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Air Force now eyeing August for LRSO milestone A decision

Jason Sherman | June 30, 2016
The Air Force hopes to secure a blessing by August from Pentagon leaders -- previously expected in June -- to launch the LRSO acquisition, another slight delay to the anticipated competition to develop and procure a fleet of about 1,000 new cruise missiles designed to carry nuclear warheads the service believes could cost about $8.3 billion.

New report shows number of security clearances declined in 2015

Marjorie Censer | June 30, 2016
The number of government and contractor employees with security clearances fell to 4.2 million in fiscal year 2015, down more than 900,000 from two years earlier, according to a new report from the office of the director of national intelligence.

DARPA plans proposers' day for reusable hypersonic propulsion system

Jordana Mishory | June 30, 2016
The Pentagon's advanced research arm intends to hold a proposers' day next month for a program that seeks to develop and demonstrate a reusable propulsion system for hypersonic aircraft that can affordably and safely transition from moving at low speeds to faster than the speed of sound.

Defense Business Alert

CACI: Internal research spending is 'modest'

CACI International is focused on integrating and applying technology that is, in many cases, developed by others, not in spending significant internal funds on development, the company's chief executive said today.

Defense Budget Alert

Advocacy groups oppose OCO-to-base funding shift

A letter has been drafted by a team of anti-war and anti-debt advocacy organizations from across the political spectrum encouraging members of Congress to oppose a controversial funding maneuver in the fiscal year 2017 defense authorization bill.