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Rear Adm. Brett Heimbigner Assigned Deputy Commander of Joint Functional Component Command for ISR

U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Brett Heimbigner, director of intelligence at the North American Aerospace Defense Command and the U.S. Northern Command, has been assigned to serve as deputy commander of the Joint Functional Component Command for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson …

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Gen. Joseph Lengyel Takes National Guard Bureau Leadership Role

Air National Guard Gen. Joseph Lengyel, former vice chief of the National Guard Bureau, has officially taken the role of bureau chief and succeeded retiring U.S. Army Gen. Frank Grass in a change-of-responsibility ceremony held at the Pentagon, DoD News reported Thursday. Defense Department Secretary Ashton Carter also promoted Lengyel to the rank of general as …

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DISA Unveils Three-Tiered Approach to Cloud Computing; John Hale Comments

The Defense Information Systems Agency has introduced a three-tiered approach for the military’s cloud computing and security network at a summit held July 26 in Washington. DISA said Wednesday the three-tiered plan consists of traditional computing, on-premise private cloud and off-premise commercial cloud offerings. The agency unveiled the plan at the Advanced …

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Military News: 41 Service Members Test Positive for Zika Virus

Defense Department records have shown 41 service members, including a pregnant woman, have been diagnosed with the Zika virus since DoD began to monitor infections this year, Military News reported Wednesday. Patricia Kime writes U.S. Air Force Maj. Benjamin Sakrisson confirmed that affected troops contracted the virus outside the continental U.S. and that …

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DoD IG: NAVSUP Naval Radar Sustainment, Logistics Contracts Need More Performance Metrics

The Defense Department‘s inspector general has said the Naval Supply Systems Command’s weapon systems support office should apply more performance metrics into logistics contracts used to sustain a Lockheed Martin-developed naval radar system. According to an audit report published Monday,the U.S. Navy’s AN/SPY‑1 Phased Array Radar performance-based logistics contracts has not incentivized support contractors Lockheed and Raytheon …

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Booz Allen’s Henry Obering: MDA’s R&D Efforts Face Budget Issues

Henry Obering, an executive vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton and a former Missile Defense Agency director, has said MDA faces budget constraints that could impact the agency’s research and development efforts, Air Force Times reported Saturday. Phillip Swarts writes Obering told a conference hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies …

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Navy Rear Adm. Jeffrey Tussler Named OPNAV Future Plans Director

Rear Adm. Jeffrey Tussler, commander of the U.S. Navy‘s Undersea Warfighting Development Center in Connecticut, has been assigned director of future plans at the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and CNO Adm. John Richardson announced the flag officer assignment in a Defense Department …

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