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DOD Hosts Early Career Workshop to Serve as Change Initiative Platform for the Acquisition Workforce

The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, the Honorable Ellen Lord, hosted the inaugural Early Career Workshop at the Pentagon recently. The goal of the workshop was to gain an operational perspective of what is working well and what can be improved by engaging a select subset of the acquisition workforce. Topics included [...]

DOD Hosts Early Career Workshop to Serve as Change Initiative Platform for the Acquisition Workforce2019-07-02T14:08:16-06:00

‘Atomic Veterans’ Can Apply For Defense Secretary’s Honor Certificate

WASHINGTON -- 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. Application for the certificate is open to retired and former service members, or next of kin in cases of deceased [...]

‘Atomic Veterans’ Can Apply For Defense Secretary’s Honor Certificate2019-06-06T14:07:53-06:00

DOD Policy Chief Welcomes Georgia’s Defense Minister to Pentagon

WASHINGTON -- 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. In their May 20 meeting, the leaders discussed regional security and a broad range [...]

DOD Policy Chief Welcomes Georgia’s Defense Minister to Pentagon2019-05-22T14:08:18-06:00

Persistent Engagement, Partnerships, Top Cybercom’s Priorities

WASHINGTON -- 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. Cybercom was created in 2008 as a subunified command under U.S. Strategic Command. On May 4, 2018, it became a full-fledged unified combatant command. “We have [...]

Persistent Engagement, Partnerships, Top Cybercom’s Priorities2019-05-15T14:08:33-06:00

ISIS Continues To Pose Significant Threat, OIR Official Says

WASHINGTON -- 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 today. Providing a coalition operations update from Baghdad to reporters at the Pentagon via teleconference, British Army Maj. Gen. Chris Ghika said [...]

ISIS Continues To Pose Significant Threat, OIR Official Says2019-05-14T14:08:55-06:00

Cybercom, NSA Senior Enlisted Leader Discusses Troops, Training, Mental Health

WASHINGTON -- 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 recently. Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sgt. Scott Stalker is the advisor to Army Gen. Paul M. Nakasone, the commander of Cybercom – DOD’s newest combatant command – [...]

Cybercom, NSA Senior Enlisted Leader Discusses Troops, Training, Mental Health2019-05-14T14:08:56-06:00

Dunford Accepts Eisenhower Award, Calls for Industry, DOD Cooperation

WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff accepted the Eisenhower Award May 10 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. Marine Corps Gen. Joe [...]

Dunford Accepts Eisenhower Award, Calls for Industry, DOD Cooperation2019-05-12T14:08:32-06:00

Success of First SFAB in Afghanistan Proves ‘Army Got it Right,’ Commander Says

WASHINGTON -- The 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade deployed in March 2018 to Afghanistan to carry out the inaugural mission for the newly-created SFAB concept. They brigade returned in November, and they now say their experience there has proven successful what the Army hoped to accomplish with the new kind of training units. Army Brig. [...]

Success of First SFAB in Afghanistan Proves ‘Army Got it Right,’ Commander Says2019-05-09T14:07:22-06:00

DOD, OPM Team Up for Improved Online Training

WASHINGTON -- 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. The two agencies signed the memo May 3, making OPM's “USALearning” program DOD's partner as the "centralized source for training, education, and domain-specific [...]

DOD, OPM Team Up for Improved Online Training2019-05-06T14:10:58-06:00

Innovation Board Report Looks to Foment Software Revolution

WASHINGTON -- Buying software is inherently different than buying hardware, but the DOD procurement system has not always recognized that. This is changing, said Ellen Lord, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, at a Pentagon news conference this afternoon. Software is the “go juice” of DOD in the digital age, and changes in [...]

Innovation Board Report Looks to Foment Software Revolution2019-05-04T14:07:21-06:00