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Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves: Interoperability Between Patriot, THAAD Systems Key to Optimized Missile Defense

Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, director of the Missile Defense Agency, told C4ISRNET in an interview published Tuesday that interoperability between elements of the ballistic missile defense system seeks to help synchronize and integrate platforms to “provide an optimized, layered missile defense.” “Tactical cross-element communication is critical for warfighter coordination to maximize collaborative …

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Alan Shaffer to be Nominated as DoD Deputy Undersecretary for Acquisition & Sustainment

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Alan Shaffer, formerly director of science and technology at the NATO Collaboration Support Office, to be deputy undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Defense Department. He managed DoD’s approximately $25 billion research and engineering budget in his previous role as principal deputy and assistant …

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Kurt Wendelken: Naval Supply Systems Command Plans to Shift Legacy IT Systems in Cloud

Kurt Wendelken, assistant commander of supply chain technology and systems integration at the Naval Supply Systems Command, has said NAVSUP will reassess its business processes as it looks to move information technology systems to a cloud-based platform, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. “We’ve got a number of different initiatives internally where we …

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Report: DoD Eyes Enhanced Military Acquisition Security; Kari Bingen Comments

Kari Bingen, Defense Department deputy undersecretary for intelligence, told legislators during a recent House Armed Services Committee hearing that security must become “a fourth pillar in defense acquisition” in addition to cost, schedule and performance, Fifth Domain reported Thursday. Bingen also recommended providing industry partners with incentives to encourage the …

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Gen. Paul Selva: DoD Works to Maintain Technological Superiority

Gen. Paul Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at the Center for a New American Security’s annual conference that the Defense Department is developing technologies to maintain U.S. military superiority against China, DoD News reported Thursday. The U.S. Air Force general emphasized that the goal is to prevent China from …

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Army to Invest in Tactical Network Mobility, Interoperability Programs; Maj. Gen. Pete Gallagher Comments

The U.S. Army plans to invest money to update its mobile tactical network and increase interoperability between troops, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Maj. Gen. Pete Gallagher, director of the Army’s Network Cross Functional Team, said at an Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association event held Thursday that the military branch looks …

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