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August 05, 2020 | Daily News

The House's fiscal year 2021 defense appropriations bill would bar the Defense Department, including the National Security Agency, from paying or requiring companies to add security vulnerabilities, such as "backdoors" for encrypted communications, to their products.

August 04, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon official slated to become chief of cost assessment and program evaluation said today the Defense Department scrapped the Navy's 30-year shipbuilding plan earlier this year because it did not offer a "credible pathway" to 355 ships, one of President Trump's key campaign promises.

July 31, 2020 | Daily News

The Trump administration is touting its export policy for unmanned aerial systems as a win for American companies, but some industry representatives say the government still hasn't fixed ongoing restrictions that hinder business.

July 31, 2020 | Daily News

Members of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission are urging Congress to consider expanding the Pentagon's Defend Forward strategy to review the current state of military cyber capabilities and incorporate new ways to engage with the defense industrial base.

July 31, 2020 | Daily News

The White House is threatening President Trump will veto a House minibus bill that includes fiscal year 2021 defense funding over a wide range of provisions, including new restrictions on the Pentagon's reprogramming authority.

July 30, 2020 | Daily News

The Standard Missile-3 Block IIA interceptor suffered a previously unreported fault during a key flight test in December 2018, a glitch serious enough to give senior Pentagon leaders pause about pivoting from development to production despite the fact the weapon intercepted its intended target, a congressional audit revealed.

July 30, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon has entered a new phase in its digital modernization plan, with several areas to watch in the coming months including increased agile software development, the award of fifth-generation wireless technology prototype contracts, the release of a new data strategy and decisions around a "sustained" teleworking policy.

July 30, 2020 | Daily News

The chief executive of Northrop Grumman said today she chose not to sign recent letters sent to Capitol Hill urging funding for coronavirus relief because her company has seen a reduced impact and she wants to focus on continuing to limit the damage.

July 30, 2020 | Daily News

Several defense contractors this week said sales rose during the most recent quarter, despite the ongoing pandemic.

July 29, 2020 | Daily News

The head of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command is lobbying senior Defense Department leaders to include a new project in the fiscal year 2022 budget currently being developed to establish a vast new test and training complex to support large-scale experimentation of advanced warfighting concepts.

July 29, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department has issued guidance for its procurement units on how to process and review waiver requests for contractors who wish to continue using banned equipment and services from Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE.

July 29, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon will start repositioning 11,900 military personnel from Germany in the coming weeks, as part of a strategic shift expected to cost at least "single digit" billions of dollars over the next several years, according to Defense Secretary Mark Esper.

July 29, 2020 | Daily News

General Dynamics reported a $40 million charge in a program at its information technology business in its most recent quarter because the company is unable to get its employees to the European worksite, according to its chief executive.

July 28, 2020 | Daily News

The White House is objecting to three missile defense provisions in the House version of the fiscal year 2021 authorization bill, including legislation that would reinstate funding for the Homeland Defense Radar-Hawaii, mandate an analysis of alternatives for a homeland defense architecture, and the panel's recommendations regarding the Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor.

July 28, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department is seeking relief from a statutory requirement to provide Congress a report by the end of September on the status of Missile Defense Agency plans to transfer elements of the Missile Defense System to military departments, according to a new congressional report.

July 28, 2020 | Daily News

Senate Republicans have released their proposal for a fourth round of COVID-19 legislation that includes $11 billion for defense contractor reimbursements, as well as billions more for the Defense Department to purchase new weapon systems.

July 28, 2020 | Daily News

The head of Airbus U.S. Space & Defense says the company has reshaped to focus on pursuing space and intelligence work, bringing on new advisers and expanding its workforce.

July 27, 2020 | Daily News

Congressional auditors are recommending an independent review of the Missile Defense Agency's process for developing and executing its annual Missile Defense System flight test plan after finding the agency has delayed, merged with a future test or canceled more than 60% of its assessments over the last decade due to developmental delays, range and target availability, or modifying test objectives.

July 27, 2020 | Daily News

Booz Allen Hamilton is working with clients and its own subcontractors to help prepare for the Pentagon's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program through identifying gaps and assisting with remediation.

July 24, 2020 | Daily News

The Trump administration is seeking to boost U.S. exports of unmanned aerial systems by reinterpreting how those aircraft are treated under the Missile Technology Control Regime.

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