A scattered procurement process leaves the military without a good accounting of its resources, and could be leaving money on the table, the report says.
The tests show how a B-2 stealth bomber, Global Hawk and other nodes can work together.
The 16-team competition is the latest event in the Navy’s ongoing effort to develop autonomous capability.
The Enhanced Solutions for the Information Technology Enterprise deal is designed to streamline IT acquisitions.
The proposed changes also include stepping up training of new pilots.
The uptick will reverse a three-year trend of shrinking budgets and could hold through 2019, market research firm IDC Government Insights says.
While delays hold back development of the next-generation GPS III, the Air Force is keeping the current constellation up to date.
The defense and intelligence communities want to get inside the heads of those who would leak sensitive documents.