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Pentagon Assigns F-35 Warehousing Task to Australia, Netherlands

The Defense Department has delegated regional warehousing capability to Australia and the Netherlands as part of DoD’s F-35 Global Support Solution strategy. Both countries will manage the international fighter program’s aviation inventory through warehouse and distribution facilities located across the European and Pacific regions, according to an article published Wednesday on Lockheed …

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Report: USMC Requests Additional 50,000 M27 Automatic Rifles for Military Troops

The U.S. Marine Corps has requested for an additional 50,000 automatic rifles for the service branch’s riflemen, combat engineers and light armored reconnaissance battalion scouts, Marine Corps Times reported Wednesday. The 5.56 mm M27 Infantry Automatic Rifles, which will replace the service branch’s current M4 assault rifles, feature a 30-round magazine and can fire …

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GAO: OMB Should Implement Strategies on Reporting Requirements

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Office of Management and Budget to fully implement the process used to accelerate reporting requirements. GAO said in a report published Monday that it recommended OMB to reference report modification proposals on the President’s annual budget as required under the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010. The …

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Lt. Gen. James Dickinson: DoD Should Innovate to Help Joint Force Defeat ‘Sophisticated’ Adversary

Lt. Gen. James Dickinson, commanding general of the U.S. Army‘s Space and Missile Defense Command and Forces Strategic Command, has said the Defense Department must work to accelerate the pace of military innovation to help the joint force a sophisticated adversarial threat. The Army said Monday Dickinson also highlighted efforts of USASMDC/ARSTRAT to …

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NASA, Norwegian Space Center Ink Combined Data Services Agreement

Norway’s Space Center has landed a potential five-year, $43.8 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from NASA to provide combined data support services for the Joint Polar Satellite System program and other collaborative international missions. Work under the international agreement will occur at the Svalbard Ground Station in Norway and the Antarctica-based Troll …

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DARPA Seeks to Accelerate Scientific Discovery Process Through ‘Disruptioneering’ Programs

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s Defense Sciences Office has unveiled the first two programs under DSO’s “Disruptioneering” initiative that aims to accelerate the process for investigating fundamental and applied science concepts in a push to drive the development of national security technologies. DARPA said Friday the first phase of …

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Report: DIUx Obligates $100M to Fund Pilot Programs

The Defense Department‘s Defense Innovation Unit Experimental organization has so far awarded approximately $100 million to fund 45 pilot programs in multiple technology areas, Defense News reported Friday. The report said DIUx issued contract awards approximately three months after the agency collected responses to solicitations and collaborated with service branches interested …

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Air Force, SOFWERX to Collaborate on UAV Battle Experiment

The U.S. Air Force has partnered with SOFWERX to conduct a “rumble-style” battle experiment on unmanned aerial vehicles to collect information for potential drone operations, National Defense reported Thursday. Heather Wilson, secretary of the Air Force, said the service branch will hold the ThunderDrone rapid prototyping event at a rented warehouse in Tampa, …

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Matthew Donovan Starts in Air Force Undersecretary Role

Matthew Donovan, a 31-year U.S. Air Force veteran, took the oath of office to become undersecretary of the military branch during a ceremony held Friday at the Pentagon. The Air Force said Friday he will oversee efforts to organize, train, equip and deliver welfare services to approximately 660,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve, civilian …

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