Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab lands Pentagon RDT&E contract worth up to $10.6B


The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has been awarded a contract for research, development, test and evaluation of military-related technology that could be worth up to $10.6 billion, the Defense Department announced Monday. The lab, based in Laurel, Maryland, was awarded a $4.4 billion cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for RDT&E programs throughout the DOD that fall “within its core competency areas including strategic systems test and evaluation; submarine security and…

DOD schedules industry day for new rapid defense experimentation initiative


Department of Defense officials will meet with members of industry on July 26 to discuss plans for its Rapid Defense Experimentation Reserve (RDER) project, which is aimed at expediting the delivery of new warfighting capabilities to combatant commanders, the Pentagon announced Thursday. The RDER initiative — a top priority for Pentagon leaders — will initially fund 32 prototype demonstrations based on technology needs identified by combatant commanders, Joint Staff, Office…