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Navy Recommends Use of Automatic ID System for Ship Location Data Transmission

The U.S. Navy called on service personnel to broadcast location data to nearby ships through the use of automatic identification systems and advance plans to update electronic navigation tools aboard vessels, Defense One reported Thursday. The service made the recommendations through a review publicly released Wednesday about this year’s three surface …

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Cybercom Declares Full Operational Capability for Army Cyber Mission Force Teams

The U.S. Army‘s 41 Cyber Mission Force teams have achieved “full operational capability” status from the U.S. Cyber Command. The Army said Thursday the grant follows the teams’ required completion of multiple training courses on cyberspace operation areas such as planning, network operations and architecture, detailed software analysis and development. The series of training …

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US Navy, Australian Air Force Partner to Develop Airborne Jamming Tech

The U.S. Navy and Australian air force have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly develop a next-generation jamming technology for integration onto the Boeing-built EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft. The agreement establishes a collaborative framework for the Navy’s Airborne Electronic Attack Systems and EA-6B Program Office and the Australian air force to facilitate engineering …

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Gen. Joseph Dunford: US, South Korea, Japan Need Trilateral Cooperation to Stop North Korea’s Nuclear Threat

Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said defense leaders from the U.S., Japan and South Korea agreed trilateral and multilateral cooperation is needed among the three countries to counter North Korea’s ballistic missile and nuclear threats, DoD News reported Tuesday. “That includes missile defense and any …

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DoD Received $18.4B for Military Intell Program in FY 2017

Congress allocated $18.4 billion in total funds to the Defense Department‘s Military Intelligence Program for fiscal year 2017. DoD said Wednesday the total MIP funding includes the base budget and Overseas Contingency Operations appropriations. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence stated Monday its National Intelligence Program received $54.6 billion for FY …

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Adm. John Richardson: USS Fitzgerald, USS John S. McCain Collisions Were ‘Preventable’

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson has said the collision of an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer with a merchant vessel in August and another collision incident involving another U.S. destroyer ship two months prior were both “preventable,” the Navy reported Wednesday. “Both of these accidents were preventable and the respective investigations found …

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