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Senators warn of insufficiencies in US hypersonic testing infrastructure

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Senate Armed Services Committee members are sounding an alarm on the United States’ capacity and infrastructure to test hypersonic systems, as the nation races against China and Russia to develop and field those advanced defensive and offensive weapons capabilities. Unlike warheads on detectable rockets for ballistic missiles used in previous conflicts, when in-the-making and ultramodern missiles reach and maneuver at hypersonic speeds — or more than 5 times faster than…

Startups press Congress to improve how DOD buys software

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Founders and CEOs of 19 national security-focused technology startups and small businesses pressed Congress this week to resolve specific hurdles they’re encountering associated with how the Pentagon buys software. Their proposals come as lawmakers are working on fiscal 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) legislation — and as software is considered increasingly critical to ensure military advantage in modern conflicts. In a three-page letter penned to the House and Senate…

SASC chair: conflict in Ukraine demonstrating importance of cyber cooperation with foreign partners

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Joint efforts have stymied Russian digital probes in Ukraine, and the United States must continue to build cyber relationships with allies and partners, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said Wednesday. Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., told the Defense Writers Group that he and other officials will be paying close attention to lessons learned from the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine, which began Feb. 24 and is still ongoing. While…