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Pentagon Not Seeking National Security Waiver For RD-180

In a move that could have major implications for the two companies competing for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle contracts, the Defense Department is not seeking a national security waiver to congressional restrictions placed on the use of the Russian-made RD-180 rocket engine, according to a department spokeswoman.

Pentagon Cleared To Shift $3.9B Between Accounts, Boost Modernization By $350M

Congress has granted the Defense Department permission to shift $3.9 billion between accounts as part of a reallocation of previously appropriated funds, injecting more than $350 million in additional spending into weapons modernization accounts and giving the Pentagon a green light to launch three new-start projects.
DOCUMENT: Congressionally Approved FY-15 Omnibus Reprogramming Requests

CYBERCOM Official: FY-17 Budget Could Impact Training Initiative

The deputy commander of U.S. Cyber Command on Oct. 9 said the Defense Department has made steady progress in establishing the core element of its tactical force in cyberspace, but that further progress is contingent on funding for a new, 24/7 training capability.

F-35C Wraps Up Flight Tests During Second Round Of Sea Trials

ABOARD THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER EISENHOWER -- The carrier variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has completed the flight-test portion of the second round of sea trials, with officials testing among other things the aircraft’s ability to launch and recover with an internal weapons load.

GAO: DOD Planning $6.2 Billion In SSA Spending Through FY-20

The Defense Department is on track to spend approximately $6.2 billion on its core space situational awareness systems through fiscal year 2020, according to a recent Government Accountability Office briefing.

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Insitu To Build UAS Capacity In Kenya, Cameroon

The United States is awarding contracts to Insitu to supply the air forces of Kenya and Cameroon with unmanned aerial systems in an effort to help the nations address ongoing terrorism threats within their borders.
DOCUMENT: Navy J&A Documents On ScanEagle Contracts For Kenya, Cameroon

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