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Jason Sherman | April 6, 2020

The novel coronavirus global pandemic that is currently spreading around the world will lead to an eventual reordering of U.S. national priorities that squeezes defense spending and accelerates efforts to draw down U.S. overseas deployments, according to a defense and foreign policy expert.

Courtney Albon | April 6, 2020

The Space Development Agency aims to release a formal request for proposals for its first tranche of transport communication satellites -- a capability the Pentagon expects will serve as the backbone and "main unifying thrust" of its joint all-domain command-and-control efforts, according to SDA director Derek Tournear.

Mallory Shelbourne | April 2, 2020

U.S. Indo-Pacific Command needs approximately $20 billion in the next six years to execute the Pentagon's National Defense Strategy, according to a document obtained by Inside Defense.

Justin Doubleday | April 2, 2020

The Defense Department's top official in Silicon Valley wants to ensure struggling technology startups will qualify for emergency small business loans, as he worries companies could instead turn to Chinese and Russian investors.

Courtney Albon | April 2, 2020

The Air Force announced today it has reached two significant agreements with Boeing to release $882 million the service had withheld due to continued design challenges with the KC-46 remote visual system and to move ahead with a two-step redesign of the KC-46 remote visual system.

The Hypersonic Conventional Strike Weapon, one of two Air Force programs intended to create a prototype that can travel faster than Mach 5 to boost the military’s strategic assets for near-peer competition, has officially been canceled.

The Army is moving ahead with the second generation of its Mounted Assured Positioning Navigation and Timing System following a successful first-generation fielding.

Navy awards HII $1.5 billion contract modification for LPD-31

The Navy today announced it has awarded a $1.5 billion contract modification to Huntington Ingalls Industries for the LPD-31 amphibious transport dock ship.

Industry groups seek six-month extension in federal ban on contractors using Huawei, ZTE

Two defense industry groups, citing the coronavirus outbreak, are pressing lawmakers to provide a six-month extension to the deadline for when federal contractors are banned from using Chinese telecommunications products like Huwaei and ZTE.

Thornberry offers new DOD reform bill targeting acquisition requirements and sustainment

House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Mac Thornberry (R-TX) has unveiled a standalone Pentagon reform bill he hopes to include in the fiscal year 2021 defense authorization bill.

Army seeking information on autonomous unmanned ground vehicle

The Army Corps of Engineers is seeking capability statements from potential vendors for an unmanned ground vehicle with autonomous capabilities.

Analyst: Pandemic will squeeze defense spending as nation's focus shifts to health care

The novel coronavirus global pandemic that is currently spreading around the world will lead to an eventual reordering of U.S. national priorities that squeezes defense spending and accelerates efforts to draw down U.S. overseas deployments, according to a defense and foreign policy expert.