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Defense Department Honors Performance of Four Acquisition Programs; Frank Kendall Comments

The Pentagon has recognized four defense acquisition programs citing the initiatives’ focus on performance and cost savings, DoD News reported Friday. Tyrone Marshall Jr. writes Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, presided over the 2014 David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award and the Undersecretary …

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Joseph Tofalo Nominated for Command of Navy’s Submarine Forces

Rear Adm. Joseph Tofalo, the U.S. Navy‘s director of undersea warfare, has received nomination from Defense Secretary Ashton Carter for the rank of vice admiral and successor to the commander roles of Vice Adm. Michael Connor. The Defense Department said Wednesday Tofalo would helm the Naval Submarine Forces, Submarine Force Atlantic and Allied Submarine Command …

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Brad Carson: DoD Needs to Revamp Military HR Mgmt Strategy

Brad Carson, acting defense undersecretary for personnel and readiness, has said he will propose reforms to the Defense Department‘s military workforce management system, Military Times reported Monday. “In managing personnel, we use only a narrow slice of information about service members and, as a result, we cannot optimize assignment, training, …

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Ashton Carter: Pentagon Needs More Stable Funding

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has told the Senate’s defense appropriations subcommittee that Pentagon and industry partners need a solid, long-term funding structure to innovate, DoD News reported Wednesday. “Over the past three fiscal years the Defense Department has taken more than three-quarters of a trillion dollars in cuts to its …

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