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Ashton Carter Announces New Members of Defense Innovation Board

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has announced the three new members of a board that will work to facilitate a “culture of innovation” in the areas of technology, people and operations across the Defense Department, DoD News reported Friday. Carter told Defense One Tech Summit attendees in Washington that retired Navy Adm. William …

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Ashton Carter Proposes Additional Military, Civilian Personnel Mgmt Strategies

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has unveiled the third and fourth sets of the Defense Department‘s Force of the Future initiative in a move to reform strategies for DoD to manage its civilian and military personnel. The program’s first link aims to increase the recruitment of professionals and adoption of new ideas across the department while the second link focuses on employee retention …

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US, Japan Ink Reciprocal Defense Procurement Pact

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Gen Nakatani, Japan’s defense minister, have signed an agreement that aims to facilitate the procurement of defense supplies between the two countries and exempt defense products from Buy America provisions, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. Sydney Freedberg Jr. writes the reciprocal defense procurement agreement signed on …

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Glenn Walters Nominated as Marine Corps Assistant Commandant

President Barack Obama has nominated U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Glenn Walters, deputy commandant for programs and resources at the service branch’s headquarters, as the assistant commandant of the Marines. The Defense Department said Tuesday Walters is also slated for promotion to the rank of general. He has received training on the …

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Tod Wolters Gets Nomination for Several Commander Roles

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Tod Wolters, director of operations (J-3) for the Joint Staff at the Pentagon, has received nomination to the role of commander for U.S. Air Forces Europe, U.S. Air Forces Africa and Allied Air Command. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Tuesday that President Barack Obama also nominated Wolters as director of the …

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Stayce Harris Nominated to Assistant AF Vice Chief of Staff Role

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Stayce Harris, commander of 22nd Air Force within the Air Force Reserve Command at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Georgia, has been nominated to the role of assistant Air Force vice chief of staff. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Tuesday President Barack Obama also recommended Harris for …

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Ashton Carter: US Committed to APAC Security Network

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said the U.S. is fully committed to Asia-Pacific countries’ political, economic and military ties that work to build on the region’s security network, DoD News reported Saturday. Karen Parrish writes Carter spoke at the 15th annual International Institute for Strategic Studies Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore that was attended …

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House Committee Requests Briefing on DoD, DHS Silicon Valley Tech Offices

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has sent letters to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson asking them to brief the panel about the offices their departments established in Silicon Valley, California. The panel told Carter in a letter published Tuesday they want information on the goals, mission and functions …

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