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.
Elon Musk said the June 28 explosion of a Falcon 9 rocket would delay the inaugural launch of the Falcon Heavy booster ticketed to compete for launches of U.S. military satellites.
The purchase of the world's largest helicopter manufacturer aligns the company with the military's plans for vertical-lift and autonomous vehicles.
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.