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James Geurts: Navy Creates Deputy Assistant Secretary for Sustainment Position

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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Report: Senate OKs Gen. Robert Abrams as US Forces Korea Commander in Series of DoD Nominee Confirmations

The Senate on Thursday confirmed Army Gen. Robert Abrams as the next chief of U.S. Forces Korea in a series of approvals for Defense Department nominees in the upper chamber, Stars and Stripes reported Friday. Abrams, who has led Army Forces Command since 2015, will also serve as commander of United Nations Command and Combined Forces Command.

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Advisory Panel Calls for DoD to Improve Acquisition Through Portfolio Mgmt Structure Adoption

An advisory group that Congress created through the fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act has issued a report that calls for the Defense Department to transition from a program-focused management structure to an “enterprise capability portfolio management” framework in order to improve the acquisition system, National Defense reported Thursday. The Section 809 …

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GAO Urges DoD to Address F-35 Sustainment Challenges

The Government Accountability Office has found that the Defense Department‘s F-35 fighter aircraft program faces sustainment challenges primarily due to the lack of comprehensive sustainment plans and aligned funding. GAO said in a report published Thursday DoD’s repair capacity for F-35 parts at military depots is six years behind schedule, doubling …

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Army Eyes Reduced Logistics Tail in Multi-Domain Battle

The U.S. Army is developing a strategy to reduce the logistics tails of the service branch’s  units in multi-domain combat operations, Defense News reported Monday. The Demand Reduction strategy is meant to address the Army’s mission to operate in smaller, more dispersed units while providing required water, fuel, power and equipment to warfighters, according …

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Frank Kendall: DoD, Industry Partners Work to Sustain F-35 Lightning II Systems

Defense Department acquisition chief Frank Kendall has said DoD and its industry partners continue to make progress in all aspects of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program, DoD News reported Thursday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Kendall offered reporters an update on the program after the annual F-35 roundtable meeting among top defense officials and …

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