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Jason Sherman | January 24, 2020

The newest Virginia-class submarine order is estimated to cost nearly $10 billion more than the $22.2 billion contract announced last month, thanks to the price tag of major subsystems the government must separately procure and deliver to the shipbuilder for inclusion in the new boats.

Tony Bertuca | January 24, 2020

The Pentagon has released its new Adaptive Acquisition Framework, which defense officials say will dramatically accelerate a notoriously slow and cumbersome system.

Mallory Shelbourne | January 24, 2020

In evaluating the Ship Self-Defense System, the Navy found Raytheon's technical edge was not worth its much higher price, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

Justin Katz | January 24, 2020

A government watchdog says the organization responsible for surge sealift ships failed to accurately report readiness statistics and could have jeopardized combatant commanders' decisions as a result, adding to series of public criticisms detailing problems with the Pentagon's maritime logistics forces.

Tony Bertuca | January 24, 2020

Defense Secretary Mark Esper called on Congress today to take a "leap" and support the Pentagon's plans to divest legacy weapon systems so new investments can be made in emerging technologies.

The Defense Department is required at the beginning of next month to produce a framework for improved cybersecurity of the nation's defense industrial base, including regulations and metrics for measuring the security of contractors with implications for software development and cloud computing.

Setbacks in the Air Force's program to ready the B-2 bomber to fight in contested environments triggered a new Selected Acquisition Report for the project, generating a previously unreported October assessment on the consequences of an 18-month, key software delivery delay that is forecast to push initial operations of the modernized bomber from 2022 to 2024.

Defense Secretary Mark Esper called on Congress today to take a "leap" and support the Pentagon's plans to divest legacy weapon systems so new investments can be made in emerging technologies.

Lockheed adds Dunford to board

Lockheed Martin said today its board of directors has elected retired Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to its board, effective Feb. 10.

Navy tallies nearly $34 billion tab, including GFE, for Block V Virginia-class buy

The newest Virginia-class submarine order is estimated to cost nearly $10 billion more than the $22.2 billion contract announced last month, thanks to the price tag of major subsystems the government must separately procure and deliver to the shipbuilder for inclusion in the new boats.

VT MAK completes Synthetic Training Environment technical assessment

VT MAK announced today it successfully completed a technical assessment on the Army’s Common Synthetic Environment, a crucial part of the Synthetic Training Environment modernization priority.

Pentagon releases new guidelines to accelerate acquisition

The Pentagon has released its new Adaptive Acquisition Framework, which defense officials say will dramatically accelerate a notoriously slow and cumbersome system.

XQ-58A Valkyrie returns to flight after October mishap

A demonstrator for the Air Force's effort to quickly acquire low-cost, expendable aircraft that may eventually play a role in the Advanced Battle Management System has returned to flight after experiencing a mishap in October.

Esper calls on Congress to back DOD plans to divest legacy weapons

Defense Secretary Mark Esper called on Congress today to take a "leap" and support the Pentagon's plans to divest legacy weapon systems so new investments can be made in emerging technologies.