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Ethan Sterenfeld September 17, 2021

PICATINNY ARSENAL, NJ -- Determining the doctrine needed to fight with the Extended Range Cannon Artillery will be as much of a focus as the technical changes from existing howitzers in an upcoming yearlong operational experiment, service officials told Inside Defense Sept. 15.

Aidan Quigley September 17, 2021

The Navy plans to launch an independent review of its Next Generation Jammer-Low Band contract later this month after the Government Accountability Office upheld a protest Northrop Grumman filed against the award to L3Harris Technologies last month.

Jason Sherman September 17, 2021

The House next week will consider a proposal to launch a sweeping assessment on the efficacy of long-range missile defense programs in the context of overall security of the United States, specifically a proposal to charter the National Academy of Sciences to explore potential adverse consequences associated with the $202 billion program to develop and procure the Ballistic Missile Defense System.

Audrey Decker September 17, 2021

The Marine Corps is looking to give more autonomy to its organic fires munitions, a technical approach that may allow the service to "swarm" a target.

Courtney Albon September 17, 2021

As House lawmakers push the Defense Department to drive down the F-35's long-term sustainment costs, the head of the joint program office said this week the Defense Department is taking steps to secure more of the technical data rights that could create future options to shift toward a more government-managed, competitive approach to sustaining the Joint Strike Fighter enterprise.

Sara Friedman September 16, 2021

The Defense Department is not planning to release the final rule cementing the implementation of its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program in September, due to an ongoing internal review expected to conclude toward the end of 2021.

DIU seeks proposals for new commercial technologies

The Defense Innovation Unit wants industry to submit proposals for innovative commercial technologies that accelerate attainment of defense capabilities, according to a notice posted today.

New U.S. submarine pact with Australia, U.K. triggers industrial base questions

The United States and the U.K. are entering into a new tripartite alliance with Australia in the Indo-Pacific region that will allow the Aussies access to sensitive U.S. technology to purchase nuclear-powered submarines for the first time.

Pentagon internal review delays plans to release CMMC final rule in September

The Defense Department is not planning to release the final rule cementing the implementation of its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program in September, due to an ongoing internal review expected to conclude toward the end of 2021.