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MDA plans pair of tests this fall to expand Aegis BMD capabilities

Jason Sherman | Sept. 29, 2016
The Pentagon plans to conduct a pair of flight tests this fall that aim to advance capabilities of the Aegis BMD system, including the first intercept attempt using a new, larger, guided missile developed with Japan and -- in a separate planned event -- attempt to knock down a pair of ballistic missile targets in rapid succession with SM-6 interceptors.

Marine Corps sets up rapid capabilities office

Justin Doubleday | Sept. 29, 2016
The Marine Corps has established a Rapid Capabilities Office at its warfighting laboratory to quickly experiment with promising technologies, following the leads of the other military services in forming such organizations.

DLA official: Agency working with services on data rights issues in new programs

Marjorie Censer | Sept. 28, 2016
The Defense Logistics Agency is seeking early engagement with the military services on new acquisition programs to ensure they consider technical data rights issues that can emerge later, according to an agency official.

Defense Business Alert

SwitchPitch, in first defense event, seeks to connect large contractors with startups

SwitchPitch, a platform that convenes big companies with startups, held its first aerospace and defense-focused event Tuesday, featuring contractors including BAE Systems and Harris.

Defense Budget Alert

Statement of administration policy

The White House has submitted a statement of administration policy on the fiscal year 2017 continuing resolution passed by lawmakers yesterday.