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Courtney Albon | September 20, 2019

The head of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center said this week that if Congress requires significant changes to its Launch Services Procurement strategy, it could disrupt the ongoing source-selection process and potentially require bidders to rework their proposals.

Sara Sirota | September 20, 2019

Aiming to tap into technology innovation occurring in industry and academia, Air Force acquisition executive Will Roper may soon empower AFWERX -- a hub that promotes a startup culture among airmen -- with the authority to award contracts on behalf of the service.

Tony Bertuca | September 20, 2019

The Pentagon has released a brief list of weapons programs that will be disrupted if Congress passes a short-term continuing resolution to avoid a government shutdown.

Justin Katz | September 20, 2019

Boeing last night announced that the company’s MQ-25 Stingray prototype, dubbed T1, has completed its first test flight. (UPDATED)

Jason Sherman | September 19, 2019

The collapse of a planned $661 million Air Force and Missile Defense Agency project to develop an air-launched, guided missile interceptor that promised to chase down and destroy enemy intercontinental ballistic missiles immediately after launch was a "spectacular learning event" and a "good failure," according to a senior Pentagon official.

The Missile Defense Agency aims to issue a final request for proposals for the Next-Generation Interceptor project next month, according to a top Defense Department official, as MDA is swiftly moving past the failure of the Redesigned Kill Vehicle program.

The acting director of the Space Development Agency told reporters this week the agency is working to establish offices in California, Alabama and Colorado to be sure that the work it’s doing is integrated with efforts at key space acquisition hubs.

The Army may have to do without the money it was expecting to save by cutting the CH-47 Chinook Block II upgrade in favor of modernizing other priority programs, according to the service's deputy chief of staff (G-8).

AMC chief not satisfied with Boeing's progress on KC-46 remote vision system

The Air Force has withheld approximately $532 million from Boeing on the 19 KC-46 tankers the contractor has delivered and is considering adding more "pressure" should the company fail to deliver a redesigned remote vision system on time.

Navy completes mine countermeasures test on ESB

The Navy said yesterday it has completed testing a mine countermeasures mission package onboard the expeditionary sea base Hershel "Woody" Williams (T-ESB-4).

DOD advancing cyber capabilities in preparation for 'enduring' election security mission

Defense Secretary Mark Esper considers election security an "enduring mission" for the Defense Department, as DOD advances its cyber capabilities to thwart potential influence operations executed by adversaries like Russia and China ahead of 2020.

Boeing says MQ-25 has completed first test flight

Boeing last night announced that the company’s MQ-25 Stingray prototype, dubbed T1, has completed its first test flight. (UPDATED)

Pentagon says CR will disrupt hypersonics work

The Pentagon has released a brief list of weapons programs that will be disrupted if Congress passes a short-term continuing resolution to avoid a government shutdown.