The Air Force awarded contracts to three companies to study the feasibility of recompeting GPS III spacecraft production.
Northrop Grumman wins a more than $80-billion contract to develop a new deep strike bomber for the Air Force.
BAE Systems will develop the defensive system as a Boeing subcontractor.
The Defense Department and a private/public consortium are setting up a new Silicon Valley institute to study flexible technology.
The FAA has approved hundreds of industry applications to fly small unmanned aircraft for uses ranging from farming to filmmaking.
Within the next few months, the Air Force is expected to pick the prime contractor for a new bomber and award risk reduction contracts for a new surveillance jet.
SpaceX is cleared to compete for defense satellite launches, while Boeing is tapped to send astronauts to the International Space Station.
The Departments of Defense and Homeland Security are both setting up units in Silicon Valley, in hopes of strengthening both partnerships and security.
The Air Force plans to develop a new rocket engine to launch military satellites, while NASA is gearing up to grab a boulder from an asteroid.
The new Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center will synthesize and analyze cyber threat information from across the U.S. government.
A new Pentagon report recommends earlier testing of DoD systems to help identify cyber weaknesses.
Responding to a GAO recommendation, the department said it will devise a strategy to counter cyber threats to building control systems.
Citing growing threats to public and private networks, the U.S. government has announced several initiatives in recent days to improve cybersecurity.
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