Tag Archives: Defense & National Security

Bob Work Talks Security Challenges During Finland Visit

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work was set to discuss security challenges with the Baltic and Nordic countries during his two-day visit to Finland, DoD News reported Friday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Work’s visit focused on defense cooperation and regional alliance amid threats arising from Russia’s behavior in the Baltic Sea. “This …

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HR McMaster: Army Shifts Focus to Multi-Domain Battle Concept

Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, the U.S. Army’s Capabilities Integration Center director, is shifting its priority to cross-domain fires and artillery batteries to be able to perform surface-to-surface, surface-to-air and shore-to-ship missions, Defense News reported Tuesday. McMaster said the Army currently emphasizes on a multi-domain battle concept in a move to help …

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Robert Cardillo: NGA Forms Commercial GEOINT Procurement Program With GSA As Part of Open Content Strategy

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo has said NGA partnered with the General Services Administration to establish a program that seeks to facilitate the adoption and acquisition of commercial data and analysis services as part of NGA’s open content strategy. Cardillo told members of the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday that the Commercial Initiative to Buy Operationally Responsive …

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White House Directs Pentagon Away From Discussion of US-China ‘Competition’

The White House has issued a directive that forbids the Defense Department to discuss the U.S. military’s interaction with China using “great power competition” and other potentially inflammatory phrases, Navy Times reported Monday. David Larter writes the new directive from the National Security Council requires Pentagon officials to find less provocative descriptions when …

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Army Research Lab, UK MoD Form Distributed Analytics & Info Science Alliance

The U.S. Army‘s research organization and the U.K. defense ministry have formed an alliance on distributed analytics and information science as part of efforts to increase situational awareness during military coalition operations. The DAIS International Technology Alliance aims to implement fundamental research efforts in order to facilitate dynamic analytics for coalition activities through public-private collaboration, the Army Research Laboratory …

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Obama Signs Memorandum to Consider Climate Change Impact in Govt Policies & Plans

President Barack Obama has signed a memorandum that requires government agencies to consider the effects of climate change in the development and implementation of national security policies and plans. The memorandum aims to establish a system that will integrate climate science data and insights into national security policymaking functions, National Security Advisor Susan Rice …

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Report: Obama Nominates Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves as Next MDA Director

President Barack Obama has nominated U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, former deputy director of the Missile Defense Agency, to serve as the next director of MDA, Space News reported Tuesday. Mike Gruss writes Greaves, if confirmed, will succeed U.S. Navy Vice Adm. James Syring. Greaves currently serves as commander of …

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Gen. David Goldfein Outlines Top Three Goals for US Air Force

Gen. David Goldfein, the new U.S. Air Force chief of staff, has highlighted command and control, joint leaders development and squadron composition review as his top three objectives at the military’s air component, Air Force Times reported Monday. Valerie Insinna writes the Air Force’s new top general is also set …

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