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House Subpanel Eyes F-35B, F/A-18, Stryker Additions to 2016 Defense Budget

The House Armed Services Committee’s tactical air and land forces subcommittee plans to include additional F-35B and F/A-18E/F aircraft and upgraded Stryker armored vehicles ...
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Mackenzie Eaglen: Bipartisan Budget Deal Could Offer ‘Modest’ 2016 Defense Funding Boost

The Defense Department can expect approximately $510 billion in fiscal 2016 base spending if Congress adopts a follow-on version of the 2013 Ryan-Murray budget deal, according to Mackenzie ...
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Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski: US Must Act to Protect Space Assets

Ellen Pawlikowski A draft of the 2016 defense authorization bill would add national space security to the U.S. Defense Department‘s Major Force Programs, Breaking Defense reported ...
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David Goldfein Nominated AF Vice Chief of Staff; Larry Spencer to Head AFA

Lt. Gen. David Goldfein Air Force Lt. Gen. David Goldfein, current director of the Joint Staff at the Pentagon, has been nominated to succeed the retiring Gen. Larry Spencer as vice ...
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Rep. Randy Forbes: House Subcommittee to Seek Funds for Navy Submarine Replacement Program

Rep. Randy Forbes The House Armed Services Committee’s seapower and projection forces subcommittee plans to allocate money for the construction of nuclear-armed ballistic missile ...
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Adm. Michael Rogers: US Military Must Follow Law of War in Cyberspace

Michael Rogers Adm. Michael Rogers, head of U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency, has said that the laws of conflict also apply to offensive and defensive cyber operations, ...
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USMC Col. Gregory Breazile Calls for Cyber Tech Acquisition Strategy Revamp

Col. Gregory Breazile, director of the U.S. Marine Corps‘ cyber and electronic warfare integration division, has said USMC needs to modify cyber warfare training and technology ...
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Army Plans Modernization Through Intell Tool Updates, New Procurements

U.S. Army officials say that updates to the Distributed Common Ground System – Army intelligence tool will work to address identified challenges in complexity and ease of use, ...
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Navy Eyes Production Rate Increase for Virginia-Class Submarines

The U.S. Navy is looking into the possibility of shipbuilders constructing three Virginia-class nuclear submarines a year for the military branch in the coming years, DoD Buzz reported ...
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Ray Mabus: Navy Should Embrace Autonomous Tech as ‘New Normal’

Ray Mabus U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has said he believes the Navy’s Lockheed Martin-built F-35s should be the last type of manned aerial platform in the U.S. naval aircraft ...