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October 25, 2019 | Daily News

The White House Office of Management Budget has been reviewing revised standards by the National Institute of Standards and Technology since the beginning of the year, and the absence of that foundational document on federal data protections has stalled -- or at least frustrated -- key cybersecurity initiatives, including the Pentagon's landmark contractor certification proposal.

October 24, 2019 | Daily News

One of the Senate's most vocal missile defense proponents said he was blindsided by the Pentagon's decision in August to terminate the Redesigned Kill Vehicle and raised concern the replacement program -- the new-start Next Generation Interceptor -- could take so long to develop and field it will leave the United States vulnerable to North Korean threats.

October 24, 2019 | Daily News

Following the Air Force's decision to stop funding Boeing's contract supporting the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program, the company has transitioned its employees to other internal jobs and issued a stop-work order to its suppliers.

October 24, 2019 | Daily News

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) is concerned the Air Force's $85 billion nuclear missile replacement will likely proceed with Northrop Grumman absent any competition, though he said he offered to help Boeing address its concerns about the program after the company announced it would not bid.

October 23, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department will soon release a draft request for proposals seeking feedback on its fifth-generation wireless technology experimentation plans, as DOD wants to work with commercial industry to mitigate potential vulnerabilities in future 5G networks.

October 23, 2019 | Daily News

​The Army has set an "aggressive" test plan for the Long Range Hypersonic Weapon program that calls for six flights, including two executed by soldiers who will operate the first battery of the new ground-launched strategic weapon by 2023, according to a senior service official.

October 23, 2019 | Daily News

A day after House lawmakers pressed two senior Navy officials on ship and submarine maintenance problems, the service’s chief civilian publicly criticized Congress whom he said chose only to disparage the Navy rather than helping fix the problems.

October 23, 2019 | Daily News

House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Mac Thornberry (R-TX) says the impeachment inquiry into President Trump's hold on Ukraine aid is "sucking all the oxygen out of the room" as lawmakers look to negotiate contentious issues in the defense authorization and appropriations bills, respectively.

October 23, 2019 | Daily News

General Dynamics has about $1 billion in sales under protest, the company's chief executive said today.

October 22, 2019 | Daily News

A new task force established by the House Armed Services Committee expects to ask "tough questions" about the Defense Department's strategy, investments and structure for addressing future threats, with a heavy emphasis on China.

October 22, 2019 | Daily News

Raytheon appears to have missed the window to protest the Army's award to Lockheed Martin of the A4 Sentinel radar upgrade, conceding defeat in the estimated $3 billion project the same week the company won a potentially larger Army radar program, the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor.

October 22, 2019 | Daily News

As Lockheed Martin works to replace Turkish suppliers on the F-35 program, the company's associated risk is covered by the U.S. government, according to the contractor's chief executive.

October 22, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force has informed Boeing it will no longer provide funding toward the company's ongoing contract for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent, essentially ending its work supporting the nuclear program.

October 22, 2019 | Daily News

A coalition of industry groups is urging the Defense Department, General Services Administration and NASA to revise a federal acquisition rule issued this summer that bans the government from purchasing IT and video surveillance products from China, calling for an "annual certification" process to assist small businesses as well as other steps to make those requirements more specific.

October 21, 2019 | Daily News

A senior Pentagon official who oversees military policy on Ukraine is slated to testify this week before House committees conducting an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

October 18, 2019 | Daily News

Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord said her office is set to unveil in December "the most transformational acquisition policy change we’ve seen in decades."

October 18, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon's landmark cybersecurity certification program could be scuttled if Congress ends up funding the military through a series of continuing resolutions until after the election, according to Defense Department Special Assistant for Cybersecurity Katie Arrington.

October 17, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department is developing guidance for securely connecting national security systems and other devices to the pending Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure commercial cloud environment using a "zero trust" security framework, according to a defense official.

October 17, 2019 | Daily News

Defense Department Special Assistant for Cybersecurity Katie Arrington said the Pentagon's maturity model for certifying contractors based on their ability to secure data and systems is moving forward, with a revised version of the plan to be released at the beginning of November for use in contracts next year, despite calls from industry and others to slow down the implementation process.

October 17, 2019 | Daily News

Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord said today the United States is working on how it might keep selling weapons to Turkey, despite growing tensions over Ankara's ongoing military operation against Kurdish forces in northern Syria.

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