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February 21, 2020 | Daily News

Air Force acquisition chief Will Roper is eyeing the service's new approach to shared network testing, commercial start-ups and even the flying car industry as potential game-changers to the Pentagon's traditional relationship with contractors and the global technology market.

February 21, 2020 | Daily News

U.S. Transportation Command says its top unfunded priority is aerial refueling and recommends Congress provide additional funds beyond its regular budget request for the KC-135 and KC-10 aircraft, according to documents obtained by Inside Defense.

February 21, 2020 | Daily News

U.S. Central Command is asking Congress for $371 million for "unfunded priorities," most of which would go to purchase MQ-9 unmanned aerial vehicles, which were recently cut to pay for President Trump's wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, according to documents obtained by Inside Defense.

February 21, 2020 | Daily News

U.S. Cyber Command is requesting an extra $106 million in fiscal year 2021 for three programs: "hunt forward" capabilities, access operations and Defense Department information network security.

February 21, 2020 | Daily News

The chief of U.S. Northern Command has submitted a list of unfunded priorities to Congress seeking additional funds for Arctic communications and radar to counter cruise missiles and drones, according to documents obtained by Inside Defense.

February 20, 2020 | Daily News

The Air Force this week sent Congress a $4.2 billion fiscal year 2021 unfunded priorities list, which includes $1 billion for the Space Force, $1.1 billion to buy 12 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft and about $736 million for facility sustainment efforts.

February 20, 2020 | Daily News

The Air Force is looking to invest more than $1 billion over the next five years and will publish a request for proposals this spring to upgrade a developmental Navy guided missile that's intended to enhance the F-35 fighter jet's performance against anti-access/area-denial defenses.

February 19, 2020 | Daily News

An internal Pentagon review that resulted in $5.7 billion in savings has led to the termination of three classified weapons programs managed by the secretive Strategic Capabilities Office, according to newly released budget documents.

February 19, 2020 | Daily News

The president's fiscal year 2021 budget proposal gives the first peek into the Air Force's acquisition plans for new utility helicopters that will patrol the military's intercontinental ballistic missile silos -- showing an anticipated expenditure of $1.9 billion on 54 MH-139 Grey Wolf aircraft across the future years defense program.

February 18, 2020 | Daily News

Software developers for the military's next intercontinental ballistic missile system will be able to begin using DevSecOps right after a manufacturing contract is awarded this summer, giving the program a head start on writing code.

February 18, 2020 | Daily News

The Air Force is moving forward with a contracting solution worth up to $490 million for research and development of capabilities that can combat commercial off-the-shelf small unmanned aerial systems.

February 18, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon is requesting about $2 billion in fiscal year 2021 for F-35 continuous modernization efforts -- an increase from the FY-20 budget projection as a result of the unforeseen complexity of a major technology refresh effort as well as the planned ramp-up of Block 4 upgrades.

February 14, 2020 | Daily News

The Space Development Agency is projecting its research and development budget will increase to nearly $7.5 billion by fiscal year 2025 -- major near-term growth that offers a glimpse at how the Pentagon plans to inject new funding across its space portfolio.

February 14, 2020 | Daily News

After several years of a shifting funding profile, the Air Force's Next-Generation Air Dominance program’s outyear projection is relatively stable in the service’s fiscal year 2021 budget request.

February 14, 2020 | Daily News

The Government Accountability Office on Wednesday ruled in favor of the Air Force's light-attack aircraft prototyping award decision, which Air Tractor had protested, claiming the service had improperly used its procurement authority.

February 13, 2020 | Daily News

The National Guard Bureau's space operations directorate expects that a report due in late March will lay out a plan to stand up a Space National Guard within the Space Force.

February 13, 2020 | Daily News

The Air Force is considering awarding multiple contracts in fiscal year 2021 for risk-reduction work supporting the effort to build and purchase the president's next emergency command-and-control aircraft.

February 13, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department is transferring $3.8 billion from various procurement programs to fund construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a document obtained by Inside Defense.

February 12, 2020 | Daily News

The U.S. military plans to have an initial space sensor layer operational as soon as fiscal year 2022 -- a new capability that will begin to close a blind spot in today's sensor network by giving commanders the ability to continuously track hypersonic boost glide weapons as well as long-range ballistic missiles from launch to impact.

February 12, 2020 | Daily News

The Air Force today confirmed that its $168.9 billion fiscal year 2021 budget request reallocated $21 billion in legacy investment across the future years defense program to fund "future force capabilities."

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