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DOD Official: Updated Transgender Policy Based on Treating All With Dignity


Fri, 04/12/2019 - 19:51 - [CET]
Updates to the Defense Department’s transgender policy now take effect, and defense officials stressed the policy is anchored in the core value of treating all service members with dignity and respect.
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Reserve Components Are Focused on Readiness, Leaders Say


Thu, 04/11/2019 - 20:01 - [CET]
Readiness was a top priority for both the National Guard and the services’ Reserve components when planning budgets for fiscal year 2020, their leaders told Congress.
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Defense Leaders: Space Force Would Build, Accelerate American Space Capabilities


Thu, 04/11/2019 - 18:59 - [CET]
A United States Space Force would build on and accelerate the advantage the U.S. Air Force has given the American military in space, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan told the Senate Armed Services Committee.
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DOD Comptroller: Overmatch Against China, Russia Critical


Wed, 04/10/2019 - 18:52 - [CET]
The fiscal year 2020 defense budget request is a “strategy-driven budget,” the Defense Department’s comptroller said during a hearing of the Senate Budget Committee.
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Shanahan: Next Big War May Be Won or Lost in Space


Wed, 04/10/2019 - 00:49 - [CET]
The acting defense secretary spoke during the 35th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, an event that brought representatives from the space community to one place to discuss and focus attention on space-related issues and promote dialogue.
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DOD Official: ‘Intense Campaign’ Addressing Military Housing Issues


Tue, 04/09/2019 - 18:20 - [CET]
The assistant secretary of defense for sustainment, told lawmakers recently that the military services are aware of problems in privatized housing and have embarked on a series of house calls to let families know they’re going to fix issues they find.
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Health Care Transition Looks to Improve Processes for Wartime Missions, Beneficiaries


Mon, 04/08/2019 - 18:34 - [CET]
At the direction of Congress, the military health care system is going through a substantial set of changes in its structure and how it will operate, said the Defense Department’s director of cost assessment and program evaluation.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

Artificial Intelligence Could Aid Future Background Investigators


Mon, 04/08/2019 - 17:11 - [CET]
In the future, artificial intelligence could augment the background investigative work performed by humans, cutting the time it takes and providing a more realistic, in-depth and realistic profile of the individual, the technical director for research and development and technology transfer at the Defense Security Service’s National Background Investigative Services said.
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Top Service Lawyers: Commanders Crucial to Attacking Sexual Assault, Harassment


Thu, 04/04/2019 - 22:42 - [CET]
The armed services are relentless in attacking the problem of sexual assault and sexual harassment, and experience shows that commanders must be part of that attack, the service judge advocates general told the House Armed Services Committee’s military personnel subcommittee.
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Patient Care Will Remain Steadfast Despite Staff Cuts, DHA Director Says


Thu, 04/04/2019 - 19:32 - [CET]
Given proposed military medical staffing reductions, the Defense Health Agency and the services are working together closely so access to care and availability of health services are consistently maintained for beneficiaries, the DHA director said on Capitol Hill.
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DOD Leaders Brief Congress on WMD Threats and Department’s Response


Thu, 04/04/2019 - 19:05 - [CET]
The lethality of the U.S. military “depends on our warfighters’ ability to deter, prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear weapons and their effects, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for chemical and biological defense programs told Congress.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

Defense of U.S. is Top Priority for Missile Defense, DOD Leader Says


Wed, 04/03/2019 - 23:50 - [CET]
Potential adversaries are developing sophisticated ballistic and cruise missile systems, with increased speed, range, accuracy and lethality, a senior Pentagon official said.
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Secretary General Touts NATO’s Benefits at Joint Session of Congress


Wed, 04/03/2019 - 22:57 - [CET]
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization not only is the longest-lived alliance in history, but also is the most successful, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told a joint session of the U.S. Congress here.
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Award to Korean Minister Highlights Strength of U.S.-South Korean Alliance


