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James Mattis: DoD Initiates Measures to Build Up Lethality, Alliances Under National Defense Strategy

Defense Secretary James Mattis has said the Pentagon has launched several initiatives to advance the National Defense Strategy’s three lines of effort, Defense.gov reported Saturday. Mattis told the audience at the Reagan National Defense Forum in California that the Defense Department has initiated the recapitalization of the nuclear deterrent in order to increase lethality.
 

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Patrick Shanahan: Army Looks at Every Program to Advance Modernization

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has said the U.S. Army has begun to examine each of its programs to prioritize spending and advance modernization, National Defense reported Wednesday. “As pressing as the threat is, we will not be handed a blank check. Fiscal discipline and performance will determine whether we will be able to execute our strategy,” he said Wednesday during his speech at the Association of the United States Army’s annual conference.

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Report: Jim Faist, Milan Nikolich Named Directors at DoD’s Research & Engineering Org

The Defense Department has appointed government industry veterans Jim Faist and Milan "Mitch" Nikolich as directors within the newly created research and engineering division, Inside Defense reported Thursday. Faist will oversee hypersonics, autonomy, space and networked command, control and communications areas as director of defense research and engineering for capabilities, a DoD spokeswoman told the publication.

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Michael Brown Appointed Defense Innovation Unit Lead; Mike Griffin Quoted

Michael Brown, former Symantec CEO, has been named managing director of the Defense Innovation Unit. “Mike’s extensive Silicon Valley career speaks for itself, as he has experience in both hardware from his time at Quantum, as well as software at Symantec,” Mike Griffin, defense undersecretary for research and engineering, said in a statement published Monday.

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David May: Army Begins Five Design Updates to Fight Adversaries in Multidomain Operations

David May, senior intelligence adviser at the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence, has said there are five design updates the service has started to implement in order to counter adversaries across space, electromagnetic spectrum and cyber domains, C4ISRNET reported Tuesday.

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Dana Deasy: 4 Strategic Areas in DoD’s Digital Modernization Back National Defense Strategy

Dana Deasy, chief information officer at the Defense Department, has said cyber; cloud; artificial intelligence; and command, control and communications are the four digital modernization areas that support the National Defense Strategy. Deasy said Wednesday at a Defense Systems-hosted conference that DoD works with the U.S. Cyber Command, federal agencies and industry …

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