Tag Archives: Defense & National Security

DLA, US Transportation Command Outline Joint Plan for Future Missions

The Defense Logistics Agency and U.S. Transportation Command have discussed how both organizations would address future mission challenges through a joint plan. DLA and Transcom outlined the joint plan at the Fort Belvoir, Virginia-based McNamara Headquarters Complex on Wednesday along with past and current work for future operations, DLA said Friday. …

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Reuters: US Releases Declassified Drone Strike Policy Document

The Obama administration has published a declassified form of the government’s drone strike policy overseas in response to federal court order in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union in 2015, Reuters reported Saturday. Lesley Wroughton writes the Presidential Policy Guidance sets the rules for the execution and capture of terrorist …

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GAO Report Highlights Fragmentation in Defense Space Acquisition Mgmt

The Government Accountability Office has released a new report that indicates fragmentation in how the stakeholder organizations within the Defense Department, White House, the intelligence community and civilian agencies manage space acquisitions. GAO said Wednesday it has conducted studies on fragmentation issues with national security space leadership over the last …

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DoD Officials Urge Nuclear Modernization/Sustainment for Nat’l & Allied Security

Three Defense Department leaders have testified before the House Armed Services Committee’s strategic forces subcommittee that the U.S. needs a nuclear modernization and sustainment strategy to support national and allied security, DoD News reported Thursday. Karen Parrish writes Robert Scher, assistant secretary of defense for strategy, plans and capabilities, said a modernization effort …

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OPM Issues Hiring Preference Guide for Senior-Level National Security Posts

New guidance from the Office of Personnel Management recommends that federal agencies give “strong” preference to top-level national security job candidates who have performed interagency rotational services. In the guidance published Wednesday, acting OPM Director Beth Cobert instructed leaders of agencies to ensure that individuals who have completed the National Security Professional Development Interagency Personnel Rotations …

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Army War College Explores Strategy to Avoid US-China Conflict

U.S. Army Col. (ret.) William Braun, a research professor at the Army War College’s Strategic Institute, has discussed steps he says could help avoid conflict between the U.S. and China over territorial claims. Braun said at a panel discussion that the Army and national strategy policymakers must try to understand China’s …

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