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Rear Adm. Sara Joyner to Serve as JCS Personnel & Manpower Director

Rear Adm. Sara Joyner, head of the U.S. Navy‘s Physiological Episode Action Team, will be assigned as director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s manpower and personnel directorate, or J1, the Defense Department announced Tuesday. Joyner leads a Navy team tasked to examine occurrences of physiological episodes among naval aircraft pilots and …

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AF Ninth Staff Members Undergo Joint Task Force Training

U.S. Air Force ninth staff members have undergone an exercise as part of training to become eligible as a joint task force headquarters. STAFFEX 18-2, a four-day exercise series, occurred Jan. 16 to 19 under the supervision of David Goldfein, Air Force chief of staff, USAF said Tuesday. The exercise’s first …

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GAO: DoD, FAA Should Address Security Risks Associated With ADS-B Avionics Implementation

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Defense Department and the Federal Aviation Administration to mitigate security risks associated with the installation of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Out avionics on military aircraft. GAO said Thursday individuals can use “readily available” public information to track military aircraft equipped with ADS-B Out. The aircraft tracking technology also faces electronic …

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President Trump to Nominate John Gibson as DoD CMO

President Donald Trump has announced plans to nominate John Gibson, current deputy chief management officer of the Defense Department, as DoD CMO. The White House said Thursday Gibson led rocket engine and space launch systems manufacturer XCOR Aerospace as president and CEO before he was appointed to his current position. He previously held …

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DoD Guidance on Govt Shutdown to Impact New Contracts

The Defense Department has released new guidance for the continuation of military operations and other activities amid a government shutdown. The document published Thursday states that the shutdown will not affect government contractors that provide services under a fully funded contract the department awarded prior to the expiration of federal …

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Defense Innovation Board OKs Creation of DoD STEM Career Field, Tech Training Program

The Defense Innovation Board (DIB) has approved two recommendations meant to boost innovation at the Defense Department, DoD News reported Wednesday. The recommendations include the establishment of a new innovation, science, technology, engineering and mathematics career field as well as the creation of a technology and innovation training program for senior DoD leaders. …

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Michael Griffin Backs DoD’s Innovation Hubs as Research & Engineering Undersecretary Nominee

Michael Griffin, the White House’s nominee for defense undersecretary for research and engineering, has expressed his support to the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental and the Pentagon’s strategic capabilities office during his Senate confirmation hearing, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Griffin, former NASA administrator, told Senate Armed Services Committee members Thursday …

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