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CBO: Nuclear Weapon Programs Would Cost $494B Through 2028

A new Congressional Budget Office report says the implementation of plans to modernize and maintain U.S. nuclear forces as stated in the Nuclear Posture Review and the fiscal 2019 budget requests of the departments of Defense and Energy would cost $494B from 2019 through 2028. CBO said the figure reflects a 23 percent increase from its 2017 estimate - $400B - over the 10-year period.
 

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Navy Adm. Ron Boxall on Unmanned Surface Vessels, Future Frigates

Navy Adm. Ron Boxall, surface warfare director OPNAV N96, has said his goal for 2019 is to bring more weapons and sensors into the battlespace to enable larger combat ships to serve as command and control for smaller vessels, Defense News reported Wednesday. “If you think about what we are trying to do with the surface force, we have large and small surface combatants that will [ultimately make up part of the 355-ship Navy] but we have no requirement for unmanned surface vessels right now, which I see as an absolutely critical part of distributed lethality, distributed maritime operations environment that we are moving into,” Boxall said.

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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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Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Unveils Study Areas for 2018

A U.S. Air Force-sponsored scientific advisory board has unveiled two major studies the group plans to conduct in 2018 as part of efforts to address topics prioritized by the Air Force secretary and chief of staff. The Air Force Scientific Advisory Board’s first study area will focus on critical air, space …

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