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Transcom Head Stephen Lyons Talks Commercial Partnerships, Modernization Priorities

Jeff Brody
Stephen Lyons

Gen. Stephen Lyons, commander of the U.S. Transportation Command, cited commercial partnerships and international collaboration as key contributors to U.S.defense supremacy during the National Defense Transportation Association-Transcom meeting in St. Louis, Mo.

Lyons told attendees that the network of U.S. allies and commercial partners around the world has helped the military expand its command-and-control and logistics network to a global scale, the Department of Defense said Thursday.

He added that joint deployment efforts have also helped the military execute missions such as launching bombers to strike targets without the need for refueling in sovereign territory.

“We continue to work through cyber hygiene, cyber defense, realigning architectures, moving to the cloud — many initiatives — to buy down cyber risk for the joint fundamental enterprise and U.S. Transcom," he added.

According to Lyons, Transcom is also prioritizing efforts involving digital modernization and sealift recapitalization as well as the improvement of shipping procedures for servicemembers' household goods.

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