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DoD Unveils Road Map to Boost Potential of Unmanned Systems

The Defense Department has published a roadmap that aims to guide military services and the DoD to integrate their goals for autonomous systems. The roadmap presented interoperability, autonomy, network security and human-machine collaboration as the four themes that can serve as the foundational areas of interest for accelerating the use of unmanned systems, according to a report obtained by USNI News on Thursday.

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Transcom, Pentagon’s CAPE Org Start Mobility Requirements Study

The U.S. Transportation Command and the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation organization have partnered to determine the number of airlift, tanker and sealift platforms needed to support combatant command missions. The Mobility Capabilities and Requirements Study, mandated by the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2018, aims to identify …

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GAO: DoD Should Reassess Newly-Established Leadership Roles for Service Contract Mgmt

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Defense Department to re-evaluate the roles, responsibilities, authorities and organizational placement of three new leadership positions that DoD created to help optimize the management of service contracts. DoD issued a department-wide instruction in January 2016 to appoint functional domain experts (FDE), component level leads (CLL) and senior …

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GAO: Pentagon Works on Organizational Strategy

The Defense Department has moved to form a strategy that would define objectives to support collaboration and integration across DoD, as part of the requirements under section 911 of the fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. The Government Accountability Office said Friday DoD expects to complete the development of its organizational …

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Profile: James MacStravic, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Tech and Logistics

James MacStravic serves as the Under Secretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics in the Defense Department, where he gives the the secretary of defense information on acquisition, contract administration and the defense industrial base. His role supports DoD’s efforts to boost the purchasing power and performance capacity of the defense acquisition enterprise. …

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DoD Officials Cite Threats Against US Military Operational Dominance at Senate Subcommittee Hearing

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work has said the U.S. military’s superiority over potential competitors is beginning to wane due to adversaries’ level of investment and efforts to close the operational and technical gap, DoD News reported Wednesday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Work testified before the Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee during a hearing Wednesday alongside William Roper, director of …

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