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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.

April 24, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon has officially stopped producing an annual aviation inventory and funding plan which had been sent to Congress after delivery of the president's budget for nearly a decade, denying defense aviation wonks a key resource in scrutinizing the U.S. military's long-term investment about the approximately 14,000 aircraft flown and operated by the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps.

April 24, 2019 | Daily News

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction says the U.S. government continues to over-classify important information about the 17-year war and the status of Afghan forces.

April 24, 2019 | Daily News

General Dynamics, Boeing's defense business and Northrop Grumman today all reported sales boosts in the most recent quarter.

April 24, 2019 | Daily News

As the Pentagon conducts high-level conversations with key U.S. allies on strengthening defense industrial base cooperation, a new proposal has emerged that could become legislation used to lower barriers for technology transfer between the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia.

April 24, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department is requesting a $15 million reprogramming to establish the Space Development Agency and $19 million to stand up U.S. Space Command -- two critical components of the Pentagon's plan to reorganize the military space enterprise.

April 23, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department is seeking permission from Congress to shift $115 million appropriated in prior years into accounts that would allow the Army to immediately jump-start a $437 million purchase from Israel of two Iron Dome batteries to provide an interim capability by 2020 against cruise missiles, unmanned air vehicles, mortars, rockets and artillery.

April 23, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department supports the majority of reforms recommended by a congressionally mandated panel, but says many of the group's proposals require further research or lawmaker intervention, according to a report signed by Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord.

April 23, 2019 | Daily News

The Missile Defense Agency last spring finalized a contract to accelerate development of a new Ground-based Midcourse Defense warhead that locked in costs 55% above estimates for the pre-acceleration plan -- a bid to speed development that unraveled within months when design challenges surfaced saddling the project with an estimated two-year delay.

April 23, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department supports the majority of reforms recommended by a congressionally mandated panel, but says many of the group's proposals require further research or lawmaker intervention, according to a report signed by Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord.

April 23, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force wants to establish a joint information operations center to help the space community better manage satellite communications resources as part of a broader enterprise SATCOM strategy that is set to be released later this year.

April 23, 2019 | Daily News

Pentagon technology chief Mike Griffin ended the Defense Department's long-standing contract with a group of high-level scientists known as JASON because he felt the group wasn’t worth funding anymore, arguing DOD would be better off using other avenues for independent technical analysis, according to government officials.

April 22, 2019 | Daily News

An influential Pentagon advisory panel has completed a classified assessment of potential U.S. military applications of 5G network technology to aide defense policymakers contemplating the ramifications of the looming adoption of fifth-generation wireless technology networks -- being shaped in part by China -- that promise step-change improvements in data speed, volume and latency.

April 22, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon has realigned funding so the Defense Information Systems Agency can take over management of the "Sharkseer" cybersecurity program from the National Security Agency, in line with a congressional mandate.

April 22, 2019 | Daily News

ANDOVER, MA -- Protruding from the side of a pair of two-story buildings here are dozens of oversize pipes that turn down at a right angle and extend directly to the ground, a quirky architectural feature that brings to mind insect legs.

April 17, 2019 | Daily News

Speculation is mounting at the Pentagon and on Capitol Hill that President Trump will nominate acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan to the full position upon the conclusion of an inspector general ethics investigation, which government officials said is expected soon.

April 17, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force intends to appoint a chief technology officer, use "vanguard" research programs and expand its workforce as part of a new strategy to revamp the service’s science and technology enterprise by 2030.

April 17, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department has set a new plan to achieve a ten-fold increase in directed-energy technology over the next decade with potential to power lasers for combat on land, at sea and in air and space and identified existing contract vehicles to begin executing this new Laser Scaling Plan with fiscal year 2019 funds.

April 17, 2019 | Daily News

The Government Accountability Office is raising concerns about the Pentagon lacking a detailed plan for taking over the federal background investigations mission later this year, as the Defense Department seeks a big budget boost for the organization assuming the responsibility.

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