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DoD Senior Leaders Discuss ‘Continued Preparedness’ Amid Leadership Transition

The Defense Department‘s senior leadership council has met to discuss “continued preparedness” ahead of DoD’s transition to new leadership, DoD News reported Tuesday. Karen Parrish writes Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told reporters that the meeting included briefings on regional issues such as North Korean and Russian aggression; the Islamic State militant …

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Sen. John McCain: F-35 Program Schedule Delays May Lead to $1B+ Cost Overrun

Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) has estimated that delays in the system development and demonstration phase of Lockheed Martin‘s F-35 aircraft could increase the fighter program’s cost by more than $1 billion, the Washington Examiner reported Thursday. Jacqueline Klimas writes McCain called on Defense Secretary Ashton Carter to address how the delay aligns with claims …

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Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, British Counterpart Sign Cyber Agreement

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and his U.K. counterpart Michael Fallon have signed an agreement to support cooperation in the area of cyberspace, DoD News reported Thursday. Terri Moon Cronk writes Carter said at a press conference in London that the two countries will share information and perform joint research and development activities to build on offensive and …

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Army Deploys 400 Fort Campbell-Based Soldiers to Iraq

The Army Department has deployed 400 soldiers from the Fort Campbell, Kentucky-based 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division to Iraq for Operation Inherent Resolve. The service branch said Friday the newest batch will join approximately 1,300 previously deployed soldiers from the same unit as part of President Barack Obama’s plans to increase authorized troop levels in Iraq. …

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Steven Shepro Nominated as NATO Military Committee Deputy Chairman

President Barack Obama has nominated Air Force Maj. Gen. Steven Shepro, vice director of strategic plans and policy (J-5) for the Joint Staff, as deputy chairman of NATO’s military committee. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced in a notice published Friday that Shepro has also been designated for a promotion to the rank of lieutenant general. If confirmed, …

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Ashton Carter: Pentagon’s Bug Bounty Program Uncovers 138 ‘Legitimate’ System Vulnerabilities

The Defense Department received at least one vulnerability report from more than 250 ethical hackers who took part in the department’s bug bounty program that occurred from April 18 to May 12, DoD News reported Friday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said that 138 of those vulnerability reports during the Hack the Pentagon …

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Rear Adm. Michael Gilday Nominated to Lead Fleet Cyber Command

U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Michael Gilday, current director of operations at the U.S. Cyber Command, has been nominated to serve as commander of the military branch’s Fleet Cyber Command that operates as the Tenth Fleet. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Tuesday that President Barack Obama hass also endorsed Gilday for promotion to the rank of vice admiral. If confirmed …

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