This Wednesday INSIDER Daily Digest has coverage of a multimillion-dollar Pentagon reprogramming request obtained by Inside Defense.
Inside Defense obtained a Pentagon reprogramming request that's chock-full of programs the Defense Department wants money for:
The Defense Department is seeking permission from Congress to shift $115 million appropriated in prior years into accounts that would allow the Army to immediately jump-start a $437 million purchase from Israel of two Iron Dome batteries to provide an interim capability by 2020 against cruise missiles, unmanned air vehicles, mortars, rockets and artillery.
The Defense Department is requesting a $141 million funding shift to ensure the Presidential Aircraft Recapitalization program stays on schedule for delivery by 2024, according to a document obtained by Inside Defense.
The Defense Department is requesting a $15 million reprogramming to establish the Space Development Agency and $19 million to stand up U.S. Space Command -- two critical components of the Pentagon's plan to reorganize the military space enterprise.
The Air Force wants to shift $87 million to buy and install Enhanced On-Board Oxygen Generating Systems on its 445 T-6 trainers.
The Navy is seeking permission to reprogram $38.2 million dollars to "provide a hypersonic and extended range anti-surface warfare" capability to SM-6 Block IB Phase 1B all-up-rounds, according to a Defense Department document.
The Pentagon is looking to streamline technology transfer efforts:
As the Pentagon conducts high-level conversations with key U.S. allies on strengthening defense industrial base cooperation, a new proposal has emerged that could become legislation used to lower barriers for technology transfer between the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia.
It's earnings season. Here's our coverage of three of the "big five" defense contractors:
General Dynamics, Boeing's defense business and Northrop Grumman today all reported sales boosts in the most recent quarter.
The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction spoke at a Defense Writers Group breakfast this morning:
The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction says the U.S. government continues to over-classify important information about the 17-year war and the status of Afghan forces.
We now know which contractors will build Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft prototypes:
The Army has chosen five vendors to build prototypes for the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft competition, the service announced this week.
Air Force Lt. Col. Robert Vicars, commander of the 5th Flying Training Squadron, recently spoke with Inside Defense about aviator training:
An Air Force effort to expedite aviator training using next-generation technology has expanded in its second iteration to include remotely piloted aircraft and a partnership with NASA, according to the program's lead.