Tag Archives: counter-IED

Ashton Carter: DoD Makes Additional Commitments for UN Peacekeeping Efforts

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has outlined the Defense Department‘s new commitments to aid U.N. peacekeeping operations, DoD News reported Thursday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Carter said at the U.N. Peacekeeping Defense Ministerial in the U.K. that peacekeeping efforts are changing amid new global challenges and a wider reach of missions. Carter announced DoD will support …

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DoD IG Conducts Research on Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency Program Deployment Strategy

The Defense Department‘s inspector general has conducted a study on the Joint Improvised‑Threat Defeat Agency‘s management of rapid deployment of strategies on the battlefield. An IG audit report published Tuesday says JIDA has not finalized 8 out of 95 counter-improvised explosive device systems valued at $112.5 million due to a lack of collected data available for …

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Frank Kendall: DoD AT&L to Support JIEDDO’s Rapid Acquisition Needs

Defense Department acquisition chief Frank Kendall has outlined the continued work of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization to support soldiers as JIEDDO transitions to the Pentagon’s office of acquisition, technology and logistics, DoD News reported Wednesday. Karen Parrish writes that the new Defense Department agency’s move to the AT&L organization works to …

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