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Gen. Joseph Dunford: DoD’s Counter-Threat Strategies to Support Joint Force Readiness

Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said that strategies against international threats such as violent extremism can help the Defense Department prepare the joint force, DoD News reported Thursday. Dunford discussed the currents threats from China, Iran, North Korea and Russia, dubbed as “four-plus-one threats,” during …

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Brig. Gen. Christopher Azzano Named AFMC Air, Space, Cyberspace Operations Director

Brig. Gen. Christopher Azzano, commander of the Air Force Materiel Command’s 96th Test Wing, has been assigned as director of air, space and cyberspace operations at AFMC. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein announced Azzano’s new assignment in a Defense Department news release published Thursday. As the 96th Test Wing head, Azzano …

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NCCA Approves NGA’s GEOINT Fundamentals, Imagery Analysis Certification Programs

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has obtained accreditation from the Institute for Credentialing Excellence’s National Commission for Certifying Agencies for two GEOINT professional certification programs. NCCA issued the five-year accreditation to NGA’s Imagery Analysis and GEOINT Fundamentals certification programs on Jan. 31 after the agency met and complied with the commission’s standards, NGA …

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Army Fields Cloud-Based System for Ammo Management

The U.S. Army started to implement an updated management platform in January to help the military branch’s reserve and active components monitor and control ammunition supply activities. The Standard Army Ammunition System is a cloud-based platform that has a centralized database and server that work to provide users real-time visibility on …

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James Mattis Instructs Pentagon to Create AT&L Reform Implementation Plan, Review Military Dept Functions

Defense Secretary James Mattis has issued a pair of memoranda that direct Defense Department officials to develop a plan to restructure the current Office of the Under Secretary for Acquisitions, Technology and Logistics and review the core business functions of military departments, DoD News reported Tuesday. In the first memo, Mattis …

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NGA Seeks New CIO, Assistant Director

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has kicked off its search for a candidate who will serve as both chief information officer and assistant director. The selected candidate will oversee the evaluation of NGA’s information technology investments and capabilities and collaborate with consultants and top leaders from other agencies within the Defense …

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Army Cyber Mission Force to Utilize Virtual Effects in Fight Against Militant Groups

The U.S. Army‘s future cyber mission force teams will use virtual effects in offensive and defensive strategies as part of operations against Islamic State militants in northern Iraq and Syria. The service branch said Wednesday its cyber teams aim to protect the Defense Department‘s information network and other national interests from security breaches as well as offer …

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