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Revolutionary SATCOM Vision Hits Raymond’s Desk: AFSPC

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


The vision itself isn’t the only thing that is needed, industry sources say. A concept of operations is required for how the Air Force will manage different user needs and interact with different industry providers. “The vision is out, but there is no concept of operations,” said one source.

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Air Force Will Shift Up To $30B For Space, Multi Domain

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


“But make no mistake…if in fact a war starts or extends into space, everyone loses,” Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein told the AFA 2019 conference. “I don’t see any winners.”

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In 1st Interview, PDUSDI Bingen Talks Artificial Intelligence, Project Maven, Ethics

Posted by Colin Clark on


We’ve got teams that are working side by side with the JAIC team and obviously the leadership continuity there is key for us. And we’re also working across DoD. I see lines with the AIM initiative (Augmenting Intelligence using Machines) within the IC,

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DoD Creates 5G Office To Tap Silicon Valley

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The Pentagon says it can’t keep up with private tech firms using 5G. Mike Griffin says the best it can do is try and be “good customers.”

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Norquist Pledges To Shakeup Budget; Sharp Eye On R & D

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Presumptive Deputy Defense Secretary Norquist pledged to “revise budget review timelines and data collection standards to maximize senior leader decision-making quality and timing.”

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Esper Confirmed As SecDef; Budget Deal Leaves DoD Spending Flat Next Year

Posted by Paul McLeary on


With a two-year budget deal the Pentagon is getting what it wanted: budget certainty. But that certainty comes at a cost.

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Army Big 6 Gets $10B More Over 2021-2025

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Undersecretary Ryan McCarthy says the service’s new five-year budget plan will be finished within weeks.

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Army Will Cull Hypersonic & Laser Weapons Portfolios: Jette & Murray

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


While Congress wrestles with CH-47 cuts, Army leaders are already looking ahead to hard decisions on high tech.

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Bigger Debt Means Smaller Budgets (But We Need More Shipyards): DoD Officials

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Even as one official warned that budget pressures would squeeze the budget, another said the nation must expand the defense industrial base to build a 355-ship Navy.

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What Northrop’s $54M Unified Platform Win Means For Cyber War

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The goal is to give the 6,200-strong Cyber Mission Force a common, compatible set of tools so they can act in cyberspace as a coordinated military unit.

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