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November 11, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Contract Management Agency will give contractors the opportunity to make updates on their compliance with NIST Special Publication 800-171 in the Pentagon's Supplier Performance Risk System, according to agency leader John Ellis.

November 10, 2020 | Daily News

President-elect Joe Biden has named nearly two-dozen people to his Defense Department agency review team to ensure "a smooth transfer of power" and help the new administration "hit the ground running on Day one."

November 10, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department is reversing gears on plans to halt the Homeland Defense Radar-Hawaii project, exploring a new potential location for the sensor at the Navy-controlled Pacific Missile Range Facility, charting a course to continuing the program in the face of united support by all four congressional defense committees to reinstate funding for the effort in fiscal year 2021.

November 10, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon is developing a proposal to reverse the decline in U.S. production and testing of microelectronics key to national security systems, critical infrastructure and consumer electronic products, according to the Defense Department's acquisition chief.

November 10, 2020 | Daily News

Cloud service providers Microsoft and Amazon are working on solutions to help contractors reach compliance with the Defense Department's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program through a shared responsibility model.

November 09, 2020 | Daily News

As President-elect Biden begins to roll out transition plans, several defense industry executives say they don't expect immediate big changes under a new administration.

November 09, 2020 | Daily News

The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center is focusing on helping organizations across the Defense Department use AI, as it will release the initial version of an enterprise platform for AI development in the coming year, according to the center's new director.

November 09, 2020 | Daily News

The Government Accountability Office says it is unable to “assess the quality of the analysis” that led the Defense Department to claim $37 billion in efficiency-related savings because of “a lack of detailed documentation,” though it agrees DOD has made progress over previous years.

November 09, 2020 | Daily News

New planning guidance from Chief of Space Operations Gen. John Raymond highlights the need for the Space Force to invest in resiliency and next-generation capabilities and announces the service's intentions to create a Space Warfighting Analysis Center tasked with creating future force design alternatives.

November 09, 2020 | Daily News

The Army has tapped Lockheed Martin to oversee integration of a Mid-Range Capability prototype battery, awarding a sole-source contract to design a land-based launcher for two mainstay Navy strike weapons built by competitor Raytheon -- the Tomahawk cruise missile and Standard Missile-6 -- as part of a major push by the Pentagon to rapidly address a shortfall highlighted by a recent service assessment and combatant commanders.

November 06, 2020 | Daily News

North American Aerospace Defense Command, along with U.S. Northern Command, is conducting what it calls the Pathfinder Initiative, aiming to incubate a new data ecosystem that improves current “detect and defeat” mechanisms for defending U.S. and Canadian air space against advanced Chinese and Russian threats.

November 06, 2020 | Daily News

The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center is focusing on helping organizations across the Defense Department use AI, as it will release the initial version of an enterprise platform for AI development in the coming year, according to the center’s new director.

November 05, 2020 | Daily News

The Government Accountability Office says it is unable to “assess the quality of the analysis” that led the Defense Department to claim $37 billion in efficiency-related savings because of “a lack of detailed documentation,” though it agrees DOD has made progress over previous years.

November 04, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon is planning a second round of contracts for fifth-generation wireless experiments early next year, as well as two new broad area announcements related to the military’s telecommunications research, according to the head of the Defense Department’s 5G development program.

November 03, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department has slammed the door on public access to a Google-like research tool that allows users to quickly navigate the U.S. military’s unclassified and unwieldy annual budget -- now more than $700 billion and spread across scores of volumes, some thousands of pages long -- moving the important resource behind a firewall where it sits with classified research accessible to government employees only. 

November 02, 2020 | Daily News

If former Vice President Joe Biden performs as polling suggests and defeats President Trump on Nov. 3, the Defense Department could see significant changes, despite a likely continued focus on COVID-19 and great power competition with China.

October 30, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department this week moved to turn the tables on China, forming a new University Consortium for Applied Hypersonics to accelerate work on ultra-fast weapons by increasing collaboration with academic communities -- a project that aims to replicate an idea born in Beijing where professors and students work closely to advance national aims.

October 30, 2020 | Daily News

Top contracting executives noted this week the current period -- with surging COVID-19 cases, a continuing resolution and an upcoming election -- is uncertain, but said so far they have been able to maintain sales and profit.

October 30, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon will require government contractors to submit a self-assessment of their compliance with the 110 controls in National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-171 starting Nov. 30, establishing a new cyber regime for contractors under the Defense Department that will have a wide-ranging impact on the DOD supply chain.

October 29, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department has responded to the inquiries of a special congressional commission in the matter of a controversial pandemic stimulus loan made to a trucking company with connections to the White House, according to a letter obtained by Inside Defense.

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