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DoD Panel: Change Military Retirement System

The 20-year retirement system the military has used for generations should be phased out and be replaced with a corporate-style program, a Defense Department panel said. The Defense Business Board released its proposal July 21, recommending the corporate-style program contribute money to individual retirement savings accounts rather than future monthly …

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DoD Acquisition Chief Carter: Using Fixed-price, Incentive-firm Contracts ‘Not Dogma’

Defense Department acquisition chief Ashton Carter is well-known for his public pronouncements on Pentagon procurement. He delivered one of his most high-profile recent speeches on defense-company mergers before the Wall Street investment firm, the Cowen Group, this winter. But in addition to assuring defense industrial base investors, Carter, undersecretary of …

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Lynn: ‘Space is No Longer Private Preserve of US’

When the Defense Department released its first-ever national security strategy for space last month, that was just the beginning of exploring the final frontier, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn said this week at a forum on space policy. “Space is no longer the private preserve of the U.S. and …

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Military’s Green More than Just Camouflage

It’s a story that stretches from the battlefield to the drawing board. A team at Fort Belvoir, Va., won a coveted GreenGov Presidential Award for its plans to develop a sustainable, green community at Fort Belvoir. The Army’s Residential Communities Initiative plans for a 50-year public-private partnership to build more …

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Military Invests in Glow of Fireflies

The military is investing in the phenomena of bioluminescence – the glow that lights up fireflies and plankton – in hopes of making warzones safer. The Air Force Office of Scientific Research awards about $500,000 worth of grants annually; the Office of Naval Research and the National Science Foundation also …

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Air Force to Invest in Autonomous, Green Technologies

The U.S. Air Force is preparing its vision for how its technology will change over the next 20 years, according to Chief Scientist Dr. Werner J.A. Dahm. Dahm outlined the Technology Horizons project, which aims to determine which strategic, technological and budgetary concerns will shape Air Force innovations during the …

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Armed Forces Report Recruiting Successes for June

The active-duty services reported recruiting successes for June, a traditionally active month for recruiting, defense officials said yesterday. As a majority of recruits are recent high school graduates, the busiest recruiting months typically are May through September, said Cynthia Smith, a DoD spokeswoman. The Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine …

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