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Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster: National Security Strategy Aims to Reclaim US Strategic Confidence

Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, national security adviser under President Donald Trump’s administration, has said the White House’s national security strategy would focus on how to help the U.S. regain its strategic confidence, DoD News reported Sunday. McMaster said Saturday during his speech at the Reagan National Defense Forum in …

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Mike Padden: Army’s New Office to Support IT Network Integration Programs

The U.S. Army‘s program executive office for enterprise information systems created the position of assistant program executive officer to help oversee information technology network integration efforts across the service branch, C4ISRNET reported Saturday. Mike Padden, formerly project manager for the Army’s Installation Information Infrastructure Communications and Capabilities program, has led the new …

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Capt. Erik Etz: Navy Executed $1B in Training Systems Contracts in FY 2017

The U.S. Navy cleared more than 1,400 contracts for training platforms worth approximately $1 billion in fiscal year 2017 compared with approximately 1,200 contract actions executed in FY 2014, National Defense reported Thursday. The Naval Air Warfare Center’s training systems division has begun to field more commercial-off-the-shelf training platforms, Capt. …

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Report: DoD Considers Additional Security Requirements for Worldwide Base Infrastructure Contracts

The Defense Department looks to establish new requirements for infrastructure contracts issued around the world in a push to mitigate vulnerability issues related to energy grid systems at military installations, Defense News reported Wednesday. The report noted that challenges related to the grid infrastructure include external factors that impact the …

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DSCA: US Foreign Military Sales Hit $42B in Fiscal 2017; Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper Comments

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has announced that the U.S. posted $41.93 billion in total foreign military sales for fiscal year 2017. DSCA said Tuesday the figure includes $32.02 billion in deals funded by partner countries; $6.04 billion in transactions funded the State Department’s foreign military funds; and $3.87 billion in FMS deals …

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