• Defense Watch
    Tomahawk Test. The U.S. Navy test fired two Raytheon Tomahawk cruise missiles from new payload tubes on the Virginia­-class USS North Dakota (SSN-784) submarine in an initial test. The test occurred in the Gulf of Mexico near Florida and aimed to prove the submarine's ability to load, carry, and vertically launch missiles from the Block […] The post Def […]
  • Cyber Leaders Stress Culture Change, Interoperability Needed To Protect Armed Forces’ Networks
    Across the Armed Forces, a widespread cultural change from an information technology (IT)-focused to a more operational-based approach is needed to effectively handle increasing threats in the cyber domain, according to a panel of cyber commanders speaking at an Association of the United States Army event on Thursday. Leaders from the Army, Navy and Air […] […]
  • Navy Updates Research Strategy To Speed Development And Decision-making
    The Navy’s research head revealed a new strategic direction document last week at the 2017 Naval Future Force Science and Technology Expo. Rear Adm. David Hahn, chief of Naval Research (CNR) and head of the Office of Naval Research (ONR), unveiled the new framework, which is meant to echo a change in thinking about how […] The post Navy Updates Research Stra […]
  • Trump Taps Raytheon Exec As Third Choice For Army Senior Civilian
    The Trump administration has named its third candidate to become the Army’s civilian leader. Mark Esper, head of Raytheon's [RTN] government relations and a West Point graduate, was tapped on July 20 as the next secretary of the Army. Esper is the third person offered the job since President Donald Trump’s election in November 2016. Esper […] The post T […]
  • Air Force Issues Draft RFP For Next Order Of GPS III Satellites
    The Air Force has taken a step toward re-competing production of Global Positioning System (GPS) III satellites by releasing a draft solicitation for up to 22 spacecraft. Industry feedback on the document, along with a recent industry day in El Segundo, Calif., “will inform a final request for proposal,” scheduled for release this fall, the […] The post Air […]
  • Trump Orders ‘Whole Of Government’ Assessment Of Defense Industrial Base And Supply Chain
    President Donald Trump last Friday directed the Defense Department to work with other federal departments and agencies to assess and report on the strength and resiliency of the U.S. defense industrial base, including the long-tail of the supply chain, and to identify capability gaps and provide options to strengthen the defense base and supply chain, […] Th […]