Ethan Sterenfeld December 8, 2021

Army proposals to award multiyear helicopter procurement contracts and delay a cruise missile defense system were included in a compromise fiscal year 2022 defense authorization bill, which the House approved Tuesday night.

Tony Bertuca December 8, 2021

Adm. Christopher Grady, nominated to be the next vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told senators today that, if confirmed, he intends to insert speed wherever he can in the Pentagon's labyrinthine acquisition process, while also guarding against military "parochialism."

Courtney Albon December 8, 2021

The Space Force's new force design center cleared a legislative hurdle Tuesday in the compromise fiscal year 2022 defense policy bill, with House and Senate lawmakers expressing symbolic support for the office -- however, the fate of the office ultimately lies with congressional appropriators.

Aidan Quigley December 8, 2021

Lawmakers are pushing to expand the Virginia-class attack submarine industrial base, allocating $200 million in the fiscal year 2022 defense authorization bill to allow three Virginia-class submarines to be built each year.

Ethan Sterenfeld December 8, 2021

The Army would be required to notify Congress of any "significant" force structure changes, including changes to echelon-above-brigade headquarters or long-range fires units, under the final version of the fiscal year 2022 defense policy bill.

Briana Reilly December 8, 2021

Lawmakers' compromise defense policy bill retains efforts from the House and Senate to set requirements tied to the future of the Air Force's Long-Range Standoff Weapon.

Lawmakers look to workforce development to strengthen defense industrial base

SIMI VALLEY, CA -- A lawmaker on the House Armed Services Committee is urging the development of a collaborative initiative focused on workforce development to strengthen U.S. manufacturing.

New amphibs face budget shortfall; big decks now eyed as unmanned 'motherships'

SIMI VALLEY, CA -- The Marine Corps needs more money in fiscal years 2023 and 2024 to buy Light Amphibious Warships, critical to service plans to establish new littoral units that can nimbly move shore-to-shore inside China's striking range, while contemplating a radical new use for its big-deck combatants: "Motherships" to unleash unmanned air and undersea systems.

Pentagon plans to add certification controls from old CMMC model through work with NIST

The Pentagon will make changes to its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program by working with the National Institute of Standards and Technology to revise Special Publication 800-171, according to Defense Department assessment leader John Ellis, who says DOD has plans to propose additional controls from the old CMMC model for inclusion in the next update to the key NIST publication.