Tag Archives: National Press Club

VA to Adopt 5G Tech in Palo Alto Hospital; Robert Wilkie Quoted

The Department of Veterans Affairs will implement fifth-generation or 5G connectivity across health care operations of its Palo Alto, Calif.-based hospital, Military.com reported Thursday. Robert Wilkie, VA secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, said at a National Press Club conference he expects 5G to help the department generate higher-definition visuals of patient anatomy in support of the telesurgery services.

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Army War College Explores Strategy to Avoid US-China Conflict

U.S. Army Col. (ret.) William Braun, a research professor at the Army War College’s Strategic Institute, has discussed steps he says could help avoid conflict between the U.S. and China over territorial claims. Braun said at a panel discussion that the Army and national strategy policymakers must try to understand China’s …

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Mac Thornberry: More Defense OCO Funds Needed

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) has said the Defense Department’s overseas contingency operations fund is in need of more funding, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. Colin Clark writes Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Tuesday that the proposed $582.7 billion defense budget to be released next week as part of President Barack …

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Ray Odierno: Sequestration Puts Army ‘Out of Balance’

The U.S. Army‘s top uniformed officer told a National Press Club audience in Washington Tuesday that the Army will likely not get back to a state of full readiness until 2020 because of sequestration cuts, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jared Serbu writes that Gen. Ray Odierno told the audience …

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