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DoD to Restructure US Aviation Brigade In Germany

DoD to Restructure US Aviation Brigade In Germany

The Defense Department will restructure the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade and subordinate units in Germany as part of the Army’s Aviation Restructuring Initiative in Europe, defense officials said today in a statement. The 12th CAB restructuring will reduce the U.S. […]


US, Japan widen defense ties in historic sea change

US, Japan widen defense ties in historic sea change

The United States and Japan unveiled new rules for defense cooperation in a historic move that will give Japanese forces a wider global role amid concerns over China’s rising sway. Under the revised guidelines, Japan could come to the aid […]


Carter Unveils New DOD Cyber Strategy In Silicon Valley

Carter Unveils New DOD Cyber Strategy In Silicon Valley

Defense Secretary Ash Carter today unveiled the Defense Department’s second cyber strategy to guide the development of DoD’s cyber forces and to strengthen its cyber defenses and its posture on cyber deterrence. Carter discussed the new strategy — an update […]


DoD Works to Build Competition Into Space Launches

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches the Deep Space Climate Observatory for DSCOVR, a partnership among the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NASA and the Air Force. DSCOVR is intended to replace NASA’s Advanced Composition Explorer, the only satellite providing real-time solar wind observations. Photo courtesy of SpaceX, used by permission

Space capability is critical to national security, and the Defense Department is working to make its launch program more competitive and end its longtime use of a Russian rocket engine on the Atlas launch system, the assistant secretary of defense […]


Defense Acquisitions: Assessments of Selected Weapon Programs

Defense Acquisitions: Assessments of Selected Weapon Programs

Over the past year, the overall size of DOD’s major defense acquisition program portfolio decreased, from 80 programs to 78, while the estimated cost has decreased by $7.6 billion. The size and cost of the portfolio is currently the lowest […]


21st-Century DARPA Tool Could Work Against ISIS

21st-Century DARPA Tool Could Work Against ISIS

Today’s national security landscape challenges the Defense Department with threats ranging from low-tech, lone-wolf terrorists and high-tech peer adversaries to extremist groups that use both approaches, like the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant; the Defense Advanced Research Projects […]


DoD Seeks Novel Ideas to Shape its Technological Future

An Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refueling aircraft from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron refuels an Air Force E-8C Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft Jan. 29, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tyler Prince

The Defense Department is seeking novel ideas to shape its future, and officials are looking to industry, small business, academia, start-ups, the public –- anyone, really –- to boost its ability to prevail against adversaries whose access to technology grows […]


Boeing Centralizes Defense, Space Development Efforts to Improve Performance

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Boeing is consolidating management of key defense and space development programs into a new organization to enhance its performance on the pre-production development activities that significantly influence its ability to provide customers with the right capabilities at the right time […]


Ashton Carter confirmed as US secretary of defense

Ashton Carter briefs the press at the Pentagon

Ashton Carter was confirmed as secretary defense Thursday, taking on the job of supervising the war against Islamic State jihadists in the final two years of Barack Obama’s presidency. Carter, 60, was approved in a 93-5 vote. An accomplished Pentagon […]


 
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