U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein have said the service is working on restoring and boosting the readiness of airmen using increased appropriations from Congress.Read More »
The General Services Administration has agreed to help the U.S. Marine Corps buy technology platforms and logistics services through a performance-based contracting method.
Both parties also established the Partnership Agreement Council to identify methods to update information technology systems and manage supply chain operations for the service branch's procurement efforts, the GSA said Tuesday.
The U.S. Air Force has issued a new flight plan that details the service’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance goals in the next 10 years in order to maintain technological advantage amid threats posed by near-peer adversaries. The Next Generation ISR Dominance Flight Plan suggests efforts to advance disruptive technologies; use of …Read More »
NATO defense ministers will gather at a summit in Brussels in July to discuss new initiatives meant to increase force readiness of alliance members, DoD News reported Wednesday. One of the initiatives include establishing two joint force commands in Norfolk, Va., for transatlantic operations and Ulm, Germany, for European logistics …Read More »
The U.S. Army aims to reach full readiness recovery by 2022 through equipment upgrades, investments in preferred munitions and force expansion, Military.com reported Wednesday. Lt. Gen. John Murray, deputy chief of staff for Army G-8, said at the 9th Annual Defense Programs Conference hosted by McAleese and Associates, that the Army has …Read More »
Reps. Rob Wittman (R-Virginia) and Mike Gallagher (R-Wisconsin) have said the U.S. Navy should launch organizational changes and strategic communication efforts in an effort to address readiness issues, USNI News reported Wednesday. Wittman said Wednesday at the 2018 Surface Navy Association symposium that the service should introduce changes to fleet …Read More »
Mark Esper, formerly Raytheon vice president for government relations, has officially been sworn in as the 23rd secretary of the U.S. Army. He said in a letter addressed to the Army community that his top priorities as the service branch’s top civilian official are readiness, modernization and reform, the Association of the United …Read More »
U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson has emphasized during her keynote speech at a forum hosted by Executive Mosaic‘s Potomac Officers Club that the U.S. needs to establish readiness for potential conflict in the space domain. The service branch said Wednesday Wilson called for increased resources and flexibility in procurement in order to …Read More »
Lt. Gen. James McConville, the U.S. Army‘s deputy chief of staff, has said the service branch plans to update its personnel management system in an effort to gain knowledge on the behaviors and skills of active-duty and reserve troops. He said in an interview published Monday that the branch seeks an integrated personnel and pay system …Read More »
A fleet of ships including the Nimitz-class carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower that will sail to the Middle East to support airstrikes against the Islamic State group will be using second-hand parts from other operational units, Military.com reported Thursday. Hope Hodge Seck writes U.S. Navy operational commanders disclosed this at a House subcommittee …Read More »