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Jason Sherman March 5, 2021

The Pentagon has turned to software engineers at three different universities to conduct an independent technical assessment of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, a move that signals failure of a 2012 recovery plan for the fifth-generation fighter in the wake of a December decision to indefinitely postpone a full-rate production review required no later than this month.

Courtney Albon March 5, 2021

The Space Development Agency's warfighting council will meet at the end of this month to discuss the key capabilities for the next tranche of the agency's proliferated space architecture.

Aidan Quigley March 5, 2021

The Marine Corps' CH-53K helicopter program faces further cost increases due to the overlap between testing and procurement and an unreliable schedule, according to a Government Accountability Office report released Thursday.

Ethan Sterenfeld March 5, 2021

The Army's tactical wheeled vehicles fleet is unlikely to get the funding it needs to meet acquisition objectives in the next budget, the service's program executive officer for combat support and combat service support said March 4.

Tony Bertuca March 4, 2021

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, in a department-wide memo, pledged today the Pentagon would modernize the military "at a speed and scale that matches a dynamic threat landscape," while also divesting "legacy systems and programs that no longer meet our security needs."

Justin Doubleday March 4, 2021

The Defense Department's weapons contracts include exhaustive requirements ensuring systems can withstand vibration, resist dust and sand and don't have sharp edges that could cut personnel, but most still fail to include detailed cybersecurity specifications, according to a Government Accountability Office report released today.

Drone maker Skydio looks to expand its role in defense market

After being selected by the Army in February to move forward in the service's Short Range Reconnaissance program, Skydio earlier this month announced it has raised $170 million in its latest funding round.

Surface ships, submarines drop in material readiness, INSURV finds

The Navy's surface ship and submarine fleets both experienced drops in material readiness during fiscal year 2020, according to the Navy Board of Inspection and Survey's annual report.

Microsoft: China-linked hacking group targeting systems used by military contractors, think tanks

A Chinese hacking group is exploiting flaws in Microsoft Exchange servers to target email systems used by a wide range of organizations, including military contractors and think tanks, according to Microsoft.

Drone maker Skydio looks to expand its role in defense market

After being selected by the Army in February to move forward in the service's Short Range Reconnaissance program, Skydio earlier this month announced it has raised $170 million in its latest funding round.

Austin promises 'innovation' and divestiture of 'legacy systems'

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, in a department-wide memo, pledged today the Pentagon would modernize the military "at a speed and scale that matches a dynamic threat landscape," while also divesting "legacy systems and programs that no longer meet our security needs."