Blue Origin wins protest against Air Force procurement plan

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[ad_1] WASHINGTON — Blue Origin has successfully challenged a U.S. Air Force contract for military space launch – before a contract has ever been issued. The Government Accountability Organization has upheld a challenge by the Jeff Bezos founded rocket firm against the Air Force’s National Security Space Launch – Phase 2 Launch Service Procurement, which will downselect two firms that will have the right to compete for the next five… Read More »Blue Origin wins protest against Air Force procurement plan

US Space Command is here. Now where does it need to go?

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[ad_1] U.S. Space Command is expected grow by 25 percent in the next two months as the military’s newest combatant command comes into its own, the head of the new organization said at a Center for Strategic and International Studies event Nov. 18. It’s been less than three months since U.S. Space Command was reestablished as the United States’ eleventh combatant command at a Rose Garden Ceremony Aug. 29. Now,… Read More »US Space Command is here. Now where does it need to go?

Why Amazon can afford to be defiant

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[ad_1] Amazon indeed decided to protest the Pentagon’s JEDI cloud contract award decision to Microsoft. Are we surprised? Not at all. I think most would have been shocked if Amazon did not protest, under the circumstances. What was more telling was the manner in which Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy announced the decision: boldly laying blame for the contract loss squarely at the feet of the U.S.president. And he… Read More »Why Amazon can afford to be defiant

China’s Achilles’ heel when it comes to cyberspace

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[ad_1] If “mutually assured cyber destruction” were to occur, one Marine Corps leader said, authoritarian nations such as China might have more to lose than the United States. Top national security experts have warned that despite the United States’ cyber prowess, the country is vulnerable to cyberattacks because of how interconnected society is with essential services and the internet. But in the case of a cyber catastrophe, “we’ll still be… Read More »China’s Achilles’ heel when it comes to cyberspace

Saab’s GlobalEye airborne early warning plane makes its debut at the Dubai Airshow

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[ad_1] “I think it took a lot of people by surprise when we signed that [contract],” Lars Tossman, Saab’s head of radar solutions, said during a Nov. 18 briefing to reporters. “Now, four years later, it’s here.” For Saab, the GlobalEye’s showcase in Dubai is a chance to celebrate the program’s fast pace. The company rolled out the first aircraft in February 2018 and flew it a month later, Tossman… Read More »Saab’s GlobalEye airborne early warning plane makes its debut at the Dubai Airshow

What is a continuing resolution?

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[ad_1] WASHINGTON ― A continuing resolution, or CR, is a temporary measure Congress can use to fund the government for a limited time. CRs are typically used to buy time for lawmakers to enact longer-term spending measures. The passage of a CR usually means the regular process of passing the 12 appropriations bills by the start of the fiscal year has failed because of a standoff between political parties, or… Read More »What is a continuing resolution?