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Pentagon Seeks Inertial Navigation Tech as Second Choice to GPS

The Pentagon is looking to replace or supplement the U.S. military’s GPS systems with inertial technology in a move aimed at addressing security concerns, Defense News reported Tuesday. Zachary Fryer-Biggs writes Al Shaffer, research and development lead at the Defense Department, is interested in inertial measurement units as an alternative …

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DIA Moves to Block Controversial Afghan War Book

In an unusual move, the Defense Intelligence Agency has entered negotiations with St. Martin’s Press to purchase all 10,000 copies of Operation Dark Heart, the controversial memoirs of former undercover operative Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer. The move is unusual because the book had already been cleared for publication by the …

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Pentagon Updates Electronic Warfare Policies for Military Ops

The Defense Department has moved to integrate electronic warfare into its joint military operations for defense components to share tactics and technologies, Defense Systems reported Wednesday. Kevin McCaney writes Christine Fox, acting deputy defense secretary, has updated DoD’s policy to incorporate electronic warfare into space and cyber operations, navigation applications, …

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Report: Defense Dept Chiefs Seek to Preserve FY 2015 R&D Funds

Top Defense Department leaders want to funds for research and development initiatives in the Pentagon’s proposed fiscal year 2015 budget amid plans within the U.S. military to realign funding for other programs, Defense News reported Saturday. Marcus Weisgerber and Zachary Fryer-Biggs write Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel consulted with Alan Shaffer, the Pentagon’s …

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Pentagon Seeks Overseas Partners for R&D Initiatives

The Defense Department wants to partner with other countries and foreign companies in an effort to further the agency’s research and development initiatives, Defense News reported Sunday. Zachary Fryer-Biggs writes DoD is seeking to form the partnerships as U.S. companies have reduced their R&D spending. Alan Shaffer, acting defense undersecretary …

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Pentagon Attempts to Buy Up Book on Afghan War

The U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency is attempting to stop a controversial book about the Afghan war from being published in what the agency claims is a matter of national security. Operation Dark Heart was written by former Army Reserve Lt. Col.  and intelligence officer Anthony A. Shaffer, who was stationed …

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