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Justin Doubleday | May 29, 2020

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai says he personally spoke with Defense Secretary Mark Esper prior to the FCC approving Ligado Networks' controversial spectrum license, and Pai pushed back on Pentagon claims in a new letter to lawmakers.

Tony Bertuca | May 29, 2020

Several Senate Democrats are criticizing the Defense Department for spending too little, too slowly to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Pentagon says it intends to send lawmakers a plan today for  using the $10.6 billion in coronavirus relief funds Congress provided in March.

Marjorie Censer | May 29, 2020

The chief executive of Mercury Systems says the company is not expecting the ongoing coronavirus outbreak to delay production or to slow its hiring.

Courtney Albon | May 29, 2020

The Air Force is asking for proofs of concept from industry in response to its plan to lease advanced training aircraft to support a proposed new fighter pilot training program.

Sara Friedman | May 29, 2020

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body is developing standards for assessment that are adaptive to changes made to "source documents" coming from the Defense Department, according to CMMC AB board member Regan Edens.

The Navy’s Philadelphia-based surface warfare center is planning to issue a solicitation in August to partner with a consortium capable of providing a range of different technologies for "maritime sustainment."

The economic slowdown brought on by COVID-19 could set back the Pentagon's nascent efforts to leverage commercial technologies, as venture capital funding recedes and big money government contracts for nontraditional companies remain elusive, according to new reports and interviews with Silicon Valley insiders.

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.

Army looking to add capabilities to its robotic systems

The Army's product manager for unmanned ground vehicles is starting a project to add capabilities, payloads and updates to existing robotic systems, specifically the Man Transportable Robotic System Inc. II and Common Robotic System-Heavy, according to a recent notice.

DOD clashes with Senate Democrats over COVID-19 spending

Several Senate Democrats are criticizing the Defense Department for spending too little, too slowly to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Pentagon says it intends to send lawmakers a plan today for  using the $10.6 billion in coronavirus relief funds Congress provided in March.