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Jason Sherman | May 22, 2020

Final testing in the current phase of the competition to design the Next Generation Jammer-Low Band began recently at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD, according to the Navy, a key development in the race between L3Harris and Northrop Grumman for the multibillion-dollar airborne electronic attack modernization project.

Justin Doubleday | May 22, 2020

The director of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center says his organization needs its own acquisition authorities because relying on third parties is too slow.

Mallory Shelbourne | May 22, 2020

Defense Secretary Mark Esper recently argued the Navy needs a fleet larger than the 355-ship goal it has eyed for the last several years.

Courtney Albon | May 22, 2020

Three Senators are pushing for the Government Accountability Office to investigate continued KC-46 tanker delays and review the status of prime contractor Boeing's work to address current deficiencies with the aircraft.

Courtney Albon | May 21, 2020

A new report from the Air Force makes nine recommendations for a tailored, clean-sheet Space Force acquisition system -- proposals the service says will streamline the way the Defense Department develops and acquires space capabilities.

Without fanfare, the Missile Defense Agency in late January posted on the front page of its public website a new organizational chart that marked the culmination of a project last year to retool bureaucratic structures to now account for a wider array of challenges to U.S. forces, allies and the homeland.

The White House has released a new report laying out the broad contours of its plan to confront a rising China, while House and Senate lawmakers prepare to pitch legislation that would give the Pentagon new resources in the Indo-Pacific region.

The Air Force is standing up a joint developmental and operational test force that integrates military, civilian and contractor personnel to support the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent and serve as a model for future programs.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's two high-profile hypersonic weapon technology efforts -- one a boost-glide vehicle the other an air-breathing missile -- are both "going well" despite an apparent delay in planned first flight tests, according to the Pentagon's top technology official.

Perspecta predicts $75 million hit to sales in next year because of COVID-19

Perspecta's chief financial officer said this week the company expects the coronavirus crisis to cut sales in its fiscal year 2021, which began April 1, by $75 million. The outbreak is slated to trim operating income for the year by $20 million.

Perspecta inks contract with HPI Federal to help with NGEN hardware contract

Perspecta has signed a deal with HPI Federal, a subsidiary of HP, worth more than $120 million to assist in "services and integration of the hardware" for the Navy’s Next Generation Enterprise Network program, the company’s chief executive said during a call with analysts this week.

GAO wants DOD to better share major contract info; Sanders cries foul

The Government Accountability Office wants the Defense Department's acquisition chief to better coordinate the sharing of information about the Pentagon’s major contracts now that most mandatory peer reviews are no longer required outside the military departments.

Navy releases MUUV solicitation

The Navy yesterday distributed a request for proposals to industry for the Medium Unmanned Underwater Vehicle, a new UUV program aimed at both intelligence gathering and mine countermeasures.

Griffin 'worried' federal pandemic spending spree could blow back on new weapon plans

Mike Griffin, the Pentagon's chief technology officer, said he is concerned that weapon system research and development spending will soon be squeezed as the federal deficit mounts in the wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak and pressure grows to rein in federal spending -- a view he said should come as no surprise to anyone.