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November 15, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy has drawn up and is continuously updating a list of programs that may eventually require waivers from Congress under the ongoing continuing resolution, according to two top service officials.

November 14, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon has stood up a Joint Independent Assessment Team to assess F-35 prime contractor Lockheed Martin’s proposal for a five-year, fixed-price sustainment contract -- the first of its kind for the program.

November 13, 2019 | Daily News

The F-35 joint program office plans to “coalesce” by next September four lines of effort aimed at improving the jet’s troubled Autonomic Logistics Information System and is crafting a detailed plan for how to implement the redesigned ALIS.

November 13, 2019 | Daily News

A senior Navy official today said he “hopes” the service will have another cybersecurity readiness review to redeem itself following a largely critical March 2019 report commissioned by the Navy secretary.

November 11, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon is finalizing an assessment on how to best integrate the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter into the ballistic missile defense system after the aircraft tracked a pair of interceptors during a key test earlier this year, according to a Missile Defense Agency official.

November 11, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department is preparing to review its decades-old policy for paying contractors, including a look at how potential changes might impact the profits of defense companies.

November 08, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department's acquisition office has released its much-anticipated latest draft of a cybersecurity certification program for contractors, focusing on the most basic security controls while work continues on requirements for securing the most critical data and systems from "advanced persistent threats."

November 07, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon's independent cost estimators have pared back forecasted savings the Navy can expect to realize under a multiyear procurement of Virginia-class submarines from $2.5 billion to $1.8 billion, giving the planned 2019 deal the most anemic cost avoidance package achieved through a block buy in the program's two decades of consolidated purchases.

November 06, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy plans to stand up a second developmental squadron for unmanned underwater vehicles and turn its current squadron into a major command, according to the service's admiral overseeing submarine forces.

November 06, 2019 | Daily News

A six-month stopgap continuing resolution would postpone the Navy's ability to refuel one of its Nimitz-class aircraft carriers and purchase one Virginia-class submarine, according to a fact sheet obtained by Inside Defense.

November 06, 2019 | Daily News

The top three defense industry associations are scheduled to meet with a team of Pentagon acquisition officials today amid the finalization of significant changes to procurement policy.

November 05, 2019 | Daily News

The Chinese government is exporting armed drones advertised as being capable of "full autonomy," Defense Secretary Mark Esper said today in a speech aimed at drawing distinctions between the United States and China's competing approaches to artificial intelligence.

November 04, 2019 | Daily News

The Missile Defense Agency has formally lifted a restraint imposed last year on production of the newest Aegis ballistic missile interceptor following an early 2018 flight test failure, awarding Raytheon a $267 million option to proceed with building 24 Standard Missile-3 Block IIA rounds.

November 01, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy overestimated the cost of a potential new sealift vessel by more than $500 million, according to a new Congressional Budget Office report published this week.

October 31, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Innovation Board is recommending the Pentagon commit to developing and using artificial intelligence systems in a responsible, equitable, traceable, reliable and governable manner.

October 30, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon is set to this week receive recommendations for principles guiding the U.S. military's development and use of artificial intelligence, the latest step in DOD’s effort to both take advantage of the rapidly advancing technology and keep it within ethical boundaries.

October 30, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy is gearing up for the possibility of a one-year continuing resolution, as the Senate remains stalled in the appropriations process.

October 29, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon is updating the F-35's acquisition program baseline, acquisition chief Ellen Lord confirmed today, after announcing earlier this month that milestone C and a full-rate production decision would likely be delayed more than a year due to problems integrating the jet into a new Joint Simulation Environment.

October 29, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon has finalized a $34 billion contract with F-35 prime contractor Lockheed Martin to buy 478 jets across the next three low-rate initial production lots.

October 28, 2019 | Daily News

Having finished its maintenance availability, the aircraft carrier Gerald Ford (CVN-78) will conduct sea trials this week and then begin an 18-month, post-delivery testing phase, according to a senior Navy official.

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