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January 31, 2020 | Daily News

Pentagon officials are promising the defense industry a slow, phased roll out of the new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, with the new security requirements expected to show up in just 10 contracts this year.

The Defense Department completed CMMC Version 1 today after spending the past several months working with industry, academia and other stakeholders to fine tune several drafts of the certification model.

January 31, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department has imposed a "strategic pause" on Ground-based Midcourse Defense testing -- assessments used to bolster confidence in the system designed to protect the United States from a North Korean attack -- in an apparent consequence of the August decision to terminate the Redesigned Kill Vehicle program.

January 31, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon's top weapons tester continues to push for greater investment in threat-representative space testing infrastructure, writing in his most recent report that the Defense Department should invest at least $100 million per year over the next five years in improving space threat emulation.

January 30, 2020 | Daily News

The U.S. military is wrestling with how best to evaluate weapon systems focused on the space and cyber domains, despite a new budgetary focus on procuring emerging technologies in both areas, according to the annual report from the Pentagon's chief weapons tester.

January 30, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon is eyeing a two-way competition for its prototype hypersonic defense interceptor program with plans to down select in the first 18 months to a single concept and later culminate with a non-intercept flight test.

January 30, 2020 | Daily News

Northrop Grumman's chief executive said today restricted work made up about a quarter of the company's sales in 2019.

January 30, 2020 | Daily News

A report by a bipartisan think tank on countering threats from China says Defense Department efforts could be bolstered by tougher technology export controls developed by a government-wide rulemaking process, a recommendation that underscores an ongoing regulatory debate prompted by a Commerce Department proposal.

January 29, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon is building a new warfighting concept to lay out capabilities that will define the future battle -- and intends to use the Air Force-led joint all-domain command and control effort as a proving ground, according to the military's second-highest-ranking officer.

January 29, 2020 | Daily News

The vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff today said the overclassification of programs is "unbelievably ridiculous," and he expects to see improvement this year.

January 29, 2020 | Daily News

North Korea could challenge the ability of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system to protect the U.S. homeland as soon as 2025, according to an assessment by U.S. Northern Command -- revealed by a lawmaker and verified by a top Pentagon official -- that anticipates continued advances in Pyongyang's long-range missile program.

January 29, 2020 | Daily News

The industry leaders of a CISA task force on supply-chain security say the Defense Department's emerging cybersecurity certification program is among the issues to be addressed by a new "tiger team" being formed to coordinate federal regulatory requirements.

January 28, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon is considering a proposal to bolster Guam's defense by replacing the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system with an Aegis Ashore site -- a move that would mark the first Pacific deployment of the land-based Standard Missile system to protect forward-deployed forces in the western-most U.S. territory against North Korean threats.

January 28, 2020 | Daily News

As the Air Force readies a new space acquisition and integration office, one of its early efforts is to identify roles and responsibilities for existing organizations that develop space capabilities, including the Space Development Agency, the Space Rapid Capabilities Office and the Space and Missile Systems Center.

January 28, 2020 | Daily News

The Accreditation Body for implementing the Defense Department's landmark cybersecurity certification program has announced a full board of directors, less than two weeks after the deadline for accepting applications for the positions.

January 28, 2020 | Daily News

The increased threat to national security from new technologies in cyberspace will impose unprecedented responsibilities on private industry to protect critical infrastructure, while challenging government policymakers to preserve civil liberties in meeting these emerging risks, according to National Security Agency General Counsel Glenn Gerstell.

January 27, 2020 | Daily News

Pentagon officials will meet with industry this spring to discuss a wide range of autonomous system developments in the coming years, according to a public notice which sheds more light on how Defense Department officials envision pairing machines and humans on the battlefield.

January 27, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department has tapped Northrop Grumman to lead Glide Breaker -- an advanced technology development program that aims to develop components that one day could enable a lightweight interceptor to defeat hypersonic boost-glide weapons at very long range.

January 27, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department has tapped Northrop Grumman to lead Glide Break -- an advanced technology development program that aims to develop components that one day could enable a lightweight interceptor to defeat hypersonic boost-glide weapons at very long range.

January 24, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon has released its new Adaptive Acquisition Framework, which defense officials say will dramatically accelerate a notoriously slow and cumbersome system.

January 24, 2020 | Daily News

Defense Secretary Mark Esper called on Congress today to take a "leap" and support the Pentagon's plans to divest legacy weapon systems so new investments can be made in emerging technologies.

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