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Courtney Albon | November 18, 2019

The Government Accountability Office has sustained Blue Origin's protest of Phase 2 of the Air Force's Launch Services Procurement effort and is recommending the service amend the solicitation.

Justin Katz | November 18, 2019

A trade association representing the country's shipbuilders sent lawmakers a letter last week warning that another continuing resolution would lead to sizable reductions in its industry's workforce and operations.

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Tony Bertuca, Marjorie Censer | November 18, 2019

When the Pentagon's top negotiator told a public meeting last year that a controversial proposal to change the way the Defense Department paid contractors had been approved at the highest levels, the defense industry was worried.

Tony Bertuca | November 15, 2019

The Defense Department for the second year in a row failed to obtain a clean financial opinion from auditors and does not expect to achieve one for at least several years, though Pentagon officials say they are making steady progress.

Justin Katz | November 15, 2019

The Navy has drawn up and is continuously updating a list of programs that may eventually require waivers from Congress under the ongoing continuing resolution, according to two top service officials.

The head of the F-35 joint program office revealed today that a dispute between the government and prime contractor Lockheed Martin over intellectual property rights -- which has driven delays integrating the jet into a new Joint Simulation Environment -- is currently under protest and awaiting a decision from the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals.

The Navy has drawn up and is continuously updating a list of programs that may eventually require waivers from Congress under the ongoing continuing resolution, according to two top service officials.

The F-35 joint program office plans to "coalesce" by next September four lines of effort aimed at improving the jet’s troubled Autonomic Logistics Information System and is crafting a detailed plan for how to implement the redesigned ALIS.

The Army recently awarded Unified Business Technologies an other transaction agreement to further test its “StrikeShield” vehicle active protection system, which will inform the service’s APS effort for the Stryker vehicle.

GAO sustains Blue Origin's launch services protest, recommends USAF amend RFP

The Government Accountability Office has sustained Blue Origin's protest of Phase 2 of the Air Force's Launch Services Procurement effort and is recommending the service amend the solicitation.

Shipbuilders warn Congress another CR would cause 'sizable reductions' to workforce, operations

A trade association representing the country's shipbuilders sent lawmakers a letter last week warning that another continuing resolution would lead to sizable reductions in its industry's workforce and operations.

Air Force holding demos of electronic warfare 'apps' software

The Air Force has been hosting an experiment to test a software-based architecture for electronic warfare "apps" and plans to demonstrate it aboard an EC-130H Compass Call aircraft in support of the service’s new focus on electromagnetic spectrum superiority.

DOD acquisition chief huddles with NATO members at industry forum

Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord said today she met this week with representatives from NATO nations during a conference in Washington, where she raised the issue of U.S. industry’s potential involvement in European Union defense programs.

AFRL completes directed-energy counter-UAS demonstration, on path to program of record

The Air Force Research Lab has finished a round of counter-drone testing that featured five directed-energy weapons that management officials are considering for a possible program of record.

House Democrats propose new CR until Dec. 20

House Democrats have proposed extending a stopgap continuing resolution to keep the federal government funded until Dec. 20.