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DoD to Launch Free Online Tutoring Program for Service Members

The Defense Department Voluntary Education Program and the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support will launch a free online tutoring program for service members, the U.S. Army said Wednesday. Service members in active duty as well as Coast Guard members and National Guard and Reserve component members, including some family members, are eligible …

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Ashton Carter: National Guard Could Help in Cyber Efforts Against Islamic State Org

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said the U.S. National Guard‘s cyber squadrons could be called upon to participate in the campaign against the Islamic State militant group, Reuters reported Sunday. Andrea Shalal writes the squadrons will take part in the government’s effort to assess potential cybersecurity gaps in U.S. industrial infrastructure. Carter said …

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Pentagon Wants to Invest in Cruise Missile Threat Detection Tech

The Defense Department wants to upgrade radar technology on the Air National Guard’s F-16 fighters in an effort to protect the U.S. against cruise missile threats, Defense One reported Thursday. Marcus Weisgerber writes Adm. William Gortney, head of the North American Aerospace Defense Command, filed an urgent operational need request …

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House Subpanel Eyes F-35B, F/A-18, Stryker Additions to 2016 Defense Budget

The House Armed Services Committee’s tactical air and land forces subcommittee plans to include additional F-35B and F/A-18E/F aircraft and upgraded Stryker armored vehicles in the defense authorization bill for fiscal 2016, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. Sydney Freedberg Jr. writes that the House panel wants to add as much as six of Lockheed Martin‘s F-35B jets …

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Cyber Command Leads Exercise to Test Interagency Cybersecurity Coordination; Michael Rogers Comments

The U.S. Cyber Command recently concluded the Cyber Guard 14-1 exercise in partnership with government, academia and industry to demonstrate operational coordination and information sharing between agencies in performing measures against domestic cyber incidents. According to a Cybercom news release posted Thursday on the Defense Department website, participants used simulations of critical infrastructure networks to exercise …

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