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DHS’ David Alexander Highlights Value of Transactional Geospatial Data

A Department of Homeland Security official has said DHS gains more value from what he calls “transactional” geospatial data than conventional imagery when the agency analyzes scenarios ...
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Eric Rosenbach Appointed DoD Chief of Staff, Eric Fanning Named Acting Army Undersecretary

Eric Rosenbach Eric Rosenbach, deputy chief of staff of the Defense Department, has been appointed to succeed Eric Fanning as the department’s chief of staff beginning on Monday, ...
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Lt. Gen. Robert Neller Nominated for Marine Corps Commandant Role

Lt. Gen. Robert Neller The White House has nominated Lt. Gen. Robert Neller, commander of the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, as the next commandant of the Marines and successor to Gen. ...
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Gen. Martin Dempsey: National Military Strategy to Guide US Actions on Security Threats

Martin Dempsey Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has unveiled the National Military Strategy as part of efforts to prepare the U.S. armed forces for future ...
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House Panel Moves Infrastructure Protection Act Forward; Michael McCaul Comments

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) believes the House Homeland Security Committee’s approval of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Act moves the U.S. closer to establishing stronger ...
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Senate Panel OKs Intell Authorization Measure; Mark Warner Comments

The Senate Intelligence Committee has included an amendment in the intelligence authorization bill for the facilitation of commercial satellite platforms with the country’s satellite ...
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Navy Looks to Expand Operational Use of Joint High Speed Vessels

The U.S. Navy has deployed its Joint High Speed Vessel at international military exercises as the branch aims to extend the platform’s function beyond transporting cargo and personnel, ...
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Army Tests Chemical Agent Protections of DTRA-Developed Combat Uniform Design

The U.S. Army is testing fabrics for a new combat uniform as the Defense Threat Reduction Agency works to develop a design that includes protection from chemical agents and reduces ...
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Robert Girrier Appointed Naval Unmanned Weapons Systems Director

Robert Girrier Rear Adm. Robert Girrier, formerly deputy commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet in Hawaii, has been appointed as director of unmanned weapons systems for N99 within the ...
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GAO Reviews Air Force’s A-10 Retirement Plan

The Government Accountability Office has questioned the U.S. Air Force‘s $4.2 billion estimate of cost savings associated with potential A-10 Warthog retirement or alternative ...