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Obama Vows Continuity of Leadership in Transition Period

President Barack Obama has assured the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman and military commanders that there would be continuity of leadership during during the U.S. government’s transition to a new administration, The Hill newspaper reported Wednesday. Kristina Wong writes Obama made the statement in his last meeting with U.S. Marine Corps Gen. …

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Pentagon Officials Recognize DoD Staff, Military Organizations at Defense Acquisition Workforce Awards

Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, recognized several Defense Department personnel and military organizations during the Defense Acquisition Workforce awards held Thursday in Virginia, DoD News reported Thursday. Amaani Lyle writes Kendall discussed at the event DoD’s efforts to develop data-driven procurement policies as part of the Better …

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DoD Launches Crowdsourcing Initiative to Address Operational Challenges

The Defense Department’s Office of Strategy and Force Development has launched a crowdsourcing initiative to gather ideas in support of DoD efforts to address operational challenges, DoD News reported Monday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Mara Karlin, deputy assistant secretary of defense for strategy and force development, said the initiative is “focused on what we think …

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Robert Work: DoD’s Third Offset Strategy Eyes New Tech to Support Conventional Deterrence Efforts

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work has said the Defense Department‘s Third Offset Strategy seeks to bolster U.S. conventional deterrence and pursue new technologies and concepts to meet military superiority goals, DoD News reported Monday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Work discussed the Pentagon’s plans to achieve military superiority alongside other defense leaders such as U.S. Air Force Gen. …

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Breaking Defense: Frank Kendall Forms New Electronic Warfare Office

Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary of acquisition, technology and logistics and co-chair of the executive committee on electronic warfare, has created a new EW office within that committee, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. Sydney Freedberg Jr. writes Kendall also picked a Senior Executive Service official to lead the newly created office. Jay …

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Ashton Carter: Service Branches Open All Positions to Women From January

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said women who meet designated standards will be allowed to fill any military position or occupation by January 2016, DoD News reported Thursday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Carter made the announcement through a memorandum issued to military departments’ secretaries and service chiefs. “They’ll be allowed to drive tanks, fire mortars and …

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Air Force Announces Program Leadership Reorganization

The U.S. Air Force is reorganizing the management of its acquisition, missile systems, tanker planes and air mobility programs, Defense News reported Monday. Aaron Mehta writes that Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski has been nominated as military deputy for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition and Maj. Gen. …

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