Tag Archives: Christine Fox

Thomas Modly Wants Task Force to Look at Future Role of Aircraft Carriers

Thomas Modly, acting secretary of the Navy, is commissioning a task force to carry out a study to look at the future role of carrier-based naval aviation in the global security environment for 2030 and beyond. The Future Carrier 2030 task force will examine how best to modernize and use the existing fleet of aircraft carriers to address the challenges posed by advanced long-range weapons, determine possible limitations of means in future defense budgets and provide an opportunity to consider future technologies for carrier-based naval aviation as part of the six-month study, the Navy said Monday.

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Congress Forms National Defense Strategy Advisory Panel

Congress has established a 12-member advisory committee that will be responsible for the assessment of the country’s defense strategy that covers force structure, missions, risks and force posture, Defense News reported Friday. The House and Senate armed services panels formed the Commission on the National Defense Strategy for the U.S. …

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Pentagon Updates Electronic Warfare Policies for Military Ops

The Defense Department has moved to integrate electronic warfare into its joint military operations for defense components to share tactics and technologies, Defense Systems reported Wednesday. Kevin McCaney writes Christine Fox, acting deputy defense secretary, has updated DoD’s policy to incorporate electronic warfare into space and cyber operations, navigation applications, …

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Christine Fox: Pentagon Must Balance Spending Reductions, Tech Investments

The Pentagon’s temporary number two official said Tuesday the military must strike a balance between spending less and maintaining technological capabilities as U.S. foreign policy focus shifts toward the Asia-Pacific, Reuters reported Tuesday. David Alexander writes that Christine Fox, acting deputy defense secretary, told a naval conference in San Diego …

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Report: Robert Work To Be Nominated Deputy Defense Secretary

Robert Work, a retired U.S. Marine Corps officer and former Navy undersecretary, will be nominated by President Barack Obama this week to serve as deputy defense secretary, DoD Buzz reported Wednesday. Michael Hoffman writes that Work currently leads the Center for a New American Security, a Washington-based think tank, and …

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DoD’s CFC Campaign Raises $21M for Charities

Members of the Defense Department and military services raised $21 million in 2013 thousands of charities that the agency supports, the American Forces Press Service reported Thursday. Terri Moon Cronk writes the money will be used to fund 4,400 institutions recognized by the Combined Federal Campaign program. Christine Fox, acting …

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Christine Fox Appointed Acting Deputy Defense Secretary

Christine Fox, former director of the Defense Department‘s Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation office, has been appointed acting deputy defense secretary as the Pentagon continues to search for an individual to fill the role on a full-time basis, Foreign Policy reported Tuesday. Gordon Lubold writes the process of identifying Ash Carter’s …

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