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Reports: Senate OKs Fiscal 2019 Appropriations Package With $675B for Pentagon

The Senate on Thursday voted 85-7 to approve a package of bills that would appropriate $854B in funds for fiscal 2019, Reuters reported Thursday. Senate leaders on both sides of the aisle agreed to combine the appropriations bills for the departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, Labor and Education in order to facilitate the passage of the package in the upper chamber as they work to avoid a government shutdown by the end of September.

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Lt. Gen. VeraLinn Jamieson: Sensors, Hypersonics Could Be Part of USAF’s Future ISR Grid

Air Force Lt. Gen. VeraLinn “Dash” Jamieson, deputy chief of staff for the service’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, has said the military branch’s future ISR architecture could include hypersonics, spaced-based sensors and drone swarms, C4ISRNET reported Wednesday. Jamieson said in a Tuesday interview that the future ISR grid could feature a “balanced …

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DoD Restructures Research & Engineering, Acquisition Offices

The Defense Department has issued a memo that details the reorganization of the offices of the undersecretary of research and engineering and undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment, Defense News reported Tuesday. Lt. Col. Michelle Baldanza, a spokeswoman for DoD, told the publication that Congress and Defense Secretary James Mattis have …

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US, Australia Conduct Hypersonic Flight Test

The U.S. Air Force has worked with Australia’s defense science and technology group to conduct a hypersonic flight test at the Woomera Test Range in South Australia. Australian defense minister Marise Payne said in a statement released Monday that the flight test is part of the Hypersonic International Flight Research …

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Alan Shaffer: US Should Aim for ‘Enhanced Mutual Reliance’ Through Int’l R&D Collaboration

Alan Shaffer, assistant defense secretary for research and engineering — has highlighted the U.S. government’s efforts to collaborate with other countries on research and development initiatives in an interview with Defense News published Tuesday. Shaffer spoke to reporter Aaron Mehta ahead of the nearly three-decade military and public sector veteran’s transition to NATO this summer for a new …

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Marion Blakey: Hypersonic Research Loses Out From Flat Budgets

NASA and the aerospace industry are affected by flat or declining budgets but but Defense Department programs already underway are impacted as well, an aeronautics industry official said, according to FierceGovernment IT. Marion Blakey, aeronautics committee chair on NASA’s Advisory Council and president of the Aerospace Industries Association, told the House …

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