The U.S. Army will realign Installation Management Command as a subordinate command within Army Materiel Command by March 1, the Army News Service reported Monday. "The Army is implementing aggressive reforms to free-up resources for readiness, modernization efforts and to improve overall efficiency," said Brig. Gen. Omar Jones, the service’s chief of public affairs.Read More »
Lisa Hershman, acting chief management officer of the Department of Defense, told Defense News in an interview published Friday that DoD is focusing on five key initiatives to find greater savings in fiscal year 2019. Those programs are category management; information technology and business systems; procurement of goods and services in a different manner; health care management; and logistics and supply chain acquisition.
The Department of Defense has released a report assessing China’s military and non-military expansion efforts worldwide and their implications for the U.S. DoD said in the report released Monday that China has expanded through Digital Silk Road and One Belt, One Road initiatives; military access and engagement; economic presence; and technology acquisition.
The U.S. Marine Corps has launched the upgraded version of a tool intended to monitor and report everyday maintenance and supply operations.Read More »
The General Services Administration has agreed to help the U.S. Marine Corps buy technology platforms and logistics services through a performance-based contracting method.
Both parties also established the Partnership Agreement Council to identify methods to update information technology systems and manage supply chain operations for the service branch's procurement efforts, the GSA said Tuesday.
Brig. Gen. Roy Agustin, director of logistics, engineering and force protection at U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, has said USAFE invested in deployable air base systems for deployment to operations across its 104-nation theater.Read More »
Air Force Materiel Command’s New Directorate to Coordinate Support for USAF’s Nuclear Modernization Efforts
The Air Force Materiel Command has merged two of its directorates into a single unit that will work to coordinate logistics, sustainment and installation services for the U.S. Air Force‘s nuclear modernization efforts. UFMC said Monday its Logistics, Civil Engineering, Force Protection and Nuclear Integration Directorate will establish the workforce and infrastructure needed …Read More »
The Defense Department could be the first user of self-driving vehicles that run on artificial intelligence platforms in support of logistics operations, Bloomberg reported Monday. “We’re going to have self-driving vehicles in theater for the Army before we’ll have self-driving cars on the streets,” Michael Griffin, defense undersecretary for research …Read More »