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DOD Hosts Early Career Workshop to Serve as Change Initiative Platform for the Acquisition WorkforceOpen in a New Window

Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Ellen Lord hosts the inaugural Early Career Workshop at the Pentagon.

 

‘Atomic Veterans’ Can Apply For Defense Secretary’s Honor CertificateOpen in a New Window

Veterans who were exposed to radiation in the military between 1945 and 1992 are eligible to apply for the newly created Atomic Veterans Service Certificate signed by Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan.

 

DOD Policy Chief Welcomes Georgia’s Defense Minister to PentagonOpen in a New Window

Undersecretary of Defense for Policy John C. Rood met at the Pentagon with Georgian Defense Minister Levan Izoria to reaffirm the U.S. commitment to Georgia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty and to underscore the importance of the U.S.-Georgia defense relationship.

 

Persistent Engagement, Partnerships, Top Cybercom’s PrioritiesOpen in a New Window

As it embarks on its second year as a unified combatant command, U.S. Cyber Command is taking stock of its first year and looking toward the future.

 

ISIS Continues To Pose Significant Threat, OIR Official SaysOpen in a New Window

ISIS still poses a significant threat to Iraq and Syria and to the wider world, the deputy commander for stability for Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command Operation Inherent Resolve said.

 

Cybercom, NSA Senior Enlisted Leader Discusses Troops, Training, Mental HealthOpen in a New Window

U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency are key organizations needed in a world challenged by great power competition, the organizations’ senior enlisted leader said.

 

Dunford Accepts Eisenhower Award, Calls for Industry, DOD CooperationOpen in a New Window

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff accepted the Eisenhower Award from the National Defense Industrial Association on behalf of all service members and called on the organization to encourage members to cooperate with the Defense Department to ensure service members never fight in a fair fight.

 

Success of First SFAB in Afghanistan Proves ‘Army Got it Right,’ Commander SaysOpen in a New Window

Army Brig. Gen. Scott Jackson, 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade commander, spoke at the Pentagon as part of an Army Current Operations Engagement Tour. He said the Army’s concept for the new unit — one earmarked exclusively for advise and assist missions — was spot on.

 

DOD, OPM Team Up for Improved Online TrainingOpen in a New Window

A new memorandum of agreement between the Defense Department and the Office of Personnel Management promises to reduce the cost for training for defense employees and enhance the training experience.

 

Innovation Board Report Looks to Foment Software RevolutionOpen in a New Window

The Defense Innovation Board, chaired by businessman and software engineer Eric Schmidt — who accompanied Ellen Lord, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment — looked at the department’s software acquisition and practices, and discussed the board’s conclusions.

 

DOD Official Details Continuing Chinese Military BuildupOpen in a New Window

China continues to build up its military to challenge and supplant the United States as the preeminent power in the Indo-Pacific region, the assistant defense secretary for Indo-Pacific security affairs said.

 

DOD Medical Labs Develop Technologies to Save Lives, Enhance PerformanceOpen in a New Window

One of many areas Defense Department research labs focus on is medicine. Some of their innovative work was on display during the third biennial DOD Lab Day at the Pentagon.

 

Report Points to Need for New Programs to Counter Sexual AssaultOpen in a New Window

Sexual assault runs counter to every fiber of the U.S. military and DOD officials are “disheartened and frustrated” with the data in the annual report on sexual assault in the military that showed the incidents rose.

 

No Margin for Error: Nuclear Capability Must be Upgraded Now, Defense Official SaysOpen in a New Window

The U.S. doesn’t have any wiggle room in the effort to upgrade its nuclear capability: modernization must be done now, without interruption, or the U.S. stands to lose its deterrence edge, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

 

DOD Reform Strides Lauded by Senior Defense OfficialsOpen in a New Window

Performing the duties of deputy defense secretary, David L. Norquist spoke at the Defense Department Gears of Government Awards Ceremony in the Pentagon.

 

DOD Leaders Concerned Over Revelations in Sexual Assault ReportOpen in a New Window

DOD officials said they are concerned over the revelations from the annual report on sexual assault in the military released today.

 

Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman: Leadership Key to Eliminating Sexual AssaultOpen in a New Window

Combating sexual assault and sexual harassment is about leaders stepping up at all levels of command, Army Command Sgt. Maj. John Wayne Troxell, the senior enlisted advisor to the chairman said.

 

Latest Sex Assault Stats are ‘Call to Action’ for DOD Leaders, Official saysOpen in a New Window

The Defense Department is seeing an increase in sexual assault concentrated on young servicewomen, said Elizabeth Van Winkle, DOD’s executive director for force resiliency. “It is a call to action for us,” she said.

 

Vice Chairman Stresses Realities of Strategic Nuclear DeterrenceOpen in a New Window

Americans need to understand the strategic reasoning behind the U.S. nuclear triad and what those capabilities mean to the nation and the world, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at a Strategic Deterrent Coalition symposium in Arlington, Virginia.

 

Middle East Security Still Critical to U.S.Open in a New Window

Though the National Defense Strategy has shifted U.S. focus to China and Russia as near-peer competitors, North Korea and Iran as “rogue state actors,” and has also placed emphasis on counterterrorism as a priority, the Middle East is still going to be getting U.S. attention, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Middle East said.