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Eric Fanning Talks Plans for ‘Rapid Capability Office’ With Army Civilian Staff

Eric Fanning

U.S. Army Secretary Eric Fanning has discussed his priorities for the service branch with staff members and civilian employees at his inaugural town hall meeting, the Army reported Thursday. Fanning told event attendees on Tuesday at the Pentagon that he expects the newly established “rapid capability office” to help advance Army readiness in …

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Sean MacFarland: Army Training, Equipment Assistance to Iraq Supports Counterterrorism Push

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U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, head of the country’s anti-Islamic State group campaign, said in his final Pentagon press briefing that the liberation of the Iraqi city of Ramadi served as the turning point of the effort, DoD News reported Wednesday. Terri Moon Cronk writes MacFarland noted the Army’s training, equipment, advisory …

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Reuters: Obama Administration Seeks to Boost Cyber Command Role on Future Military Conflicts

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The Obama administration seeks to turn the Cyber Command into a unified command equal to military combat branches and separated from the National Security Agency to give the command’s leaders a “larger voice” in proposing the use of cyber tools in future conflicts, Reuters reported Sunday. Warren Strobel writes the White House plans to …

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CNO John Richardson, South Korean Counterpart Discuss APAC Maritime Security Cooperation

John Richardson & Jung Ho-Sub

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and his South Korean counterpart Jung Ho-sub have agreed that increased cooperation and information sharing will support maritime security in the Indo-Asia Pacific region. The U.S. Navy said Thursday Richardson and Ho-sub met at the Pentagon to discuss regional partnerships between the navies as …

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DoD, DARPA Eye Autonomous AI Tech in Support of Third Offset Strategy

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The Defense Department and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency want to develop new technology in support of the Pentagon’s Third Offset Strategy with a central theme on autonomous artificial intelligence that operate real-world robots and in cyberspace, Breaking Defense reported Monday. Sydney Freedberg writes William Roper, Strategic Capabilities Office director, said the SCO has continued …

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Army Works to Refine Electronic Warfare Strategies; Jeffrey Church Comments

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The U.S. Army has started to polish the service’s electronic warfare tactics, techniques and procedures in an effort to help maintain battlefield operations if a system malfunctions, Defense News reported Friday. Jen Judson writes Col. Jeffrey Church, head of the Army’s electronic warfare division, said one method the military branch uses to address EW issues …

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