Tag Archives: military modernization

Seven Chinese Supercomputer Developers Added to Commerce’s Entity List; Gina Raimondo Quoted

Gina Raimondo

The Department of Commerce (DOC) has named to the entity list seven Chinese supercomputer developers for activities that threaten the country’s national security and foreign policy interests. “The Department of Commerce will use the full extent of its authorities to prevent China from leveraging U.S. technologies to support these destabilizing military modernization efforts,” said Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo.

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GAO Opposes New Army Plans to Speed Up Tech Modernization

The Government Accountability Office has raised concerns about the U.S. Army’s plans to change how it develops and deploys new weapons systems following the establishment of the Army Futures Command. In a report released Wednesday, GAO said the service branch intends to skip field tests to immediately move new technologies into weapons systems.

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DoD: China Acquiring Tech for Military Modernization Through Legal and Illicit Means

The Defense Department said in a recent report that the Chinese government has been pursuing its military modernization goals through legal and illicit means, procuring foreign technology through legal means but also engaging in clandestine operations to gain access to regulated or export-restricted material, the DoD stated in its report to Congress.

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Report: DoD to Unveil National Defense Strategy Soon

Defense Secretary James Mattis has said the Defense Department aims to provide details of a national defense strategy by Jan. 19, Defense News reported Sunday. Mattis told reporters Friday at the Pentagon that DoD will release a shorter and unclassified version of the document to the public. The department also expects …

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President Trump Details National Security Strategy

President Donald Trump has unveiled a national security strategy that covers military power, homeland defense, trade policy, economic strength and border security, DoD News reported Monday. Trump said in a speech Monday the whole-of-government strategy seeks to advance national interests through four pillars and those include the need to protect U.S. …

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General John Hyten Talks Role of Modernization to Combat Nuclear Threats

General  John Hyten, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, has stressed the need for military modernization to help prevent nuclear threats in the future, Redstone Alabama reported Sunday. Jeff Martin writes that to make General Hyten’s point he pointed out that the Defense Department’s latest ballistic missile submarine was commissioned …

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Pentagon: China’s 2015 Military Investments Focused on Power Projection, Maritime, Force Modernization Initiatives

Abraham Denmark, deputy assistant secretary of defense for East Asia, provided details of the Defense Department‘s annual report to Congress about Chinese military and security developments during a press briefing held Friday at the Pentagon, DoD News reported Friday. Terri Moon Cronk writes the 145-page document highlights China’s investments to increase …

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