Deborah Lee James tells lawmakers that a domestic rocket engine might not be ready by 2019, because "this is rocket science."
The research agency is seeking proposals for advanced unmanned systems and sensors to provide surveillance and environmental data from above the Arctic Circle.
The department is transitioning from the Defense Connect Online collaboration system to the cloud-based, higher-capacity Defense Collaboration Services.
In a sources sought request, the Navy is looking for private companies for a system to help train Special Operations Forces in unmanned intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.
The agency gives Exelis a $10.7 million deal to provide improvements in security and jam-resistant airborne communication as part of the Communications in Contested Environments program.
The modification covers continued support for integrated control of missile systems, sensors and operators.
Other companies say the agreement with the virtualization provider creates a competitive disadvantage.
The service wants a multifaceted electro-optical system for C-130J transport aircraft.