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June 06, 2019 | Daily News

A House panel is directing the Defense Department to conduct an enterprise-wide analysis of competing technology projects that all aim to one day deliver a weapon capable of intercepting an intercontinental ballistic missile during the boost phase of flight -- and identify which project offers the best option.

June 06, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department and NASA have announced a public meeting next month to get industry advice and concerns about implementing a ban on federal purchases of telecommunications equipment from China-based companies Huawei and ZTE, prior to an August deadline under the defense authorization law enacted last year.

June 06, 2019 | Daily News

Republicans on the House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee failed to strip controversial nuclear weapons provisions from the panel's fiscal year 2020 defense policy bill today, as the Democratic majority voted the legislation through to the full committee.

June 06, 2019 | Daily News

Mercury Systems, which continues to rapidly acquire new companies, is consolidating multiple West Coast facilities gained through acquisitions into an expanded manufacturing facility, according to its chief executive.

June 05, 2019 | Daily News

The nominees to lead U.S. Space Command and the National Reconnaissance Office today emphasized the strong relationship between the Defense Department and the intelligence community and committed to maintaining and improving that relationship moving forward.

June 05, 2019 | Daily News

BAE Systems' U.S.-based organization last year restructured and renamed its research and development arm, now known as FAST Labs and meant to quickly generate innovative technology that can be transferred to the company's business units.

June 05, 2019 | Daily News

House lawmakers want to explore options for folding the Missile Defense Agency into other Defense Department organizations and removing an exemption in place for 17 years that allows development and procurement of ballistic missile defense programs outside traditional weapon system acquisition rules.

June 05, 2019 | Daily News

House lawmakers are proposing a measure to halt funding for development of a submarine-launched hypersonic strike weapon, a move that would upend Navy plans to develop a Conventional Prompt Strike weapon, citing concerns about the potential for miscalculation by adversaries that might mistake the planned new capability for a nuclear-tipped ballistic missile.

June 05, 2019 | Daily News

A House panel is calling for the Defense Department's Space Sensor Layer effort to remain within the Missile Defense Agency, despite the Pentagon's plan to shift funding for that work to the new Space Development Agency.

June 05, 2019 | Daily News

Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee are criticizing the Democratic majority for putting "contentious" nuclear weapons restrictions into a subcommittee mark of the fiscal year 2020 defense authorization bill.

June 05, 2019 | Daily News

House lawmakers are proposing legislation to increase oversight of the Pentagon's evaluation of cyber vulnerabilities across its $1.6 trillion major weapon systems portfolio, calling for comprehensive reports by the Defense Department's acquisition executive on any identified shortfalls, including mitigation plans.

June 05, 2019 | Daily News

Lawmakers on the House Armed Services Committee, acting on concerns the Defense Department is investing too little in science and technology, have drafted legislation that would mandate accountability should the S&T portfolio be cut in the future.

June 05, 2019 | Daily News

House defense authorizers want the Pentagon to develop a holistic policy for adopting fifth-generation wireless technologies.

June 05, 2019 | Daily News

Boeing's winning bids on the MQ-25 unmanned tanker and T-X trainer programs, among others, were the result of significant changes in both the defense organization and its engineering and manufacturing processes, rather than simply low-price bids, according to the head of Boeing's defense business.

June 05, 2019 | Daily News

The Senate Armed Services Committee has agreed to a defense authorization bill that seeks to streamline and accelerate the Pentagon's contracting process, with a special focus on potentially loosening requirements for cost and pricing data.

June 05, 2019 | Daily News

Acting Deputy Defense Secretary David Norquist said today he is optimistic about the chances for Congress to eventually reach a bipartisan budget agreement, but only because the alternative is unthinkable.

June 05, 2019 | Daily News

Defense Department plans for a new kinetic boost-phase interceptor, an air-launched weapon envisioned for fighter aircraft to attack enemy ballistic missiles, stalled this month after the Air Force and an unnamed contractor failed to agree on contract terms to develop the new capability.

June 05, 2019 | Daily News

The public-private partnership approach to cybersecurity is advancing on several fronts, but a couple of developments yesterday showed just how challenging this space is for policymakers.

June 05, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Intelligence Agency assesses Russia is "probably" violating a ban on conducting nuclear tests, according to the head of DIA, although U.S. officials have not provided any further evidence of the claim.

June 05, 2019 | Daily News

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford said today the Pentagon should be cautious about increasing the size of the military at the expense of investments in new technologies critical to maintaining longstanding advantages over China and Russia.

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