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James Mattis: Continuing Resolution Affects DoD Modernization Efforts

Defense Secretary James Mattis has said another continuing resolution would affect the Defense Department‘s modernization efforts since it would prevent the launch of new programs, Defense News reported. Mattis told reporters Monday that a stopgap funding measure “creates unpredictability” and hampers DoD’s capacity to address new threats. “We cannot start new …

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Pentagon Assigns F-35 Warehousing Task to Australia, Netherlands

The Defense Department has delegated regional warehousing capability to Australia and the Netherlands as part of DoD’s F-35 Global Support Solution strategy. Both countries will manage the international fighter program’s aviation inventory through warehouse and distribution facilities located across the European and Pacific regions, according to an article published Wednesday on Lockheed …

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GAO: DoD Should Expand Use of Checklists to Aid FMS Clients in Requirements Specification

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Defense Department to issue guidelines to expand the use of checklists and other tools in order to help program offices and foreign military sales customers define requirements and facilitate the delivery of services and equipment. GAO made the recommendation after it analyzed FMS-related acquisition …

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Lt. Gen. James Dickinson: DoD Should Innovate to Help Joint Force Defeat ‘Sophisticated’ Adversary

Lt. Gen. James Dickinson, commanding general of the U.S. Army‘s Space and Missile Defense Command and Forces Strategic Command, has said the Defense Department must work to accelerate the pace of military innovation to help the joint force a sophisticated adversarial threat. The Army said Monday Dickinson also highlighted efforts of USASMDC/ARSTRAT to …

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Report: DIUx Obligates $100M to Fund Pilot Programs

The Defense Department‘s Defense Innovation Unit Experimental organization has so far awarded approximately $100 million to fund 45 pilot programs in multiple technology areas, Defense News reported Friday. The report said DIUx issued contract awards approximately three months after the agency collected responses to solicitations and collaborated with service branches interested …

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Pentagon’s Innovation Offices Obtain Authorization to Streamline Recruitment, Acquisition Processes

The Defense Department‘s Defense Innovation Unit Experimental and Strategic Capabilities Office have received authorization to accelerate their recruitment and contracting processes, Defense News reported. Former Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work approved the authorities for DIUx and SCO in July before his retirement, the report noted. The authorities include an 18-month renewal …

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Qing Wu: DoD-Funded IBM Chip Tech Could Aid AI-Based Defense Systems

Qing Wu, principal electronics engineer at the Air Force Research Laboratory, has said a neuromorphic computer chip being developed by IBM could help boost the capacity of artificial intelligence-based defense systems, DoD News reported Thursday. Wu added the Defense Department-funded TrueNorth chip technology is designed to mimic the function of human neurons and perform …

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