Here's a look at how the Defense Department is being impacted by and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The White House submitted a list of items known as “anomalies” that it wants Congress to address in a continuing resolution for fiscal 2021.
A presolicitation notification posted on the beta.sam.gov government procurement website on Sept. 3 said that a request for proposals for up to 461 engines to cover Lots 2 to 8 of aircraft production will be issued in November. Deliveries would begin in June 2023.
Some critics worry these public steps only serve to obscure larger systemic problems the Space Force has inherited from the branch of the military it grew out of, the U.S. Air Force.
The Pentagon said Sept. 4 it’s sticking with its original decision to award the multibillion dollar JEDI Cloud contract to Microsoft, six months after telling a federal court it wanted to reconsider the original award to fix alleged irregularities in the source selection process.
The directive, SPD-5, is the government’s first comprehensive policy geared toward space systems. Senior administration officials said the directive is not meant to be prescriptive—and they don’t intend to ask agencies to mandate its recommendations—but instead it provides principle-based best practices for space operators and agencies that develop space systems.
U.S. forces are redefining joint operations to be more tightly integrated. Joint all-domain command and control (JADC2) accelerates the speed and complexity of warfare by tying forces together across the air, land, sea, space, and cyber domains. For the latest on what this means to operators and the industry, check out our JADC2 landing page.
Air Force and Nano-Bio Materials Consortium Announce RFP, Pilot Program for AFRL-Industry Partnerships
The Air Force Research Laboratory, along with the governing council of the Nano-Bio Materials Consortium, has approved a pilot program to enable AFRL researchers to partner with industry collaborators to address key capability and technology gaps in support of human performance monitoring and aeromedical evacuation missions.
The Pentagon wanted to fund ambitious research into future tech breakthroughs but contractors spend most of their money on safer bets, the Government Accountability Office has found.
Boom Supersonic has received a contract to partner with the US Air Force (USAF) for government executive flight programme exploration.
Seconds after U.S. military helicopters landed on their objective, Army commandos knew their mission to rescue 70 Islamic State group-held hostages was off to a chaotic start.
The robot dogs—developed by Ghost Robotics as part of an Air Force Research Laboratory contract awarded back in April—were deployed last week to Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada as part of an agile combat employment exercise during which airmen scrambled to secure a simulated airfield against hostile attack.