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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.

June 05, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon will unveil a new cybersecurity certification for Defense Department contractors this year, as DOD officials concede the current rules governing how companies should secure sensitive information are not working.

June 05, 2019 | Daily News

The Missile Defense Agency issued a formal stop-work order to Boeing on Friday for the Redesigned Kill Vehicle program, following direction from the under secretary of research and development to halt development on the warhead portion of the Ground-based Interceptor.

May 28, 2019 | Daily News

The Missile Defense Agency, eyeing new ballistic missile target needs, will meet with industry next month as part of an ongoing market research effort in support of a potential future acquisition of new re-entry vehicles, medium- and intermediate-range ballistic missile-class targets as well as intercontinental ballistic missile-class targets.

May 24, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department is readying a stop-work order for Boeing and Raytheon on the Redesigned Kill Vehicle after determining that technical difficulties with the new warhead are effectively insurmountable, a roughly $700 million setback that will further delay plans to improve U.S. defenses against advancing North Korean ballistic missile threats. (UPDATED)

May 23, 2019 | Daily News

The GOP-led Senate Armed Services Committee, as expected, has approved $750 billion in total defense spending for fiscal year 2020, according to a summary of the panel’s authorization bill.

May 23, 2019 | Daily News

The Senate Armed Services Committee this week took a step toward reorganizing the space enterprise, passing a fiscal year 2020 policy bill that would establish a Space Force within the Air Force.

May 23, 2019 | Daily News

The Senate Armed Services Committee has agreed to defense authorization bill that would require the Defense Department's annual report on Chinese military strength include a new assessment of Beijing's overseas investments related to national security objectives.

May 23, 2019 | Daily News

The Senate Armed Services Committee's fiscal year 2020 defense authorization bill would create "special pathways" for software acquisition and cut funding for programs not using agile development methods, according to a summary of the legislation released today.

May 23, 2019 | Daily News

A week after its executives were asked during a congressional hearing to voluntarily refund “excess” profit, TransDigm has not returned the funds, according to a DOD spokesman.

May 22, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon's research and engineering directorate is leveraging broad agency announcements, typically used for basic and applied research, to get over the "contractual valley of death" and more quickly design, develop and advance joint warfighting systems toward the field in key mission areas, starting with long-range targeting and electronic warfare.

May 22, 2019 | Daily News

Senior Pentagon acquisition officials are writing new intellectual property policies amid heightened scrutiny from Capitol Hill, where concerns about price gouging have put a new spotlight on the issue.

May 22, 2019 | Daily News

SpaceX has filed a lawsuit against the Air Force in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, protesting the service's October 2018 Launch Services Agreement competition.

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