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Navy Rolls Out Enterprise-Wide Healthcare Resource App

The U.S. Navy‘s medical organization has released a mobile application designed to offer  sailors, marines and their families information about the locations of military treatment facilities and available healthcare services. The app is designed to also help users access Defense Department hotlines, the RelayHealth patient-doctor communications service and links to Navy Medicine’s social media and health resources, …

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4 Senior Staff Join White House’s National Security Council

National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has announced the appointment of David Cattler, John Eisenberg, Kevin Harrington and Kenneth Juster to the National Security Council. The White House said Thursday that Cattler will serve as deputy assistant to the president for regional affairs; Eisenberg was named deputy counsel for national security affairs; and Harrington will work as …

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Brig. Gen. Kirk Smith Named Deputy Commander of Special Ops Joint Task Force-Afghanistan

Brig. Gen. Kirk Smith, formerly director of force management and deployment at the U.S. Special Operations Command, has been appointed as deputy commander of the Special Operations Joint Task Force-Afghanistan, the Defense Department announced Friday. He will spearhead SOJTF-A in efforts to carry out counterinsurgency, security and counterterrorism missions in Afghanistan. Smith …

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Report: DISA CTO David Mihelcic to Retire Before March

David Mihelcic, chief technology officer at the Defense Information Systems Agency, will retire later this month after a three-decade career in government, C4ISR and Networks reported Friday. Mark Pomerleau writes Mihelcic has advocated for efforts to reform the Defense Department‘s acquisition process and said he believes DoD should replace its current requirements-driven procurement system with a …

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Gen. David Goldfein: Air Force Should Act As ‘Lead Service’ for DoD’s Space Operations

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein has said the military branch should serve as the “lead service” for the Defense Department’s space training and operations, Breaking Defense reported Friday. Colin Clark writes Goldfein told audience at a Mitchell Institute breakfast event Friday in Washington that he believes the Air …

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DoD Exempts Certain Civilian Positions From Hiring Freeze

The Defense Department has exempted certain civilian positions from the federal hiring freeze that President Donald Trump ordered in a Jan.23 presidential memorandum. DoD released guidance that lists civilian roles necessary to support national security or public safety responsibilities, the Pentagon said Thursday. Defense Secretary James Mattis identified necessary functions such as roles …

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DoD Implements Mandatory Military Retirement System Training

The Defense Department has implemented a mandatory training program on the updated military retirement system for eligible service members ahead of the system’s Jan. 1, 2018 effective date, DoD News reported Wednesday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Anthony Kurta, acting undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, said the Blended Retirement System is designed to …

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House GOP Urges Trump to Clarify Federal Hiring Freeze Memo

A group of 19 House Republican members has called on President Donald Trump to clarify his presidential memorandum that imposes a hiring freeze on federal civilian employees. The lawmakers said in letter published Wednesday the implementation of the federal job freeze “negatively” affected Defense Department acquisition personnel who negotiate national security-related contracts. They added …

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