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New report shows number of security clearances declined in 2015

Marjorie Censer | June 30, 2016
The number of government and contractor employees with security clearances fell to 4.2 million in fiscal year 2015, down more than 900,000 from two years earlier, according to a new report from the office of the director of national intelligence.

DARPA plans proposers' day for reusable hypersonic propulsion system

Jordana Mishory | June 30, 2016
The Pentagon's advanced research arm intends to hold a proposers' day next month for a program that seeks to develop and demonstrate a reusable propulsion system for hypersonic aircraft that can affordably and safely transition from moving at low speeds to faster than the speed of sound.

Breedlove: NATO should consider creating independent A2/AD capabilities

Jordana Mishory | June 29, 2016
As potential adversaries like Russia increase their anti-access, area-denial capabilities, NATO nations should consider pursuing a similar path, according to retired Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove, the former supreme allied commander for Europe.

Defense Business Alert

CACI: Internal research spending is 'modest'

CACI International is focused on integrating and applying technology that is, in many cases, developed by others, not in spending significant internal funds on development, the company's chief executive said today.

Defense Budget Alert

OMB derides House spending bill's cut to Navy rapid prototyping fund

The Obama administration is knocking a $42 million cut to the Navy's request for establishing a new rapid prototyping and demonstration program included in the House's fiscal year 2017 defense spending bill.