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Patrick Shanahan: DoD Aims to Ensure Space Dominance Through ‘Right’ Technical Product, Capability

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has said the Defense Department wants to choose and deploy the “right” technical platform and capability in order to ensure the country’s military edge in the space domain, DoD News reported Friday.

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Dana Deasy: 4 Strategic Areas in DoD’s Digital Modernization Back National Defense Strategy

Dana Deasy, chief information officer at the Defense Department, has said cyber; cloud; artificial intelligence; and command, control and communications are the four digital modernization areas that support the National Defense Strategy. Deasy said Wednesday at a Defense Systems-hosted conference that DoD works with the U.S. Cyber Command, federal agencies and industry …

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Senior Researcher Craig Robin Talks Army Laser Weapon Devt Efforts

Craig Robin, senior research scientist for directed energy applications at the U.S. Army‘s Space and Missile Defense Command, has said that the command seeks ways to use high energy lasers to disrupt targets such as unmanned aircraft, rockets, artillery and mortar, C4ISRNET reported Monday. Robin told the publication that there is “an overall …

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Bloomberg: Air Force Halts Air Operations Network Modernization Program

The U.S. Air Force has asked Northrop Grumman to cease development work on the air operations center modernization program “until further notice,” Bloomberg reported Friday. Anthony Capaccio writes the stop-work request took effect Wednesday after the Senate Armed Services Committee refused to pass a plan to reprogram $66 million in funds …

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New Policy Addresses Mobile Device Use in Secure DoD Spaces

The Committee on National Security Systems has implemented a new policy that authorizes officials in charge of secure Defense Department areas to regulate the use of mobile devices in such spaces, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. The policy released Nov. 20 requires employees, contractors, agents and visitors of facilities that …

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Navy Reports Progress on MQ-25A Unmanned Tanker C2 System

The U.S. Navy has tested a command-and-control system for the service branch’s future MQ-25A unmanned aerial refueling tanker in an effort to validate the C2 platform’s function to control and relay data, Defense News reported. Capt. Beau Duarte, Unmanned Carrier Aviation program manager at the Naval Air Systems Command, said integrating …

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DARPA Unveils ‘Mosaic-Like’ Weapons Development Approach to Industry

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has unveiled a new weapons development concept that would help build military systems through the “mosaic-like” integration of components such as sensors, command and control nodes and manned and unmanned platforms. DARPA said Friday its strategic technology office outlined the mosaic warfare concept at the …

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