Tag Archives: National Security Strategy

Rep. Adam Smith: White House Must Take a Hard Look at Nuclear C2 System in Posture Review

Rep. Adam Smith

Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., has called on the White House to examine nuclear command, control and communications system modernization efforts as part of the federal government's Nuclear Posture Review (NPR). The House Armed Services Committee (HASC) chairman told President Biden in a letter that his administration should also take into account the U.S. nuclear deterrent and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) infrastructure during the NPR process.

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DoD Supports Strategy for Global Health Security

The Department of Defense is supporting a national effort to prevent the spread of diseases across the U.S. and allied countries. The government's 2019 Global Health Security Strategy aims to foster international collaboration with foreign nations and organizations to avert and address disease outbreaks, DoD said Thursday.

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DoD Report Evaluates Implications of China’s Expanding Global Activities

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.
 

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DoD Comptroller Describes $1B Pentagon-Wide Audit Service to Taxpayers

Defense Department Comptroller David Norquist recently emphasized the significance of the on-going $1B DoD-wide audit, describing the effort as a service to taxpayers, Government Executive reported Monday. Speaking at the Professional Services Council’s 54th annual Vision Federal Market Forecast conference, Norquist said he was less concerned by the bad publicity that the audit might bring on and was concerned more about the possibility that people might misinterpret the audit’s results.

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DoD Completes Missile Defense Review

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has announced that the Pentagon has completed a review that examines the country’s capabilities against missile threats, Defense News reported Thursday. Shanahan said Wednesday at a media roundtable that the Defense Department has not yet scheduled the release of the missile defense review, which he said has been finalized “for quite some time.”
 

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Dan Coats, Susan Gordon Recommend IC Officers to Implement 2025 Modernization Initiatives

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and his principal deputy director, Susan Gordon, have recommended organization heads to commence the adoption of initiatives that support the Consolidated Intelligence Guidance for the fiscal year 2020 to 2024 budget. Coats, a two-time Wash100 recipient, and Gordon advised Intelligence Community officers in a release published Monday to …

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White House Introduces National Space Strategy

President Donald Trump has unveiled a new strategy that aims to advance industry partnerships and regulatory reforms in a push to help the U.S. maintain its competitive edge in space technology and services. A White House fact sheet published Friday the National Space Strategy seeks to continue the U.S. space exploration …

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