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Panel: Army S&T funding inadequate to support 'big bets' on potential disruptive technologies

Jason Sherman | Dec. 15, 2017

Army funding is insufficient to support work on projects with potential to deliver new and disruptive technologies for the future force, according to an influential service advisory panel.

Pentagon aims to grow use of 'other transaction' agreements to speed acquisition

Justin Doubleday | Dec. 15, 2017

The Pentagon wants to increasingly use "other transaction" authority to accelerate acquisition timelines and bolster its business with commercial companies, but DOD officials concede the department faces a lack of knowledge about the unusual contracting method.

DOD driving toward new electromagnetic spectrum battle management ideas

Rachel Karas | Dec. 15, 2017

The Joint Staff has wrapped up a Functional Capabilities Board review of an electromagnetic battle management initial capabilities document to be approved by the Joint Capabilities Board early next year, military officials recently told Inside the Air Force.

Three munitions programs see progress, new money

Rachel Karas | Dec. 15, 2017

Industry this week noted progress on a slate of Air Force weapons -- including two early-stage programs -- the Defense Department wants to add onto aircraft in the next few years.

JSpOC transitioning to new coalition operations center in 2018

Courtney Albob | Dec. 15, 2017

U.S. Strategic Command Chief Gen. John Hyten wants the Air Force's Joint Space Operations Center to transition to a coalition operations hub by the end of 2018.

Air Force C3 office seeks new ideas to integrate ISR into kill chain

Rachel Karas | Dec. 15, 2017

The Air Force is gathering ideas from industry to shape the next generation of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities as it retires the MQ-1 Predator and looks to the future of its big-wing battle management, command-and-control and ISR platforms.

New report finds significant decline in DOD's prime vendors

Tony Bertuca and Marjorie Censer | Dec. 14, 2017

The number of vendors receiving prime contracts from the Pentagon shrank by 17,000 during the defense drawdown, according to a new report commissioned by the Aerospace Industries Association and undertaken by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Washington insiders who have seen elements of the unfinished National Defense Strategy say it will create a framework that requires the Pentagon to focus on modernization over a more traditional buildup of military forces.

The Navy investigated a series of physiological episodes involving aircraft pilots on a case-by-case basis and not as a series of related events, according to a new government report that suggests the service could have more effectively reviewed the problem.

The Joint Staff has wrapped up a Functional Capabilities Board review of an electromagnetic battle management initial capabilities document to be approved by the Joint Capabilities Board early next year, military officials recently told Inside the Air Force.

The head of Army Materiel Command has directed a review of the six strategic sourcing contracts under his authority to assess whether the contract requirements were defined correctly and whether the most effective vehicle was used.

Stephenson to depart Boeing board

Boeing said today Randall Stephenson, the chief executive of AT&T, has resigned from Boeing's board of directors "to devote his time and attention to matters at AT&T," according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

House appropriator introduces new CR with defense exemption

House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) introduced a bill Wednesday that would fully fund defense in fiscal year 2018, but would place the rest of government spending under a stopgap continuing resolution until Jan. 19.

Trump to unveil National Security Strategy

President Trump is scheduled to deliver a speech Monday explaining the administration's new National Security Strategy.

JSpOC transitioning to new coalition operations center in 2018

U.S. Strategic Command Chief Gen. John Hyten wants the Air Force's Joint Space Operations Center to transition to a coalition operations hub by the end of 2018.