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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 […]


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 […]


US DoD: Operational Test and Evaluation Annual Report: FY 2014

F-35B landing on the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1)

The purpose of operational testing is to assure the Military Services field weapons that work in combat. This purpose has been codified in both USC Title 10 and in the Department of Defense’s (DOD) 5000-series regulations for many years without […]


DoD Announces European Infrastructure Consolidation Actions and F-35 Basing in Europe

DoD Announces European Infrastructure Consolidation Actions and F-35 Basing in Europe

The Department of Defense announced today the consolidation of some U.S. infrastructure in Europe, including the return of 15 sites to their host nations. These actions, taken as part of the European Infrastructure Consolidation (EIC) process, will save the U.S. […]


DOD releases 2015 military pay, compensation rates

DOD releases 2015 military pay, compensation rates

The Defense Department announced the 2015 military pay and compensation rates for service members Dec. 22, with most service members receiving a 1 percent increase in basic pay. The new rates for basic pay, basic allowance for housing (BAH), basic […]


F-35 European Maintenance Sites Announced

F-35 European Maintenance Sites Announced

The F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program office announced today the European locations for heavy engine and heavy air frame maintenance, repair, overhaul and upgrade facilities. “In the European region, F-35 initial air frame MROU capability will be provided […]


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 […]


 
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