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Jaspreet Gill July 14, 2020

A new soldier-led software factory established by Army Futures Command will leverage a train-with-industry pipeline to address problems across the service with modern software practices.

Courtney Albon July 14, 2020

The $23 billion indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity F-15EX contract the Air Force awarded Boeing this week could allow the service to buy up to 200 jets, a service spokesman confirmed today.

Courtney Albon July 14, 2020

House appropriators are recommending a $506 million cut to the Next-Generation Air Dominance program in effort to stem the Air Force's fighter aircraft shortfall. (UPDATED)

Sara Sirota July 14, 2020

House lawmakers are proposing a $170 million cut to the Air Force's fiscal year 2021 funding request for the Long Range Standoff Weapon and are recommending a study into the government's backup plans if the new cruise missile's warhead faces a production delay.

Marjorie Censer July 14, 2020

Industry groups say contractors are tracking the Pentagon and Capitol Hill's plans to reimburse them for pandemic-related expenses as discussions continue.

The House Appropriations defense subcommittee is moving to prohibit the Navy from decommissioning the first four Littoral Combat Ships, calling the move "shortsighted" and directing the Pentagon to consider upgrading and deploying the ships to South and Central America.

The House Appropriations defense subcommittee’s mark of the fiscal year 2021 defense spending bill would fully fund KC-46 tanker procurement, add money to maintain the MQ-9 Reaper production line and support the Space Force’s three requested National Security Space Launch services.

Powerful House appropriators want to eliminate the Pentagon's controversial Overseas Contingency Operations account and return the department to annual supplemental funding requests, potentially sending defense officials scrambling to fill multibillion-dollar budget holes, according to documents obtained by Inside Defense.

QinetiQ announces new agreement with DCSA

QinetiQ said this week it has signed an agreement with the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency to operate its U.S. business under a new special security agreement.

House panel mandates details on public shipyard maintenance work, cuts funding

A House panel is proposing deep cuts to the Navy's fiscal year 2021 request for ship maintenance, repair and modernization, admonishing the service for its execution of a private contracted ship maintenance pilot program that aims to help address persistent and substantial maintenance delays that hamper the Navy's ability to restore readiness.

Pentagon acquisition chief calls to 're-shore as much as possible' in wake of COVID supply chain challenges

Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord says the United States should "re-shore" the production of key capabilities like microelectronics after the COVID-19 crisis exposed weaknesses in the Defense Department's supply chain.

Air Force finalizing initial set of Skyborg prototyping awards

The Air Force expects to announce an "initial set of awards" for the Skyborg Prototyping, Experimentation and Autonomy Development program next week, according to a service spokesman.