Tag Archives: Ashton Carter

Ashton Carter: Cooperative Threat Reduction Program Continues Through DTRA

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said the Cooperative Threat Reduction Program then-Sens. Sam Nunn (D-Georgia) and Richard Lugar (R-Indiana) created in 1991 continues through the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, DoD News reported Monday. Cherly Pellerin writes Carter made the statement during an award ceremony in Washington to mark the 25th anniversary of …

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Ashton Carter: US Eyes Increased Force in Poland, Baltic States

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said that the U.S. government and its allies look to increase the presence of troops in the Baltic states and in Poland in a bid to counter threats from Russia, DoD Buzz reported Tuesday. Richard Sisk writes Carter told reporters Tuesday in Stuttgart, Germany, that the goal is …

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Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti Takes Helm of US European Command

U.S. Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, formerly head of U.S. Forces Korea, has formally taken charge of the U.S. European Command, DoD News reported Tuesday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Scaparrotti succeeds U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove, who is retiring after a 39-year military career, and will also assume duties as the NATO Supreme …

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Mary Miller Named DoD Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research, Engineering

Mary Miller, formerly deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Army for research and technology, has been named principal deputy assistant secretary for research and engineering at the Defense Department’s office of the defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Miller’s appointment to the Senior Executive …

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DoD CIO Terry Halvorsen’s ‘Windows 10’ Remarks Draw Criticism From Software Trade Group

The Software and Information Industry Association has reacted to comments Defense Department Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen made about the Microsoft-developed operating system Windows 10 on April 8 per a Fedscoop report. According to Fedscoop, Halvorsen said DoD plans to issue general guidance to department employees on the potential application of Windows 10 on their …

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Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Thomas Waldhauser Nominated to Head AFRICOM

Lt. Gen. Thomas Waldhauser,  director of joint force development at Joint Staff J7, has been nominated to serve as the next commander of U.S. Africa Command. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Thursday Waldhauser’s nomination, if approved by Congress, will result in a promotion to the rank of general. Waldhauser joined the U.S. military in …

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