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Defense Daily, Tuesday, Sept. 16, Vol. 263, Issue 54

Air Force Secretary Pledges $500 Million For Nuclear Force Upgrades By Pat Host NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The Air Force will redirect $500 million over the next several years for nuclear force upgrades, according to the service's top civilian. Air Force Secretary Deborah James said Monday these funds will go toward nuclear facilities, sustainment, bomber and [...]

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DoD Accelerating Global F-35 Sustainment Network, Bogdan Says

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The Defense Department will add 17 locations worldwide over the next five years as part of its F-35 sustainment posture, according to the head of the program. F-35 Program Executive Office (PEO) Air Force Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan said Monday DoD “finally started accelerating” and “putting real plans in place” for [...]

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Air Force Secretary Pledges $500 Million For Nuclear Force Upgrades

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The Air Force will redirect $500 million over the next several years for nuclear force upgrades, according to the service’s top civilian. Air Force Secretary Deborah James said Monday these funds will go toward nuclear facilities, sustainment, bomber and ICBM operations, support, launch control center refurbishment, updated nuclear defender equipment and uniforms [...]

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Air Force Buys 3 More Global Hawks, 2 Multi-INT Retrofit Kits in $354M Contract

The Air Force awarded Northrop Grumman [NOC] a $354 million contract to expand its RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system fleet to 37 aircraft and to bring additional multi-intelligence capability. The contract includes three aircraft equipped with the multi-INT sensors, which include imaging and electronic signals sensors capable of collecting multiple types of intelligence from [...]

National Security Cutter Hamilton at sea in the Gulf of Mexico during customer acceptance trials on Aug. 13. Photo: Coast Guard

Coast Guard Takes Delivery Of Fourth National Security Cutter

Huntington Ingalls Industries [HII] on Monday delivered the fourth National Security Cutter (NSC) to the Coast Guard, marking the halfway point in the program in terms of deliveries of the high-endurance vessels. The Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton was accepted by the service at the shipbuilder’s facility in Pascagoula, Miss., and will be homeported in Charleston, [...]

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New FBI Identification System Achieves Full Operational Capability

The FBI’s next-generation biometric database has achieved full operational capability while also adding two new capabilities for law enforcement agencies, the bureau said on Monday. The Next Generation Identification (NGI) System expands the FBI’s existing biometric identification capabilities and provides greater accuracy and matching speeds. The FBI said that with the full operational capability, the [...]

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INSCOM Contracts 21 Firms Under $7.2 Billion Global Intelligence Support Services Contract

The Army Intelligence Security Command (INSCOM) Friday awarded 21 companies the opportunity to bid on a $7.2 billion Global Intelligence Support Services (GISS) contract that runs from Sept. 12, 2014 through Sept. 11, 2019. The INSCOM acquisition is to establish an enterprise approach for providing responsive, competitive acquisition of services for current and future Army [...]

Defense Daily, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, Vol. 263, Issue 53

DEFENSE WATCH Terrorists and Cyber. Terrorists understand the economic havoc they could create through cyber attacks but the intelligence community hasn’t seen them develop the “great capability” to do so, Nicholas Rasmussen, deputy director of the National Counterterrorism Center, tells a Senate panel. Over time, Rasmussen says, terrorist groups can be expected to move in [...]

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DEFENSE WATCH

Terrorists and Cyber. Terrorists understand the economic havoc they could create through cyber attacks but the intelligence community hasn’t seen them develop the “great capability” to do so, Nicholas Rasmussen, deputy director of the National Counterterrorism Center, tells a Senate panel. Over time, Rasmussen says, terrorist groups can be expected to move in this direction. [...]

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House Likely to Take Up CR, Anti-ISIS Funding Amendment on Tuesday; Pentagon Urges Passage

Congress is poised to decide soon on the Pentagon’s initial $500 million request to go after the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, but the Pentagon has not begun planning its budgetary needs for the counterterrorism operation beyond that first installment. The Obama administration’s request for the money on Tuesday delayed a House vote on [...]