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Justin Katz | April 18, 2019

The Navy anticipates it will finish the modeling and simulation work associated with optimizing the layout of all four public shipyards by the end of fiscal year 2020, according to planning documents presented to contractors at a recent industry day.

Ashley Tressel | April 18, 2019

NASHVILLE, TN -- Army National Guard units will be among the first to receive the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft, named the No. 2 priority of the Future Vertical Lift effort, according to the service's vice chief of staff.

Tony Bertuca | April 17, 2019

Speculation is mounting at the Pentagon and on Capitol Hill that President Trump will nominate acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan to the full position upon the conclusion of an inspector general ethics investigation, which government officials said is expected soon.

Sara Sirota | April 17, 2019

The Air Force intends to appoint a chief technology officer, use "vanguard" research programs and expand its workforce as part of a new strategy to revamp the service’s science and technology enterprise by 2030.

Courtney Albon | April 17, 2019

As Raytheon and the Air Force work to complete development of the next-generation GPS III ground segment, OCX, the service is beginning to plan for system sustainment and future capability insertion and is considering whether to compete that work or maintain Raytheon as its prime contractor.

The Defense Department has set a new plan to achieve a ten-fold increase in directed-energy technology over the next decade with potential to power lasers for combat on land, at sea and in air and space and identified existing contract vehicles to begin executing this new Laser Scaling Plan with fiscal year 2019 funds.

The Air Force intends to appoint a chief technology officer, use "vanguard" research programs and expand its workforce as part of a new strategy to revamp the service’s science and technology enterprise by 2030.

The Army has begun deploying a new prototype Long-Range Persistent Surveillance passive sensor developed to meet urgent needs from commanders in Europe, the Pacific and U.S. Central Command, launching a two-year campaign to provide improved capability to detect enemy cruise missiles, aircraft as well as unmanned aircraft systems.

Textron Systems, Bell report lower sales

Textron Systems and Bell, both units of Textron, today said sales in their most recent quarter dipped from the same three-month period a year earlier.

Digital versions of four public shipyards set for completion by end of FY-20

The Navy anticipates it will finish the modeling and simulation work associated with optimizing the layout of all four public shipyards by the end of fiscal year 2020, according to planning documents presented to contractors at a recent industry day.

Air Force 2030 S&T strategy prioritizes rapid development, management reform

The Air Force intends to appoint a chief technology officer, use "vanguard" research programs and expand its workforce as part of a new strategy to revamp the service’s science and technology enterprise by 2030.

Defense industry hopes Thornberry can break Pentagon's acquisition reform backlog

Defense industry advocates say they are waiting for the Pentagon to implement more than 150 acquisition reform measures passed into law several years ago, and they hope new legislation being drafted by House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Mac Thornberry (R-TX) will do something to break up the bureaucratic logjam.

Additional XLUUVs in Navy budget request not guaranteed to Boeing

The four additional Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicles programmed into the future years of the Navy's latest budget request are not guaranteed to be awarded to Boeing, which ostensibly won a competition last month to develop that vessel, according to the deputy program manager.

Air Force to work with Congress on S&T shifts for FY-20 budget

The Air Force's new strategy for science and technology may cause changes in its fiscal year 2020 budget, according to the service's research and development lead.