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Shay Assad: Pentagon Seeks New Commercial Suppliers Through Acquisition Revamp

Shay Assad The Defense Department will revise its defense acquisition policies in a move to attract new commercial suppliers into the weapons market, Reuters reported Tuesday. Andrea ...
Eric Fanning

Eric Fanning Named Defense Department Chief of Staff

Eric Fanning Eric Fanning, formerly undersecretary of the U.S. Air Force, has been named the Defense Department’s chief of staff and appointed to the Senior Executive Service. Defense ...
Jonathan Greenert

Pentagon Kicks Off Electronic Warfare Platform Evaluation; Jonathan Greenert, Ray Mabus Comment

Adm. Jonathan Greenert The Pentagon has begun to review its major electronic warfare platforms in a move that Adm. Jonathan Greenert says will work to study the situation across the ...
Ashton Carter

Senate Confirms Ashton Carter as Defense Secretary

Ashton Carter The Senate voted Thursday to confirm Ashton Carter as the country’s next defense secretary in the same week that Congress received an authorization request from ...
Katrina McFarland

Katrina McFarland Outlines Pentagon’s Tech Goals

Katrina McFarland Katrina McFarland, assistant defense secretary for acquisition, has outlined the Defense Department’s technology goals amid an environment of budget uncertainty ...
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President Obama Wants to Pump $14B into Cybersecurity Programs

President Barack Obama is seeking $14 billion in funding to bolster the U.S. government’s cybersecurity efforts under the fiscal year 2016 budget plan, Reuters reported Monday. Alina ...
Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan

Chris Bogdan: Pentagon Expects Lockheed to Deliver 36 F-35 Jets by Year’s End

Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan The Pentagon expects Lockheed Martin to complete the delivery of 36 F-35 fighter jets by the end of 2014, Reuters reported Wednesday. Andrea Shalal writes Air ...
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CBO Report Urges US Navy to Relook 2015 Shipbuilding Plan

The Congressional Budget Office said the U.S. Navy may need to scale down the inventory requirements under its fiscal year 2015 shipbuilding plan in light of recent budget cuts at the ...
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Ellen Pawlikowski Sees 3-D, Drone Tech’s Possible Key Role in Offset Strategy

Ellen Pawlikowski Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski said drone and 3-D printing technologies have the potential to play a large role in helping build the military’s offset strategy to maintain ...
Ashton Carter

Ashton Carter Officially Unveiled as Defense Secretary Nominee

Ashton Carter Defense Secretary nominee Ashton Carter pledged Friday to be “candid” in the strategic and military advice to President Barack Obama if he is confirmed by ...