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Jason Sherman June 30, 2022

The Missile Defense Agency's testing program barely conducted half of its planned flight, ground and cybersecurity tests in 2021 -- extending a long-running pattern of under-executing assessments necessary to demonstrate new capabilities U.S. commanders depend on to protect the U.S. public, allies and armed forces from advanced missile threats.

Audrey Decker June 29, 2022

The Navy conducted a tabletop exercise in a fictionalized area of the Western Pacific to simulate the impact of climate change on its operations.

Evan Ochsner June 29, 2022

Company leaders and Army officials continue to express confidence in the service's next-generation forward reconnaissance helicopter, even as analysts and experts cast doubt on the program's future, citing potential budget constraints and other capabilities that could fulfill the aircraft's roles.

Jason Sherman June 29, 2022

The Missile Defense Agency failed to deliver one-third of the most advanced guided missiles the Navy requires to defend ships and allies from ballistic missiles around the world, with particular difficulty producing the newest and most powerful Aegis interceptor -- the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA -- slated for Japan, U.S. destroyers and land sites to defend against Iranian threats.

Michael Marrow June 29, 2022

The Air Force is looking to enhance its current tanker fleet with a suite of upgrades for the KC-46A Pegasus and KC-135 Stratotanker, according to a request for information recently posted by the service.

Ethan Sterenfeld June 29, 2022

The Army will station more support elements in Europe but will not increase the number of brigade combat teams permanently based there, the Defense Department announced today.

Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office seeking information for advanced manufacturing

The Air Force's Rapid Sustainment Office 197665 is seeking industry feedback for advanced manufacturing to reduce sustainment and operational costs along with improving mission readiness.

Budgetary reprogramming for Navy’s CVN-73 overhaul reduced

The Navy is shifting $122.6 million in funding for the refueling and complex overhaul of aircraft carrier George Washington (CVN-73) -- an over-budget refueling program.

DOD plans to finalize rulemaking in December allowing officials to assess compliance with NIST standard

The Pentagon is planning to issue a final rule in December establishing a regime for Defense Department acquisition officials to conduct assessments of a contractor's compliance with NIST Special Publication 800-171.