• Navy Looks To Extend The Life Of Five Los Angeles Subs
    Top Navy officials told the House Armed Services Seapower Subcommittee on Tuesday that the service plans to extend the life of one nuclear-powered Los Angeles-class (SSN-688) attack submarine by 10 years before seeing if it will repeat the process with four more. James Geurts, assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development, and acquisition (ASN [… […]
  • Omnibus Bill Funds Two More Coast Guard National Security Cutters
    In a surprise, the congressional appropriations bill for fiscal year 2018 includes funding for two Coast Guard National Security Cutters (NSC), moving the program within one vessel of a one-for-one replacement of legacy high endurance cutters. The FY ’18 Omnibus Appropriations Bill contains $1.2 billion for the NSC program to complete the acquisition of the […]
  • Navy Wants Legacy Systems Open To New Capabilities
    AUSTIN, Texas – The Navy is challenging its program directors to find ways of opening legacy systems to new capabilities, but the process of moving to modular, open systems architectures retroactively is a slow and difficult process, according to a senior service scientist. “We’re trying to go to modular, open systems where possible,” David Walker, […] The p […]
  • Lawmakers Worry LCS Yards Are Being Left In The Lurch
    Lawmakers from districts with Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) shipyards are increasingly worried about the Navy’s request to procure only one vessel in the FY ’19 budget, but Navy Secretary Richard Spencer said he is looking at ways to shore up the industrial base. Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.) told Spencer at a hearing on Tuesday that […] The post Lawmakers Worry […]
  • Army Scientist: ‘Futures Command’ Must Deliver Weapons, Gear Faster
    AUSTIN, Texas — The Army’s new Futures Command, however it shakes out, should focus on getting technology to soldiers as quickly as it emerges, according to a senior service scientist. What’s holding back new weapons, sensors and systems development is not technological hurdles, but the bureaucratic ones, according to Jeffrey Singleton, deputy assistant sec […]
  • Nielsen Says Administration Continues To Develop Cyber Deterrence Strategy
    The White House is continuing to develop a strategy for cyber security that includes deterrence and identifies unacceptable behaviors in cyber space, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told a Senate committee on Wednesday. Nielsen said that a deterrence doctrine “needs to be very clear that there are consequences when countries meddle in our affair […]