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Draft Fiscal 2019 NDAA to Keep DISA, Fund AI, Machine Learning Tech

A markup of the proposed fiscal 2019 defense policy bill released by the office of House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) does not include a plan to shut down the Defense Information Systems Agency, Nextgov reported Monday. The chairman’s markup of the fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act released …

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James Mattis Calls for National Security Exceptions to Russia Sanctions Law

Defense Secretary James Mattis has called for waivers to allow U.S. allies to prevent any sanctions related to the procurement of Russian-made weapons, Military.com reported Friday. Mattis told lawmakers Thursday at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing that Congress should make “national security exceptions” to the Countering America’s Adversaries Through …

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Col. David Robinson: DIUx Programs Offer Collaboration Opportunity for Defense Firms

The Defense Innovation Unit Experimental encourages defense companies to work with nontraditional contractors through the organization’s technology development programs, SpaceNews reported Tuesday. DIUx has awarded 67 contracts over the past three years and majority of the contract awards went to companies that do not generally function as government contractors. The …

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Reps. Mac Thornberry, Adam Smith Initiate 2019 NDAA Draft

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) and ranking member Adam Smith (D-Washington) have introduced a “by request” bill to begin drafting a fiscal 2019 defense policy bill. The committee said Friday the effort marks the first step to craft the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, which will include proposals from the Defense …

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MDA, Army Conduct THAAD-Patriot Interoperability Test

The Missile Defense Agency and the U.S. Army tested the interoperability between the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense and the Patriot systems through a missile defense tracking exercise. The MDA said Friday the Ballistic Missile Defense System’s Operational Test Agency supervised the Flight Test Other-35 that supports the materiel release of THAAD …

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Report: DoD Issues Report on Planned Space Reforms to Congress

The Defense Department has submitted its initial report to Congress on plans to restructure national security space programs and offices, SpaceNews reported Tuesday. The report stated that acquisition processes for space technologies currently impede modernization efforts and that the U.S. Air Force‘s Space and Missile Systems Center should undergo reorganization to help …

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