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Report: Pentagon Wants to Redirect $416M in Funds Toward Missile Defense Programs

The Defense Department has asked Congress to approve a proposal to transfer $416 million from multiple fiscal year 2017 defense accounts to missile defense programs, Defense News reported Tuesday. Majority of the requested funds would be taken from unobligated FY 2017 U.S. Army and Army Reserve operations and maintenance accounts, according …

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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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Maj. Gen. Ricky Waddell to Join White House as Deputy National Security Adviser

Army Reserve Maj. Gen. Ricky Waddell, commander of the 76th Operational Response Command, has been selected to succeed K.T. McFarland as deputy national security adviser, Politico reported Wednesday. Waddell will report directly to Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, who received Senate confirmation for the national security adviser post in March, and will oversee …

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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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Army Reserve, Carnegie Mellon University Establish Database to Support Cyber Talent Identification

The U.S. Army Reserve and Carnegie Mellon University have developed a database designed to support cyber talent identification tasks of the reserve unit and help track skills soldiers develop in civilian jobs. The Army said Friday its reserve component has discussed plans with the Army Cyber Command on the potential adaptation of the Cyber Warrior …

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