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June 9, 2021

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will begin personally overseeing joint experimentation and prototyping following recommendations from the China Task Force, according to senior defense officials.

June 8, 2021

U.S. Southern Command, in its fiscal year 2022 unfunded priorities list, is asking for $40.2 million to fund Army intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities, according to a memo obtained by Inside Defense.

June 8, 2021

U.S. Space Command's $67 million fiscal year 2022 unfunded priorities list would boost space protection and rapid prototyping and experimentation efforts and help the command reach full operational capability.

June 7, 2021

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley are slated to appear before Congress this week to justify the fiscal year 2022 defense budget, which would cut procurement by $8 billion and divest some existing weapon systems in favor of new investments in emerging technology.

June 4, 2021

The Defense Department's acquisition and sustainment directorate is in the early days of measuring whether new reforms are improving the department's notoriously outdated software development practices, with an initial 18 programs now using the new procedures, according to a DOD official.

June 4, 2021

The Defense Department is exploring the feasibility of stitching together the Navy's Aegis weapon system and the Army's Integrated Air and Missile Defense System with the Missile Defense Agency's Command and Control, Battle Management and Communication system to protect Guam from advanced Chinese missile threats.

June 4, 2021

The Pentagon today announced it would begin implementation of the new Joint All-Domain Command and Control framework, which is intended to guide the development and acquisition of emerging technologies and communications systems to connect sensors from all the military services into a single network.

June 4, 2021

The Space Force this week sent Congress an $832 million unfunded priorities list that includes a range of sustainment, infrastructure, resiliency and technology development efforts meant advance to the "Space Force of the Future."

June 3, 2021

The Pentagon is using its new fifth-generation wireless technology test sites at military bases across the country to implement supply chain risk management practices that could potentially guide how the Defense Department and other agencies approach the security of networking products and services.

June 3, 2021

The Biden administration is proposing a fiscal year 2022 budget that would accelerate hypersonic weapon technology projects, endorsing a plan crafted during the Trump administration that includes establishing two new-start hypersonic cruise missile programs -- one in the Air Force, one in the Navy -- to complement current Pentagon boost-glide vehicle projects in an effort to field an entire family of ultra-fast, maneuvering strike and counter-strike capabilities this decade.

June 3, 2021

The Space Development Agency's $936.7 million budget request is largely in line with last year's projections, but includes its first procurement funding line, which would fund the launch of Tranche 0 satellites by the end of fiscal year 2022.

June 3, 2021

The chief executives of some of the largest defense contractors said this week they are optimistic about the Pentagon budget request issued last week -- but cautioned the numbers are likely to change.

June 2, 2021

The Pentagon is seeking increased funding for a new software budgeting activity in fiscal year 2022, including the addition of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center's research and development budget as well as the Navy's massive Next Generation Enterprise Network program.

June 1, 2021

The Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps have sent Congress unfunded priorities lists worth $17 billion, according to documents obtained by Inside Defense.

June 1, 2021

A panel of analysts discussing President Biden's first defense budget today said Congress will likely ignore many of the Pentagon's planned divestitures of legacy systems and could possibly add up to $20 billion in new spending.

June 1, 2021

Approximately $1 billion of the Space Force's $17.4 billion budget request is owed to transfers from the Army and Navy but the service is still declining to offer details on which programs will shift.

June 1, 2021

The Missile Defense Agency's fiscal year 2022 budget request seeks funding for a new Guam missile defense capability, the creation of a cruise missile defense to protect domestic sites against Russian and Chinese threats as part of an $8.9 billion proposal that would also fund development of a Next Generation Interceptor, a Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor constellation and a hypersonic defense system.

May 28, 2021

The Missile Defense Agency's fiscal year 2022 budget request seeks funding for a new Guam missile defense capability, the creation of a cruise missile defense to protect domestic sites against Russian and Chinese threats as part of an $8.9 billion proposal that would also fund development of a Next Generation Interceptor, a Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor constellation and a hypersonic defense system.

May 28, 2021

The Missile Defense Agency's fiscal year 2022 budget request seeks funding for a new Guam missile defense capability, the creation of a cruise missile defense to protect domestic sites against Russian and Chinese threats as part of an $8.9 billion proposal that would also fund development of a Next Generation Interceptor, a Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor constellation and a hypersonic defense system.

May 28, 2021

Top congressional Democrats are circling their wagons around President Biden's first defense budget request, while Republicans are calling it "wholly inadequate."

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