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Senate Confirms John Gibson, 6 Other Nominees to DoD Leadership Posts

John Gibson, former deputy chief management officer at the Defense Department, has received Senate confirmation to serve as DoD chief management officer, Washington Examiner reported Friday. Gibson will lead the civilian secretaries of all military services and oversee business-focused DoD agencies and field activities in his new role. He previously served as …

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DoD Officials Cite Threats Against US Military Operational Dominance at Senate Subcommittee Hearing

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work has said the U.S. military’s superiority over potential competitors is beginning to wane due to adversaries’ level of investment and efforts to close the operational and technical gap, DoD News reported Wednesday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Work testified before the Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee during a hearing Wednesday alongside William Roper, director of …

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Army Demonstrates New Quadcopter Aerial Resupply Vehicle Prototype

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has demonstrated the flight capacities of a new “Hoverbike” electric quadcopter aerial resupply vehicle prototype designed to deliver supplies to warfighters in the battlefield. The military service said Tuesday the Joint Tactical Aerial Resupply Vehicle was shown to William Roper, director of the strategic capabilities office at the Office of the …

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Navy Starts Hypervelocity Projectile Developmental Tests

The U.S. Navy has begun to fire electromagnetic railgun hypervelocity projectiles from an Army howitzer through a series of developmental tests in an effort to expedite the deployment of the rounds to battlefields, Scout Warrior reported Monday. Kris Osborn writes the hypervelocity projectile, which costs $25,000 per round, is designed as a …

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Robert Work: DoD’s Proposed FY 2018 Budget Seeks to Increase Spending on Munitions, Strategic Capabilities Office

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work has said Defense Department planners have started to develop a budget plan for fiscal year 2018 that aims to increase funds for military weapons and prototyping efforts of DoD’s strategic capabilities office, Defense News reported Monday. Work told reporters that President-elect Donald Trump’s team would finalize the …

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Pentagon’s SCO Experiments With Autonomous Tech For Air Force, Marine Corps

The Defense Department‘s strategic capabilities office has experimented with autonomous technologies that SCO aims to transition to the U.S. Air Force and the Marine Corps, Defense News reported Sunday. Aaron Mehta writes SCO Director William Roper’s team is developing Perdix — an unmanned system designed to be hand-launched or deployed from fighter aircraft to connect with other Perdix units and …

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William Roper: DoD to Develop Swarming Micro-Drone Tech for Air Force

William Roper, Defense Department‘s director of the strategic capabilities office, said the department currently develops a swarming micro-drone technology that will be used to support the military’s swarm mission capacity, National Defense reported Thursday. Jon Harper writes the Perdix propeller-driven drones will be equipped with foldable wings built through 3-D printed …

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