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George Duchak: Defense Innovation Unit Reaches Full Startup Mode

George Duchak, director of the Defense Innovation Unit, has said the Defense Department’s two-month old Silicon Valley outreach office has reached a full startup mode, Breaking Defense reported Thursday. Duchak told an AUVSI conference the unit doubled in size in September after it hired the first civilian expert, Sydney Freedberg …

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Report: Robert Work Memo Cautions of Gov’t Shutdown

Defense Deputy Secretary Bob Work has cautioned the ongoing budget crisis in Congress could result in a government-wide shutdown this week, Military Times reported Friday. Andrew Tilghman writes Work informed soldiers and Defense Department civilians in a memo what happens in a shutdown if lawmakers failed to agree on a budget proposal before the Oct. 1 …

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U.S. Begins Arms Delivery to Iraq; Elissa Smith Comments

The U.S. government has begun to transport weapon systems to Iraq under a 2014 congressionally approved $1.6 billion fund, Reuters reported Friday. Phil Stewart writes the delivery of rifles, machine guns, grenade launchers, mortars and protective gears under the Iraq Train and Equip Fund program kicked off two weeks ago. …

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