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Pentagon Wants to Invest in Cruise Missile Threat Detection Tech

The Defense Department wants to upgrade radar technology on the Air National Guard’s F-16 fighters in an effort to protect the U.S. against cruise missile threats, Defense One reported Thursday. Marcus Weisgerber writes Adm. William Gortney, head of the North American Aerospace Defense Command, filed an urgent operational need request …

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Lt. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins: DISA Strategy Aims to Bolster Pentagon’s Network C2, Security Infrastructure

The Defense Information Systems Agency wants to establish a global information technology and communication services infrastructure as part of DISA’s new five-year strategic plan, C4ISR & Networks reported Tuesday. Amber Corrin writes the framework also calls for the agency to minimize redundant technological processes and strengthen cybersecurity of the Department …

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GAO: Early Systems Engineering Work Key to Define Weapon System Requirements

Former and current military leaders have called on the Defense Department to integrate requirements for weapon systems early into acquisition processes, according to a new Government Accountability Office report. Those military leaders told the audit agency weapons systems prerequisites are usually changed right after they turned them over to acquisition executives to plan …

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Sen. John McCain: Defense Policy Bill Will Spur Partnerships Between Silicon Valley Firms, Pentagon

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has said the fiscal year 2016 defense policy bill contains provisions that would overhaul the military acquisition system and allow technology firms from Silicon Valley to help the Defense Department address what he calls an “emerging innovation gap.” McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, wrote …

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Steve Warren: DoD Proposes Changes to Military Pay, Benefits Structure

The Defense Department has developed a set of recommendations for the agency to retain an all-volunteer force and secure benefits for retiring service members, DoD News reported Wednesday. John Banusiewicz writes Army Col. Steve Warren, a DoD spokesperson, said the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission helped craft a new …

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