DefenseAlert, Jan. 30, 2015 -- The Missile Defense Agency has scrapped plans to conduct a major operational test of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System originally scheduled for last fall and will instead fold the objective of that now-cancelled event into a "major test" of the system slated for later this year.
DefenseAlert, Jan. 30, 2015 -- Defense contracting executives said this week that they view the spending bill passed in December as well as next week's planned budget release as positive steps -- but cautioned that there remains uncertainty around the debt ceiling and sequestration.
DefenseAlert, Jan. 30, 2015 -- Ingalls Shipbuilding and General Dynamics NASSCO will compete for a single Navy contract that bundles work on the next-generation amphibious warship, the new big-deck amphibious assault ship and the first six replacement oilers, a service official confirmed to Inside the Navy.
DefenseAlert, Jan. 30, 2015 -- The Air Force has agreed to voluntarily delay its process for reconsidering bids submitted for its Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar program, according to a Jan. 29 U.S. Federal Claims Court filing.
DOCUMENT: Lockheed's 3DELRR Motion To Intervene
DefenseAlert, Jan. 30, 2015 -- As details emerge regarding the Defense Department's expected fiscal year 2016 budget request, which is set to be $35 billion above sequestration-mandated spending caps, industry sources are discussing potential impacts to the Army's aviation restructure initiative, specifically pointing out that the service might reverse course on planned cuts to its combat aviation brigades.
DefenseAlert, Jan. 28, 2015 -- A second round of sequestration in fiscal year 2016 could mean significant cuts to the Air Force's manned and unmanned intelligence assets, the service's chief told Congress Jan. 28.
DOCUMENT: Senate Hearing On The Budget Control Act
Inside the Air Force, Jan. 30, 2015 -- Schedule delays and cost overruns have prompted a Pentagon-level, deep-dive review of the Air Force's next-generation Global Positioning System ground architecture, but prime contractor Raytheon said this week that the most significant schedule risk has almost passed.
DefenseAlert, Jan. 29, 2015 -- Debate over the size and shape of the Pentagon's fiscal year 2016 budget will begin in earnest next week, and one of the salient questions surrounding the new DOD spending plan is whether the Obama administration will retain plans to increase weapon system development and procurement spending by roughly $20 billion compared to FY-15 -- spending that would exceed statutory appropriation caps.