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MDA Says SM-3 IIA Test Failure Caused By Third Stage Ignition Part

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) said it found the likely reason why a Raytheon [RTN] Standard Missile-3 Block IIA missile failed to intercept a target in a January test (FTM-29): a device did not ignite the third stage rocket motor (TSRM).MDA and U.S. Navy sailors manning the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex in Hawaii…

Raytheon Partners With Cyber Firms To Add Technology To Security Service

Raytheon [RTN] on Tuesday said it has entered partnerships with two cyber security product companies, Cybraics and Authentic8, to add their technologies to its cyber-as-a-service subscription model.Raytheon said the partnerships will provide a security analytics and artificial intelligence platform, and a cloud-based secure virtual browser to aid its customers with protecting critical infrastructures.“With global critical…

HASC Member Pushing Bill to Include Workforce Incentives in DoD Contracts

A member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) will push a bill to add new incentives for industry members to include workforce development in their bids for defense programs in the next Congress.Rep. Anthony Brown (D-Md.), a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, has introduced the Developing the National Security Workforce Act, H.R. 6684,…

Justice Department Okays UTC's Deal For Rockwell Collins, With Conditions

The Department of Justice on Monday evening approved United Technologies Corp.’s [UTX] pending $30 billion acquisition of Rockwell Collins [COL], although the government requires UTC to divest two Rockwell Collins’ business units to preserve competition in the marketplace.The government said that UTX must divest the pneumatic ice protection systems and trimmable horizontal stabilizer business units…

GA Finishes AAG Testing For Greyhounds and Hawkeyes

General Atomics [GA] said Tuesday it and the U.S. Navy have finished performance testing for the Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) for the C-2A Greyhound, E-2C+ Hawkeye, and E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Navy aircraft, taking a step in allowing propeller aircraft to land on the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78).This performance testing…

Nielsen: More Funding For States, NPPD Reorganization Bill Needed To Ensure Election Security

The lead official for the Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday she is urging state election officials to push Congress for increased election security funding and calling on the Senate to pass a long-standing bill to operationalize a cyber protection office in the department before the year’s end.DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told attendees at a…