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Jason Sherman | May 23, 2018

Lawmakers have proposed a nearly 20 percent cut to the Army's planned procurement of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle in fiscal year 2019, a surprise blow to one of the service's major modernization efforts just as the Oshkosh-led manufacturing program is poised to accelerate production.

Rachel Karas | May 23, 2018

The Pentagon's annual assessment of the defense industrial base shares concerns with Capitol Hill about the future of solid-rocket motors, including the potential for competition and continued research and development in the face of the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent program.

Lee Hudson | May 23, 2018

The Navy's redesigned propulsion plant for the multibillion-dollar aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) was the cause of the ship having to return to port in Norfolk, VA, before the end of a test period, and the service confirmed the modified system was not fully tested on land before going to sea.

Justin Doubleday | May 23, 2018

The Defense Department's new chief information officer says there is "no such thing" as one solution to meet all of DOD's cloud computing requirements, even as the department moves forward with a controversial plan to award one contract for its enterprise cloud program.

Courtney McBride | May 23, 2018

The Army has postponed "indefinitely" its plan to upgrade the M113 armored personnel carrier for echelons above brigade -- an approach billed as an interim solution to the mobility and survivability limitations of the Vietnam-era vehicle.

The White House has registered objections to several reform proposals in the House Armed Services Committee's version of the fiscal year 2019 defense authorization bill, opposing provisions that would eliminate or transfer the Strategic Capabilities Office, expand the authority of the Defense Department's chief management officer and migrate the capabilities of the Defense Information Systems Agency to other Pentagon entities.

As new aircraft come online like the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, CH-53K King Stallion and a slew of unmanned aerial systems, the Marine Corps is revising its maintenance qualification standards to make the transition easier for mechanics and other personnel.

The Defense Department recently submitted an interim report to Congress on the organization and management of the military space enterprise, and while it doesn't include any evaluation of the proposal to create a separate Space Corps, it does reveal several ongoing efforts to improve space acquisition, budgeting and warfighting.

GBSD program could threaten solid-rocket motor industrial base, DOD report says

The Pentagon's annual assessment of the defense industrial base shares concerns with Capitol Hill about the future of solid-rocket motors, including the potential for competition and continued research and development in the face of the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent program.

GAO spots new targets for Pentagon cost cutting

The Defense Department could save money in the coming years if it were to assign a single organization to oversee Global Positioning System receiver card modernization and streamline defense distribution centers, according to an annual report on efficiency and waste from the Government Accountability Office.

Navy could not fully test CVN-78 redesigned propulsion plant on land

The Navy's redesigned propulsion plant for the multibillion-dollar aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) was the cause of the ship having to return to port in Norfolk, VA, before the end of a test period, and the service confirmed the modified system was not fully tested on land before going to sea.

Key Pentagon nominations sent to full Senate

The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved several nominations for senior Defense Department positions and sent them to the full chamber for consideration.

New CIO says 'no such thing' as one solution to meet military's cloud requirements

The Defense Department's new chief information officer says there is "no such thing" as one solution to meet all of DOD's cloud computing requirements, even as the department moves forward with a controversial plan to award one contract for its enterprise cloud program.

MDA solicits ideas for kinetic interceptors to destroy ICBMs during boost-phase

The Missile Defense Agency is soliciting ideas for a kinetic interceptor to destroy ballistic missiles during the boost-phase of flight, a first step in establishing a parallel -- or potential rival -- program to the technologically ambitious effort to develop a speed-of-light weapon to kill long-range enemy missiles immediately after launch.