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MDA soliciting industry ideas for a 'transportable' Ground-based Interceptor

Jason Sherman | April 28, 2017

The Missile Defense Agency is soliciting ideas for a new variant of the Ground-based Interceptor -- one that would not be emplaced in a silo as currently utilized by the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, but moved around, presumably on the back of a heavy truck, in an effort to give commanders more flexible options to defend the nation.

Gayler: Army on 'a path to reviewing and correcting' issues in aviation

Courtney McBride | April 28, 2017

NASHVILLE, TN -- The Army is working to address dozens of recommendations generated by a broad-based review of its aviation portfolio, the aviation branch chief said April 27.

Rogers: First steps to DOD space org reform coming in FY-18 mark

Courtney Albon | April 28, 2017

The chairman of the House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee told Inside the Air Force this week he is working to draft "meaningful language" to include in fiscal year 2018 and 2019 defense policy legislation that would put the Defense Department on a 10-year path toward establishing a standalone "space force."

Air Force switches to best-value Huey recap, sets cost ceiling at $4.1B

Rachel Karas | April 28, 2017

The Air Force will judge helicopters pitched to replace the UH-1N Huey on four criteria that were added into the classified second draft request for proposals earlier this month, a service spokeswoman told Inside the Air Force this week.

Marines intend to reprogram funds to support rapid prototyping efforts

Lee Hudson | April 27, 2017

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, CA -- Facing tighter budgets and an ongoing continuing resolution, the Marine Corps is looking to reprogram funding and use prototyping to stretch their dollars, according to Navy and Marine Corps officials.

KBR CEO: Government services integration 'going very, very well'

KBR's quarterly sales in its government services unit hit $515 million, up $305 million from the same three-month period the prior year, the company reported Friday.

House, Senate overwhelmingly approve one-week extension to CR to keep government open

The House and Senate have overwhelmingly passed a one-week extension to the continuing resolution to keep the government opened as lawmakers continue to debate a spending bill for fiscal year 2017.

Senators ask Mattis for more LCS funding

A group of Senate lawmakers is asking Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to support increased Littoral Combat Ship funding.

House appropriator introduces short-term CR

A senior House lawmaker wants to make sure the government doesn't shut down this coming weekend.

'Hack the Air Force' event announced

The Air Force announced this week it will invite computer security specialists to participate in a "Hack the Air Force" event from May 30 through June 23 as part of a larger campaign to "further operationalize" the cyber domain.

Lockheed considers modifying JASSM to carry small munitions, UAS

Lockheed Martin is drawing up ideas for ways to turn its Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile into a delivery system for smaller munitions and potentially small unmanned aerial systems, a configuration that could be immediately available with federal funding, a company official told Inside the Air Force this week.