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Reports: DIUx Head Raj Shah Steps Down

Raj Shah, head of the Defense Department’s Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, resigned from his post Thursday after a nearly two-year stint with the organization, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Navy Capt. Sean Heritage will step into the acting leadership role at DIUx. Shah, a 2018 Wash100 recipient, took the helm in May …

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Ash Carter Discusses DoD Changes in Farewell Address

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has highlighted changes throughout his 35-year career at the Defense Department during his farewell address in the Pentagon auditorium, DoD News reported Wednesday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Carter said DoD missions have transformed from the “great-power competition of the Cold War years” to more than a decade of counterinsurgency …

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Robert Work to Assist Defense Secretary Nominee James Mattis

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work will retain his current role after President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration to work with defense secretary nominee James Mattis on management issues in the military,  DoD Buzz reported Monday. Ricard Sisk writes Work said at a farewell ceremony in the Pentagon that he will stay at the Defense Department until …

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CNN: DoD Deploys Radar to Monitor North Korean Missile Activity

The Defense Department has deployed a new radar designed to monitor potential North Korean long-range-missile launches in the coming months, CNN reported Thursday. Barbara Starr writes the sea-based X-band radar was launched in response to North Korean statements of readiness to test-launch intercontinental ballistic missiles. North Korea made an announcement in …

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Reuters: North Korea States Readiness to Test-Launch Intercontinental Ballistic Missile; Ash Carter Comments

North Korea has said it has developed the capacity to test-launch an intercontinental ballistic missile at any time and location that leader Kim Jong-Un dictates, Reuters reported Monday. Jack Kim and Ju-min Park write the North Korean government indicated its arms development efforts are in response to U.S. policies. Outgoing U.S. Defense …

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Defense Innovation Board Vows Continued Support for Pentagon Under Trump Administration

A majority of Defense Innovation Board members have pledged to stay within the organization and continue to assist the Defense Department under President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration, Defense News reported Monday. Aaron Mehta reports Eric Schmidt, chairman of the Defense Innovation Board, said at a public event Monday that none of the current …

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Obama Vows Continuity of Leadership in Transition Period

President Barack Obama has assured the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman and military commanders that there would be continuity of leadership during during the U.S. government’s transition to a new administration, The Hill newspaper reported Wednesday. Kristina Wong writes Obama made the statement in his last meeting with U.S. Marine Corps Gen. …

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