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Col. Kevin Finch, program manager for electronic warfare and cyber

Army Holding Electronic Warfare Industry Day In January

The Army is holding an industry in day in January to find new capabilities for its next-generation electronic warfare platforms with officials pushing industry to provide more modular, mobile offerings for its future kit. Participants at the upcoming industry day at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland will have an opportunity to receive updates on the […]

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Army Awards Harris $217.7 Million To Continue Supporting Wideband Satellite Network

The Army has awarded Harris Corp. [HRS] a $217.7 million hybrid deal to continue maintaining and configuring its wideband satellite communications operational management system network, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. Work on the latest deal is expected to be completed in July 2027. “The Wideband Satellite Communications Operations and Technical Support II contract will support […]

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DARPA Taps BAE Systems To Develop AI For Improved Radio Frequency Signal Detection

DARPA has selected BAE Systems for a three-year program to develop new artificial intelligence algorithms for rapidly deciphering unique radio frequency signals, the company said on Tuesday. BAE Systems received a $9.2 million deal for the Radio Frequency Machine Learning System (RFMLS) where it’s tasked with building on existing machine learning work to find new […]

Brig. Gen. Christian Wortman, Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory commanding general

Marine Corps Readying Capability Recommendations From Experimental Force Development Program

The Marine Corps Warfighting Lab’s (MCWL) Sea Dragon force development has resulted in new recommendations for unmanned tools needed to improve logistics capabilities, and officials are readying to shift focus and test information environment operations in next year’s third and final phase of the program. Brig. Gen. Christian Wortman, commanding general of MCWL, told reporters […]

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Commission Advises Senate Panel Against White House’s Proposed Defense Budget Cut

Officials on a commission tasked with reviewing the Pentagon’s current defense strategy advised lawmakers Tuesday against the White House’s plan to push for a flat defense budget and recommended at least three percent growth in annual funding to address eroding military advantages against peer competitors. The co-chairs of the congressionally mandated Commission On The National […]

Eric Chewning, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Policy

Official: Policy Reform Needed To Spur Development Of Pentagon’s Next ‘Industrial Revolution’ Capabilities

The Pentagon’s top industrial policy official on Monday said new incentives are needed to ensure the largest defense contractors continue developing future technologies in the U.S. rather than abroad as the department goes after critical force modernization capabilities, such as hypersonics and artificial intelligence, to meet increasing power competition. Eric Chewning, deputy assistant secretary of […]

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), outgoing chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee.

McCaul Sees Bipartisan Cyber Effort In Next Congress For Grid Security, New International Norms

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), the outgoing chair of the House Homeland Security Committee and likely top Republican on the next Foreign Affairs Committee, said he will look to push for electrical grid security reforms and the formation of an international cyber doctrine in the face of growing threats from nation-state actors. McCaul told attendees at […]

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State Department Approves $320 Million NATO Munitions Kit Deal, $624 Million In Missiles Sales With Japan

The State Department has approved a $320 million deal with the NATO Support and Procurement Agency to deliver precision guided munitions kits for select partner nations, as well as $624 million in missile deals with Japan. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of the three separate foreign military sales on Nov. 16. Under […]

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Global Cyber Alliance Releases Tool To Track DMARC Email Security Implementation

The Global Cyber Alliance released a new tool Monday that allows companies to track the success of security protocols used to protect email domains from malicious ‘spoofing’ threats. GCA’s tool allows users to measure the deployment of their Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance (DMARC) email security standards against other companies and governments across half […]