Wed, 04/03/2019 - 19:01 - [CET]
The U.S.-South Korea alliance is strong, but defense officials will continue to work together to make it stronger yet, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at an awards ceremony here.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

U.S. Seeks Stronger Defense Relationship With Vietnam


Wed, 04/03/2019 - 18:12 - [CET]
The assistant defense secretary for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs said that the U.S. defense relationship with Vietnam is strong and represents one of the strongest pillars in our multifaceted bilateral relationship.
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DOD Hosts Dialogue With the Czech Republic


Wed, 04/03/2019 - 02:19 - [CET]
The Czech Republic is committed to NATO, and that is reflected in the strategic impact the nation has in Europe and elsewhere, a senior Pentagon official said.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

U.S., Lithuania Detail Roadmap for Cooperation Through 2024


Tue, 04/02/2019 - 22:30 - [CET]
U.S. and Lithuanian defense leaders have signed a document detailing cooperation between the two countries through 2024.
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A Short History of NATO


Tue, 04/02/2019 - 21:09 - [CET]
At the end of World War II, in Europe, the Soviets and the Americans confronted each other from their occupation zones. Germany was divided into four zones, as was Berlin, the German capital that was squarely in the Soviet zone.
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DOD Official: Maintaining Space Dominance ‘Pivotal’ for U.S. Warfighters


Fri, 03/29/2019 - 22:31 - [CET]
A lot has changed in space in the last half century, including the number of countries that are capable of putting things on the moon, launching rockets with complex satellites, or building space stations. The United States still has a lead in space, but that might not last long.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

Thomas Passes Special Operations Command Reins to Clarke


Fri, 03/29/2019 - 22:18 - [CET]
Army Gen. Raymond A. Thomas III passed command of U.S. Special Operations Command to Army Gen. Richard D. Clarke Jr. during a ceremony in Tampa, Florida.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

Nation Honors Vietnam Veterans in Annual Observance


Fri, 03/29/2019 - 21:27 - [CET]
National Vietnam War Veterans Day is being recognized, and these veterans are being honored at events across the nation, including at the Vietnam War Memorial.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

Votel Passes Central Command Flag to McKenzie in Tampa Ceremony


Thu, 03/28/2019 - 22:34 - [CET]
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan saluted Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel for expertly steering U.S. Central Command during profoundly complex times, as Votel turned over the reins of the command to Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr. in Tampa, Florida.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

Top Sustainment Official: Housing Privatization ‘Right Thing To Do’


Wed, 03/27/2019 - 21:17 - [CET]
Despite reports of poor conditions in some privatized military family housing across the continental United States — about 200,000 homes in all — the Military Housing Privatization Initiative was a good idea, the assistant secretary of defense for sustainment told lawmakers.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

U.S., Brazil Defense Officials Look to Build on Military-to-Military Partnership


Tue, 03/26/2019 - 22:08 - [CET]
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan welcomed Brazilian Defense Minister Fernando Azevedo e Silva to the Pentagon for talks about the military-to-military relationship between their nations.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

Pentagon Official: U.S., Partners Must Lead in 5G Technology Development


Tue, 03/26/2019 - 21:56 - [CET]
The next advancement in cellular technology, 5G, is expected to be so fast that it’s able to surpass the speed of wired internet now provided by cable companies. With 5G technology, download speeds are expected to increase from 1 gigabit per second to 20 gigabits per second, said Ellen M. Lord, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

National Defense Strategy is ‘Undisputed Driver’ in Budget Request, Shanahan Says


Tue, 03/26/2019 - 20:40 - [CET]
The National Defense Strategy is the undisputed driver of the president’s fiscal year 2020 budget request for the Defense Department, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said on Capitol Hill.
Newsitem placed in category: TECHNOLOGY AND MILITARY

Reserve, Guard Leaders Provide Cybersecurity Updates


Tue, 03/26/2019 - 19:21 - [CET]
National Guard and Reserve units are deployed worldwide, providing valuable assets for combatant commanders and working with partners and allies, reserve component military leaders told lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
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