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Jason Sherman | September 21, 2018

The Navy's top official said the department-wide effort to develop and field hypersonic boost glide weapons is "seamless," a claim made during a recent visit to Alabama with Army officials responsible for the nation's first successful Advanced Hypersonic Weapon test in 2011.

Maximilian Kwiatkowski | September 21, 2018

Congress has approved the Pentagon's request to shift $648 million to swiftly develop a key soldier system deemed a priority of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' Close Combat Lethality Task Force.

Tony Bertuca | September 20, 2018

A prominent defense budget analyst said today the Air Force’s $13 billion cost estimate for a new Space Force is not “conservative” as Secretary Heather Wilson has suggested, and even went as far as to label the service’s guesswork as “malicious compliance” that could stoke opposition on Capitol Hill.

Jason Sherman | September 20, 2018

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -- The Air Force analysis that concludes 386 operational squadrons -- nearly 25 percent more than it currently has -- are required to execute the 2018 National Defense Strategy at low to moderate risk is driven in part by an assumption that the service needs to be prepared to simultaneously perform a handful of major tasks and missions, according to a senior service official.

Rachel Cohen | September 20, 2018

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -- About a year after the Air Force wound down its Enterprise Capability Collaboration Team study of multidomain command and control, the head of that deep dive said the service is trying to launch an experimentation effort to dig further into broad issues like data security and cloud infrastructure.

The Pentagon has about 10 weeks to make budget choices for fiscal year 2020 that will likely impact military modernization for the next 50 years, according to Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan.

The Navy is taking steps to change its technological infrastructure to facilitate moving data between ashore and afloat more quickly and reliably, according to an admiral overseeing cybersecurity.

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -- The Air Force estimates establishing a new space service would cost $12.9 billion from fiscal years 2020 to 2025 and require an additional 13,000 personnel, according to a new memo obtained by Inside Defense.

Congress has approved the Pentagon's request to shift $648 million to swiftly develop a key soldier system deemed a priority of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' Close Combat Lethality Task Force.

Pentagon announces public meeting on progress payment rates

Following an industry outcry over a proposed change to progress and performance-based payment rates, the Defense Department said today it will host a public meeting Oct. 10 "to obtain views of experts and interested parties in Government and the private sector."

Trump signs first spending 'minibus' into law

President Trump today signed a fiscal year 2019 “minibus” spending package to fund military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, energy and water development and the legislative branch.

Navy will issue common hull platform industry studies RFP, options for design awards

The Navy intends to issue a solicitation to industry to study the feasibility of a Common Hull Auxiliary Multi-Mission Platform, with options for concept design and preliminary design awards, according to a Sept. 21 Federal Business Opportunities notice.

Trump signs first spending 'minibus' into law

President Trump today signed a fiscal year 2019 “minibus” spending package to fund military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, energy and water development and the legislative branch.

Bolton announces new national cybersecurity strategy

National security adviser John Bolton today announced what he called the first updated national cybersecurity strategy in 15 years, with a strong emphasis on deterrence, interagency coordination and protecting critical infrastructure.

Global Strike's top scientist mulls using sensors, UAVs to defend nuclear assets

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -- Air Force Global Strike Command's chief scientist told Inside Defense this week he will soon reach out to industry and academia seeking new ways to protect strategic assets.