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Jason Sherman | June 18, 2018

The Missile Defense Agency's reliance on undefinitized contracts -- which the military uses to authorize companies to begin work on weapons projects before agreeing to final terms -- has increased dramatically over the last five years, according to a congressional audit.

Justin Katz | June 18, 2018

Concerned by the Navy's "mismanagement," the House Appropriations Committee is recommending rescinding $115 million of fiscal year 2018 funds from the Tomahawk missile program, according to the report accompanying the panel's FY-19 defense spending bill.

Justin Doubleday | June 15, 2018

The Pentagon has an ongoing damage assessment into the hack of a Navy contractor's networks that reportedly saw China steal troves of data on a sensitive program to outfit submarines with a supersonic, anti-ship missile.

Justin Doubleday | June 14, 2018

The Pentagon, on the heels of completing a review of its manufacturing industrial base, will soon begin studying whether U.S. industry is prepared to deliver the game-changing technologies the Defense Department seeks to field in the future.

Courtney Albon | June 14, 2018

The head of the Air Force Sustainment Center told lawmakers Thursday the intellectual property that supports weapon system development has become more valuable than the actual hardware -- a shift that has sparked some concern among lawmakers and the Defense Department as they struggle to negotiate with industry for access to those data rights.

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) said this week he wants to work with his Senate counterparts to send a final fiscal year 2019 defense authorization bill to President Trump by the end of July.

The Pentagon has an ongoing damage assessment into the hack of a Navy contractor's networks that reportedly saw China steal troves of data on a sensitive program to outfit submarines with a supersonic, anti-ship missile.

A series of demonstrations this month at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada could pave the way for a new technology meant to vastly improve the quality of the service's training for fourth- and fifth-generation aircraft.

Lawmakers are lining up to support the Army's fast-track project to rapidly develop and field an air- and missile-defense system that can be bolted onto the Stryker vehicle, a potential billion-dollar effort to harden ground forces in Europe from Russian threats which service leaders did not formally validate until after the Pentagon submitted its fiscal year 2019 budget to Congress.

MDA's reliance on undefinitized contract actions skyrockets, GAO finds

The Missile Defense Agency's reliance on undefinitized contracts -- which the military uses to authorize companies to begin work on weapons projects before agreeing to final terms -- has increased dramatically over the last five years, according to a congressional audit.

Senate passes FY-19 defense policy bill

The full Senate late this afternoon passed the $716 billion fiscal year 2019 defense authorization bill by an 85-10 vote.

Moore: Navy may competitively bid future attack sub maintenance

The Navy may offer more attack submarine work to private industry, which would be a reversal of its current maintenance structure, according to a senior official.

Trump's nominee for ambassador to South Korea says nuclear threat from North Korea remains

Harry Harris, President Trump's nominee for ambassador to South Korea, said during a Senate hearing today the nuclear threat stemming from North Korea remains a danger, despite Trump's statements to the contrary.

Trump orders DOD to create 'space force'

President Trump announced today he is directing the Defense Department to establish an independent "space force."

House panel would slash Navy MQ-25 air vehicle request by more than 40 percent

A key House panel is proposing to cut the Navy's MQ-25 Stingray fiscal year 2019 budget request by more than 40 percent, dealing the high-profile project to develop a catapult-launched unmanned aircraft system a major funding setback just as the service this summer is set to select a contractor to lead the program.