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GAO: DoD Should Address F-35 Deficiencies Prior to Full-Rate Production

The Government Accountability Office has found that the Defense Department is close to completing the baseline development for the F-35 aircraft program but plans to enter into full-rate production in October 2019 before addressing key deficiencies discovered during testing. GAO called on Congress to consider withholding appropriations for the Block 4 modernization effort …

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Col. Greg Griffin: Joint Regional Security Stack Could Support DoD-Military Data Exchange

U.S. Army Col. Greg Griffin has said he predicts the Defense Department‘s Joint Regional Security Stack would help DoD components share information with military services and combatant commands within a common platform. JRSS is designed to increase the visibility of network activity, simplify data exchange process and secure networks across the department, the Defense …

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DoD Renames USPACOM as Indo-Pacific Command; James Mattis Comments

The Defense Department has renamed the U.S. Pacific Command to emphasize the combatant command’s missions in the Indian Ocean region, DoD news reported Wednesday. U.S. Indo-Pacific Command aims to strengthen military relations with allies and provide security for diplomats working to negotiate in the region. “Over many decades, this command has repeatedly adapted to changing circumstance …

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Air Force Materiel Command’s Fiscal 2017 Savings Hit $2.5B

The Air Force Materiel Command saved more than $2.5 billion over the last fiscal year, which addressed its cost savings and avoidance objective under the 2017 AFMC Strategic Plan. All five AFMC centers implemented initiatives during FY 2017 to reduce expenses and increase operational efficiency, the command said Tuesday. “Air Force leadership looks to …

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Alan Lewis to Retire as Defense Spectrum Org Director

Alan Lewis, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency‘s Defense Spectrum Organization, is due to retire on Thursday after more than 38 years of federal service. DISA said Tuesday it will host a retirement ceremony for the 11-year agency veteran at Fort George G. Meade in Maryland. Lewis has led the organization that supports the …

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