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Jason Sherman | January 23, 2020

Setbacks in the Air Force's program to ready the B-2 bomber to fight in contested environments triggered a new Selected Acquisition Report for the project, generating a previously unreported October assessment on the consequences of an 18-month, key software delivery delay that is forecast to push initial operations of the modernized bomber from 2022 to 2024.

Sara Sirota | January 23, 2020

The Air Force's effort to help allies modernize their militaries is facing a new set of challenges -- higher demand for fourth-generation fighter jets and segregated air and missile defense systems.

Courtney Albon | January 23, 2020

The Air Force could expand its recent $442 million contract to Raytheon to develop force element terminals for the Family of Beyond-Line-of-Sight Terminals program if the service secures funding for a validated objective requirement to install the systems on its tanker fleet.

Jaspreet Gill | January 22, 2020

The Army's "soldier-centered design" approach is aiding in the development of next generation technologies and capabilities, including the new Integrated Visual Augmentation System, by putting the needs of the soldier first.

Justin Katz | January 22, 2020

The Navy needs to send clear signals to the hypersonics industrial base in anticipation of the coming transition from developing prototypes to producing the weapon systems at scale, according to the service's acting chief civilian.

The Defense Department is required at the beginning of next month to produce a framework for improved cybersecurity of the nation's defense industrial base, including regulations and metrics for measuring the security of contractors with implications for software development and cloud computing.

Setbacks in the Air Force's program to ready the B-2 bomber to fight in contested environments triggered a new Selected Acquisition Report for the project, generating a previously unreported October assessment on the consequences of an 18-month, key software delivery delay that is forecast to push initial operations of the modernized bomber from 2022 to 2024.

Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said this week the Army gets a smaller slice of the spending pie than the other services, contributing to a public discussion by service leaders about who deserves more funding.

AeroVironment names new CFO

AeroVironment said today it has named Kevin McDonnell chief financial officer, effective Feb. 10.

Navy expects SSC deliveries in 2020 but technical, production issues remain

The Navy expects to receive several Ship to Shore Connectors this year, but residual issues revealed in last year's budget request remain, according to a service official overseeing the program.

VT MAK completes Synthetic Training Environment technical assessment

VT MAK announced today it successfully completed a technical assessment on the Army’s Common Synthetic Environment, a crucial part of the Synthetic Training Environment modernization priority.

GAO warns Pentagon against prizing acquisition speed over reliability

The Government Accountability Office has noticed the Defense Department's increased emphasis on accelerating its notoriously slow acquisition system, but the watchdog agency is concerned weapon system reliability might be sacrificed at the expense of speed.

New future surface combatant fleet analysis validates contribution of medium, large USVs to fight

The Navy is expected to finalize next month a major new analysis of its future surface combatant fleet that recommends how many medium- and large-displacement unmanned surface vehicles to fold into fighting formations with destroyers, cruisers, Littoral Combat Ships and frigates.

Esper says budget will have new tech investments

Defense Secretary Mark Esper provided a brief budget preview yesterday, telling reporters the Pentagon intends to invest new money in weapon system modernization.