Tag Archives: lethality

DoD Clarifies Issues on National 5G Network; Russ Goemaere Quoted

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Russ Goemaere, a spokesperson for the Department of Defense (DoD), said a request for information released in September 2020 that seeks to help DoD understand how dynamic spectrum sharing can back lethality, training and readiness. Goemaere said in a statement that the department “does not intend to own and operate a national 5G network.”

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Heather Wilson Unveils Air Force Science & Technology Strategy

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Air Force Secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Heather Wilson announced a new strategy for the service to identify, build and deploy technology platforms for the next 10 years and beyond as well as expand its tech superiority amid peer-to-peer threats, the Air Force reported Wednesday. "The Science and Technology Strategy isn’t just a list of technologies. Our approach will be to predict where adversaries cannot easily go and make sure the Air Force gets there first,” said Wilson.

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James Mattis: DoD Initiates Measures to Build Up Lethality, Alliances Under National Defense Strategy

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Defense Secretary James Mattis has said the Pentagon has launched several initiatives to advance the National Defense Strategy’s three lines of effort, Defense.gov reported Saturday. Mattis told the audience at the Reagan National Defense Forum in California that the Defense Department has initiated the recapitalization of the nuclear deterrent in order to increase lethality.
 

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Dana Deasy Talks Cloud, Artificial Intelligence at DISA’s Forecast to Industry Conference

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Dana Deasy, chief information officer at the Defense Department, has said he believes cloud provides DoD components with capabilities to update Pentagon’s technology systems and manage data assets “in an enterprise manner,” MeriTalk reported Monday. “DoD is committed to maintaining a multivendor, multicloud environment,” he said Monday at a Defense Information Systems Agency-hosted conference.

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Vice Adm. Nancy Norton: DISA Eyes Industry Partnerships to Support Warfighters in Cyber Space

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Vice Adm. Nancy Norton, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency, has said DISA believes that partnerships with industry could help lighten up the burden and result in stability that “can generate much-needed economic growth.” She noted in her opening remarks at DISA’s Forecast to Industry event in Linthicum, Md., how the agency builds up partnerships, introduce reforms to the Defense Department and boost warfighters’ lethality in support of Defense Secretary James Mattis’ three lines of effort, DISA said Monday.

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Ellen Lord: DoD to Make Procurement Authorities Clear to Acquisition Workforce

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Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment, has said she plans to look at all procurement authorities and contract vehicles the Defense Department implements in an effort to reform DoD’s business practices, DoD News reported Wednesday. “Then [we’ll take] examples of how these different acquisition authorities and contract types …

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Navy Hones ‘Distributed Lethality’ Surface Warfare Concept

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The U.S. Navy continues to hone its surface warfare operations based on the Distributed Lethality warfighting concept that the service introduced earlier this year at the Surface Navy Association symposium, Breaking Defense reported Friday. Scott Truver writes that Distributed Lethality works to utilize surface, amphibious and combat logistics vessels to bolster the …

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Report: LCS Replacement Program Uncertain With Chuck Hagel’s Resignation

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The Defense Department‘s plans on the replacement platform for the final 20 Littoral Combat Ships is on hold following Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel‘s resignation, DoD Buzz reported Tuesday. Kris Osborn reports that Hagel was due to announce his decision in the past week based on recommendations from the U.S. Navy‘s Small Surface Combatant Task Force. SSCTF …

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