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IFT Explanation. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Thursday released its 18-page decision that sustained…

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Judge Denies ULA’s Motion To Dismiss SpaceX Lawsuit, Case Moves Forward

A federal judge late Thursday denied United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) request for dismissal of Space…

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Tunisia Requests $700 Million FMS For Black Hawk Helicopters

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress July 23 that the State Department has approved…

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Congress has made clear it wants to buy a 12th LPD, like the USS Mesa Verde (LPD-19) above, even though the ship is no longer in the Navy's long-term plans. Lawmakers provided advance procurement funding in past budgets and are set to provide as much as $800 million to begin incrementally funding the ship in fiscal year 2015, but Navy acquisition chief Sean Stackley said he would not put the ship on contract without the full $2 billion accounted for. Photo by U.S. Navy.

Stackley: Navy Won't Buy LPD-28 Without Full $2 Billion Appropriated; Would Rather Fund Ship Design Research

Navy acquisition chief Sean Stackley told several lawmakers on Friday that he appreciates the money they…

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David Brown, deputy assistant secretary of defense for developmental test and evaluation

DoD's Developmental Testers Pushing PMs to Think About Mission Context Sooner

The Defense Department’s developmental test community is encouraging more rigorous testing standards so as to…

NASA engineers successfully test the Russian-built RD-180 in 1998 at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, Ala. Photo: NASA.

RD-180 Study Committee Adviser Approves Of DoD’s Pace Toward New Engine

An adviser to the chairs of the Defense Department’s RD-180 study committee approved of the…

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Hagel Asks Congress for $225 Million Now to Support Israel's Iron Dome Missile Defense System

The Senate Appropriations Committee added $225 million to its Emergency Supplemental Funding bill for the…

J. Michael Gilmore, director of operational test and evaluation for the Defense Department

Gilmore: 'Some Hope That Something Useful Will Emerge' From Acquisition Reform Effort

Director of Operational Test and Evaluation J. Michael Gilmore submitted a package of recommendations to…

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Army Looks To Industry For Potential COTS Light Recon Vehicle

The Army is looking for potential domestic and international vendors that could provide a commercial…

K-MAX. Photo by Lockheed Martin

Navy, Marines Developing Requirements For Unmanned Cargo

The Navy and Marine Corps have begun the process of outlining the requirements for an…

Lt.. Gen. Michael Williamson, principal military deputy to the assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology.
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Army Drafting Plans for Congress' FY '15 Ground Vehicle Industrial Base Investments

The Army is drafting plans to spend the additional money Congress appears poised to grant…

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Lockheed Martin Flight Test Demonstrates JAGM Dual Mode Guidance Section

Lockheed Martin [LMT] yesterday said it recently demonstrated its Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) dual-mode guidance…

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Navy Needs To Think More Offensively, Analyst Says

The Navy should start thinking more offensively in terms of how it arms of the…

Congress has made clear it wants to buy a 12th LPD, like the USS Mesa Verde (LPD-19) above, even though the ship is no longer in the Navy's long-term plans. Lawmakers provided advance procurement funding in past budgets and are set to provide as much as $800 million to begin incrementally funding the ship in fiscal year 2015, but Navy acquisition chief Sean Stackley said he would not put the ship on contract without the full $2 billion accounted for. Photo by U.S. Navy.

Stackley: Navy Won't Buy LPD-28 Without Full $2 Billion Appropriated; Would Rather Fund Ship Design Research

Navy acquisition chief Sean Stackley told several lawmakers on Friday that he appreciates the money they…

K-MAX. Photo by Lockheed Martin

Navy, Marines Developing Requirements For Unmanned Cargo

The Navy and Marine Corps have begun the process of outlining the requirements for an…

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Northrop Grumman Selected For Work On Ship Self-Defense System

The Navy has selected Northrop Grumman [NOC] to perform engineering services work on the Ship…

Boeing Chairman and CEO Jim McNerney. Photo: Boeing

Boeing Takes Hefty Charge On KC-46 Tanker But Net Income Soars With Tax Items

Boeing [BA] on Wednesday said that its net income in the second quarter climbed more…

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Air Force, ULA Set For GSSAP Launch; 30 Percent Chance Of Favorable Weather

The Air Force and launch provider United Launch Alliance (ULA) are set for Wednesday’s launch…

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Shelton Anticipates Greater COMSATCOM Capacity Over Asia In 5-To-10 Years

The Air Force anticipates greater commercial satellite communications (COMSATCOM) capacity in the Asia-Pacific region over…

Lt. Gen. James Jackson, chief of the Air Force Reserve

AF Reserve Chief: Sequester, Keeping A-10s Would Derail Total Force Rebalance, Lower Readiness

The chief of the Air Force Reserve said Monday that both sequestration and being forced…

Congress has made clear it wants to buy a 12th LPD, like the USS Mesa Verde (LPD-19) above, even though the ship is no longer in the Navy's long-term plans. Lawmakers provided advance procurement funding in past budgets and are set to provide as much as $800 million to begin incrementally funding the ship in fiscal year 2015, but Navy acquisition chief Sean Stackley said he would not put the ship on contract without the full $2 billion accounted for. Photo by U.S. Navy.

Stackley: Navy Won't Buy LPD-28 Without Full $2 Billion Appropriated; Would Rather Fund Ship Design Research

Navy acquisition chief Sean Stackley told several lawmakers on Friday that he appreciates the money they…

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Senate Appropriators Concerned About Domestic Tactical Rocket Motor Industry

The health of the tactical solid rocket motor industrial base is a concern for the…

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Hagel Asks Congress for $225 Million Now to Support Israel's Iron Dome Missile Defense System

The Senate Appropriations Committee added $225 million to its Emergency Supplemental Funding bill for the…

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee

Senate Appropriations Bill Addresses Corporate Inversion, Incentive Fees, Competition

The Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense spending bill addresses several aspects of how and with whom…

Bollinger Shipyards delivered the Coast Guard Fast Response Cutter Kathleen Moore  in March. Photo: Coast Guard

Coast Guard Awards Bollinger $255 Million For Six FRCs

The Coast Guard on Wednesday said it awarded Bollinger Shipyards a $255.1 million contract option…

Raytheon Chief Financial Officer Dave Wajsgras. Photo: Raytheon

Old Business, Pension Benefit Send Raytheon's Net Income Higher

Raytheon [RTN] on Thursday posted lower sales but higher earnings with the bottom line benefiting…

Ivor Ichikowitz, Paramount Group chairman. Chris Chadwick, president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space and Security sign collaboration Memorandum

Boeing To Collaborate With Paramount Group

Boeing [BA] and Paramount Group, Africa’s largest Ivor Ichikowitz, Paramount Group chairman. Chris Chadwick, president…

Northrop Grumman Chairman, President and CEO Wes Bush. Photo: Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Posts Higher Earnings On Pension Adjustment As Sales Fall

Northrop Grumman [NOC] on Wednesday said its net income rose in the second quarter on…



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