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May 30, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department has sent Congress a detailed spending plan for the $10.5 billion it has been provided to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 29, 2020 | Daily News

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai says he personally spoke with Defense Secretary Mark Esper prior to the FCC approving Ligado Networks' controversial spectrum license, and Pai pushed back on Pentagon claims in a new letter to lawmakers.

May 29, 2020 | Daily News

Several Senate Democrats are criticizing the Defense Department for spending too little, too slowly to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Pentagon says it intends to send lawmakers a plan today for  using the $10.6 billion in coronavirus relief funds Congress provided in March.

May 29, 2020 | Daily News

The chief executive of Mercury Systems says the company is not expecting the ongoing coronavirus outbreak to delay production or to slow its hiring.

May 29, 2020 | Daily News

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body is developing standards for assessment that are adaptive to changes made to "source documents" coming from the Defense Department, according to CMMC AB board member Regan Edens.

May 29, 2020 | Daily News

The economic slowdown brought on by COVID-19 could set back the Pentagon's nascent efforts to leverage commercial technologies, as venture capital funding recedes and big money government contracts for nontraditional companies remain elusive, according to new reports and interviews with Silicon Valley insiders.

May 28, 2020 | Daily News

The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee say they plan to include a new initiative in their version of the fiscal year 2021 defense authorization bill that would deter Chinese military action in the Indo-Pacific region.

May 27, 2020 | Daily News

​Staffers for the Cyberspace Solarium Commission highlighted today the importance of the group's recommendations requiring Pentagon contractors to participate in threat information sharing programs and use threat hunting capabilities on their networks.

May 25, 2020 | Daily News

The director of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center says his organization needs its own acquisition authorities because relying on third parties is too slow.

May 21, 2020 | Daily News

The White House has released a new report laying out the broad contours of its plan to confront a rising China, while House and Senate lawmakers prepare to pitch legislation that would give the Pentagon new resources in the Indo-Pacific region.

May 21, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's two high-profile hypersonic weapon technology efforts -- one a boost-glide vehicle the other an air-breathing missile -- are both "going well" despite an apparent delay in planned first flight tests, according to the Pentagon's top technology official.

May 20, 2020 | Daily News

The Joint Requirements Oversight Council recently signed off on an enterprise review of the Defense Department's missile defense and missile warning architecture, Space Force Chief of Space Operations Gen. Jay Raymond told reporters today.

May 20, 2020 | Daily News

Mike Griffin, the Pentagon's chief technology officer, said he is concerned that weapon system research and development spending will soon be squeezed as the federal deficit mounts in the wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak and pressure grows to rein in federal spending -- a view he said should come as no surprise to anyone.

May 19, 2020 | Daily News

The Government Accountability Office wants the Defense Department's acquisition chief to better coordinate the sharing of information about the Pentagon’s major contracts now that most mandatory peer reviews are no longer required outside the military departments.

May 19, 2020 | Daily News

Without fanfare, the Missile Defense Agency in late January posted on the front page of its public website a new organizational chart that marked the culmination of a project last year to retool bureaucratic structures to now account for a wider array of challenges to U.S. forces, allies and the homeland.

May 19, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon's Joint Artificial Intelligence Center this week awarded Booz Allen Hamilton a contract worth up to $800 million over five years to serve as the lead integrator for a marquee "Joint Warfighting" initiative that seeks to leverage AI and machine learning on the battlefield.

May 14, 2020 | Daily News

The Missile Defense Agency is eyeing formation of a third-party entity dedicated to managing rapid prototyping of missile defense projects, following a pivot by the Army, Navy, and Air Force from traditional acquisition rules to a new pathway called “middle-tier” acquisition intended to experiment with and potentially deliver new weapons in two to five years.

May 14, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department inspector general today released new plans to audit the Pentagon's response to the COVID-19 outbreak, including oversight of $10.6 billion Congress has authorized for DOD to focus on the pandemic.

May 13, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon is proposing changes to the law that would require "operationally critical" contractors to let Defense Department investigators access their unclassified information systems in the wake of a cyber incident.

May 12, 2020 | Daily News

The Missile Defense Agency estimates total spending on the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system to be $46.6 billion, including $34 billion in sunk costs and more than $12 billion in forecasted outlays through fiscal year 2025 -- in part to help finance a Next Generation Interceptor intended to keep GMD effective against threats expected in the 2030s.

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