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Justin Doubleday | July 23, 2019

U.S. Southern Command is working to provide cyber defense training and IT infrastructure to several South American militaries in a bid to blunt China's growing technological influence in the region.

Tony Bertuca, Jason Sherman | July 23, 2019

The new two-year budget agreement means the Defense Department will absorb about $580 billion in reductions between fiscal years 2012 and 2021, far less than the $1 trillion worst-case scenario that originally loomed as part of the 2011 Budget Control Act, but still substantial reductions compared to plans set by U.S. military leaders in 2011.

Courtney Albon | July 23, 2019

Air Force Space Command is working to boost its test and training range infrastructure and is eyeing the creation of a new Space Test and Training Group in the next five to 10 years.

Justin Doubleday | July 22, 2019

The Pentagon has drafted a new policy to guide software acquisitions, and officials are preparing to test out the pathway through wargaming next month, according to documents obtained by Inside Defense.

Jason Sherman | July 22, 2019

The Missile Defense Agency has awarded Lockheed Martin a $1.4 billion contract for production of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense interceptors on behalf of Saudi Arabia, a major downpayment toward a planned $15 billion acquisition by the desert kingdom of seven THAAD batteries.

Army Secretary Mark Esper, nominated to be defense secretary, today defended his time as a senior Raytheon executive as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) argued that his failure to commit to several of her recusal proposals "smacks of corruption, plain and simple."

The Air Force has approved an acquisition strategy to buy at least 93 Family of Beyond-Line-of-Sight Force Element Terminals for an estimated cost of $3.8 billion, years after budget constraints drove the service to separate the airborne terminal acquisition effort from the overall program.

The Army Requirements Oversight Council this month approved a draft, "abbreviated" capabilities development document for the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft, advancing the service's No. 2 priority of the Future Vertical Lift effort.

Esper to recuse himself from decisions on proposed Raytheon-UTC merger

Mark Esper, whom the Senate confirmed as defense secretary today in an overwhelming, bipartisan 90-8 vote, has sent a letter to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) pledging to recuse himself from any decisions about a proposed merger between Raytheon, his former employer, and United Technologies.

Navy planning tech refresh contract for NIXIE

The Navy intends to award a contract to refresh a system aimed at protecting aircraft carriers from incoming torpedoes.

DOD working with South American militaries on cyber in response to growing Chinese influence

U.S. Southern Command is working to provide cyber defense training and IT infrastructure to several South American militaries in a bid to blunt China's growing technological influence in the region.

Questioned about Raytheon ties, Esper and GOP point to Obama picks

Army Secretary Mark Esper, nominated to be defense secretary, today defended his time as a senior Raytheon executive as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) argued that his failure to commit to several of her recusal proposals "smacks of corruption, plain and simple."

Budget deal clarifies total BCA impact on DOD across decade: $580B

The new two-year budget agreement means the Defense Department will absorb about $580 billion in reductions between fiscal years 2012 and 2021, far less than the $1 trillion worst-case scenario that originally loomed as part of the 2011 Budget Control Act, but still substantial reductions compared to plans set by U.S. military leaders in 2011.