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Booz Allen’s Henry Obering: MDA’s R&D Efforts Face Budget Issues

Henry Obering, an executive vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton and a former Missile Defense Agency director, has said MDA faces budget constraints that could impact the agency’s research and development efforts, Air Force Times reported Saturday. Phillip Swarts writes Obering told a conference hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies …

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Christine Wormuth to Step Down as DoD Undersecretary for Policy in June

Christine Wormuth, undersecretary for policy at the Defense Department, will leave her current position in June after more than seven years of service under the current administration. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said in a statement released Friday that Wormuth will be replaced by Brian McKeon, principal deputy defense undersecretary for policy, on an …

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Brad Carson: Updates to DoD’s Personnel Mgmt System Will Remain

Brad Carson, formerly acting undersecretary for personnel and readiness at the Defense Department, has said his efforts to update the military personnel management processes and the “Force of the Future” initiative will prevail, Military Times reported Monday. Andrew Tilghman writes Carson made the remarks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in …

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Japan, Australia Build Up Amphibious Forces With New Warships & Ospreys

Australia and Japan have started efforts to build up their amphibious forces in support of their deterrence strategies amid China’s aggression in the South China Sea, Breaking Defense reported Friday. Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. writes Japan has started to procure 52 amphibious assault vehicles and 17 Bell Boeing-built V-22 Osprey aircraft in an …

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Mike McCord: Pentagon’s 2017 Budget Plan Intended to Be ‘All-Inclusive’

Defense Department Comptroller Mike McCord said DoD’s fiscal 2017 budget plan has been developed to address the diverse needs of all U.S. military agencies across operational domains and geographic areas, DoD News reported Monday. Jim Garamone writes McCord’s office considered the challenges posed by Russia, China, North Korea, Iran and terrorist groups to the U.S. as his office crafted …

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