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Aegis Ashore test successful

The Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Navy, and sailors at the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex and Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) successfully conducted the first flight test involving components of the Aegis Ashore system. During the test, a simulated ballistic missile target was acquired, tracked, and engaged by the Aegis Weapon System. The primary purpose of the test was to confirm the functionality of Aegis Ashore by launching a land-based SM-3.

Tags: Aegis Ashore , Navy , SM-3 , Aegis Weapon System

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 08:47am EDT

Panetta allows general to retire as 3-star

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has permitted a three-star Army general accused of bullying subordinates to retire without a demotion in rank, the Pentagon said Wednesday.

Tags: Nate Christensen , Leon Panetta , DoD , Patrick O

Wednesday - 01/02/2013, 07:51pm EST

Syring new head at Missile Defense Agency

Vice Adm. James Syring replaces Lt. Gen. Patrick O'Reilly, who was the subject of a DoD Inspector General report on his alleged abusive management style. In May, the IG recommended appropriate corrective action against O'Reilly.

Tags: James Syring , Patrick OReilly , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 08/07/2012, 07:56am EDT

Missile defense contractors to pay for faulty parts

Cristina Chaplain, director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management at the Government Accountability Office and follows the Defense Missile Agency, joined The Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more on what this move means.

Tags: Cristina Chaplain , GAO , DoD , contracting , Bloomberg , Federal Drive

Friday - 01/06/2012, 10:29am EST
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Lockheed Martin snares Missile Defense follow-on contract

Missile Defense Agency awards $980 million contract to Lockheed Martin.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Lockheed Martin , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 12/27/2011, 08:18am EST

Vendors under pressure to better secure IT supply chain

Two senior senators will introduce an amendment to the DoD authorization bill to increase the oversight over the IT supply chain. A preliminary report from GAO finds counterfeit technology parts easily making their way into weapons systems.

Tags: contracting , technology , John McCain , Carl Levin , industry , DoD , Senate Armed Service Committee , Raytheon , Vivek Kamath , SMT Corp , Semiconductor Industry Association , Tom Sharpe , GAO , Richard Hillman , counterfeit parts , supply chain , Jason Miller , Brian Toohey

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 05:21am EST
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U.S. military to test response to Iranian attack

War games next month for the Missile Defense Agency. The game --simulate a missile attack from Iran. The Pentagon says the agency will use its newest missile-killing technology. The test reportedly will involve a fake intercontinental ballistic missile launch from Iran. The fake missile will actually take off from the Missile Defense Agency's launch facility in the Marshall Islands in the South Pacific, while the interceptor will be launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

Tags: technology , Pentagon , military , Iran ,

Tuesday - 12/22/2009, 09:59am EST

GAO: Training gaps in DOD missile defense

A new GAO report shows that DOD's Ballistic Missile Defense System lacks clear oversight on training and funding.

Tags: pay and benefits , GAO , DoD , training , Jory Heckman

Tuesday - 07/19/2011, 06:12pm EDT

NSPS transition chief moves to missile agency

The man leading the transition of more than 200,000 defense civilian workers into new pay systems has accepted a job at the Missile Defense Agency.

Tags: John James , DoD , Ruben Gomez , National Security Personnel System , NSPS , pay and benefits , people , workforce

Thursday - 06/02/2011, 02:32pm EDT

DAU hires new president, launches services tool

Katrina McFarland takes over for Frank Anderson as the new head of the Defense Acquisition University. DAU also will provide help for all agencies in buying services.

Tags: contracting , Kathrina McFarland , Lyle Eesley , Frank Kendall , Ashton Carter , DAU , DoD , service acquisitions , Service Acquisition Mall , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 12/15/2010, 03:19pm EST
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