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White House Promises More Consultations In Response To House Wassenaar Cyber Worries Letter

The White House vowed more consultations in a response to a House of Representatives letter sent to National Security Adviser Susan Rice late last year urging a revision to implementation of export controls on cybersecurity intrusion software. Coauthored by House Cybersecurity Caucus Co-Chairs Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) and House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas), [...]

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Funding for Anti-Ship SM-6, Additional F-35Cs and F-18s Included in Budget, Carter Says

During his trip to California this week, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter detailed a number of shipbuilding, aviation and munitions investments from the fiscal 2017 budget request, including a plan to buy an anti-ship version of the SM-6 missile that was secretly tested last month. The Pentagon will request $2.9 billion over the next five years [...]

The GPS IIF-12 satellite was launched Feb. 5 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Photo: ULA.

Air Force, ULA Successfully Launch GPS IIF-12 Satellite

The Air Force and United Launch Alliance (ULA) on Friday successfully launched the Global Positioning System IIF-12 (GPS IIF-12) satellite. Launch took place at 8:38 a.m. EST at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., on an Atlas V rocket. The satellite, developed by Boeing [BA], is the last in the GPS IIF series. Lockheed Martin [...]

Defense Daily, Friday, February 5, 2016, Vol. 269, Issue 23

Neller Confirms Navy to Request LHA-8 in FY '17 Budget By Valerie Insinna The president’s 2017 budget request will include funding for LHA-8, the third America-class amphibious assault ship, Marine Commandant Gen. Robert Neller confirmed on Thursday. USS America (LHA-6) is one of the ships slated to deploy to the Asia-Pacific region over the next [...]
Orbital ATK Antares Launch Vehicle shown lifting off from Wallops Island, Va. Following a launch pad explosion in 2014, Antares is on track to resume flights in 2016. Photo: Orbital ATK

NASA Official Defends Allowing Re-Engined Antares Mission Without Test Flight

A key NASA official on Wednesday defended not requiring Orbital ATK [OA] to perform a full flight test of its re-engined Antares launch vehicle before performing its first Cargo Resupply Services (CRS) mission, saying the company’s potential consequences from a failure was sufficient for the agency to proceed without the test flight. “That will be [...]

George Washington University Announces New Cyber Project

The George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security (CCHS) announced a new project focusing on active defense by the private sector against cyber threats, the school said Thursday. The project, the Active Defense Task Force, will examine these private sector defense issues and is set to release a major report later in 2016, [...]

International sales of Boeing's F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter jet is helping offset declining domestic revenues. Photo: Boeing.

Navy Details Potential Fixes for Super Hornet Pilot Health Issues

Lawmakers on Thursday pressed a panel of Navy aviation leaders about a rise in health problems in Super Hornet pilots that could be caused by insufficient oxygen, depressurization or other factors. The Navy has noted an increase in such episodes since 2009 and has formed a team to investigate the root cause, Rep. Michael Turner [...]

ULA's Atlas V rolls out to the Cape Canaveral launchpad in preparation for Orbital ATK's Dec. 3 Cargo Resupply Services Mission. Photo: ULA.

ULA, Air Force Set For Friday’s GPS IIF-12 Launch

The Air Force and United Launch Alliance (ULA) are set for Friday’s Global Positioning System IIF-12 (GPS IIF-12). Launch will take place at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The 19-minute launch window opens at 8:38 a.m. EST. The Air Force said at press time Thursday there was a 40 percent chance of favorable weather [...]

USS America (LHA-6) is one of the ships slated to deploy to the Asia-Pacific region over the next few years.

Neller Confirms Navy to Request LHA-8 in FY ’17 Budget

The president’s 2017 budget request will include funding for LHA-8, the third America-class amphibious assault ship, Marine Commandant Gen. Robert Neller confirmed on Thursday. That ship will help the Navy and Marine Corps stave off a continued shortfall in amphibious ships, he said in a speech on Capitol Hill. The Navy only has 30 amphibs [...]