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House Passes Bill To Reauthorize NSA’s 702 Warrantless Surveillance Program

The House passed a bill Thursday reauthorizing a controversial National Security Agency (NSA) authority to conduct warrantless surveillance against foreign suspects outside of the U.S. Lawmakers voted 256-164 across party lines to extend Section 702 of the Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Act for another six years, and offered minimal changes in the legislation despite lengthy debate […]

Capt. Jon Rucker, Navy program manager for unmanned maritime systems. Photo: Matthew Beinart.

NAVSEA Officials Seek Accelerated Acquisition, Modular Approach To Unmanned Systems

Navy officials are looking to move forward with a modular systems approach to speed up acquisition of incremental capabilities and focus delivery efforts for its unmanned maritime systems. Building on several unmanned undersea vehicle programs started last year, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) leadership intends to fund multiple training operations through 2018 in the hopes […]

SpaceX launches the JCSAT-16 commercial communications satellite on a Falcon 9 rocket. Photo: SpaceX

DoD Still Mum On Fate Of Mysterious Zuma Spacecraft

Four days after the U.S. government’s classified Zuma spacecraft apparently failed after being launched on a SpaceX rocket, the Department of Defense remained mum on exactly what happened. At a Pentagon press briefing Jan. 11, DoD spokeswoman Dana White declined to comment on the matter, referring questions to SpaceX. “We’re not going to be able […]

Apache Attack Helicopter. Photo: Boeing

Army Consolidates Apache Testing With New Missile, Other Capability Ugrades

In order to concurrently test fire a new missile from the aircraft, the Army is delaying follow-on test and evaluation of the AH-64E Apache gunship by a year, according to service aviation officials. To “increase efficiency and effectiveness” of testing technology insertions in the AH-64E, FOT&E – previously scheduled for the third quarter of fiscal […]

Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.)

Rep. Hice Named to House Armed Services Committee

Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.) has been appointed to the House Armed Services Committee to replace Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), who recently resigned from Congress. Hice, a long-time minister, has been a congressman since in 2015. He represents part of Fort Gordon, home to Army Cyber Command. “I’m eager to get to work on the most […]

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton's Long-Range Interceptor-II cutter boat approaches a suspected drug smuggling vessel several hundred miles southwest of Acapulco, Mexico, Sept. 6, 2017, recorded by the ScanEagle small UAS on board the cutter. U.S. Coast Guard graphic.

In UAS Assessments, Coast Guard Finding Success In Drug Interdictions

An ongoing operational assessment of small unmanned aircraft systems aboard a Coast Guard cutter has demonstrated new ways to help in drug interdiction missions and increase the chances of catching drug smugglers at sea without tipping them off and giving them an opportunity to ditch their contraband and other material, the Commandant of the Coast […]

Soldiers with I Corps, receive hands-on radio communication training during a field exercise at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Jan. 21. This training was provided to give the Soldiers the opportunity to learn how to work and be proficient with the different types of radio communication systems. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

Army Network Study Team To Kick Off With Industry Event At Aberdeen

To inform industry of Army tactical network modernization needs and priorities, the Army’s newly formed Network Cross Functional Team (CFT) will hold a tactical-network related information forum  in February at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. Hosted in cooperation with Program Executive Office Command, Control and Communications-Tactical (PEO-C3T), the two-day event will run Feb. 6-7 and serve […]

Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.), chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces

House Hearing To Probe Possible Fixes For Navy Ship Woes

The House Armed Services Committee’s readiness and seapower panels plan to hold a joint hearing Jan. 18 to scrutinize how the Navy will remedy problems that led to a series of ship mishaps last year, a key congressman said Jan. 10. The hearing will examine two recent reviews of those accidents and ask the Navy […]

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)

Sens. Warren, Warner Introduce Bill Imposing Penalties Against Credit Agencies For Data Breaches

Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) are hoping to avoid a repeat of last year’s massive Equifax [EFX] data breach with a new bill to impose financial penalties against credit reporting agencies (CRAs) who lose consumer’s private information. The Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act, introduced Wednesday, grants the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) greater oversight […]

Finding a replacement for older amphibious dock transport ships such as the USS Harpers Ferry (LSD-49), above, is among the issues the Marine Corps, Navy and industry are working through right now regarding the amphibious ship fleet. Photo courtesy U.S. Marine Corps.

Marines Still Seek High-Water-Speed Combat Vehicle

As it nears a decision to purchase a new amphibious combat vehicle, the Marine Corps has not given up hope of procuring a personnel carrier that can speed over water as part of a modernization effort that would bring the service in line with sister services in establishing a multi-domain combat presence.   “I just […]