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January 08, 2020 | Daily News

President Trump today suggested a de-escalation in the military confrontation with Iran along with new sanctions against that country, an evolving dynamic that may do little to diminish the lingering threat of cyberattacks targeting U.S. critical infrastructure.

January 07, 2020 | Daily News

Mike Griffin, the Pentagon's top technology officer, has recruited a senior NASA appointee to head the Strategic Capabilities Office, setting the stage for the start of a new chapter for an organization that was the subject of a bureaucratic turf fight during much of 2019 that Griffin waged and lost.

January 07, 2020 | Daily News

The White House will submit the fiscal year 2021 budget request on Feb. 10, according to Chase Jennings, press secretary for the Office of Management and Budget.

January 07, 2020 | Daily News

Congress has shifted the Defense Department's chief data officer position away from the endangered chief management office, while Pentagon officials say the first department-wide data strategy is awaiting Defense Secretary Mark Esper's signature.

January 07, 2020 | Daily News

A Pentagon advisory board is calling for a more "defensible and resilient" National Leadership Command Capability to shore up weaknesses in the command and control systems used by the president and critical to ensuring continuity of government during a national crisis.

January 06, 2020 | Daily News

The next two months could be crucial for the federal government's landmark efforts in setting cybersecurity requirements for contractors and agencies to protect national security and other information from foreign adversaries, with a proposed rule later this month and comments due in February on banning Huawei and other China-based tech products.

January 06, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon has finalized guidance outlining how the military services should run fast-track "middle-tier" acquisition programs, with the Defense Department acquisition chief asserting the power to determine when a program is not appropriate for the streamlined process.

January 06, 2020 | Daily News

An influential Pentagon advisory panel is launching a new study to investigate potential new dimensions of conflict that China and Russia might employ to impose their will on other states beyond conventional military force, and seeks recommendations for a modernization blueprint that, in turn, puts the U.S. military at the vanguard of innovating new forms of conflict.

January 06, 2020 | Daily News

Defense industry advocates say they expect a busy year as the Pentagon takes up new measures, such as the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification. However, the coming election could add some uncertainty.

January 06, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon's independent cost estimator has been directed to assess the implications of the 2019 Missile Defense Review, the Trump administration's new blueprint for defending against ballistic, cruise and hypersonic threats and brief lawmakers in January on the estimated price tag for expanding the Ballistic Missile Defense System.

January 06, 2020 | Daily News

The U.S. attack on Iran's top general has the cybersecurity community bracing for possible retaliation in cyberspace, while also pointing to the security tools that are in place and the ongoing policy needs that are highlighted by the latest -- perhaps most serious -- clash with a known international cyber aggressor.

December 19, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force is preparing to move "expeditiously and judiciously" to stand up the Space Force as soon as President Trump signs the fiscal year 2020 defense policy bill at a ceremony scheduled for Friday evening.

December 19, 2019 | Daily News

Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord this week signed a statement of intent for the Pentagon to pursue specific defense technology and trade projects with India, including the areas of lightweight small arms, air-launched small unmanned aircraft systems, and intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance systems.

December 19, 2019 | Daily News

Congressional appropriators are calling on the Defense Department to craft an integrated overhead persistent infrared architecture strategy due to concerns about overlap among programs managed by the Air Force, Missile Defense Agency and Space Development Agency.

December 19, 2019 | Daily News

The chief executive of Leidos says the company is seeking to “go very slow” in integrating Dynetics, which it announced yesterday it will buy for $1.65 billion.

December 18, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force this week is spearheading a project with the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and industry entrepreneurs to emulate the kind of rapid software and hardware development pioneered by Silicon Valley start-ups in a bid to incubate Joint All Domain Command and Control -- an envisioned technical backbone to link sensors and shooters across air, land and sea.

December 17, 2019 | Daily News

Leidos said today it has agreed to acquire privately owned and Huntsville, AL-based Dynetics for $1.65 billion in cash.

December 17, 2019 | Daily News

The compromise fiscal year 2020 defense spending bill includes $100 million for the Pentagon to establish a Joint Hypersonics Transition Office, marking a win for Indiana lawmakers who have pushed for the office to oversee a university consortium tasked with accelerating the development of hypersonic technologies and systems.

December 17, 2019 | Daily News

House and Senate lawmakers are backing plans for a new Ground-based Interceptor by adding more than $100 million for homeland defense interceptor development in fiscal year 2020. At the same time, they are qualifying support offered in September by Senate appropriators for the Next Generation Interceptor program, imposing additional oversight on the proposed new-start project.

December 17, 2019 | Daily News

Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Mike Griffin has established a Defense Science Board task force to study the resiliency of the current GPS constellation and recommend architecture changes over the next 10 years that will improve the Defense Department's ability to "deny and confound" other space-based positioning, navigation and timing systems.

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