Defense

Rocket and Roll: DARPA Challenges Vendors to Get to Space Fast

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) plans to award $10 million to a company that can successfully launch two small payloads into space quickly.

Another Brick in the Wall? Army Corps Seeks Border Contractors

Projects related to the Army Corps announcement could include border fencing, patrol roads, access roads, border lights, border gates, drainage improvements, levee walls, and other miscellaneous improvements, repairs, and alterations.

Austin, Texas, Said to Be Home of New Army Futures Command

The Army has picked Austin, Texas, as the home of its new Futures Command, according to two people familiar with the decision, neither of whom was authorized to speak publicly.

For Defense Conference Committee, Less Drama Than Last Year

Several acquisition issues are in play as Congress prepares to begin work on its defense authorization conference committee, including commercial item simplification, the Pentagon’s delayed cloud computer contract, and contractor security clearances.

Senate NDAA Demands Report That Could Upend DOD Contracts

A Senate bill seeks an extensive study of the U.S. military’s “highest priority missions” that could shake up funding for major weapons systems, starting in fiscal 2020.

Who Should File as a Foreign Agent Is a Tough One to Figure Out

A $39 billion merger needed U.S. government approval, so executives of Germany’s Deutsche Telekom asked for guidance on staying on the right side of American laws requiring agents of foreign government to file disclosure reports.

ZTE Restrictions Stay in U.S. Senate Defense Policy Bill

In a rebuke to President Donald Trump, the U.S. Senate voted 85-10 to pass a defense authorization bill that would restore penalties on Chinese telecommunication giant ZTE Corp.

Air Force to Spend $6 Billion on ‘Top Gun’ Exercises

The U.S. Air Force plans to release a final request for proposal on July 27 for a $6 billion, 10-year contract delivering pilot adversary training.

Army Releasing $5.1B Tactical Communications RFP in June

GTACS II will deliver voice and data communications to soldiers on the battlefield.

Senate Sends Trump Message on Drones, Transit in Spending Bill

President Donald Trump’s administration should follow the lead of Congress on transportation priorities, Senate appropriators made clear in a spending bill and accompanying committee report.