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Report: OMB Requests Repurpose of $65M DOE Funds for NNSA Weapon Development

The Office of Management and Budget has requested the repurpose of $65 million Energy Department funds for the National Nuclear Security Administration‘s low-yield warhead initiative, Defense News reported Tuesday. NNSA announced plans to create the W76-2 warhead based on the W76-1 payload of the U.S. Navy‘s Trident missile and issued the Nuclear Posture Review …

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Reps. Mac Thornberry, Adam Smith Initiate 2019 NDAA Draft

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) and ranking member Adam Smith (D-Washington) have introduced a “by request” bill to begin drafting a fiscal 2019 defense policy bill. The committee said Friday the effort marks the first step to craft the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, which will include proposals from the Defense …

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Report: Jeff Boleng Named DoD’s Special Assistant for Software Acquisition

Jeff Boleng, acting chief technology officer at Carnegie Mellon University’s software engineering institute, will serve as special assistant for software acquisition at the Defense Department starting Monday, April 16, Defense News reported Friday. Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment and a 2018 Wash100 recipient, announced Boleng’s appointment to the …

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James Mattis, Gen. Joseph Dunford: 2-year budget deal can help DoD implement national defense strategy

Defense Secretary James Mattis and Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, have told House Armed Services Committee members that the two-year budget agreement passed by Congress supports National Defense Strategy implementation efforts, DoD News reported Thursday. Both officials also testified on a fiscal 2019 defense budget request during …

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US, Norway agree on bilateral exchange of defense offerings

Defense representatives from the U.S. and Norway have signed a “security of supply arrangement” to solidify their partnership in exchanging defense products and services for national security, Defense News reported Friday. Morten Tiller, national armaments director at the Norwegian Ministry of Defense, and Eric Chewning, deputy assistant undersecretary for manufacturing …

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Report: Review of DoD nuclear command, control & communications system now underway

The Defense Department’s nuclear command, control and communications system is now under review amid increasing threats in cyber and space domains as cited in the Nuclear Posture Review, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. The NC3 system includes communications satellites, ground stations and aircraft; control centers for nuclear platforms; and warning satellites and …

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