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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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Army Demonstrates New Quadcopter Aerial Resupply Vehicle Prototype

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has demonstrated the flight capacities of a new “Hoverbike” electric quadcopter aerial resupply vehicle prototype designed to deliver supplies to warfighters in the battlefield. The military service said Tuesday the Joint Tactical Aerial Resupply Vehicle was shown to William Roper, director of the strategic capabilities office at the Office of the …

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Brig. Gen. Kevin Kennedy Appointed to Deputy Defense CIO Role in OSD

Air Force Brig. Gen. Kevin Kennedy has been named deputy chief information officer of command, communications and computers and information infrastructure capabilities for the Office of the Secretary of Defense. The Defense Department said Wednesday Kennedy currently serves as director of cyberspace operations and warfighting integration at the office of information dominance …

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Frank Kendall Observes ARL’s Tech Development Efforts Under Third Offset Strategy

Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall met with scientists and engineers at the Army Research Laboratory to observe technologies that ARL currently develops under the Defense Department‘s Third Offset Strategy to pursue new autonomous and artificial intelligence platforms. The U.S. Army said Friday Kendall inspected projects the ARL views as in line with the Third Offset Strategy. Kendall also …

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Army Conducts Mosquito Surveillance to Monitor for Zika Virus

The U.S. Army has begun to monitor mosquitoes at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland to check for mosquito-borne diseases such as the Zika virus. The service branch said Monday APG houses seven test sites for health officials to collect mosquitoes once a week, classify females based on species and ship the insects to Public Health Command-Atlantic at Fort …

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Report: Senate’s 2016 NDAA Version Contains DoD Acquisition Reforms

Provisions in the Senate’s version of the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act contain a series of changes to the Defense Department‘s acquisition process, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Jared Serbu writes that amendments submitted by the Senate Armed Services Committee work to decentralize acquisition program authority to the service chiefs, while the Office of the …

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