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INDOPACOM, MDA Request Additional Funding For Ballistic Missile Defense Systems; Vice Adm. Jon Hill Quoted

Indo-Pacific Command

U.S. Indo-Pacific Command in its customary unfunded requirements list sent to Congress contains $889.94 million worth of projects and programs. INDOPACOM’s chief concern is more funding to develop a ballistic missile defense system for Guam. These lists are sent to Congress every year to help guide lawmakers as they decide what might require additional funding. 

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Marine Corp to Invest $1B in Electromagnetic Warfare Research

Marine Corps

The Marine Corps plans to invest approximately $1 billion in electromagnetic warfare systems over the next five years. The Corp wants to develop future electromagnetic systems that fall into four categories, platform-agnostic, widely distributed and scalable, capabilities on-demand and mutually supporting networks

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Adm. John Aquilino Nominated for INDOPACOM Leadership Post

John Aquilino

Navy Adm. John Aquilino, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, has been nominated to lead U.S. Indo-Pacific Command in Hawaii. If confirmed, Aquilino will lead a unified combatant command that works with other U.S. government agencies to ensure stability in the Asia-Pacific region. He previously served in multiple fighter squadrons that flew F-18 C/E/F Hornet and F-14 A/B Tomcat aircraft. 

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Maj. Gen. Robert Skinner Nominated to Succeed Vice Adm. Nancy Norton as DISA Director

Maj. Gen. Robert Skinner

President Trump has nominated Air Force Maj. Gen. Robert Skinner to be the next Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) director and Joint Forces Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Network commander. Maj. Gen. Skinner, current director of command, control, communications and cyber at U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM), is also in line to receive a promotion to the rank of lieutenant general.

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