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Lloyd Austin: AI Included in DOD’s Top Tech Modernization Priorities

Gen. Lloyd Austin

The Department of Defense (DOD) has included artificial intelligence on its list of priority technology modernization initiatives under DOD's $112 billion research, development, testing and evaluation budget request, Defense Secretary and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient Gen. Lloyd Austin said at the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence's Global Emerging Technology Summit. 

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Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld Passes Away

Donald Rumsfeld

Donald Rumsfeld, a two-time defense secretary, passed away Wednesday at the age of 88. Rumsfeld served as secretary of the Department of Defense in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford and George W. Bush. Gen. Lloyd Austin, DOD secretary and a 2021 Wash100 Award winner, issued a statement on Rumsfeld’s passing and accomplishments as a public servant.

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DOD Reviews Definition of ‘Prohibited Extremist Activities’ Among Troops; Gen. Lloyd Austin Quoted

Gen. Lloyd Austin

The White House National Security Council released the National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism and the Department of Defense (DOD) is now assessing and updating its definition of “prohibited extremist activities” among uniformed service members in line with the strategy. DOD will also look at policy recommendations to address such activities among contractors and civilian employees, according to the 32-page document.

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Lloyd Austin: New DOD Center to Strengthen Rules-Based Order in Arctic Region

Gen. Lloyd Austin

The Department of Defense (DOD) announced the establishment of a new regional center on Wednesday to help facilitate collaborate between the U.S. government and allies on issues related to the Arctic region. The office of the undersecretary of defense for policy will oversee the Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies.

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Lloyd Austin: President’s FY 2022 Budget Could Enable DOD to Go After Needed Capabilities

Gen. Lloyd Austin

The president’s proposed fiscal year 2022 budget is expected to include $715 billion in defense funding and Gen. Lloyd Austin, secretary of the Department of Defense (DOD) and a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, said he believes the planned budget is sufficient to pursue the development of new capabilities DOD needs.

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Contractors Propose US Government-Industry Collaboration Forums for Afghan Drawdown

Afghan Drawdown

The Professional Services Council (PSC), the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) and the International Stability Operations Association (ISOA) have urged the federal government to create two collaborative forums to engage the contracting industry in the planning and implementation of a process to withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by Sept. 11th.

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Lloyd Austin: DOD Needs Boosted Focus on Modern Digital Tech

Gen. Lloyd Austin

Lloyd Austin, secretary of defense and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, said the U.S. military needs to place emphasis on emerging technologies and strategies that make use of these assets. Gen. Austin, who placed third in this year's Wash100 Vote Standings, said at the Indo-Pacific Command's change of command ceremony that the modern era requires faster decision making.

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Senate Approves Colin Kahl as DOD Policy Chief; Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin Quoted

Colin Kahl

Colin Kahl, a former national security adviser in the White House's Office of the Vice President, has received Senate confirmation as undersecretary for policy at the Department of Defense (DOD). Kahl thanked President Biden and all the people who supported his bid to hold the No 3. civilian position at the DOD, adding that it is now “time to get to work!”

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Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin Holding First Place in 2021 Wash100 Vote Standings; Voting Closes on April 30th

2021 Wash100

With a record turnout of votes submitted, the 2021 Wash100 Award Standings are already the most competitive in history and there are still eight days remaining for you to cast your TEN votes before the April 30th deadline. Visit Wash100.com today to submit your votes for the GovCon and federal leaders who you believe are the most essential to our community in the year to come. 

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Joint All Domain Command and Control Strategy Nearly Finalized; Lt. Gen. Dennis Crall Quoted

Lt. Gen. Dennis Crall

The Department of Defense’s (DOD) Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) strategy is nearly completed and will soon be on the secretary of defense Gen. Lloyd Austin’s office. Gen. Austin, a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, will review the document and if he approves. DOD agencies and organizations will begin the next stages of the JADC2 rollout.

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