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Navy Appoints Rear Adm. Stephen Williamson as NAVSEA Deputy Commander for Logistics, Maintenance & Industrial Operations

Navy Rear Adm. Stephen Williamson, fleet maintenance director at the U.S. Pacific Fleet, has been named deputy commander of logistics, maintenance and industrial operations at the Naval Sea Systems Command. Acting Navy Secretary Sean Stackley and Adm. John Richardson, chief of naval operations, announced Williamson’s new assignment in a Defense Department release published …

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NGA Releases GEOINT App for Govt Users on Apple App Store, Google Play

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has launched its latest application on the Apple‘s App Store and the Google Play Store in an effort to help authorized government user access unclassified geospatial intelligence through mobile devices. NGA said Friday its Tearline app is accessible to the intelligence community, Defense Department, allies and academic and private sector …

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Report: Pentagon Begins AT&L Separation Into 2 Mission Areas

The Defense Department has begun preliminary work to divide its current acquisition, technology and logistics organization into two offices to comply with a fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act provision, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Scott Maucione writes Congress asked DoD to submit an implementation plan for the AT&L reorganization effort in August and complete the establishment of …

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DoD Allocates $163M in Fiscal 2017 Multidisciplinary Research Funds to 23 Projects

The Defense Department has selected 23 multidisciplinary research projects to receive up to $163 million over five years as part of a grant program designed for U.S. universities. DoD said Friday the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative for fiscal 2017 will involve 55 academic institutions and complement other DoD efforts that support traditional, single-investigator …

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Maj. Gen. Anthony Funkhouser Named USACE Deputy Commanding General for Military & Intl Operations

Maj. Gen. Anthony Funkhouser, former commanding general of the U.S. Army‘s Center for Initial Military Training, has been assigned as deputy commanding general for military and international operations at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Defense Department announced Friday. The Army commissioned Funkhouser to the rank of second lieutenant at …

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GAO: Federal Agencies’ Annual IDIQ Contract Obligations Exceeded $130B in Fiscal Years 2011-2015

The Government Accountability Office has found that federal agencies spent more than $130 billion per year on indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts between fiscal years 2011 and 2015. GAO said in a report published Thursday that figure represented about a third of the federal government’s total contract obligations. The report also identified the departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, …

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James Mattis: US Missile Strike on Syria’s Airfield a ‘Measured Response’ to Chemical Weapons Attack

Defense Secretary James Mattis has said that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government is responsible for the April 4 chemical weapons attack on its citizens and called the U.S.-led missile strike on April 6 against the Middle Eastern country’s Shayrat air base a “measured military response,” DoD News reported Tuesday. Terri …

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