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Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.).

DHS Reauthorization Moves A Step Closer With Approval By Senate Committee

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday approved a bill to reauthorize to essentially codify existing authorities of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) after the House passed a similar bill last summer. The committee’s version of the bill would change the current National Protection and Programs Directorate to the Cybersecurity and […]


Navy Backers In Congress Unsatisfied With Navy’s FY ’19 Budget

Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower, called the Trump administration’ FY ’19 Navy budget shipbuilding request not “robust” enough compared to what he thinks it needs. The Navy requested about $22 billion to build 10 ships in FY ’19, which is only a modest increase over the FY […]

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CSRA Receives Provisional Authority To Begin Operating Its DoD Cloud Platform

The Department of Defense’s information agency has given CSRA [CSRA] approval to begin operating its cloud computing service on certain Pentagon components handling the highest level of unclassified data. Defense Information Systems Agency officials have granted CSRA an Impact Level 5 provisional authorization for its milCloud 2.0 platform, which allows the company’s cloud platform to […]

Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio), chairman of the House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee

Key Lawmaker To Examine Air Force Cancellation Of JSTARS Replacement

The head of a congressional defense subcommittee said March 6 that he intends to scrutinize the Air Force’s controversial plan to cancel its replacement for the aging E-8C JSTARS ground-surveillance aircraft. “We’re going to take a look at it,” said Rep. Michael Turner (R-Ohio), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee’s (HASC’s) tactical air and […]

Under Secretary of the U.S. Army Ryan D. McCarthy speaks during the Defense Innovation Board (DIB) quarterly public meeting. The DIB was established to help identify innovative private-sector practices and technological solutions that the DoD could employ in the future.

Army Considering 30 Cities As Potential Futures Command Headquarters

Army officials have drawn up a list of 30 U.S. cities with the right talent pool, academic institutions and business development needed for the locations of its new Futures Command. Senior service officials will get their first look at that list and other recommendations as early as this week, according to Undersecretary of the Army […]


Lockheed Martin Announces New Cyber Mission Platform

Lockheed Martin [LMT] has rolled out a new comprehensive cyber mission system, capable of performing offensive, defensive, and command & control operations, in its bid to win an Air Force contract for Cyber Mission Forces. The new “Henosis” platform, announced at the company’s annual media on Monday, was developed for the Air Force’s $30 million […]

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DoD’s New Research Chief Eyes Faster Hypersonics Development

The Pentagon’s new research chief said March 6 that improving the Department of Defense’s hypersonics capabilities will be his top technical priority because U.S. leadership in that area could be critical to winning future wars. Speaking at a McAleese & Associates/Credit Suisse defense programs conference on his 10th day as undersecretary of defense for research […]

Chris Oliver, who led federal sales efforts for Intelligent Decisions, is now president of ID Technologies. Photo: ID Technologies

Acacia Group Acquires Intelligent Decisions, Splits Into Two Companies

The private equity firm The Acacia Group said yesterday it recently acquired federal technology provider Intelligent Decisions and has split the business into two separate companies, one focused on products and the other on services. The Acacia Group said it plans additional acquisitions to build on its new investment. The value of the deal was […]

An F-35B Lightning II with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 touches down on the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), marking the first time the aircraft has deployed aboard a U.S. Navy ship and with a Marine Expeditionary Unit in the Indo-Pacific.  VFMFA-121, assigned under the Okinawa-based 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, will remain embarked aboard Wasp for a regional patrol meant to strengthen regional alliances, provide rapid-response capability, and advance the Up-Gunned ESG concept. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)

F-35B Makes Maiden Voyage Aboard USS Wasp Amphib In Pacific

In a first for the short-takeoff vertical-landing capable aircraft, several Marine Corps F-35Bs landed on the USS Wasp (LHD-1) for deployment aboard the Navy big-deck amphibious assault ship. The detachment of F-35s, assigned to Fighter Attack Squadron 121 (VMFA-121), alit on the Wasp’s deck March 5 to begin a deployment in the Asia-Pacific with the […]


Navy Requests Relatively Modest $1.5 Billion In Unfunded Priorities List

The Navy requested a relatively modest $1.5 billion in spending in its FY ’19 unfunded priorities list, with no additional aircraft or ships requested. The annual list sent to Congress in late February with projects not funded under the formal budget request process is much smaller than the $5.3 billion FY ’18 list. That one […]