Tag Archives: Joint Chiefs of Staff

Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost Confirmed to Lead Transcom

Gen. Jacqueline

The Senate confirmed Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost by voice vote Friday to serve as the next leader of U.S. Transportation Command, nearly seven months after President Biden nominated her to the position. Van Ovost became the first woman appointed to run Transcom. The Air Force Academy graduate logged more than 4,200 flight hours with multiple aircraft platforms such as C-32A and KC-135R.

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Gen. Mark Milley Testifies Before House Panel on FY 2022 Defense Budget Request

Gen. Mark Milley

Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff and a four-time Wash100 Award winner, said the proposed fiscal year 2022 budget of $715 billion for the Department of Defense (DOD) seeks to strike a balance between future modernization and readiness. Milley said investments in such technologies are aligned with the Pentagon’s joint warfighting concept. 

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Gen. John Hyten: JROC Eyes May Release of New Acquisition Requirements Guidance

Gen. John Hyten

Gen. John Hyten, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a two-time Wash100 Award winner, said the Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC) is set to release by the end of May new guidance to help accelerate the acquisition process for four key areas that are part of the Department of Defense’s joint warfighting concept.

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Gen. Mark Milley: NSA-Cybercom Split Could Impact Flow of Signals Intelligence

Gen. Mark Milley

Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a four-time Wash100 Award, said the organizational criteria for separating the National Security Agency from Cyber Command have not yet been met and that the split will impact the military’s access to signals intelligence. “For us in the military, the signals intelligence we get from the NSA is ... unbelievably good,” Milley told reporters.

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Robert Cardillo Joins USGIF Board of Directors to Serve as Chair

Robert Cardillo

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) has elected Robert Cardillo, president of The Cardillo Group and four-time Wash100 Award recipient, to serve as chair of the USGIF Board of Directors. The Cardillo Group delivers strategic and operational expertise to drive awareness and enable improved decision-making. Earlier this year, Cardillo, as well as Deborah Lee James, was also appointed to Firefly Aerospace’s Board of Directors.

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Gen. John Hyten: MDA Must Realign R&D Priorities With Core Mission

Gen. John Hyten

Gen. John Hyten, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) must focus on next-generation concepts and align their capabilities with the core mission. He added that the MDA must revitalize collaboration with the Joint Requirements Oversight Council to inform requirements for air and missile defense. 

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Gen. John Hyten on Key Factors to Effective DoD Electromagnetic Strategy

Gen. John Hyten

Gen. John Hyten, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and two-time Wash100 Award recipient, said that joint-service capabilities and industry partnerships will help drive the Department of Defense’s (DoD) electromagnetic spectrum strategy. Other key factors that Hyten highlighted include effective joint-based governance and sufficient resources for the U.S. Strategic Command.

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Lt. Gen. Dennis Crall: Joint Staff to Assess JADC2 Gaps

Lt. Gen. Dennis Crall

U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Dennis Crall, who leads the the Joint Staff's command and control (C2) group or J6, said the military intends to analyze requirements of a planned multi-domain C2 approach, Breaking Defense reported Monday. As the military plans to implement an integration of sensors and weapon systems through the Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) approach. 

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USSF Chief Gen. John Raymond Joins Joint Chief of Staff

Gen. John Raymond

Gen. John Raymond, chief of space operations and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, has been inducted into the Department of Defense's (DoD) Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS). Raymond, as mandated by law, joins the chief of naval operations, the U.S. Marine Corps commandant and the U.S. Army's and U.S. Air Force's corresponding chiefs of staff in the joint organization.

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Rep. Adam Smith Raises Concerns Over Plans to End Dual-Hat Structure for NSA, Cybercom

Rep. Adam Smith

Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., chairman of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), has warned leaders at the Department of Defense (DoD) against ending the dual-hat relationship between U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) and the National Security Agency (NSA).

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