Tag Archives: Ash Carter

Ashton Carter, Defense Innovation Board Members Discuss Interim Recommendations for DoD

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and members of the Defense Innovation Board have discussed 11 interim recommendations to the Defense Department during DIB’s first public meeting held Wednesday at the Pentagon, DoD News reported Wednesday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Carter established the 15-member independent advisory board to recommend strategies for defense officials to manage processes …

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Report: DoD to Request OCO Budget for Afghanistan Troop Retention in November

The administration will submit an overseas contingency operations supplemental budget request to Congress after the Nov. 8 elections to support 8,400 U.S. troops deployed to Afghanistan, Defense Insider said Tuesday. The budget request is estimated to be between $3 billion and $6 billion, Tony Bertuca writes. The report said the Office of Management and Budget has …

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White House Directs Pentagon Away From Discussion of US-China ‘Competition’

The White House has issued a directive that forbids the Defense Department to discuss the U.S. military’s interaction with China using “great power competition” and other potentially inflammatory phrases, Navy Times reported Monday. David Larter writes the new directive from the National Security Council requires Pentagon officials to find less provocative descriptions when …

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Ashton Carter: Cyber Tech, Automation, Biological Research Essential for DoD Missions

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said automated systems, cyber technology and biological research efforts are necessary to keep the Defense Department moving forward, DoD News reported Monday. Jim Garamone writes Carter told audience at a Hoover Institution event held Monday in Washington he believes the U.S. military can accomplish its goals through innovation. “The …

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Obama Nominates Gen. John Hyten as Next Stratcom Commander

President Barack Obama has nominated Gen. John Hyten, current commander of the Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base, as the next commander of the U.S. Strategic Command. If appointed, Hyten will support Stratcom with its global missions in strategic deterrence, space operations, joint electronic warfare, global strike and missile defense, …

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Frank Kendall: DoD Likely to Establish 3rd Outpost for Defense Innovation Hub

Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall said the Defense Department aims to open a third outpost for the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental organization in the next few months, Defense News reported Wednesday. Aaron Mehta writes Austin, Texas, could be a possible location for the third DIUx office after Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited an innovation hub there in …

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US, India Sign Military Logistics Agreement

The U.S. and India’s government have signed an agreement on the use of each other’s land, air and naval bases for repair and resupply in support of efforts towards the development of further defense ties, Reuters reported Tuesday. Manohar Parrikar, India’s defense minister, said the agreement helps the naval forces of both countries …

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Ash Carter Issues Proposals to Establish Diverse Recruitment Pool for Military Services

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has introduced a national discussion that works to establish a diverse recruitment pool through proposals designed to help attract recruits aged 17 to 24 from across the country, DoD News reported Wednesday. Jim Garamone writes most of the military recruits come from southeastern states such as Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, …

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Gen. Joseph Lengyel Takes National Guard Bureau Leadership Role

Air National Guard Gen. Joseph Lengyel, former vice chief of the National Guard Bureau, has officially taken the role of bureau chief and succeeded retiring U.S. Army Gen. Frank Grass in a change-of-responsibility ceremony held at the Pentagon, DoD News reported Thursday. Defense Department Secretary Ashton Carter also promoted Lengyel to the rank of general as …

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