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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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Adm. Philip Davidson nominated as U.S. Pacific Command head

Adm. Philip Davidson, head of the U.S. Fleet Forces Command, has been nominated for assignment as commander of the U.S. Pacific Command and for reappointment to the rank of admiral. President Donald Trump’s nomination of Davidson was announced by Defense Secretary James Mattis in a Defense Department press release issued …

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USS Ford Carrier Shock Test Gets DoD Backing

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, in a letter to the Senate Armed Services Committee, said the department believes the U.S. Navy should not delay shock-testing of its $13 billion USS Gerald R. Ford carrier, Bloomberg reported Thursday. “We agree with your view that a test in normal sequence is more prudent and pragmatic,” …

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Report: Congress Wants Justification of DoD’s Proposed Single-Award Cloud Procurement Contract

Congress has asked Defense Secretary James Mattis to submit two reports that would explain the Defense Department’s decision to pursue a single-award contract for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Cloud program and offer a justification for the program’s contract duration, cost and format, C4ISRNET reported Thursday. Lawmakers stated their request through …

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Steven Walker Outlines DARPA’s Investment Priorities

Steven Walker, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has said that his investment priorities for DARPA are aligned with President Donald Trump’s National Security Strategy and Defense Secretary James Mattis’ National Defense Strategy, DoD News reported Thursday. Walker, a 2018 Wash100 recipient, told House Armed Services Committee members at …

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