Tag Archives: DoD

Army, Saab Business Unit Test Updated Shoulder-Fired Rifle

The U.S. Army and Saab‘s Bofors Dynamics business unit have collaborated to test and qualify an updated shoulder-fired weapon system. The service branch said Thursday Army engineers tested the M3E1 multi-role anti-armor anti-personnel weapon system, which a version of the M3 recoilless rifle that is shorter and six pounds lighter. William Everett, Army Foreign Comparative Testing …

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DoD Accelerator Program Aims to Spur Public-Private Natl Security Tech Collaboration

The Defense Department has partnered with a network of U.S. research universities to establish an accelerator program that aims to promote civil-military technology collaboration to support national security efforts. DoD said Friday the MD5 National Security Technology Accelerator was launched at a hackathon wherein technologists worked with military and civilian first responders to address humanitarian assistance …

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GAO: DoD’s February Status Report Lacks Info on Military, Civilian, Contractor Workforces

The Government Accountability Office has found the Defense Department‘s February 2016 report did not include all required information on military, civilian and contracted services workforces to demonstrate cost savings. GAO said Wednesday DoD did not meet section 955 of the National Defense Authorization Act that requires the department to report costs of civilian and …

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MHS Postpones Launch of New Defense EHR System to February; Stacy Cummings Comments

The Military Health System has rescheduled the implementation of a new $4.3 billion electronic health records system previously slated for launch in December due to compatibility and technical issues discovered during early tests, Military Times reported Tuesday. Leo Shane writes the MHS Genesis system rollout will begin at the Fairchild Air Force Base in February with other …

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DoD Pledges Continued Support for Colombia’s Peace Process

The Defense Department has pledged $10 million to aid the Colombian government’s humanitarian mine clearance operations as part of the U.S.’ continued support for the ongoing peace process in Colombia, DoD News reported Monday. DoD News reports that Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and his Colombian counterpart Luis Carlos Villegas talked about bilateral military relations Monday over the phone. …

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DoD to Mitigate ‘Ghost’ Afghan Forces Through Verification, Biometric Registration

The Defense Department has said several efforts are underway to address so-called “ghost” soldiers in Afghanistan such as person-by-person verification and biometric registration, Stars and Stripes reported Friday. The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction said in a letter to DoD that there are gaps between the number of assigned Afghan forces and …

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Reuters: Australia Agrees to Co-Fund US Force Deployment Efforts in Darwin

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has discussed plans to double the number of U.S. Marines in the Australian city of Darwin by 2020 with Australia’s Defense Minister Marise Payne during a bilateral meeting held in Washington, Reuters reported Thursday. Tom Westbrook writes the two countries have reached a cost-sharing agreement in principle  to increase U.S. …

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DOE Monitors Energy Infrastructure as Hurricane Matthew Reaches Florida

The Energy Department has deployed teams of emergency responders to monitor energy infrastructure as Hurricane Matthew hits Florida. DOE said Thursday the department’s responders are communicating with other responders and the energy sector to support the government’s restoration efforts. DOE works with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Environmental Protection Agency and the departments of Homeland Security, Transportation, …

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