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Stratcom Kicks Off C2 & Field Training Exercise

The U.S. Strategic Command has kicked off its annual exercise for Stracom personnel to familiarize themselves with various mission areas and increase joint operational readiness. Stratcom said Friday it will test the preparedness of the command’s headquarters staff, components and subordinate units in responding to unexpected situations during the Global Thunder 2018 event’s command-and-control and field …

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Report: DoD Surpasses $1.4T in Post-9/11 War Spending

A new report from the Defense Department says the U.S. government has exceeded $1.46 trillion in direct war-related spending since Sept. 11, 2001. The 74-page DoD report obtained by Secrecy News provides details on war-related appropriations and expenditures, including costs of military operations, deployed troop support and personnel and equipment transportation, the Federation of American Scientists said …

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Former NASA Chief Michael Griffin to be Nominated DoD Acquisition Deputy Undersecretary

President Donald Trump will nominate Michael Griffin, former NASA administrator, as principal deputy defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, Reuters reported Saturday. Once confirmed, Griffin is expected to transition to the role of defense undersecretary for research and engineering by February 2018 as part of a reorganization plan the Defense Department announced in …

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Trump to Appoint John Zangardi as DHS CIO

President Donald Trump intends to name John Zangardi, acting chief information officer at the Defense Department, as CIO at the Department of Homeland Security, the White House announced Thursday. Zangardi previously served as principal deputy CIO at DoD and deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Navy for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, information …

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Transcom Begins Commercial Cloud IT System Migration

The U.S. Transportation Command has migrated the first batch of five information technology systems to a commercial cloud infrastructure, making Transcom the first Defense Department organization to do so. Gen. Darren McDew, commander of Transcom, directed the cloud migration effort in a move to help the command deliver information to transportation service …

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Defense Innovation Board Members: New Career Paths Could Help DoD Address Talent Mgmt Challenges

Members of the Defense Innovation Board have called on the Defense Department to consider developing new career options to help address department-wide personnel management issues, DoD Buzz reported Tuesday. Eight DIB members met Tuesday to discuss DoD’s talent management challenges and potential ways to overcome them. Jennifer Pahlka, DIB member and …

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Shay Assad: DoD Begins In-Depth F-35 Cost Assessment

Shay Assad, director of defense pricing at the Defense Department, has said DoD has started a comprehensive cost review of the Lockheed Martin-built F-35 aircraft to help officials find ways on how to further reduce the cost of the fighter jet, Defense News reported Tuesday. Assad told the publication Monday …

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