DefenseAlert, July 28, 2015 -- The Air Force and Missile Defense Agency are "very close" to wrapping up an analysis of alternatives for a follow-on to the Space-Based Infrared System constellation, and officials expect that the next-generation solution will need to meet a range of needs from multiple organizations.
DefenseAlert, July 28, 2015 -- Thursday's planned senior leadership conference run by Defense Secretary Ash Carter will be aimed at getting the Pentagon's arms around budgetary challenges ahead in fiscal year 2017, specifically with regard to new investments in innovative technologies, according to Frank Kendall, the Defense Department's acquisition chief.
DefenseAlert, July 28, 2015 -- Lockheed Martin's announcement last week that it plans to sell or spin off services work worth about $6 billion is likely to boost the reshaping already underway in the market, executives and analysts say.
DefenseAlert, July 28, 2015 -- Navy Secretary Ray Mabus will release a roadmap later this year to guide the service's acquisition and fielding of directed-energy weapons, as he eyes establishing a program of record for such platforms in fiscal year 2018.
Inside the Navy, July 27, 2015 -- The Navy is on track to start an operational assessment for the MQ-4C Triton program next month where the system will demonstrate tactics and procedures, according to a service official.
Inside the Army, July 27, 2015 -- With recruiting programs well underway for assembling the service's cadre of cyber warriors, leaders are now considering the question of what equipment those forces will need for their jobs.
DefenseAlert, July 24, 2015 -- Conference committee debate on the proposed Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act is scheduled to slip into September, though a compromise has emerged between House and Senate negotiators on the future of acquisition reform, according to sources on Capitol Hill.