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Pentagon’s Innovation Offices Obtain Authorization to Streamline Recruitment, Acquisition Processes

The Defense Department‘s Defense Innovation Unit Experimental and Strategic Capabilities Office have received authorization to accelerate their recruitment and contracting processes, Defense News reported. Former Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work approved the authorities for DIUx and SCO in July before his retirement, the report noted. The authorities include an 18-month renewal …

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Army Outlines FY 2017 Force Structure

The U.S. Army has outlined how it will distribute additional soldiers as part of an end strength increase mandated by the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. The service branch said Thursday its regular Army force will reach 476,000 soldiers; the Army National Guard will increase to 343,000 soldiers; and the Army Reserve will have 199,000 troops. The 2017 NDAA permits the Army …

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Report: Pentagon Begins AT&L Separation Into 2 Mission Areas

The Defense Department has begun preliminary work to divide its current acquisition, technology and logistics organization into two offices to comply with a fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act provision, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Scott Maucione writes Congress asked DoD to submit an implementation plan for the AT&L reorganization effort in August and complete the establishment of …

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House Committee Unveils $578B Defense Appropriations Bill for Fiscal 2017

The House Appropriations Committee has introduced a bill that would provide $577.9 billion for the Defense Department‘s national security missions that include military and readiness programs. The committee said Thursday its FY 2017 defense appropriations bill “closely reflects” the version that the full House approved last summer and aligns with the enacted National Defense Authorization Act. The committee proposed $516.1 …

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James Mattis Instructs Pentagon to Create AT&L Reform Implementation Plan, Review Military Dept Functions

Defense Secretary James Mattis has issued a pair of memoranda that direct Defense Department officials to develop a plan to restructure the current Office of the Under Secretary for Acquisitions, Technology and Logistics and review the core business functions of military departments, DoD News reported Tuesday. In the first memo, Mattis …

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Rep. Mac Thornberry: Trump Should Consider $18B in Omitted Funds From 2017 NDAA for Supplemental Budget Request

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) has said President Donald Trump should file a supplemental budget request for fiscal 2017 by taking into consideration the $18 billion in House-approved defense expenditures that were dropped from the final 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, Washington Examiner reported Monday. Nicole Duran writes Thornberry …

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Frank Kendall Urges Next Administration to Prioritize Defense R&D, Modernization Investments

Frank Kendall, the Defense Department‘s top acquisition official, has said funding defense technology research, development and modernization programs should be a priority for the next administration, DoD News reported Wednesday. Karen Parrish writes Kendall made the statement Wednesday during a Center for Strategic and International Studies-hosted forum where he discussed his new …

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