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HR McMaster: Army Shifts Focus to Multi-Domain Battle Concept


Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, the U.S. Army’s Capabilities Integration Center director, is shifting its priority to cross-domain fires and artillery batteries to be able to perform surface-to-surface, surface-to-air and shore-to-ship missions, Defense News reported Tuesday. McMaster said the Army currently emphasizes on a multi-domain battle concept in a move to help …

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Robert Cardillo: NGA Forms Commercial GEOINT Procurement Program With GSA As Part of Open Content Strategy

Robert Cardillo

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo has said NGA partnered with the General Services Administration to establish a program that seeks to facilitate the adoption and acquisition of commercial data and analysis services as part of NGA’s open content strategy. Cardillo told members of the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday that the Commercial Initiative to Buy Operationally Responsive …

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White House Directs Pentagon Away From Discussion of US-China ‘Competition’


The White House has issued a directive that forbids the Defense Department to discuss the U.S. military’s interaction with China using “great power competition” and other potentially inflammatory phrases, Navy Times reported Monday. David Larter writes the new directive from the National Security Council requires Pentagon officials to find less provocative descriptions when …

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Army Research Lab, UK MoD Form Distributed Analytics & Info Science Alliance

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The U.S. Army‘s research organization and the U.K. defense ministry have formed an alliance on distributed analytics and information science as part of efforts to increase situational awareness during military coalition operations. The DAIS International Technology Alliance aims to implement fundamental research efforts in order to facilitate dynamic analytics for coalition activities through public-private collaboration, the Army Research Laboratory …

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Obama Signs Memorandum to Consider Climate Change Impact in Govt Policies & Plans

Barack Obama

President Barack Obama has signed a memorandum that requires government agencies to consider the effects of climate change in the development and implementation of national security policies and plans. The memorandum aims to establish a system that will integrate climate science data and insights into national security policymaking functions, National Security Advisor Susan Rice …

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Gen. John Hyten: US Should Modernize Nuclear Triad Components Amid Global Threats

John Hyten

Gen. John Hyten, commander of the Air Force Space Command, has described some of the biggest threats to the U.S. and called for the modernization of the country’s nuclear triad amid rising global security challenges, DoD News reported Tuesday. Jim Garamone writes Hyten said Tuesday at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination to lead the …

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