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Tony Bertuca | July 20, 2018

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said today that Russia "should suffer consequences for its aggressive, destabilizing behavior and its illegal occupation of Ukraine," but is asking Congress to waive sanctions on U.S. allies who purchase Russian weapons.

Tony Bertuca | July 20, 2018

The final version of Congress' fiscal year 2019 defense authorization bill is nearly complete and will likely be released next week, possibly Monday, according to congressional sources.

Jason Sherman | July 20, 2018

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency is seeking to immediately triple funding for a project that aims to defeat an unmanned aircraft -- including small drones -- that could be armed with chemical, biological or nuclear materials, an objective Defense Secretary Jim Mattis wants fielded by December.

Justin Katz | July 19, 2018

The Marine Corps intends to conduct two exercises later this year as part of its Sea Dragon 2025 experimentation, according to a top general in charge of the effort.

Ashley Tressel | July 19, 2018

The Army is reviewing how it uses other transaction agreements to accelerate the acquisition process, while lawmakers worried about transparency attempt to tighten oversight of the process.

The Pentagon is seeking congressional permission to shift $4.3 billion between budget accounts as part of an annual reallocation of funds the U.S. military has in hand, revealing new details about Defense Department plans to develop and field hypersonic strike weapons and launching 10 new-start projects -- including a new deep-strike cannon for the Army.

The Navy is asking Congress for permission to transfer funds to improve the saftey conditions within the surface fleet following two high-profile collisions in U.S. 7th Fleet last summer, according to a reprogramming request obtained by Inside Defense.

The Air Force needs to reorganize its Lockheed Martin F-22 enterprise and increase pilot training to properly address high-end threats, the Government Accountability Office says in a report published this week.

Army acquisition official: 'We have to protect' OTAs

The Army is reviewing how it uses other transaction agreements to accelerate the acquisition process, while lawmakers worried about transparency attempt to tighten oversight of the process.

Final defense policy bill nears completion

The final version of Congress' fiscal year 2019 defense authorization bill is nearly complete and will likely be released next week, possibly Monday, according to congressional sources.

Navy: Potentially more than $100 million in savings through refurbished turbine kits

The Navy projects it will save more than $100 million over the next five years through a contract to refurbish propulsion gas turbine parts for surface combatants, according to a July 19 Navy statement.

Senate confirms new DOD general counsel

The Senate has confirmed Paul Ney as the Defense Department's next general counsel by a 70-23 vote, making him the first Trump administration official to serve in the post.

Army awards competitive contract for waveform development

Four companies will compete for each order of a $249.6 million hybrid contract to develop and modernize waveforms for the Army, the Defense Department announced July 16.

DOD wants more money to counter WMD-armed UAS

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency is seeking to immediately triple funding for a project that aims to defeat an unmanned aircraft -- including small drones -- that could be armed with chemical, biological or nuclear materials, an objective Defense Secretary Jim Mattis wants fielded by December.