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December 10, 2019 | Daily News

House and Senate lawmakers resoundingly rejected a Pentagon plan by Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Mike Griffin to subordinate the Strategic Capabilities Office under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

December 10, 2019 | Daily News

Pentagon officials are meeting with Microsoft representatives in Washington this week to begin implementing the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract, even as Amazon is suing to block the award in federal court.

December 10, 2019 | Daily News

Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord today outlined her key goals and challenges for 2020, focusing specifically on implementing new supply chain security standards, fielding counter-drone systems to U.S. troops, developing 5G communications, protecting intellectual property and strengthening the National Technology and Industrial Base.

December 09, 2019 | Daily News

House and Senate conference members released a defense policy bill tonight that would establish a Space Force as a separate military service with Title 10 authority.

December 09, 2019 | Daily News

The director of the Pentagon's Protecting Critical Technology Task Force is blunt in his assessment of defense contractors' efforts to protect vital U.S. weapon system data from foreign spies: "They blew it."

December 09, 2019 | Daily News

An informal group of U.S. investors tracking dual-use technologies of interest to the Pentagon has emerged over the past year.

December 07, 2019 | Daily News

SIMI VALLEY, CA -- The U.S. military service chiefs said today China and Russia's rise as great military powers pose significant and varied challenges to the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines.

December 07, 2019 | Daily News

SIMI VALLEY, CA -- Defense Secretary Mark Esper called on Defense Department leaders to make "tough choices" in cutting legacy systems and investing in new technologies as DOD eyes the end-game in building its fiscal year 2021 budget request. 

December 07, 2019 | Daily News

SIMI VALLEY, CA -- Defense Secretary Mark Esper called on Defense Department leaders to make “tough choices” in cutting legacy systems and investing in new technologies as DOD eyes the end-game in building its fiscal year 2021 budget request. 

December 07, 2019 | Daily News

SIMI VALLEY, CA -- Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and Blue Origin, called on leaders of U.S. big technology firms to not “turn their backs” on the Defense Department, even if some employees have misgivings about developing new technology for the U.S. military.

December 07, 2019 | Daily News

An informal group of U.S. investors tracking dual-use technologies of interest to the Pentagon has emerged over the past year.

December 06, 2019 | Daily News

SANTA MONICA, CA -- The Air Force has readied a plan for immediate formation of a new Space Force in anticipation of direction from Congress, identifying the bulk of the forces, units and missions to be transitioned to the new U.S. military branch in fiscal year 2021 along with "a large pot of money," according to a senior service official.

December 05, 2019 | Daily News

High-priority Missile Defense Agency projects slated for fiscal year 2020 are at risk of being hamstrung beginning this month if Congress and the White House do not agree to a spending bill, with a Standard Missile-3 Block IB multiyear procurement deal, launch of the Next Generation Interceptor program and more at risk in the event of a yearlong continuing resolution.

December 05, 2019 | Daily News

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) said today "it is very much possible" that by the end of the day lawmakers could agree on a bipartisan path for the stalled fiscal year 2020 defense authorization bill.

December 04, 2019 | Daily News

Lawmakers negotiating the fiscal year 2020 defense authorization bill have decided it would be best for congressional appropriators to address President Trump's use of Pentagon funds to construct a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border without the consent of Congress, though the authorization bill remains stalled over other issues.

December 04, 2019 | Daily News

Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Mike Griffin said this week the fledgling Space Development Agency has had to slow down or pause some early architecture work as the Pentagon awaits congressional action on fiscal year 2020 defense spending legislation.

December 04, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon's top policy official said today he favors some of the proposals being promoted by current and former government officials who seek to establish a new technology transfer oversight regime for the United States and its most trusted allies.

December 03, 2019 | Daily News

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-OK) said today the fiscal year 2020 defense authorization bill is being "held hostage" by legislative disagreements beyond his committee's jurisdiction and can only be finalized by Republican and Democratic party leaders.

December 02, 2019 | Daily News

Congress' inability to pass a fiscal year 2020 budget is delaying the start of a Pentagon study that could change the way defense contractors have been paid for years.

December 02, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department through an industry consortium today issued the first two draft solicitations for fifth-generation telecommunications technology development, formally kicking off a new effort to determine how the military can best make use of high-speed wireless networks and interconnected devices.

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