Tag Archives: National Defense Strategy

Farooq Mitha Sworn In as Small Business Programs Director at DOD Industrial Policy Office

Farooq Mitha

Farooq Mitha, president and CEO of Imbue Group, has taken oath as director of small business programs at the office of the deputy assistant secretary of defense for industrial policy, the Department of Defense (DOD) said Monday. Prior to DOD, Mitha served as a partner at law firm Geller Mitha.

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Gen. Lloyd Austin Signs Memo for Zero-Based Review of DOD Advisory Committees

Gen. Lloyd Austin

Gen. Lloyd Austin, Defense Secretary and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, has signed a memo to conduct a zero-based review of the Department of Defense (DoD) advisory committees, including any advisory committee that is not subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). “Our stewardship responsibilities require that we continually assess to ensure each advisory committee provides appropriate value,” Lloyd wrote. 

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David Norquist to Serve as Acting Secretary of Defense for Biden Administration

David Norquist

David Norquist, current deputy secretary of defense and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, will serve as acting secretary of defense for the Biden administration. Norquist has more than three decades of experience in federal financial management and national security. He was sworn in as the 34th deputy secretary of defense in July 2019. 

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Rep. Adam Smith: Incoming Admin Should Develop New National Defense Strategy

Rep. Adam Smith

Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., chairman of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), said he believes the incoming Biden administration should come up with a new National Defense Strategy to offer direction for further assessment of nuclear policy and budget-related issues. He noted there are the three questions that should be asked when establishing a robust and cost effective defense. 

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Ellen Lord on Defense Acquisition System Directive

Ellen Lord

Hon. Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment and a four-time Wash100 Award winner, said the DoD Directive 5000.01 The Defense Acquisition System supports the National Defense Strategy and the six goals within the A&S office’s mission. David Norquist signed the directive outlining the principles governing DoD’s acquisition process in support of the National Defense Strategy in Sept. 2020. 

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Army Fuses Europe, Africa Forces Into Single Command; Ryan McCarthy Quoted

Ryan McCarthy

The U.S. Army has combined its forces assigned in Europe and Africa into a single command to be led by Gen. Christopher Cavoli. The service branch's consolidated Army Europe and Africa command (USAREUR-AF) will support regional and global readiness in alignment with the National Defense Strategy, said Ryan McCarthy, secretary of the Army and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient

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DoD’s FY 2020 Appropriated Funds for Military Intelligence Program Hit $23.1B

Pentagon

The Department of Defense (DoD) has announced that the total budget allocated for the Military Intelligence Program reached $23.1 billion in fiscal year 2020. DoD said Wednesday that the topline MIP budget for FY 2020 included base appropriations and overseas contingency operations funds in support of the National Defense Strategy.

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Army Looks to Implement Revised Modernization Model in FY 2022

Army Modernization

The U.S. Army is planning to implement a modernization framework in fiscal year 2022 in line with the service branch’s efforts to update its doctrine as well as its tactics, techniques and procedures. The Regionally Aligned Readiness and Modernization Model (ReARMM) will focus on synchronizing regionally-based training approaches and ensuring readiness in multidomain activities.

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Two USAF Commands Seek to Advance Collaboration Between Program Offices, Operational Wings; Gen. Arnold Bunch Quoted

U.S. Air Force

Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) and Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) have signed a memorandum of agreement to create a program to provide operators and program managers an opportunity to gain insight into each other’s missions and share information to improve readiness and lethality, the service branch reported Sunday.

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Navy Unveils Name of First Guided Missile Frigate; Kenneth Braithwaite Quoted

USS Constellation

The U.S. Navy has named the first guided missile frigate in the service branch's FFG(X) program as USS Constellation. Designated as FFG 62, the vessel is meant to support the National Defense Strategy by providing the military service with a multimission capability to carry out a range of military operations.

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