CH-53K concludes initial operational test en route to production decision

Jason Sherman | Oct. 21, 2016
The Marine Corps' $29 billion project to modernize its heavy-lift helicopter fleet has completed a two-week evaluation of the CH-53K King Stallion -- a key event in the campaign to ready the aircraft development program for low-rate production by prime contractor Sikorsky in early 2017.

Rogers reveals last-ditch concerns about Air Force weather plan

Courtney Albon | Oct. 21, 2016
The chairman of the House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee is concerned the Air Force's plan to address two key gaps in its space-based weather monitoring mission do not satisfy all of the requirements for meeting that mission.

Bunch optimistic on open systems progress amid standardization, OTA push

Rachel Karas | Oct. 21, 2016
The Air Force's top uniformed acquisition official said this week the service doesn't need much more in law, policy or guidance to achieve its open-architecture goals, noting that more bureaucracy could hinder its work.

Defense Business Alert

Following push into government services market, KBR seeks new opportunities

After moving to acquire Wyle and Honeywell Technology Solutions, KBR is focused on finding new contracts to pursue, a company executive told Inside Defense.

Defense Budget Alert

VCNO: Navy changing POM build to emphasize strategy, realigning HQ staff to support process

The Navy is changing how it builds future budgets and realigning headquarters staff to support that change to emphasize earlier in the process the service's strategic goals, according to the vice chief of naval operations.