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Army Gets Approval to Form Installation Readiness Board

Ryan McCarthy, acting U.S. Army secretary, has approved the formation of an installation readiness board of directors that will assess preparedness and funding management efforts at the military branch’s facilities. The Army said Wednesday its vice chief of staff or assistants secretaries for installations, energy and environment and manpower and reserve affairs will chair …

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Report: DSCA Chief Charles Hooper Mulls Establishment of ‘Security Cooperation University’

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Charles Hooper, director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, wants DSCA to establish a security cooperation university as part of efforts to accelerate the foreign military sales process, Defense News reported Wednesday. Hooper said at an Association of the U.S. Army event held Oct. 10 he envisions that …

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DoD Names McKinsey’s Eric Chewning as Deputy Assistant Sec for Industrial Policy

Defense Department Secretary Jim Mattis has selected McKinsey & Co. Partner Eric Chewning as a Senior Executive Service appointee and a deputy assistant secretary at DoD. The department said Tuesday Chewning will specifically oversee manufacturing and industrial base policy as a deputy assistant secretary of defense. Chewning most recently worked with …

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Ryan McCarthy: Army to Form Cross-Functional Teams for Modernization Push

Ryan McCarthy, acting secretary of the U.S. Army, has said the military service will establish a command of cross-functional teams by summer 2018 to support modernization efforts across the branch. Each CFT under the “modernization command” will aim to increase the quality and process of fielding materials and equipment to warfighters, the branch …

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Report: House, Senate to Address F-35 Procurements, Missile Defense in Fiscal 2018 NDAA Reconciliation

House and Senate Armed Services panels are expected to address F-35 aircraft procurements, missile defense and size of the U.S. Army as they begin to reconcile this month their versions of the fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, the Washington Examiner reported Monday. Both chambers’ NDAA versions reflect a $30 billion …

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Report: New Pentagon IT Service Provider Reaches Full Operational Capability

A new information technology services provider for Pentagon tenants has achieved full operational capability and is now a sub-component of the Defense Information Systems Agency, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. The Joint Service Provider was established primarily through the consolidation of three IT service organizations in the Pentagon, including the U.S. Army‘s Information Technology …

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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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Army Uses AI in Stryker Vehicle ‘Proof-of-Principle’ Exercise to Advance Conditioned-based Maintenance

The U.S. Army used artificial intelligence, cloud platforms and wireless devices to conduct a “proof-of-principle” exercise that aims to help speed up conditioned-based maintenance activities for Stryker armored vehicles, Scout Warrior reported Wednesday. CBM seek to help the Army implement a “repair-when-needed” strategy to vehicle maintenance through the use of …

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