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Navy Adm. John Richardson Orders ‘Operational Pause’ for All US Fleets After USS McCain Ship Collision

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson has said he directed the U.S. Navy to implement an operational pause for all the service branch’s fleets worldwide after an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer collided with a merchant vessel off the coast of Singapore early Monday, DoD News reported Monday. The collision between …

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National Guard Bureau, DoD Develop Unmanned Robot for CBRN Incident Response

The Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction Division of the National Guard Bureau‘s Operations Directorate teamed up with other Defense Department agencies to develop a robotic chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incident response capacity within the DoD. Malcolm Reese, joint program director of the Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction Division, led an effort …

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DHS Outlines Efforts to Fight Domestic Terrorism

The Department of Homeland Security has outlined four ways that the department works to mitigate domestic terrorism. DHS said Wednesday its office for community partnerships conducts briefings, exercises, workshops and training to educate and help communities fight domestic terror threats. OCP’s Countering Violent Extremism grant program funds initiatives to address violent …

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James Mattis: Continuing Resolution Affects DoD Modernization Efforts

Defense Secretary James Mattis has said another continuing resolution would affect the Defense Department‘s modernization efforts since it would prevent the launch of new programs, Defense News reported. Mattis told reporters Monday that a stopgap funding measure “creates unpredictability” and hampers DoD’s capacity to address new threats. “We cannot start new …

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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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