant commands are concerned the change would add a layer of bureaucracy and impede a pipeline now effectively fostering new ideas and rapid delivery of innovative combat capabilities.

June 18, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department inspector general found that the F-35 joint program office provided insufficient oversight of prime contractor Lockheed Martin’s spare parts delivery and aircraft availability data and awarded millions of dollars in incentive fees based on "inflated and unverified data," according to a new report.

June 17, 2019 | Daily News

BOGUE, NC -- The Marine Corps recently took a crucial step aimed at readying the service to execute larger air assaults in potential future military operations.

June 17, 2019 | Daily News

BOGUE, NC -- The Marine Corps recently took a crucial step aimed at readying the service to execute larger air assaults in potential future military operations.

June 16, 2019 | Daily News

Mike Griffin, the Pentagon's top weapons development official, ousted Strategic Capabilities Office Director Chris Shank on Friday, escalating a bureaucratic fight over the fate of the SCO. Griffin wants to fold the organization into the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency -- a change opposed by key combatant commands and now congressional committees.

June 14, 2019 | Daily News

Raytheon -- after securing permission to begin production in late 2017 of the Standard Missile-3 Block IB after years of engineering challenges, repeated technical setbacks and schedule delays -- stumbled right out of the gate last year, delivering only a third of the new guided missile interceptors the U.S. government planned to buy in fiscal year 2018.

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