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Sara Sirota | December 9, 2019

The Air Force is finishing up an acquisition plan for a new beyond-line-of-sight receiver that allows aerial and ground-based nuclear platforms to accept "emergency action messages" from the president.

Jaspreet Gill | December 9, 2019

The Army today said in a filing that it wants the U.S. Court of Federal Claims to put cases about the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program V, or LOGCAP V, on hold while it makes new "price reasonableness determinations."

Tony Bertuca | December 9, 2019

The director of the Pentagon's Protecting Critical Technology Task Force is blunt in his assessment of defense contractors' efforts to protect vital U.S. weapon system data from foreign spies: "They blew it."

Justin Doubleday | December 9, 2019

Amazon Web Services is arguing Defense Department officials "took numerous actions to systematically remove" the company's edge in the race to win a massive cloud contract after President Trump publicly criticized Amazon and its chief executive Jeff Bezos.

Courtney Albon | December 8, 2019

SIMI VALLEY, CA -- House lawmakers confirmed Saturday the conference committee has reached an agreement on language to authorize a new military service for space, but declined to offer details on the proposed language.

Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Mike Griffin said this week the fledgling Space Development Agency has had to slow down or pause some early architecture work as the Pentagon awaits congressional action on fiscal year 2020 defense spending legislation.

F-35 prime contractor Lockheed Martin hopes to begin deliveries next spring of a Distributed Mission Training capability that will allow Air Force aircraft to connect in virtual environments.

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.

Modly sets Jan. 15 as deadline to publish new Navy force structure assessment

Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly recently outlined his priorities as the service's interim top civilian and for the first time set a deadline, Jan. 15, 2020, to unveil the results of the latest force structure assessment that could affect the Navy's stated goal of 355 ships, according to a new memo obtained by Inside Defense.

Air Force finalizing procurement strategy for emergency nuclear communications system

The Air Force is finishing up an acquisition plan for a new beyond-line-of-sight receiver that allows aerial and ground-based nuclear platforms to accept "emergency action messages" from the president.

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.

AFRL targets nearly $500M contract for counter-drone solutions

The Air Force Research Lab is setting up a rapid contracting opportunity -- worth up to $490 million -- for the development and transition of capabilities that can defend military personnel and equipment against commercial off-the-shelf small unmanned aerial systems.

Esper calls for 'tough choices' as DOD develops latest budget request 

SIMI VALLEY, CA -- Defense Secretary Mark Esper called on Defense Department leaders to make "tough choices" in cutting legacy systems and investing in new technologies as DOD eyes the end-game in building its fiscal year 2021 budget request.