Tag Archives: DoD

Report: DoD Prepares to Analyze Military Pay Overhaul Recommendations

A task force created by Congress to review the U.S. military pay and benefits structure could issue reform proposals by Feb. 1, Air Force Times reported Tuesday. Andrew Tilghman writes the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission will likely propose changes in the Defense Department‘s retirement program as well as …

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Viva Kelley: Army Testing Ground-Based UAS Radar System for Future Expansion

The Defense Department and Federal Aviation Administration are working with partners to push forward technology such as the Ground-Based Sense-and-Avoid radar to help manage the airspace for unmanned aircraft systems, Defense Systems reported Dec. 23. David Walsh writes that Viva Kelley, product director at the U.S. Army‘s Unmanned Systems Airspace Integration Concepts, has pointed to …

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DTSA’s Beth McCormick: Defense Department Urges Asian Allies to Protect US Tech Intellectual Property

Beth McCormick, Defense Technology Security Administration director, said the United States counts on its Asian allies to protect the intellectual property of U.S. technology they acquire, FCW reported Wednesday. Sean Lyngaas writes McCormick told audiences at the Hudson Institute that DoD has been working in the last few months to bolster the government’s …

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CBO Report Urges US Navy to Relook 2015 Shipbuilding Plan

The Congressional Budget Office said the U.S. Navy may need to scale down the inventory requirements under its fiscal year 2015 shipbuilding plan in light of recent budget cuts at the Defense Department. The service plans to spend $21 billion (in 2014 dollars) on average to complete its 30-year shipbuilding plan, CBO said, citing documents the …

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Report: Lawmakers Adjusted Defense Appropriations Before Omnibus Bill Vote

House and Senate committees reworked the defense appropriations portion of the $1.1 trillion government spending package before the bill advanced to the House floor on Thursday, Defense News reported Monday. Paul McCleary and Bradley Peniston estimate that lawmakers added more than $4 billion to the Defense Department‘s requested fiscal 2015 …

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Terry Halvorsen: DoD’s JIE Security Stacks Set for January Rollout

The Defense Department is set to roll out a set of joint regional security stacks in January as it pushes the Joint Information Environment concept, the DoD said Friday. Terry Halvorsen, DoD’s acting chief information officer, told reporters the stack configurations in Europe and at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas have completed testing, Claudette Roulo reports. “I …

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DoD Undersecretary for Personnel & Readiness Jessica Wright Resigns

Jessica Wright has resigned from her post as undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness effective March 31, 2015, to pursue retirement after 40 years of public service. The Defense Department said Thursday Wright, a retired major general in the Pennsylvania National Guard, assumed her current responsibilities in January 2013. She initially served in an …

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Report: House Approves $577B Defense Budget for Fiscal 2015

House members voted 300-119 Thursday to pass a $577.1 billion spending bill to fund U.S. defense programs in fiscal year 2015, Bloomberg reported Thursday. Roxana Tiron writes the bill covers $495.9 billion in base Defense Department funds, $63.7 billion for combat operations and $17.5 billion to fund national security missions at …

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