President Donald Trump has said he estimates the defense budget to be $700B for fiscal 2020, Stars and Stripes reported Wednesday. The figure reflects a drop of more than 2 percent from the $716B National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2019 that Trump signed in August.Read More »
The Defense Department has decided to withdraw its proposed rule to regulate payments to contractors based on performance, Defense News reported Monday. “Recently, proposed amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) were prematurely released, absent full coordination,” Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan wrote in a statement obtained by the publication.Read More »
A defense spending measure signed into law by President Donald Trump will earmark $10M in fiscal 2019 funds for the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence that would assess how the Defense Department can leverage machine learning and AI for national security, Sludge reported Wednesday.
A Defense Department program - Project Maven - that aims to leverage machine learning to determine and classify objects in images derived from drones has seen its funding rise to $93.1M in the fiscal 2019 defense spending measure.
The Professional Services Council has commended the House and Senate Armed Services Committees for finalizing and passing the fiscal 2019 defense spending bill that contains provisions that could have an impact on government contractors.Read More »
President Donald Trump has signed into law a spending bill that allocates $616.9 billion for the Defense Department‘s base budget, $21.9 billion for Energy Department nuclear weapons initiatives and $69 billion for overseas contingency operations, CNBC reported Monday. The fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act will fully fund the U.S. Air Force’s B-21 bomber …Read More »
President Trump will sign the Congress-approved $717 billion defense policy bill for 2019 at Fort Drum in New York, Washington Examiner reported Wednesday. Last week, House and Senate lawmakers finalized the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes provisions to prohibit the government from using technologies from Chinese telecommunication firms and …Read More »
The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act is set to establish a program to develop technologies to intercept hostile ballistic missiles at the boost or initial stage of flight, Defense News reported Monday. The Missile Defense Agency‘s director will be tasked to begin the program in fiscal year 2019, according to the …Read More »
The House and the Senate have backed a proposal to upgrade Boeing’s Harpoon anti-ship missile to a Block II+ configuration for approximately $26.8 million, according to a conference report on the fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, which is now awaiting passage in the Senate as well as President Donald Trump’s approval, Defense News reported.Read More »
The House on Thursday voted 359-54 to pass the negotiated deal on a defense spending bill that would authorize $639 billion in base budget and $69 billion in overseas contingency operations funds for fiscal 2019, Defense News reported Thursday. The compromise fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act would support the addition …Read More »