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SAIC Appoints Josh Jackson SVP of Naval Business Unit

Josh Jackson

Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) has appointed Josh Jackson as senior vice president of the Naval Business Unit, where he will be responsible for an approximately $1 billion portfolio of customers, including the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Jackson will report to Bob Genter, president of SAIC’s Defense and Civilian Sector.

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Navy Announces Name of New Arleigh Burke-Class Destoyer

The U.S. Navy named an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer after a senator who served on behalf of Georgia for over 20 years. USS Sam Nunn or DDG 133 will be a 509-foot-long destroyer designed to travel at speeds over 30 knots, the service branch said Monday. Nunn, the ship's namesake, contributed a year of active duty service to the U.S. Coast Guard and remained a reservist for eight years before his appointment as congressman in 1968.

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Navy Honors Former Senators With Upcoming Destroyers

The U.S. Navy has named upcoming Arleigh Burke-class destroyers after former senators Jeremiah Denton and Ted Stevens. The USS Jeremiah Denton takes the name of a Vietnam war veteran who represented Alabama as a U.S. senator, the Navy said Friday.
 

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Trump Vows Rebuilding of US Military with Proposed $54B Budget Increase

President Donald Trump has pledged to rebuild the U.S. armed forces and expand the U.S. Navy‘s aircraft carrier fleet through a proposed $54 billion increase in the Defense Department budget for fiscal 2018, DoD News reported Thursday. Jim Garamone writes Trump discussed his goals for the country’s military during a ceremony held Thursday aboard the …

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Navy Assigns USS Bougainville Name to Next Amphibious Assault Ship

The U.S. Navy has named the next America-class amphibious assault vessel as the USS Bougainville after the Bougainville island in the northern Solomons, which served as the location of a World War II campaign. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced the name during a ceremony at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, the …

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Next Generation USS Gerald Ford Aircraft Carrier Nearing Completion

The USS Gerald R. Ford is the first of the next-generation class of U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and its flight deck has been completed, according to a News Channel 3 article. Huntington Ingalls Industries is building the ship using modular construction which means sections of the ship are welded together to create …

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Pentagon Awarded $39B in March Contracts, $300B Planned for FY 2013

The Defense Department awarded $39.4 billion in contracts during March, a sharp increase over the $23.1 billion in awards from February and $12.1 billion from January. Despite sequestration, the Pentagon plans to award up to $300 billion in contracts for the whole fiscal year ending Sept. 30, more than the amount awarded in 2006, Nick Taborek …

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