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May 28, 2021

Top congressional Democrats are circling their wagons around President Biden's first defense budget request, while Republicans are calling it "wholly inadequate."

May 28, 2021

The Biden administration is requesting $10.4 billion in fiscal year 2022 for the Defense Department's cyberspace activities, including four new teams for the Cyber Mission Force, zero trust technology investments, and efforts to remediate vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure and the defense industrial base.

May 28, 2021

The Space Force is requesting $17.4 billion in fiscal year 2022 -- a $2 billion increase over FY-21, owed to investment growth and funding transfers from the Air Force, Army and Navy.

May 28, 2021

The Pentagon is seeking $245.6 billion in total modernization funds for fiscal year 2022, a $2.4 billion increase above what Congress enacted in FY-21, though the department plans to reduce procurement and divest some "outdated" weapon systems.

May 28, 2021

The Biden administration is carrying forward Trump-era principles guiding the military's use of artificial intelligence.

May 27, 2021

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told House appropriators today the soon-to-be-released defense budget request gives the Pentagon "flexibility to divest ourselves of systems and platforms that do not adequately meet our needs."

May 25, 2021

The nominee to be the Pentagon's chief technology officer has proposed creating a "bridge" fund to quickly transition promising technologies into programs of record.

May 25, 2021

The Pentagon between fiscal years 2009 and 2019 returned nearly $128 billion in "canceled funds" to the U.S. Treasury, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

May 25, 2021

Susanna Blume, the nominee to direct the Pentagon's cost assessment and program evaluation shop, said today she wants to continue to improve the process used to estimate weapon system sustainment costs.

May 25, 2021

EAST HARTFORD, CT -- The chief technology officer of Raytheon Technologies says he has met in recent weeks with representatives from the Air Force and the Office of the Secretary of Defense to discuss the company's focus on using a digital thread approach to speed cycle times.

May 24, 2021

EAST HARTFORD, CT -- The chief technology officer of Raytheon Technologies says he has met in recent weeks with representatives from the Air Force and the Office of the Secretary of Defense to discuss the company's focus on using a digital thread approach to speed cycle times.

May 24, 2021

Final regulations for the Pentagon's cyber certification program are expected in the fall with potentially substantial policy and structural changes, says contracting attorney Robert Metzger, who suggests adjustments to the interim final rule make sense given the intense scrutiny on the program and leadership changes at DOD.

May 24, 2021

The Biden administration will send its fiscal year 2022 defense budget request to Congress on Friday, setting the stage for debates on spending levels, modernization priorities and the potential divestiture of weapon systems deemed unsuitable for competition with China, the Pentagon's "pacing challenge."

May 20, 2021

Top technology officials at the Pentagon told lawmakers today they could use more flexibility to shift funds within their annual budgets, joining a growing push from the Defense Department to loosen restrictions around how the military budget is managed in the name of innovation.

May 20, 2021

The General Services Administration will allow civilian federal agencies to decide whether to include requirements from the Pentagon's cyber certification program in individual contracts that utilize GSA offerings for facilitating their information technology purchases.

May 19, 2021

An official appointed by President Biden now has direct oversight of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program, as the Defense Department prepares to potentially make "significant modifications" to the nascent effort.

May 19, 2021

Top Senate Republicans have introduced an amendment that would require parity between defense and non-defense spending increases for fiscal year 2022, arguing it is needed to compete with China.

May 19, 2021

The Pentagon's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program needs to do more to help small businesses reach compliance, senators said Tuesday at a hearing on cybersecurity in the defense industrial base.

May 18, 2021

An amendment to the bipartisan China bill on the Senate floor this week would double the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency's funding to $7 billion a year.

May 18, 2021

The Missile Defense Agency is now betting on a service life extension project to improve the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system until the Next Generation Interceptor is ready for fielding, a shift in messaging from the agency's gambit last year that proposed an underlayer featuring new variants of the Aegis and Terminal High Altitude Area defense systems.

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