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July 29, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon will start repositioning 11,900 military personnel from Germany in the coming weeks, as part of a strategic shift expected to cost at least "single digit" billions of dollars over the next several years, according to Defense Secretary Mark Esper.

July 29, 2020 | Daily News

General Dynamics reported a $40 million charge in a program at its information technology business in its most recent quarter because the company is unable to get its employees to the European worksite, according to its chief executive.

July 28, 2020 | Daily News

The White House is objecting to three missile defense provisions in the House version of the fiscal year 2021 authorization bill, including legislation that would reinstate funding for the Homeland Defense Radar-Hawaii, mandate an analysis of alternatives for a homeland defense architecture, and the panel's recommendations regarding the Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor.

July 28, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department is seeking relief from a statutory requirement to provide Congress a report by the end of September on the status of Missile Defense Agency plans to transfer elements of the Missile Defense System to military departments, according to a new congressional report.

July 28, 2020 | Daily News

Senate Republicans have released their proposal for a fourth round of COVID-19 legislation that includes $11 billion for defense contractor reimbursements, as well as billions more for the Defense Department to purchase new weapon systems.

July 28, 2020 | Daily News

The head of Airbus U.S. Space & Defense says the company has reshaped to focus on pursuing space and intelligence work, bringing on new advisers and expanding its workforce.

July 27, 2020 | Daily News

Congressional auditors are recommending an independent review of the Missile Defense Agency's process for developing and executing its annual Missile Defense System flight test plan after finding the agency has delayed, merged with a future test or canceled more than 60% of its assessments over the last decade due to developmental delays, range and target availability, or modifying test objectives.

July 27, 2020 | Daily News

Booz Allen Hamilton is working with clients and its own subcontractors to help prepare for the Pentagon's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program through identifying gaps and assisting with remediation.

July 24, 2020 | Daily News

The Trump administration is seeking to boost U.S. exports of unmanned aerial systems by reinterpreting how those aircraft are treated under the Missile Technology Control Regime.

July 24, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department last August terminated the Redesigned Kill Vehicle after the cost estimate tripled and the goal of fielding the new warhead for the Ground-based Interceptor in six-and-a-half years stretched to more than 10-and-a-half years, an outcome that came after both the Missile Defense Agency and RKV contractors ignored repeated warnings about the risks associated with the new warhead program.

July 23, 2020 | Daily News

Senior Pentagon officials have misgivings about the U.S. program to develop a counter-hypersonic weapon, citing the technical challenges of developing a new interceptor capable of being fast and nimble enough to outperform an emerging class of ultra-fast hypersonic glide and cruise missiles, according to a congressional audit.

July 22, 2020 | Daily News

Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord confirmed today the Defense Contract Management Agency has begun negotiations with F-35 prime contractor Lockheed Martin, seeking compensation from the company for delivering parts designated as not ready for issue.

July 22, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon's enterprise cloud computing ambitions have been stalled by contracting challenges, but Defense Department components are moving forward under an "interim" strategy with a patchwork of cloud technologies to meet pressing needs like software development and teleworking capacity.

July 22, 2020 | Daily News

The Missile Defense Agency is readying a solicitation by the end of this year to formally commence a competition for a Regional Glide Phase Weapon System, an expected two-way, 18-month competition to develop a prototype hypersonic defense interceptor.

July 22, 2020 | Daily News

Artificial intelligence company CalypsoAI is announcing today the close of a $13 million series A fundraising round.

July 21, 2020 | Daily News

Adm. Phil Davidson, head of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, wants an Aegis Ashore missile defense system on Guam by 2026 to defend the U.S. territory against advancing ballistic and cruise missile threats, arguing the combination of land- and sea-based missile defenses currently deployed there are limited to protecting one side of the island only and insufficient to provide 360-degree defense from China's ships and aircraft.

July 21, 2020 | Daily News

The new chief executive of Lockheed Martin said today the company is preparing for a potential defense budget upturn as well as a downturn.

July 21, 2020 | Daily News

The House voted 241-173 today against an amendment to the defense authorization bill that would have removed an existing law requiring the Pentagon to send Congress an annual list of unfunded priorities.

July 21, 2020 | Daily News

The independent accreditation body behind the Pentagon's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program has formally opened up applications for a range of certifications, after a month-long soft launch which generated approximately 300 organization and 775 individual registrations.

July 17, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department is expected to publish a proposed acquisition rule in July that is needed to implement the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program, according to a DOD official, although it's unclear whether a planned public hearing will be held on the proposal.

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