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Dunford Emphasizes Need for ‘Sustained Predictable, Adequate’ Funding in Sustaining Military Edge

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff recently underscored the importance of having sufficient defense funding when it comes to maintaining the competitive advantage of the U.S. over possible competitors. Speaking at the Halifax International Security Forum over the weekend, U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford expressed confidence in the military’s ability to defend the country against potential adversaries, the Defense Department reported Saturday.

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USAF Maj. David Allvin Assigned as Joint Staff Strategy, Plans, Policy Director

Maj. David Allvin, vice director for strategy, plans and policy for the joint staff, has been promoted to director of his unit. The U.S. Air Force serviceman will also serve as a senior member of the United Nations' Military Staff Committee, the Defense Department said Thursday.

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James Mattis Creates New Task Force to Secure DoD’s Critical Tech, Data

Defense Secretary James Mattis has formed a new task force that aims to protect the Pentagon’s critical technology, classified data and controlled unclassified information from expropriation and theft. Mattis directs Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan to name a director and deputy chief to oversee the Protecting Critical Technology Task Force, according to an Oct. 24 memo obtained by Inside Cybersecurity.

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Report: Draft Directive Calls for DoD to Submit Legislative Proposal for ‘Space Force’

A draft policy directive would direct the Defense Department to hand over to the Office of Management and Budget by Dec. 1 a legislative proposal to establish a “space force” as a separate service branch, SpaceNews reported Monday. The proposed Space Policy Directive-4 obtained by the publication would require DoD to submit a budget plan for the space-focused service for inclusion in the president’s fiscal 2020 funding request.

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Stratcom Chief Gen. John Hyten to Oversee Nuclear Command, Control, Comms Systems

The Defense Department has directed the U.S. Strategic Command to solely oversee the country’s nuclear command, control and communications platforms and operations following a review ordered by Defense Secretary James Mattis, SpaceNews reported Monday. Mattis authorized the months-long assessment due to concerns that NC3 lacked an integrated governance structure. Maj. Meghan …

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Gen. Paul Selva: DoD Works to Maintain Technological Superiority

Gen. Paul Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at the Center for a New American Security’s annual conference that the Defense Department is developing technologies to maintain U.S. military superiority against China, DoD News reported Thursday. The U.S. Air Force general emphasized that the goal is to prevent China from …

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Vice Adm. Michael Gilday Nominated Joint Staff Director for Operations

President Donald Trump has nominated U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Michael Gilday, commander of the Fleet Cyber Command and 10th Fleet, for assignment as director of operations at the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Defense Secretary James Mattis announced Gilday’s nomination in a press release published Tuesday. Gilday will succeed U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. …

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