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Trump OKs $717B Defense Spending Bill for Fiscal 2019

President Donald Trump has signed into law a spending bill that allocates $616.9 billion for the Defense Department‘s base budget, $21.9 billion for Energy Department nuclear weapons initiatives and $69 billion for overseas contingency operations, CNBC reported Monday. The fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act will fully fund the U.S. Air Force’s B-21 bomber …

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Gen. Paul Selva Calls for US Nuclear Enterprise Modernization

U.S. Air Force Gen. Paul Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said during an Air Force Association breakfast event held Friday the military needs to recapitalize and modernize the U.S. nuclear enterprise, DoD News reported Friday. He told event audience that nuclear triad recapitalization efforts should include …

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Navy, Air Force Develop Laser Threat Protection Tech for Pilots

The U.S. Navy and Air Force have jointly developed and assessed an eye protection prototype for aviation operations in an effort to help reduce visible-laser cockpit illumination incidents. The Naval Medical Research Unit Dayton Vision Science Laboratory and the photonics materials branch of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and …

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Col. Bradley Barnhart Begins Work as DISA Chief of Staff

U.S. Air Force Col. Bradley Barnhart, former commander of the  86th Communications Squadron at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, has assumed duties as vice chief of staff at the Defense Information Systems Agency. In his new capacity, Barnhart will help manage DISA’s $12 billion annual budget and coordinate efforts of …

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Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves Talks MDA’s Space-Based Sensor Layer Concept for Missile Defense at Symposium

Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, director of the Missile Defense Agency, has described MDA’s concept of a possible space-based sensor layer intended for missile defense efforts at the Space and Missile Defense Symposium, Defense News reported Wednesday. Greaves said MDA looks to use the U.S. Air Force’s Overhead Persistent Infrared OPIR Global Scanning …

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Chris Shank to Head DoD Strategic Capabilities Office

Chris Shank, former senior adviser to the secretary of the U.S. Air Force, has joined the Defense Department’s Strategic Capabilities Office as its new director, Defense News reported Friday. Shank will lead the SCO and its efforts to explore and develop strategies to counter emerging threats across various domains. He …

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