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November 26, 2019 | Daily News

Two long-time Missile Defense Agency civilian leaders -- the No. 2 and No. 3 officials with more than three decades of MDA leadership roles between them -- stepped down suddenly from their posts last week against a backdrop of tension between the agency and the Pentagon's weapon technology boss over a wide array of issues over how to proceed with new missile defense capabilities.

November 26, 2019 | Daily News

The Professional Services Council, which convened a lively meeting on behalf of Pentagon acquisition officials last week, is seeking industry input on the "additional activities" of an accreditation body that will establish the requirements for third-party auditors expected to certify the cybersecurity compliance of up to several hundred thousand defense contractors beginning next year.

November 25, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon's chief technology officer has asked the Defense Science Board to investigate the Defense Department’s dependencies on critical infrastructure -- such as the energy and communication sector -- as officials worry potential adversaries could impede U.S. military forces by targeting non-DOD systems.

November 25, 2019 | Daily News

Mike Griffin, the under secretary of defense for research and engineering, has tasked the Defense Science Board with reviewing the U.S. defense industrial base to identify "proactive" steps needed to increase depth, breadth and security.

November 24, 2019 | Daily News

President Trump announced Sunday night his plans to nominate U.S. Ambassador to Norway Ken Braithwaite to replace outgoing Navy Secretary Richard Spencer.

November 21, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force confirmed today that it will amend it's Launch Services Procurement request for proposals to comply with a recommendation from the Government Accountability Office, noting that it does not expect the process to affect its plan to award a contract next spring.

November 21, 2019 | Daily News

Pentagon officials warned defense contractors today that Congress could be inching closer toward a yearlong short-term spending bill that could prevent the Defense Department from starting new acquisition programs.

November 21, 2019 | Daily News

Defense Secretary Mark Esper is urging the Federal Communications Commission to reject a request from Ligado Networks to use spectrum that the department fears could disrupt its GPS capability.

November 21, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department is planning a December meeting to begin discussions with industry and standards-writing groups on a binding agreement to establish an accreditation body for auditors under a landmark cybersecurity certification program that the Pentagon expects to be "operational" by January.

November 20, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency has continued to put a dent in the background investigations backlog, as the case inventory is nearing the point at which federal officials believe they should start to achieve "timeliness" goals for completing investigations.

November 19, 2019 | Daily News

Leidos' intelligence group, split from its defense group early this year, is now seeing growth and finding new ways to incorporate technology, according to its chief.

November 19, 2019 | Daily News

A bipartisan group of senators is pressing new White House national security adviser Robert O'Brien to establish a telecommunications security coordinator, citing concerns about China and the development of next-generation 5G networks and arguing federal efforts lack a "coherent national strategy."

November 19, 2019 | Daily News

U.S. missile defense contractors are pitching ideas for improving the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system with alternative interceptor concepts in a gambit to provide near-term upgrades should the Pentagon proceed with the technically ambitious Next-Generation Interceptor program that could take a decade or more to field.

November 18, 2019 | Daily News

The Government Accountability Office has sustained Blue Origin's protest of Phase 2 of the Air Force's Launch Services Procurement effort and is recommending the service amend the solicitation.

November 18, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon has stood up a Joint Independent Assessment Team to assess F-35 prime contractor Lockheed Martin’s proposal for a five-year, fixed-price sustainment contract -- the first of its kind for the program.

November 18, 2019 | Daily News

Air Force acquisition chief Will Roper told reporters today he expects the service will have a difficult time defending its fiscal year 2021 budget request, largely because it recommends shifting billions of dollars from legacy platforms to a digital infrastructure Congress may not be ready to embrace.

November 18, 2019 | Daily News

A high-level Pentagon task force has compiled a list of critical technologies and programs as part of the Defense Department's efforts to ensure its contractors better protect vital military information from being stolen by competitor nations like China.

November 18, 2019 | Daily News

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission is recommending Congress require the Pentagon to annually document Beijing's progress toward achieving a 2017 goal set by President Xi Jinping to build a "world-class" military and put the People's Liberation Army on par with other leading global powers.

November 18, 2019 | Daily News

When the Pentagon’s top negotiator told a public meeting last year that a controversial proposal to change the way the Defense Department paid contractors had been approved at the highest levels, the defense industry was worried.

November 15, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department for the second year in a row failed to obtain a clean financial opinion from auditors and does not expect to achieve one for at least several years, though Pentagon officials say they are making steady progress.

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