Amazon files protest of Pentagon’s JEDI cloud award

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[ad_1] Amazon Web Services has filed paperwork to protest the Pentagon’s decision to award its Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud contract to Microsoft, AWS CEO Andy Jassy said at a company meeting Nov. 14. A source inside the company said the paperwork was filed last Friday. An Amazon spokesperson confirmed Federal Times’ reporting. In a video obtained by Federal Times, Jassy said at an all-hands meeting with Amazon Worldwide that… Read More »Amazon files protest of Pentagon’s JEDI cloud award

Germany scrambles to secure funding for next-gen fighter research contracts

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[ad_1] BERLIN — German defense officials are scrambling to line up parliamentary approval for the next wave of research contracts in the tri-national Future Combat Air System program. The next phase is slated to begin in January, but German officials said they are still working to finalize contracts with an industry consortium led by Airbus and Dassault. Given that the proposed deals will have to be cleared by the Defence… Read More »Germany scrambles to secure funding for next-gen fighter research contracts

Russia and China may not be the top cyberthreats

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[ad_1] While Russia and China pose significant threats, especially in the cyber domain, one expert worries that lesser known actors might be a more immediate concern. “The biggest challenge is we focus too much, especially according to the [National Defense Strategy], on great powers. I think the most cyber activity we’re seeing now is minor or middle powers: UAE, Qatar, Philippines, Vietnam,” said Brandon Valeriano, chair of Armed Politics at… Read More »Russia and China may not be the top cyberthreats

Pentagon presses for US access to special EU defense projects

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[ad_1] Speaking at the NATO-Industry Forum in Washington, Norquist said the European Defence Fund ― which commands a €13 billion (U.S. $14 billion) pool of money ― and PESCO ― a 2-year-old initiative to foster inter-European cooperation ― “must allow the United States and other non-EU allies to participate and compete for business,” or risk duplication that undermines trans-Atlantic security. “Our collective strength and security hinges on our ability to… Read More »Pentagon presses for US access to special EU defense projects

The importance of industry air support in the Middle East

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[ad_1] Raytheon Missile Systems VP of Business Development, Steve duMont, talks RTN’s strong UAE partnership and what to expect at the Dubai Air Show. Raytheon will once again have a significant presence at the Dubai Air Show. What is the company highlighting? The Middle East is one of the most important areas of the world to Raytheon, and the Dubai Air Show gives us the opportunity to meet with our… Read More »The importance of industry air support in the Middle East

Turkey’s multibillion-dollar Altay tank program faces delay

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[ad_1] ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s production program for its first new-generation main battle tank, the Altay, may be facing delays due to technological snags. The president’s office lists the Altay in the military’s inventory as part of a 2020 program list, but a top businessman involved in the program said that might not be a reality until the end of 2021. “I am hoping that the Altay would be at… Read More »Turkey’s multibillion-dollar Altay tank program faces delay

The Pentagon plan to save the F-35’s logistics system hinges on whether Lockheed will relinquish data control

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[ad_1] WASHINGTON – The Pentagon and Lockheed Martin are at odds over how much data the military can have access to for its own jet, the F-35, and that’s creating renewed friction in the fight to fix longstanding issues with the automated logistics system vital to keeping it flying. Both the Pentagon and Lockheed say a relaunched version of the Autonomic Logistics Information System, or ALIS, should be ready to… Read More »The Pentagon plan to save the F-35’s logistics system hinges on whether Lockheed will relinquish data control

VA, DoD must do more to educate troops and veterans about social media scammers, lawmakers say

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[ad_1] Social media platforms are developing new tools to improve transparency and eliminate fraudulent accounts, but they must do more to protect users, including service members and veterans, from scams, fake news and foreign interference, advocates and lawmakers said Wednesday. In a House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing about the exploitation of veterans on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms, advocates said the companies aren’t doing enough to stop the… Read More »VA, DoD must do more to educate troops and veterans about social media scammers, lawmakers say

F-35 program on track to replace Turkey, Pentagon officials say

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[ad_1] WASHINGTON ― Since removing Turkey from the F-35 program over its purchase of a Russian air defense system, the U.S. has found alternate suppliers for all but a dozen components Turkey is producing for the stealthy fighter jet. As U.S. President Donald Trump met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the White House on Wednesday, the Pentagon’s F-35 program executive testified in Congress that he expects Turkey will… Read More »F-35 program on track to replace Turkey, Pentagon officials say

US, India bolster their military partnership in Tiger Triumph exercise

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[ad_1] The U.S. and India are set to kick off this week a major joint military exercise: Tiger Triumph. Tiger Triumph is the first U.S.-India military exercise to include all three of India’s military services — Army, Navy and Air Force — and it represents the latest milestone in an increasingly important bilateral military partnership. The exercise will focus on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, and it will include amphibious… Read More »US, India bolster their military partnership in Tiger Triumph exercise