DefenseAlert, Jan. 23, 2015 -- The Air Force intends to replace the Minuteman III with an almost entirely new intercontinental ballistic missile that utilizes the existing reentry vehicles capable of delivering single and multiple nuclear warheads, according to a Jan. 23 request for information.
DOCUMENT: Air Force GBSD Request For Information
DefenseAlert, Jan. 23, 2015 -- The Congressional Budget Office has estimated the cost to maintain and upgrade the nation's nuclear enterprise is $348 billion through 2024 as the Pentagon and Energy Department pursue new programs to recapitalize the strategic submarine, intercontinental ballistic missile and bomber forces.
DOCUMENT: CBO Report On Projected Costs Of U.S. Nuclear Forces, 2015 To 2024
DefenseAlert, Jan. 23, 2015 -- The Army, Marine Corps and U.S. Special Operations Command are the newly designated sponsors of an effort to refashion how, and perhaps why, the U.S. military may fight future wars.
DOCUMENT: DOD Memo On Joint Concept For Integrated Campaigning
DefenseAlert, Jan. 22, 2015 -- An influential defense advisory panel is recommending the Pentagon develop an overarching science and technology strategy, noting that the department's existing strategy is not applicable to driving S&T.
DOCUMENT: DBB Report On DOD's S&T Investments
DefenseAlert, Jan. 22, 2015 -- The Air Force plans to missionize its long-endurance Orion aircraft after the unmanned aerial vehicle broke records by flying non-stop for more than three days, almost tripling the previous endurance standard set by Northrop Grumman's Global Hawk.
Inside the Army, Jan. 26, 2015 -- Army officials at the service's Fires Center of Excellence have begun work on an idea for a "coastal artillery," as pitched by outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel last fall, that could be installed in the Asia-Pacific region.
DefenseAlert, Jan. 22, 2015 -- Outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel used what he said is likely to be his last press conference to again warn the public against the dangers of budgetary sequestration on the Defense Department.