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New Army Lab to Support Collaborative Cybersecurity Research

The U.S. Army has established a cyber defense research laboratory to offer industry and federally-funded partners access to live cybersecurity data. The Army Cyber-research Analytics Laboratory is built through a partnership between the Army Research Laboratory and the Army Cyber Command, the service branch said Thursday. Akhilomen Oniha, technical architecture team lead for …

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Trump to Nominate Raytheon Exec Mark Esper as Army Secretary

President Donald Trump has announced plans to nominate Mark Esper, vice president of government relations at Raytheon, as U.S. Army secretary, Inside Defense reported Wednesday. Esper is the administration’s third pick for the post following the decision of Vincent Viola, founder of digital stock trading firm Virtu Financial, and Tennessee Sen. …

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House OKs $696B Defense Policy Bill for Fiscal 2018

The House voted 344-81 Friday to pass a defense spending bill that would allocate $621.5 billion in defense base budget and $75 billion in overseas contingency operations funds for fiscal year 2018, Defense News reported Friday. The House’s 2018 National Defense Authorization Act would set up a space-focused military branch and …

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Army Describes Counter-WMD Mission in New Doctrine

The U.S. Army has released a new doctrinal publication that describes how the service branch plans to eliminate weapons of mass destruction, the Federation of American Scientists reported Wednesday. The document titled “Combined Arms Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction” defines counter-WMD operations as measures taken against threat actors to impede …

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US, South Korea Fire Missiles in Response to North Korea’s ICBM Test

South Korea and the U.S. fired missiles Tuesday into the former’s territorial waters as part of a military exercise after North Korea test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile, DoD News reported Wedneday. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a spokesman for the Defense Department, told reporters that service personnel used South Korea’s Hyunmoo …

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DoD IG: Army Needs to Train Black Hawk Helicopter Pilots on New Equipment

The Defense Department‘s inspector general has called on the U.S. Army’s vice chief of staff to provide new equipment training to pilots that operate Sikorsky-built H-60 Black Hawk helicopters. The Army Aviation and Missile Command should collaborate with the Army Forces Command to facilitate compliance with guidelines on airframe condition evaluation among …

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Senate Armed Services Panel OKs $700B Defense Budget for Fiscal 2018

The Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday cleared through a unanimous vote a bill that would allocate $640 billion in defense base budget and $60 billion in overseas contingency operations funds for fiscal 2018, The Hill reported Wednesday. Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), chairman of the Senate committee, said the 2018 National …

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