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Evan Ochsner December 8, 2021

Congress will seek to withhold 25% of funds for the Army's virtual reality headsets until the service secretary submits to the congressional defense committees a report on the program after operational testing, according to the compromise fiscal year 2022 defense policy bill.

Ethan Sterenfeld December 8, 2021

Army proposals to award multiyear helicopter procurement contracts and delay a cruise missile defense system were included in a compromise fiscal year 2022 defense authorization bill, which the House approved Tuesday night.

Tony Bertuca December 8, 2021

Adm. Christopher Grady, nominated to be the next vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told senators today that, if confirmed, he intends to insert speed wherever he can in the Pentagon's labyrinthine acquisition process, while also guarding against military "parochialism."

Courtney Albon December 8, 2021

The Space Force's new force design center cleared a legislative hurdle Tuesday in the compromise fiscal year 2022 defense policy bill, with House and Senate lawmakers expressing symbolic support for the office -- however, the fate of the office ultimately lies with congressional appropriators.

Aidan Quigley December 8, 2021

Lawmakers are pushing to expand the Virginia-class attack submarine industrial base, allocating $200 million in the fiscal year 2022 defense authorization bill to allow three Virginia-class submarines to be built each year.

Ethan Sterenfeld December 8, 2021

The Army would be required to notify Congress of any "significant" force structure changes, including changes to echelon-above-brigade headquarters or long-range fires units, under the final version of the fiscal year 2022 defense policy bill.

Lawmakers look to workforce development to strengthen defense industrial base

SIMI VALLEY, CA -- A lawmaker on the House Armed Services Committee is urging the development of a collaborative initiative focused on workforce development to strengthen U.S. manufacturing.

New amphibs face budget shortfall; big decks now eyed as unmanned 'motherships'

SIMI VALLEY, CA -- The Marine Corps needs more money in fiscal years 2023 and 2024 to buy Light Amphibious Warships, critical to service plans to establish new littoral units that can nimbly move shore-to-shore inside China's striking range, while contemplating a radical new use for its big-deck combatants: "Motherships" to unleash unmanned air and undersea systems.

Army to host industry day for modernization technologies

The Army plans to host a virtual industry day in February to discuss potential future contract opportunities related to its modernization efforts, according to a Dec. 8 notice to industry.