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Defense Innovation Advisory Board Appoints New Members; Ashton Carter Comments

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The Defense Innovation Advisory Board has added new members who will work to help the Defense Department stay up-to-date with innovation. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter unveiled the appointees during the official opening of a Boston outpost for the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, a DoD initiative meant to help the department forge ties with …

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Ray Mabus: Navy Implements Assessment Program to Promote Professional Growth for Officers, Civilians

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Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has directed a new set of policies and procedures to implement a program that supports ongoing efforts for professional growth among uniformed Navy and Marine Corps officers plus the supporting civilian workforce. The Navy said Thursday the Full and Inclusive Review program will use the 360-degree review multi-rater assessment for all military …

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ONR Holds 9th Annual RoboBoat Competition in Virginia

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The Office of Naval Research held the ninth annual RoboBoat Competition in Virginia in which 13 high school and college student teams participated in robotics programming and development activities. Teams had to complete two mandatory tasks that tested the design quality and propulsion, speed, navigation and basic sensing functions of the …

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DoDBuzz: Navy, USMC to Deploy Marine Expeditionary Unit For Asia Pacific Patrol Missions


Lt. Gen. John Wissler, head of the Marine Corps Forces Command, said the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps have committed to deploy a marine expeditionary unit to the Asia Pacific to patrol the region, DoDBuzz reported Wednesday. Hope Hodge Seck writes the commitment is part of the services’ plan to position an amphibious ready group …

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Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility Receives New Raytheon Air Defense Radar

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The U.S. Navy‘s Pacific Missile Range Facility has received a new Raytheon AN/SPY-6 air and missile defense radar for the base’s advanced radar development evaluation laboratory. AN/SPY-6’s installation pushed forward the Air and Missile Defense Radar Program into its next phase of execution for flight tests and live test campaigns at PMRF with air …

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Navy Christens Second Zumwalt-Class Destroyer as USS Michael Monsoor


The U.S. Navy held a christening ceremony Saturday for the second Zumwalt-class destroyer (DDG 1001) at General Dynamics‘ shipyard in Bath, Maine. Ret. Navy Vice Adm. Joseph Maguire acted as principal speaker at the event to mark the USS Michael Monsoor‘s entry into service, the Defense Department said Friday. The ship is named after Michael Monsoor, a Navy …

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