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Defense Daily, Wednesday, November 8, 2019, Vol. 280, Issue 28

Army Improving Logistics To Keep Brigades On The Battlefield For A Week Without Resupply

The Army is looking to double the number of days its brigade combat teams can sustain themselves on the battlefield while also improving supply efforts with advanced technologies, such as autonomous vehicles and 3-D printing, the service’s top logistics official said Tuesday. Lt. Gen. Aundre Piggee, the Army G-4, told attendees at an Association of…

Trump Taps Duke Energy Security Chief For DHS Infrastructure Protection Job

President Trump on Monday night nominated Brian Harrell, who manages security for Duke Energy [DUK], to be assistant secretary for Infrastructure Protection at the Department of Homeland Security.If confirmed by the Senate, Harrell will fill a spot that has been vacant for the past two months. The Office of Infrastructure Protection coordinates national policies on…

Most DoD Supply Chain Technology Funding Goes To IT Sustainment, Report Says

The Defense Department spent nearly $80 billion on supply chain technology from fiscal years 2014 to 2017 and most of the spending, $57.8 billion, went toward sustaining information technology (IT), according to a recent report by the strategic research and advisory firm Govini.Annually, DoD is spending about $23 billion on supply chain technology with spending…

Lockheed Martin Receives $350 Million Plus-Up for JASSM Production Support

The Air Force on Monday awarded Lockheed Martin [LMT] a $350 million increase to an ongoing indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) production support, the service said.The award involves lifecycle support for all efforts related to the AGM-158 JASSM, including the extended-range version dubbed JASSM-ER, as well as the long-range anti-ship missile (LRASM)…

Black Hawk to Trial DARPA/Sikorsky Robotic Co-Pilot

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has developed a drop-in kit to enable the automation or remote-control of fixed-wing and rotary aircraft. Called Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS), the U.S. Army used it to fly a Sikorsky [LMT] S-76B helicopter in a demonstration earlier this month.Next up? A Black Hawk."ALIAS' ultimate goal is…

Army Awards Contracts For Program To Develop New War Gaming Prototypes

The Army has awarded two developments contracts for its program to build new war gaming tools, as the service looks to take greater advantage of commercially available software for battlefield simulations. Matrix Games and a team from the Atlantic Council and Big Parser have been selected for the Prototype Athena program and are tasked with…