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Justin Doubleday | December 12, 2019

Despite facing a lawsuit in the Court of Federal Claims, the Pentagon is moving forward on the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud services contract with plans to transition a number of "early adopters" to the Microsoft-provided cloud environment including U.S. Transportation Command, Special Operations Command and the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center.

Justin Doubleday | December 12, 2019

Lawmakers have cut a provision in the fiscal year 2020 defense policy bill that would have given the Pentagon more power over electromagnetic spectrum resources after the telecommunications industry raised concerns about the "proposed power shift."

Jaspreet Gill | December 12, 2019

The Army will begin testing prototypes of the Future Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System with five brigade combat teams next April.

Courtney Albon | December 12, 2019

As momentum builds in Congress and within the Pentagon for declassifying information about threats in space and the Air Force's attempt to defend against them, the Space and Missile Systems Center is taking steps to share more information with industry about how it can contribute to that work.

Mallory Shelbourne | December 11, 2019

House and Senate lawmakers are providing the Navy incremental funding authority to purchase its next San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock vessel.

As momentum builds in Congress and within the Pentagon for declassifying information about threats in space and the Air Force's attempt to defend against them, the Space and Missile Systems Center is taking steps to share more information with industry about how it can contribute to that work.

High-priority Missile Defense Agency projects slated for fiscal year 2020 are at risk of being hamstrung beginning this month if Congress and the White House do not agree to a spending bill, with a Standard Missile-3 Block IB multiyear procurement deal, launch of the Next Generation Interceptor program and more at risk in the event of a yearlong continuing resolution.

Authorizers seeking report on future carrier, amphib air wing compositions

House and Senate authorizers are seeking a report from the Navy about the composition of the next-generation carrier and amphibious ship air wings.

Defense bill limits commerce secretary's ability to remove Huawei from Entity List

The fiscal year 2020 defense authorization conference bill includes language requiring congressional notification before the commerce secretary can remove Huawei from the "Entity List" restricting sales of U.S. components to the Chinese telecom, a procedural hurdle added to the bill amid congressional concerns over the Trump administration's commitment to maintaining a hard line on the cyber threat from China.

Navy used contracting waiver for CH-53K, AARGM contracts to expedite acquisition cycle

The Navy earlier this year used a waiver in federal contracting law to more quickly award contracts for a heavy-lift helicopter and guided missile, according to a Navy spokeswoman.

McConnell: Senate to vote on defense policy bill next week

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said today the Senate will vote next week on the fiscal year 2020 defense authorization bill.