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Patrick Murphy Speaks at Army War College Forum

Patrick Murphy, undersecretary and acting secretary of the U.S. Army, discussed the service branch’s priorities with a group of students, staff and faculty members at the Army War College in Pennsylvania during a forum held May 6 in the school’s Bliss Hall auditorium. He told his audience that commissioned Army officers face a new …

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Gen. Joseph Dunford: DoD’s Fiscal 2017 Budget Offers Path Forward on Readiness, Tech Programs

Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said the Defense Department‘s $582.7 billion budget plan seeks to balance military investments to build high-end technologies, operational capacity and readiness, DoD News reported Thursday. Jim Garamone writes Dunford told the House Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee Thursday that sequestration has forced DoD to …

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John Richardson: Navy Boosts Ship Maintenance, Training in Aircraft Carrier Push

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson has reiterated the U.S. Navy’s push to expand aircraft carrier deployment worldwide through increased ship maintenance and crew training, National Defense Magazine reported Saturday. Richardson said the Navy has begun work on a new fleet response plan in order to integrate maintenance, crew training and …

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Alan Shaffer: Funding Cuts Undermine Pentagon’s Tech R&D Efforts

The Defense Department‘s research and development officials told a House Armed Services subcommittee Thursday the possible return of sequestration in fiscal 2016 will hurt military innovation, Defense News reported Thursday. Andrew Clevenger reports Alan Shaffer, principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for research and engineering, told the subcommittee that half …

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Frank Kendall: Workforce Training Critical to Defense Acquisition Reform

Frank Kendall, the Pentagon’s acquisitions chief, said the Defense Department should strive to continuously improve its acquisition system, especially in light of budget uncertainties and an evolving threat landscape, the American Forces Press Service reported Friday. According to the defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, sequestration has done little …

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