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Adm. William Moran Asks Fleet Forces Command Chief to Lead Comprehensive Review of Warship Collisions

Adm. William Moran, vice chief of naval operations, has called on Adm. Phil Davidson, commander of the U.S. Fleet Forces Command, through a memorandum to oversee a comprehensive review of surface fleet incidents and operations over the past 10 years, the Navy reported Thursday. The memo was issued after Chief of Naval Operations …

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Hanscom AFB, Enlighten IT Consulting Aim to Boost Air Force Network Security; John Bennion Comments

U.S. Air Force acquisition personnel from Hanscom Air Force Base have begun to assess the service branch’s network, which consists of more than 800,000 end points, as part of efforts to boost its security and collect data generated from daily operations. Hanscom AFB teamed up with Enlighten IT Consulting to automatically analyze …

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Treasury Dept Sanctions 10 Foreign Firms, 6 Individuals for Support to North Korea’s Nuclear Programs, Energy Trade

The Treasury Department has blocked from dealing with the U.S. 10 foreign companies and six individuals in response to their involvement in activities that are deemed to support North Korea’s efforts to develop nuclear and ballistic missile programs. The agency’s actions seek to comply with the resolution enacted by the …

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Inspector General: DoD’s European Reassurance Initiative Faces Personnel, Budget Mgmt Challenges

The Defense Department‘s office of inspector general has called on DoD to develop strategies to address budgetary and personnel management issues under a program that offers military support to U.S. allies in Europe. The OIG said in a report published Tuesday the European Reassurance Initiative establishes new requirements for the U.S. European …

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Trump Aims to Ensure National Security Via Conditions-Based Strategy for South Asia

President Donald Trump has unveiled his administration’s new strategy for South Asia that seeks to advance use of military power, diplomacy, economic capability and intelligence to ensure U.S. security and safety of the country’s allies, DoD News reported Monday. Trump told service personnel at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Virginia …

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National Guard Bureau, DoD Develop Unmanned Robot for CBRN Incident Response

The Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction Division of the National Guard Bureau‘s Operations Directorate teamed up with other Defense Department agencies to develop a robotic chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incident response capacity within the DoD. Malcolm Reese, joint program director of the Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction Division, led an effort …

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