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November 20, 2020 | Daily News

Lawmakers have proposed a nearly $40 million addition to the Pentagon's budget in fiscal year 2021 to advance efforts aimed at adding a layer to the Ballistic Missile Defense System for detecting and tracking cruise missiles to address the growing threat to the United States and Canada from Russian bombers.

November 20, 2020 | Daily News

Lockheed Martin is working with its suppliers to get details on their efforts to reach compliance with current and upcoming cybersecurity regulations from the Pentagon.

November 19, 2020 | Daily News

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA), who is negotiating a final defense authorization bill, said he is confident President Trump will not veto the bill, but only because he believes Senate Republicans would never agree to anything that would force the president's hand.

November 19, 2020 | Daily News

U.S. Cyber Command's key warfighting programs lack interoperability goals such as data tagging standards, potentially putting at risk the ability of those systems to share information and work in coordination, according to the Government Accountability Office.

November 19, 2020 | Daily News

In a new survey of 46 Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps aircraft, the Government Accountability Office found that only three met their mission-capable goals in most fiscal years between FY-11 and FY-19 -- demonstrating the readiness and cost implications of the military's aging aircraft fleet.

November 18, 2020 | Daily News

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) today said Democrats currently lack a winning national message and urged nuclear arms control advocates to focus more on the deterrence of war and less on eliminating the ultra-destructive U.S. arsenal.

November 18, 2020 | Daily News

Two leaders from National Institute of Standards and Technology-funded centers focused on the manufacturing sector are expressing concerns on whether small businesses will be prepared for implementation of the Pentagon's cyber certification program on Dec. 1.

November 18, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department and the Commerce Department are drafting a memorandum of understanding to detail their plans to transition space traffic management to the Commerce Department over the next few years.

November 18, 2020 | Daily News

Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller announced today he is raising the top special operations civilian to be on par with a military service secretary, meaning the official would report directly to him and bypass the under secretary of defense for policy.

November 18, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon's acquisition chief has approved a new enterprise policy for managing the potential loss of manufacturing sources amid broader concerns about declining electronics production and other supply chain shortfalls.

November 17, 2020 | Daily News

The top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee said today he is concerned that "political calculations" over renaming military bases currently honoring Confederate leaders, along with two U.S. Senate election runoffs in Georgia, are threatening to scuttle the annual defense policy bill that has passed for 59 consecutive years.

November 17, 2020 | Daily News

A Standard Missile-3 Block IIA interceptor shot down an intercontinental ballistic missile target during a flight test over the Pacific Ocean last night, demonstrating the extended reach of a weapon originally designed for shorter-range regional threats and bolstering Pentagon plans to add a second layer of homeland defenses against a limited ICBM attack from North Korea and potentially Iran.

November 16, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department, which does not expect to pass a full financial audit for many years, has failed for the third year in row, but is making some progress, according to the Pentagon inspector general's office.

November 13, 2020 | Daily News

President Trump, after losing the election earlier this month, has pushed several senior officials, including the defense secretary, out of the Pentagon, replaced them with loyalists and sparked questions about the national security moves he might make as his administration draws to a close.

November 12, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department has named John Tenaglia principal director of defense pricing and contracting, while Kim Herrington, who had been acting in the role, has become director of industrial base acquisition portfolio management, according to a Pentagon spokeswoman.

November 12, 2020 | Daily News

Two senior House Progressive Caucus members are asking President-elect Biden to nominate a defense secretary who has not been previously employed as a defense contractor.

November 12, 2020 | Daily News

A Missile Defense Agency signature project -- adding two "layers” to the homeland ballistic missile defense architecture by folding in the newest Aegis ballistic missile interceptor and a future variant of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense interceptor -- is on the ropes after lawmakers raised serious concern about the endeavor's maturity.

November 11, 2020 | Daily News

New Senate spending legislation would let the Pentagon experiment with using a new category of appropriations to fund eight software development programs under a single budget activity.

November 11, 2020 | Daily News

The Senate Appropriations Committee is concerned with the proliferation of the Defense Department's rapid prototyping programs and has approved additional funds for the Pentagon's chief weapons tester to increase oversight of them.

November 11, 2020 | Daily News

The Space Force is considering creating a National Security Space Launch research and development program focused on accelerating technologies that support future space access, mobility and logistics needs to support its next launch services procurement strategy.

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