Tag Archives: readiness

DoD Clarifies Issues on National 5G Network; Russ Goemaere Quoted

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Russ Goemaere, a spokesperson for the Department of Defense (DoD), said a request for information released in September 2020 that seeks to help DoD understand how dynamic spectrum sharing can back lethality, training and readiness. Goemaere said in a statement that the department “does not intend to own and operate a national 5G network.”

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Booz Allen Names Kevin Richards, Tony Sharp to Cyber Leadership Roles; Bill Phelps Quoted

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Booz Allen Hamilton has appointed Kevin Richards to lead Strategic Cyber Readiness and Response and Tony Sharp to head Security Architecture and Engineering within the company Cyber Business. Richards will serve as an executive vice president and lead Booz Allen’s Strategic Cyber Readiness and Response teams. 

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James Geurts: Navy Creates Deputy Assistant Secretary for Sustainment Position

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James Geurts, assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition, announced the establishment of a new deputy assistant secretary role to help the service branch develop policies to support the execution of its sustainment mission, the Navy website reported Friday.

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Gen. Joseph Martin on Army Futures Command, Military Readiness

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Gen. Joseph Martin, vice chief of staff of the U.S. Army, told Defense News in an interview published Monday that he believes the service branch is on the right path when it comes to building up military readiness. “And because we’ve had consistent funding over time, we’ve been able to continue to execute our training strategy, which, again, includes home-station training, capstone exercises at combat training centers, maintaining proficiency so that we can meet combatant commanders’ needs,” Martin said.

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USAF Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch on Aircraft Sustainment, Software Development

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Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch, the incoming head of Air Force Materiel Command, told Defense News in an interview published Tuesday that software development and aircraft sustainment are some of the improvement areas he wants to focus on. He cited the service’s effort to build up readiness as well as software development initiatives.

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Navy Leaders Discuss Budget, Readiness at 2019 Sea-Air-Space Expo

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Rear Adm. John Nowell, the U.S. Navy’s director of military personnel plans and policy, said that the service’s biggest challenge in readiness is “maintaining a stable and predictable budget,” the Navy said Tuesday. Nowell noted during the recent Sea-Air-Space exposition in Maryland that his office is addressing the Navy’s gaps in readiness that were identified in fiscal 2018.

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Navy Looks to Train Sailors in Virtual Simulators; Bill Moran Quoted

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The U.S. Navy is looking to employ virtual reality simulators addressing communication gaps that led to collisions of USS John McCain and USS Fitzgerald in 2017, National Defense Magazine reported Tuesday. The plan is based on comprehensive and strategic readiness reviews the service branch conducted to assess these collisions and prevent future repercussions.

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