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Report: Ashton Carter to Support Presidential Veto of 2017 NDAA

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Arizona) in a letter he will recommend that President Barack Obama reject the fiscal year 2017 defense policy bill in its current form due to reform and war funding provisions, Defense News reported Monday. Joe Gould writes Carter …

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Ashton Carter: US to Maintain Financial Commitment, Force Presence in Afghanistan

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told reporters in Kabul that the U.S. will continue its financial support for Afghanistan’s security forces as well as retain U.S. military presence in the country through 2017, DoD News reported Wednesday. Karen Parrish writes Carter met with the Afghan leaders including President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah to discuss …

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DoD Welcomes Eric Fanning as New Army Secretary

The Defense Department has officially welcomed Eric Fanning as the new secretary of the U.S. Army during a full-honor arrival ceremony held Monday at Summerall Field on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. Fanning, formerly undersecretary of the Army, was confirmed as the 22nd Army secretary in May after President Barack Obama nominated him …

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Ashton Carter: Pentagon’s Bug Bounty Program Uncovers 138 ‘Legitimate’ System Vulnerabilities

The Defense Department received at least one vulnerability report from more than 250 ethical hackers who took part in the department’s bug bounty program that occurred from April 18 to May 12, DoD News reported Friday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said that 138 of those vulnerability reports during the Hack the Pentagon …

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Glenn Fogg Named DoD Prototyping, Experimentation Deputy Director

Glenn Fogg, a former program manager at the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, has been appointed as deputy director of prototyping and experimentation for that office. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced the Senior Executive Office appointment in a notice published Thursday. Fogg has previously served as director of …

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Ashton Carter: US Forces Granted Added Flexibility to Support Afghan Military

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said U.S. military forces in Afghanistan will deliver added firepower support and advise ground and air troops of the Afghan military, DoD News reported Wednesday. Cheryl Pellerin writes President Barack Obama approved plans to provide additional flexibility for U.S. forces in Afghanistan to proactively support local conventional forces through firepower, close-air …

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