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December 04, 2020 | Daily News

The compromise fiscal year 2021 defense policy bill does not include strict "Buy American" requirements for weapons programs after defense industry groups and foreign governments lobbied against them.

December 04, 2020 | Daily News

Industry groups across a range of sectors are asking the Defense Department to provide more details on how its new cyber certification program will affect government contractors.

December 04, 2020 | Daily News

An agency tasked with providing information technology services and support across the Defense Department is working on a "scoring rubric" to help its acquisition officials make decisions internally on contracting requirements related to the Pentagon's new cyber certification program.

December 03, 2020 | Daily News

House and Senate negotiators today released a final version of the $740.5 billion fiscal year 2021 defense authorization bill that President Trump has threatened to block.

December 03, 2020 | Daily News

The Missile Defense Agency appears to be closing in on a final acquisition strategy for a follow-on Ground-based Midcourse Defense development and sustainment contract, an effort that appears on track to break up a single support contract for the homeland defense ballistic missile defense system into multiple projects.

December 03, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Information Systems Agency is preparing to award a contract next year for "Electromagnetic Battlefield Management" software, as the Pentagon views automation as key to decluttering an increasingly contested spectrum environment.

December 03, 2020 | Daily News

A national commission reviewing aviation safety across the Defense Department is recommending the creation of a Joint Safety Council that would report directly to the deputy defense secretary and be tasked with coordinating service-level safety centers' risk-mitigation efforts and bringing crucial decision-making data to top Pentagon leaders.

December 02, 2020 | Daily News

The House and Senate are ready to proceed with a defense authorization bill that could draw a veto from President Trump because it includes a measure to remove the names of Confederate leaders from U.S. military bases and does not include a repeal of legal immunity for social media companies, according to lawmakers and staffers.

December 02, 2020 | Daily News

U.S. Southern Command is looking to shift a technology demonstration of unmanned, persistent surveillance systems into a Defense Department program of record, according to the command's chief.

December 02, 2020 | Daily News

Russian military aircraft activity near the United States and Canada has sharply increased this year, prompting North American Aerospace and Defense Command to scramble 14 times since January on intercept missions -- more than twice the annual average and one shy of the post-Cold War peak of 15 Russian sorties in 2014, according to recently declassified information.

December 02, 2020 | Daily News

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said today the Pentagon should expect flat or reduced budgets in the coming years and should consider cutting U.S. troop presence overseas to save money.

December 01, 2020 | Daily News

The bipartisan Congressional Oversight Commission established to review COVID-19 stimulus spending wants Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord to testify about the Defense Department's support for a $700 million loan to a financially troubled trucking company.

December 01, 2020 | Daily News

The outgoing Trump administration opposes several measures in the Senate version of the fiscal year 2021 defense spending bill, including proposed cuts to experimental weapons programs, according to a new letter from the White House Office of Management and Budget.

December 01, 2020 | Daily News

The accreditation body behind the Pentagon's cyber certification program is requiring assessors and consultants to sign a "Code of Professional Conduct," which details confidentiality protections and the "proper use" of information collected from contractors.

November 30, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department today disclosed a new hypersonic research project with Australia called the Southern Cross Integrated Flight Research Experiment (SCIFiRE), an endeavor that aims to feed new technology into the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept.

November 25, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon's acting chief has signed a new "cyberspace accountability" directive aimed at ensuring Defense Department organizations are following security protocols and processes to thwart cyber adversaries like China from exploiting network vulnerabilities.

November 25, 2020 | Daily News

The chief executive of PAE says President-elect Biden's promise to reengage internationally could lead to growth in the company's State Department work.

November 24, 2020 | Daily News

Though President-elect Biden has yet to announce his nominee for defense secretary, members of his transition team are scheduled to arrive at the Pentagon on Monday to prepare for his upcoming administration.

November 24, 2020 | Daily News

The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center's new director is imploring Defense Department components to understand AI and it uses, rather than just spend money on it, including through the creation of a new "missions directorate" to work with DOD organizations on how they can use AI and machine learning.

November 24, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department is planning to release its assessment guide for the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program next week, outlining the details for how companies will be evaluated for maturity levels one through three.

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