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SDA’s $11B Five-Year Budget Draft Not Likely To Fly

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


“This is not going to be helpful over on the Hill,” one former congressional staffer said of SDA’s $11 billion, five-year draft budget. “In fact, it could put the final nails in SDA’s coffin.”

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Roper Unveils PEO For Next Gen Digital Planes; Critics Grumble

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The new Advanced Aircraft PEO will “transform the Next Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) program into the Air Force’s Digital Century Series initiative.”

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Sen. Hoeven: Fully Fund GBSD & Nuke Warhead Modernization

Posted by Sen. John Hoeven on


You don’t see lots of op-eds from members of the House or Senate appropriations committees. Why? The so-called cardinals — whose influence has slipped with the demise of regular budget order in the two chambers — remain among the most powerful figures on Capitol Hill because they have a greater say than most of their… Keep reading →

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Trump Threatens NDAA Veto If House Cuts Stand

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


The Trump Administration argues the HASC’s cuts to the defense policy bill would hamper missile detection and defense priorities.

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Senate Passes Defense Bill, Prepares To Battle House On Nukes, War Powers

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The $750 billion defense policy bill sticks with the administration’s topline, but huge fights loom with the House version. Prepare for a long, hot summer.

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RUMOR: Mike Griffin May Be Next Space Leader to Go

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


Insiders say dysfunction within Griffin’s office is creating concerns within the Pentagon and on Capitol Hill.

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OPIR Missile Warning Sats Plow Ahead Amid $$ Turmoil

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Next-Gen OPIR program is moving right along as Lockheed and Raytheon keep their heads down amid funding discussions between the Air Force and Congress.

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Hill Battle Lifts Off Over Post-INF Missiles

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


A junior GOP congressman will challenge the Democratic House leadership to restore $96 million in funding for intermediate-ranged conventional missiles, cut by the Democratic majority for fear the new weapons would reignite an arms race that ended in 1987.

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Top DoD Official Shank Resigns; SCO Moving To DARPA

Posted by Colin Clark on


“My integrity and belief in SCO’s mission is more important to me than my friendship over many years with Mike (Griffin).”

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Congress Gives Trump Rump Space Force

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


“Given the DoD’s poor job of presenting how we would move people and what criteria would be used, the congressional pushback is expected,” says one Space Force proponent.

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