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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 […]


Ex-NATO chief says Russia likely to act in Baltics

Russian Air Force Fighter Aircraft

Russia is highly likely to intervene in the Baltic states to test NATO’s collective defense commitment, the former head of the Atlantic alliance was quoted as saying by Britain’s Daily Telegraph on Friday. “This is not about Ukraine. Putin wants […]


Special Ops Assuming Greater NATO Responsibilities

Special Ops Assuming Greater NATO Responsibilities

NATO is incorporating special operations into all aspects of its operations and training, the commander of NATO Special Operations Headquarters said here yesterday. Air Force Lt. Gen. Marshall B. Webb told the National Defense Industries Association’s Special Operations/Low-intensity Conflict Symposium […]


Obama to Reverse Defense Spending Limits In 2016 Budget

Obama to Reverse Defense Spending Limits In 2016 Budget

US President Barack Obama was planning to undo cuts on defense and other domestic programs as part of his budget for 2016, the White House said Thursday. Obama’s main goal is to freeze the so-called “sequester,” a series of automatic […]


India, US to Kick Off Joint Production On 4 Defense Projects

India, US to Kick Off Joint Production On 4 Defense Projects

Renewing their expansive defense framework for another 10 years, India and the US on Sunday decided to kick off joint manufacturing of four relatively modest military products and explore the development of two more high-end technologies. The two nations agreed […]


Wars in the Middle East Have Cost Taxpayers Almost $1.7 Trillion

Wars in the Middle East Have Cost Taxpayers Almost $1.7 Trillion

A recent report from the Congressional Research Service, which examines the cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and other global “War on Terror” operations since 9/11, calculates a cumulative (fiscal year 2001 through fiscal year 2014) nominal price tag of $1.6 trillion. […]


Philippines says US has lifted restrictions on military aid funds

Philippines says US has lifted restrictions on military aid funds

The United States has lifted restrictions on a small portion of its military assistance to the Philippines that was withheld over human rights concerns, the foreign minister said Thursday. The gesture affects about $15 million dollars that have been withheld […]


 
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