John Rood, undersecretary of defense for policy, said Wednesday the military is pushing through to procure naval missiles that contain low-yield nuclear components, National Defense Magazine reported the same day. His announcement discussed the Department of Defense's intention to purchase submarine-launched ballistic missiles and ship-launched cruise missiles in support of the Trump administration.Read More »
A recent Department of Defense study says small and large contractors are struggling to comply with DoD’s new cybersecurity standards, Defense One reported Monday. “For the most part, the big companies do very well,” Kevin Fahey, assistant defense secretary for acquisition, told reporters at the Pentagon Monday. “But in no case do they meet everything that they thought they met.”Read More »
The Congress-created Cyberspace Solarium Commission is working to determine ways the Department of Defense's “defend forward” concept can support cyberspace protection, Fifth Domain reported Tuesday. The concept focuses on keeping enemies close to create a better picture of adversarial preparation plans.Read More »
U.S. Space Command has accepted the 10th satellite of the Wideband Global Satellite Communication constellation following the completion of on-orbit testing performed by a team of engineers and operators from the U.S. Air Force, Army and Navy.
The team validated the Boeing-manufactured satellite's anti-jam capabilities and cybersecurity techniques and procedures that will be integrated into the entire constellation and then recommended it for acceptance into the WGS system, the Los Angeles Air Force Base said Tuesday.Read More »
The Government Accountability Office found a significant increase in the use of other transaction agreements by the Department of Defense for prototype projects from fiscal year 2016 to FY 2018.Read More »