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Air Force Materiel Command’s New Directorate to Coordinate Support for USAF’s Nuclear Modernization Efforts

The Air Force Materiel Command has merged two of its directorates into a single unit that will work to coordinate logistics, sustainment and installation services for the U.S. Air Force‘s nuclear modernization efforts. UFMC said Monday its Logistics, Civil Engineering, Force Protection and Nuclear Integration Directorate will establish the workforce and infrastructure needed …

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Michael Griffin: DoD Plans to Field Self-Driving Vehicles to Back Army’s Logistics Operations

The Defense Department could be the first user of self-driving vehicles that run on artificial intelligence platforms in support of logistics operations, Bloomberg reported Monday. “We’re going to have self-driving vehicles in theater for the Army before we’ll have self-driving cars on the streets,” Michael Griffin, defense undersecretary for research …

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NATO to Form New Commands for Maritime Security, Logistics

NATO has cleared plans to establish two new commands in an effort to optimize maritime security, logistics and military mobility, DoD News reported Wednesday. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters that the organization will form a joint force command for the Atlantic to help secure sea-based communication lines between North America and …

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Marine Corps Eyes Updated Medium SATCOM Platform to Support Beyond-Line-of-Sight Communications

A Marine Corps Systems Command-led team looks to update a medium satellite communications system to create and offer a modernized beyond-line-of-sight communications capacity. The U.S. Marine Corps said Thursday the Very Small Aperture Terminal family of systems covers expeditionary, small, medium and large platforms that support data, video and voice applications …

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Transcom Evaluates Transportation Mgmt Tool’s Logistics Performance Via Proof-of-Principle Study

The U.S. Transportation Command has conducted a four-month proof-of-principle study of a transportation management system in combination with government platforms, the Air Force reported Wednesday. The PoP demonstration kicked off Aug. 7 and Transcom found that TMS works to provide visibility and management of shipments and transportation requirements through a …

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Trump Nominates Synovision’s Bruce Jette as Army Acquisition Chief

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Synovision Solutions President and CEO Bruce Jette to be assistant secretary of the U.S. Army for acquisition, technology and logistics. The White House released Thursday the president’s announcement of candidates for possible positions in the administration, including Jette. Jette most recently led Synovision, which has …

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Robert McMahon to Be Nominated DoD Assistant Secretary for Logistics, Materiel Readiness

Robert McMahon, a retired U.S. Air Force major general and current president of real estate company Fickling Management Services, will be nominated as assistant secretary for logistics and materiel readiness at the Defense Department. McMahon previously served as director of C-17 field operations at Boeing and as president and CEO at the 21st Century …

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