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Secretary of Defense Hagel Announces Nuclear Force Reforms

Secretary of Defense Hagel Announces Nuclear Force Reforms

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced today a comprehensive action plan to reform to the nuclear enterprise and called for additional critical investments in sustainment as well as measures to address longstanding cultural issues that have hurt the morale of […]


DOD and Lockheed Announce Principle Agreement on Purchase of F-35s

DOD and Lockheed Announce Principle Agreement on Purchase of F-35s

The U.S. Department of Defense and Lockheed Martin have reached an agreement in principle for the production of 43 F-35 Lightning II aircraft. Officials anticipate the Low-Rate Initial Production lot 8 (LRIP 8) contract to be finalized in the coming […]


Defense Officials Hail Japanese Decision on Self-Defense Law

Defense Officials Hail Japanese Decision on Self-Defense Law

Defense officials today welcomed an announcement by the Japanese government that it would seek a change to the policy regarding the country’s collective self-defense. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in a statement that the change will enable the Japan Self-Defense […]


Innovations Drive US DoD Spending On Geospatial Technologies

Innovations Drive US DoD Spending On Geospatial Technologies

The United States Department of Defense (DoD) is strategically leveraging innovations in geospatial technologies to ensure commanders at every level have a deeper understanding of evolving operational environments. Multi-fused geospatial products that could serve as a foundation for many modeling […]


China Continues Military Modernization, Report Says

China Continues Military Modernization, Report Says

China continues to modernize and improve its military capabilities, according to an annual DOD report to Congress, and is also preparing for contingencies in the South and East China Seas where Beijing has been involved in increasingly tense territorial disputes […]


Summary of the DoD Fiscal 2015 Budget Proposal

Summary of the DoD Fiscal 2015 Budget Proposal

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 budget proposal supports the Department’s 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) that is being released in conjunction with the budget. The 2014 QDR updates the Defense Strategic Guidance released in January 2012. This updated strategy focuses […]


Hagel Outlines Budget Reducing Troop Strength, Force Structure

Hagel Outlines Budget Reducing Troop Strength, Force Structure

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has proposed cuts in military spending that include further reductions in troop strength and force structure in every military service in the coming year as part of an effort to prioritize U.S. strategic interests in the […]


DoD Official: Force Size Limits Modernization Efforts

DoD Official: Force Size Limits Modernization Efforts

Two years into the pivot to the Asia-Pacific region and the concurrent drawdown in Afghanistan, Pentagon officials today related to Congress the Defense Department’s strategy to maintain U.S. superiority in military technology. Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisitions, technology […]


DOD Looks 25 Years Ahead In Unmanned Vehicle Roadmap

DOD Looks 25 Years Ahead In Unmanned Vehicle Roadmap

Strategy and budget realities are two aspects of the Defense Department’s new Unmanned Systems Integrated Roadmap, released Dec. 23. The report to Congress is an attempt to chart how unmanned systems fit into the defense of the nation. “The 2013 […]


 
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