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Stratcom Chief Gen. John Hyten to Oversee Nuclear Command, Control, Comms Systems

The Defense Department has directed the U.S. Strategic Command to solely oversee the country’s nuclear command, control and communications platforms and operations following a review ordered by Defense Secretary James Mattis, SpaceNews reported Monday. Mattis authorized the months-long assessment due to concerns that NC3 lacked an integrated governance structure. Maj. Meghan …

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Gen. Paul Selva: DoD Works to Maintain Technological Superiority

Gen. Paul Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at the Center for a New American Security’s annual conference that the Defense Department is developing technologies to maintain U.S. military superiority against China, DoD News reported Thursday. The U.S. Air Force general emphasized that the goal is to prevent China from …

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Vice Adm. Michael Gilday Nominated Joint Staff Director for Operations

President Donald Trump has nominated U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Michael Gilday, commander of the Fleet Cyber Command and 10th Fleet, for assignment as director of operations at the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Defense Secretary James Mattis announced Gilday’s nomination in a press release published Tuesday. Gilday will succeed U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. …

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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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Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone Nominated to Lead NSA, Cybercom

Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone, head of the Army Cyber Command, has been nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as head of the National Security Agency and the U.S. Cyber Command, Politico reported Tuesday. Rob Joyce, White House cybersecurity coordinator and Trump’s cyber adviser, announced Nakasone’s nomination in a Twitter …

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