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May 07, 2019 | Daily News

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson has signed off on the Space Force Task Force's initial work plan, authorizing the team to design an organizational structure for the new service's initial staff and recommend a broader plan for which existing units will transfer from other agencies into the Space Force.

May 07, 2019 | Daily News

The State Department has approved more than $5 billion in potential missile defense arms sales to a pair of Persian Gulf nations for Patriot air and ballistic missile defense interceptors as well as radar, paving the way for potential deals worth $2.7 billion to the United Arab Emirates and nearly $2.5 billion with Bahrain.

May 07, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon, as in previous years, has sent Congress a legislative proposal to impose bid protest timeliness rules at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims that would mirror those at the Government Accountability Office, with the intent to reduce decision times and block contractors from lodging protests with both entities.

May 06, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon remains concerned about China’s pursuit of new technologies that could be put to military use, warning U.S. companies that doing business with Beijing could bring risks in terms of cyber espionage and limited opportunities for future work with the U.S. government.

May 06, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon has moved in recent years to better secure key technologies from potential adversaries like China, but those efforts are increasingly coming into conflict with the Defense Department's attempts to work with commercial businesses. 

May 06, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon has moved in recent years to better secure key technologies from potential adversaries like China, but those efforts are increasingly coming into conflict with the Defense Department's attempts to work with commercial businesses. 

May 03, 2019 | Daily News

House and Senate lawmakers are pressing acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan on the Pentagon's decision to abruptly end its long-term contract with the group of scientists known as “JASON."

May 03, 2019 | Daily News

Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord said the Defense Department is asking Congress to create new appropriations rules for the development and procurement of software, which would begin with pilot programs in fiscal year 2020 and transition to a new process in FY-21.

May 03, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon remains concerned about China’s pursuit of new technologies that could be put to military use, warning U.S. companies that doing business with Beijing could bring risks in terms of cyber espionage and limited opportunities for future work with the U.S. government.

May 02, 2019 | Daily News

China spent about $200 billion on defense in 2018 and will likely grow that by an average of 6% through 2022, according to the Pentagon's annual report on Chinese military strength.

May 02, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is moving forward with the “Assault Breaker II” program to provide the “technical underpinning” for multi-domain operations and counter anti-access, area-denial strategies employed by Russia and China.

May 02, 2019 | Daily News

The Federal Acquisition Security Council held its first meeting this week to begin developing a national strategy for securing the government's supply chain from cyber and other threats, with the Defense Department's strict cybersecurity rules likely to serve as a model. 

May 01, 2019 | Daily News

Congressional committees are preparing to consider defense spending and authorization bills this month, but lawmakers have yet to reach a bipartisan budget deal to avert sequestration.

May 01, 2019 | Daily News

A pair of Defense Department programs being pursued to develop air-launched, hypersonic weapons are racing to reach their initial flight tests by the end of calendar year 2019, although hardware integration issues could push the trials into 2020, according to the head of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

April 30, 2019 | Daily News

The new National Defense Strategy calls for “urgent change at a significant scale” to reposition the U.S. military for global competitions with China and Russia, but the Defense Department lacks a sound strategic analysis process to drive the tough budget decisions likely required for major transformation, according to the Government Accountability Office and former Pentagon officials who spent years crafting national security policy.

April 26, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon has sent a strategy to Congress laying out an approach to reduce spending at civilian management agencies, also known as the Fourth Estate, by 25% over the coming years, acting Chief Management Officer Lisa Hershman told Inside Defense in an interview.

April 26, 2019 | Daily News

The Energy Department's National Nuclear Security Administration plans to issue a new contract this year for JASON national security studies after the Pentagon discontinued its long-standing deal with the group of scientists.

April 26, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon will soon issue new guidance for facilitating cyberspace security cooperation, as officials aim to increase partnerships between U.S. cyber forces and those of allied nations.

April 26, 2019 | Daily News

The focus of the Defense Department inspector general's latest report was whether acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan acted ethically, but the document also offered a rare behind-the-scenes look into acquisition decisions made by the Pentagon's most senior officials.

April 25, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon will soon issue new guidance for facilitating cyberspace security cooperation, as officials aim to increase partnerships between U.S. cyber forces and those of allied nations.

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