Tag Archives: Ash Carter

Ash Carter: Pentagon Needs to Continue RD-180 Engine Buys

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has said the Pentagon must continue its purchases of Russian RD-180 rocket engines until the U.S. can find an alternative to the United Launch Alliance‘s Atlas V, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. Colin Clark writes that Carter told the Senate Appropriation defense subcommittee the military needs to buy at least 18 RD-180 engines …

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Ash Carter, Middle East Defense Chiefs Talk Defense Ties

Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, deputy supreme commander of the United Arab Emirates armed forces, have discussed the bilateral defense relationship between the  two countries, DoD News reported Tuesday. The two defense officials met at Shati Palace in Abu Dhabi, UAE to discuss counterterrorism, instability in Iraq …

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Ashton Carter: DoD, Allies to Confront Evolving Challenges Together

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said the U.S. and its allies need to tackle both near-term and long-term challenges in support of efforts to provide security around the world, DoD News reported Wednesday. Carter told his audience at the World Affairs Council’s Annual Honors Global Education Gala that the U.S. carries a responsibility …

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Military Times: Peter Levine to Succeed Brad Carson as DoD Acting P&R Undersecretary

Peter Levine, deputy chief management officer at the Defense Department, has been tapped to replace Brad Carson as the DoD acting undersecretary for personnel and readiness, Military Times reported Wednesday. Karen Jowers writes Levine will take over after Carson leaves the Pentagon on April 8. Levine also serves as Defense Sec. Ashton Carter’s senior adviser on …

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Kenneth Saccoccia Named Defense Contract Audit Agency Deputy Director

Kenneth Saccoccia, formerly regional director of the Defense Contract Audit Agency’s Mid-Atlantic region, has been named DCAA deputy director. Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Saccoccia’s senior executive service appointment on Monday. Saccoccia assumed his new role in April, with responsibility in helping the DCAA director manage the agency’s global operations, …

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Aaron Hughes Joins Defense Department as Cyber Policy Deputy Assistant Secretary

Aaron Hughes, formerly In-Q-Tel vice president for intelligence community support, has joined the Defense Department as deputy assistant secretary for cyber policy. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Wednesday announced Hughes’ appointment among other new defense senior executive service assignments. Hughes will oversee the department’s development and implementation of cyber policies, …

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Ash Carter: NATO Must Prepare for Hybrid Cyber Threats

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has asked NATO defense ministers to brace for hybrid cyber threats alongside efforts to bolster military preparedness, Stars and Stripes reported Thursday. John Vandiver writes the goal is to detect hybrid attacks at an early stage in order to identify the aggressor and prompt the NATO …

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