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NDAA Provision Requires Operational Test & Evaluation of DoD’s Joint Regional Security Stacks

A provision in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act requires the Defense Department to perform an operational test and evaluation procedure to ensure the Joint Regional Security Stacks system will work to protect DoD networks from cyber attacks, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law the …

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Marine Corps Eyes Increased Deployment of Robotic Systems

The U.S. Marine Corps looks to expand the use of autonomous technologies in the military branch’s air, ground and sea operations, Marine Corps Times reported Wednesday. Matthew Schehl writes the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines currently works on wargaming robotic technologies that will serve as the ground combat element for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit beginning 2017. …

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Report: 2017 NDAA to Boost Laser Weapon Procurement Budget

The Defense Department will receive a 51 percent increase in funds to procure and develop laser weapons under the fiscal 2017 defense policy bill that President Obama signed into law last week, Military Times reported Wednesday. Shawn Snow writes the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act authorizes roughly $328 million for the development of directed-energy …

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Obama Clears $619B Defense Spending Legislation for Fiscal 2017

President Barack Obama has signed the 2017 defense policy bill that authorizes $618.7 billion in funds and includes $67 billion for overseas contingency operations, The Hill reported Friday. Rebecca Kheel writes the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act provides for $3.2 billion more OCO funds than Obama’s request that will cover a 2.1-percent military pay raise and additional …

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DoD-Led Crowdsourcing Effort Draws in Ideas to Address Operational Challenges

A Defense Department-launched crowdsourcing effort has received nearly 100 submissions of proposals designed to address operational challenges on power projection, counter-power projection and changes in joint force operational and organizational constructs, DoD News reported Wednesday. Cheryl Pellerin writes the three chairs of the Operational Challenges Crowdsourcing Initiative selected two top papers and several …

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