weapons systems

  • Military leaders prepare their case for divesting unneeded weapons systems

    With the expectation of flat budgets over the next several years, each of the military services believes they’ll need to divest themselves of at least some programs to fund their modernization plans. That’s challenging, however, when old systems have Congressional constituencies and new ones don’t.

  • GAO issues primer on how DoD weapons system should work

    The basic requirement of weapons systems is to fire when you pull the trigger, and that’s actually a tall order given the complexity of today’s military systems.

  • Tech readiness assessments can gauge weapons risks, usefulness

    For the military, the constant insertion of new technologies into weapons and other systems is important to maintaining a competitive edge.

  • Pentagon likely to get weapons, other requests in 2020 budget

    Senior Bloomberg Government reporter Travis Tritten has done some digging into the specifics of the Space Force, he explained on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • DoD clumsy on weapons systems cyber protection: GAO

    The Defense Department’s most sophisticated weapons systems are basically moving, networked computer systems, making them vulnerable to cyber attacks.

  • Teaching open systems to the next generation of defense engineers

    John Snoderly, learning director of engineering at the Defense Acquisition University in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, explained why open systems are critical to weapons system interoperability.

  • Army reorganizing modernization, science and tech spending despite budget increase

    Army secretary says some of more than 800 programs will likely end or shrink.

  • Rear Adm. Michael Manazir: Navy seeks to network weapon systems

    From fighters to carriers to submarines, the Navy wants to network its weapons systems so their warfighting capability is greater than the sum of its parts. That task falls to Rear Adm. Michael Manazir, who was appointed just last week as the deputy chief of naval operations for warfare systems. Before that, he was director of the Navy’s Air Warfare Division. Manazir spoke on Federal Drive with Tom Temin to Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu at the Sea Air Space expo at the Gaylord National Convention Center, in National Harbor, Maryland.

  • Michael Sullivan: Remaining transparent on the F-35 upgrade

    The Government Accountability Office wants DoD to declare the update of the F-35 a separate acquisition program for transparency and accountability reasons. Michael Sullivan, GAO’s Director for Defense Weapons System Acquisitions detailed that rationale on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Weapons and budget cuts

    On this week’s edition of Bgov’s Capital Impact show, host Allen Scott looks at the Air Force’s budget problems and the effect of sequestration on weapons systems.