Tag Archives: DoD

Army Org Conducts Preclinical Research on Zika Vaccine Candidate

The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and partners at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have conducted preclinical research on a vaccine candidate to potentially prevent the Zika virus in humans, the Defense Department news service reported Thursday. Cheryl Pellerin writes the U.S. Army research organization plans to commence human testing within the …

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Terry Halvorsen: Government-Industry Partnerships Could Help Address Cyber Challenges

Terry Halvorsen, chief information officer at the Defense Department, has said the government should forge partnerships with industry in order to address cybersecurity challenges, Signal magazine reported Wednesday. Sandra Jontz writes Halvorsen gave the remarks Wednesday during his keynote speech at the NITEC 2016 conference hosted by the Armed Forces Communications and …

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Ashton Carter Proposes Additional Military, Civilian Personnel Mgmt Strategies

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has unveiled the third and fourth sets of the Defense Department‘s Force of the Future initiative in a move to reform strategies for DoD to manage its civilian and military personnel. The program’s first link aims to increase the recruitment of professionals and adoption of new ideas across the department while the second link focuses on employee retention …

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Glenn Walters Nominated as Marine Corps Assistant Commandant

President Barack Obama has nominated U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Glenn Walters, deputy commandant for programs and resources at the service branch’s headquarters, as the assistant commandant of the Marines. The Defense Department said Tuesday Walters is also slated for promotion to the rank of general. He has received training on the …

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Maj. Gen. Joseph Osterman Nominated Special Operations Command Deputy Leader

President Barack Obama has nominated Maj. Gen. Joseph Osterman, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command commander, for a new assignment as deputy commander at U.S. Special Operations Command  for a promotion to the lieutenant general rank and an The Defense Department said Tuesday Obama also designated Osterman for a promotion in rank to lieutenant general. …

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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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OMB Issues Category Mgmt Policy for Agencies’ Software License Acquisition Efforts

The Office of Management and Budget has implemented a policy that directs federal agencies to use a coordinated approach when they procure and manage commercial or commercial-off-the-shelf software. U.S. Chief Acquisition Officer Anne Rung and Chief Information Officer Tony Scott wrote in a joint blog entry posted Thursday the policy is based on category management principles used in the private sector …

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Rear Adm. Brian Antonio Begins Naval Aircraft Carriers PEO Work

Rear Adm. Brian Antonio, former program executive officer for the U.S. Navy‘s littoral combat ships, has officially taken over the role of PEO for aircraft carriers during a change-of-command ceremony Wednesday. The Navy said Wednesday Antonio has succeeded Vice Adm. Tom Moore, who will serve as commander of the Naval Sea Systems Command. …

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