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MDA seeks to update sensors for hypersonic threat defense

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, director at the Missile Defense Agency, has said at a congressional hearing that modernizing sensors can help MDA counter emerging missile threats, C4ISRNET reported Wednesday. “The hypersonic threat is real and it’s coming,” he told members of the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee Wednesday. “Plus …

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Multiple agencies sign MoU to expedite federal infrastructure project approvals

At least 12 federal agencies have agreed to cooperate in efforts to accelerate the environmental assessment and authorization process for major infrastructure projects, Bloomberg reported Monday. Leaders of participating agencies signed a memorandum of understanding during a ceremony held Monday to implement President Trump’s executive order, titled “Establishing Discipline and …

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Michael Griffin: US should explore potential use of AI tech in national security efforts

Michael Griffin, undersecretary for research and engineering at the Defense Department, has said the U.S. should examine the potential advantages of artificial intelligence and consider integrating the technology into the national defense strategy, DoD News reported Monday. He told audience at the New America Future of War Conference held Monday he believes …

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Reports: US authorizes marketing of submarine tech to Taiwan

The State Department has granted approval for U.S. companies to market technology offerings to a Taiwanese submarine construction project, Reuters reported Monday. Reuters cites Taiwan’s Central News Agency that says defense ministry spokesperson Chen Chung-chi confirmed the marketing license issuance by DOS. Defense News reported Liao Yen-fan, a Taipei-based defense analyst …

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GAO to Implement Electronic Bid Protest Docketing System

The Government Accountability Office is set to launch in May a web-based platform for companies to electronically file protests on federal projects. GAO said Thursday it will start to accept and review challenges to government contract awards, excluding classified information, beginning next month via the agency’s electronic bid protest docketing system. The new …

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Pentagon Nears Missile Defense Review Completion

A Defense Department spokesperson has said that DoD aims to release the findings of its missile defense review within the month of May, Defense News reported Friday. The Pentagon’s unclassified MDR strategy document will offer the public a comprehensive view of U.S. approaches to defend against homeland and regional missile threats. …

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