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The Insider | January 20, 2012

Boeing received the first on-orbit signals from the fourth Wideband Global SATCOM satellite last night, which indicates that the satellite is healthy and ready for operational testing, according to a Jan. 19 company press release.

Daily News | January 12, 2012

The Pentagon is dumping prime contractor Boeing from the troubled Family of Advanced Beyond Line-of-Sight Terminals (FAB-T) program and inviting other contractors to develop the system.

Daily News | January 4, 2012

A Kansas lawmaker is frustrated by Boeing's decision to close a facility in Wichita, KS, and move a portion of work on KC-46 refueling tankers to Puget Sound, WA.

Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) said in a Jan. 4 statement that he was notified two weeks ago that KC-46 tanker work would not continue in Wichita.

Daily News | December 27, 2011

Air Force officials plan to start negotiating a Miniature Air Launched Decoy Jammer variant Lot 5 production contract next spring and the entire process is expected to take six months, according to a service spokeswoman.

Daily News | December 23, 2011

The Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence plans to complete a comprehensive review of the nuclear detonation detection sensors architecture by early 2012, according to a Defense Department spokeswoman.

Daily News | December 12, 2011

LightSquared executives have asked the Pentagon and Transportation Department to investigate a leak of information suggesting that the company's new communications network interfered with 75 percent of certain Global Positioning System receivers that were recently tested.

Daily News | October 26, 2011

Air Force officials believe they can find more energy efficiencies in a tight budget environment and are actively working to do so, a service official said today.

Daily News | October 25, 2011

Lower-tier space suppliers are worried about how expected defense budget cuts could affect their future, the president of the Aerospace Industries Association said today.

Daily News | October 13, 2011

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta today promised to consider a letter signed by multiple lawmakers asking the Defense Department to reconsider a decision to cut back on plans to purchase C-27J Joint Cargo Aircraft.

The Insider | September 26, 2011

Lockheed Martin today delivered the first HC-130J Combat King II to Air Combat Command, according to a company statement.

Daily News | September 15, 2011

National Reconnaissance Office officials believe the Delta IV heavy-lift capability for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program is expensive, the agency's director says, and are open to considering other options to satisfy the launch requirement the Delta IV is slated to fill.

Daily News | August 16, 2011

Air Force officials are saving fuel under an efficiencies push to implement new consumption reduction practices, but the rising price of fuel is cutting into its projected windfall, a top service official said today.

Daily News | July 26, 2011

The Defense Department has a good nuclear deterrence program, a top general said today, but maintaining the funding needed for the sustainment of the program will be a challenge.

Daily News | July 19, 2011

A Defense Department official believes that advanced procurement is "integral" to the Air Force's concept of a new space acquisition plan.

Daily News | May 13, 2011

The Government Accountability Office is scheduled to release a report next month that will examine the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program's acquisition strategy, according to a GAO official.

Daily News | May 11, 2011

Air Force officials will urge House lawmakers to reconsider their recommendation to deny advanced appropriations for a new space acquisition plan, but service officials believe the program can move forward using incremental funding, according to a top service official.

The Insider | May 6, 2011

An Air Force spokesman just tweeted that today's scheduled launch of the first Space-Based Infrared System geosynchronous orbit satellite has been scrubbed.

Daily News | May 3, 2011

A top House panel supports the goals of the Air Force's new Evolutionary Acquisition for Space Efficiency strategy but does not approve of current plans for its implementation, according to congressional documents.

The Insider | April 5, 2011

With three days to go before an ever more likely government shutdown, the Pentagon has yet to issue official guidance to service leaders to determine which functions would continue to be funded while the rest of the federal government goes dark.

Daily News | April 5, 2011

Air Force officials are considering a draft memorandum that would help ensure changes are not made to the KC-46A next-generation tanker program without high-level review, according to a top service official.

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