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Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves: MDA Eyes Space-Based Sensors Against Hypersonic Threats

Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, director of the Missile Defense Agency, has said MDA needs space-based sensors to detect and monitor hypersonic threats, Breaking Defense reported Friday. Greaves said Tuesday at the McAleese/Credit Suisse conference that hypersonics need close monitoring because they are unpredictable. “What we are looking towards is to …

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Lawmakers Move to Expand DHS Cybersecurity Role

House and Senate lawmakers advanced two bills last Wednesday that would expand the Department of Homeland Security‘s cybersecurity mission. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee passed a DHS reauthorization bill that would reorganize the department’s National Protection and Programs Directorate; secure personally identifiable information; and support cybersecurity research, Covington …

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DARPA Seeks $255M in FY 2019 Space Program Funds

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s fiscal year 2019 budget request includes $254.7 million to fund various space programs such as an experimental space plane, a launch competition and an on-orbit satellite servicing platform, Parabolic Arc reported Friday. DARPA seeks $62 million for the Experimental Spaceplane One program to fund Boeing‘s ongoing efforts to …

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John Rood: FY 2019 Budget Request Backs DoD’s Modernization Requirements

John Rood, defense undersecretary for policy, has said the Trump administration’s proposed fiscal 2019 budget provides funds for all Pentagon’s modernization efforts that includes $11 billion for nuclear force operations and sustainment and $7 billion for recapitalization programs, DoD News reported Thursday. Rood said before the House Armed Services Committee Wednesday …

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Navy Assigns Patrick Piercey Chief of Staff at U.S. European Command

The U.S. Navy has assigned Rear Adm. Patrick Piercey, currently director of operations with the U.S. Pacific Command, to serve with the U.S. European Command as chief of staff. With this assignment, Piercey will be transferred from Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii, to Stuttgart, Germany, the Defense Department said Friday. He began his military service in 1985 upon graduating from …

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Report: David Norquist Asks Lawmakers for Defense Spending Flexibility in FY 2018

David Norquist, Defense Department comptroller, has urged lawmakers to give DoD more spending flexibility in fiscal year 2018 across three areas, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. U.S. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer, an inductee into the 2018 Wash100, told reporters that Norquist asked lawmakers to loosen the 80:20 rule, which prohibits federal agencies from …

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