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Justin Doubleday January 15, 2021

Pentagon officials raised new concerns this week about plans to shift electromagnetic spectrum control from the Defense Department to the private sector, arguing it could jeopardize test ranges and the development of next-generation weapon systems.

Tony Bertuca January 15, 2021

A bipartisan panel of current and former government officials, including Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord and Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), spoke Thursday about threats to the U.S. defense industrial base, specifically addressing the tension between on-shoring to protect supply chains and competing with China around the globe.

Ethan Sterenfeld January 15, 2021

The adoption of open and modular architectures on the Army's ground vehicles could increase the number of subsystems that make up a vehicle, a defense industry expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies told Inside Defense last week.

Jason Sherman January 14, 2021

The Missile Defense Agency has selected L3Harris Technologies as a finalist from a pool of four contenders in the contest to develop a Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor.

Tony Bertuca January 14, 2021

The Pentagon, which saw four years of chaotic senior leadership churn under President Trump, is preparing for yet another change in personnel, this time for the team nominated by President-elect Biden.

Aidan Quigley January 14, 2021

The Navy's schedule for delivering the first Columbia-class submarine is threatened by ongoing design software challenges that will likely increase the program's cost, a Government Accountability Office report released Thursday concludes.

Panel debates 'overemphasis' on 'Buy American' initiatives amid supply chain worries

A bipartisan panel of current and former government officials, including Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord and Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), spoke Thursday about threats to the U.S. defense industrial base, specifically addressing the tension between on-shoring to protect supply chains and competing with China around the globe.

GAO: Design software challenges threaten Columbia timeline

The Navy's schedule for delivering the first Columbia-class submarine is threatened by ongoing design software challenges that will likely increase the program's cost, a Government Accountability Office report released Thursday concludes.

DOD officials say military test ranges could be impaired by 5G spectrum sharing push

Pentagon officials raised new concerns this week about plans to shift electromagnetic spectrum control from the Defense Department to the private sector, arguing it could jeopardize test ranges and the development of next-generation weapon systems.

Miller 'cannot wait to leave' DOD, but regrets being unable to work on 'hilarious' F-35

Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller said today he is eager to leave his job next week when President-elect Biden is inaugurated, but added that part of him wishes he could have worked on the Defense Department's notoriously challenging acquisition process.

Congress hampering Navy unmanned vessel efforts, Slavonic says

The Navy's unmanned procurement efforts are under harsh scrutiny due to the past failures of other programs, Gregory Slavonic, the outgoing Navy under secretary, said Wednesday.

Senate bucks Trump, overrides defense bill veto

The Senate has voted 81-13 to override President Trump's veto of the defense authorization bill, thereby joining the House to pass the legislation over his objections, and dealing a sound rebuke to the lame-duck commander-in-chief.