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Obama Nominates Gen. John Hyten as Next Stratcom Commander

President Barack Obama has nominated Gen. John Hyten, current commander of the Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base, as the next commander of the U.S. Strategic Command. If appointed, Hyten will support Stratcom with its global missions in strategic deterrence, space operations, joint electronic warfare, global strike and missile defense, …

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Former Centcom Commander John Abizaid Named Senior Defense Adviser to Ukraine

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has appointed John Abizaid, a retired U.S. Army general and former commander of the U.S. Central Command, as senior defense adviser to Ukraine. The Defense Department said Thursday Abizaid will give authoritative advice to Ukraine’s defense minister Stepan Poltorak and other senior Ukrainian officials. Abizaid will seek to support Ukraine’s efforts to align its armed forces with …

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Lt. Gen. James Holmes Nominated to Head Air Combat Command

President Barack Obama has nominated Lt. Gen. James Holmes, U.S. Air Force deputy chief of staff for strategic plans and requirements, as commander of Air Combat Command at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia. Holmes is also up for a potential rank promotion to general, the Defense Department said Thursday. Holmes currently manages …

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Army Demos Integrated Chemical & Biological Threat Detection System

The U.S. Army‘s Edgewood Chemical Biological Center has collaborated with various private technology developers and joint organizations to demonstrate an integrated system of unmanned vehicles and sensors designed to detect chemical and biological threats. ECBC showcased its Deep Purple unmanned aerial vehicle and Mobile Detection Assessment and Response System unmanned ground vehicle as part of the SK Challenge technology demonstration …

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David Bassett: Better Buying 3.0 Tenets Aid Ground Combat Systems Modernization Efforts

U.S. Army Brig. Gen. David Bassett, program executive officer for ground combat systems, has discussed how a Defense Department mandate supports modernization at the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Supplier Conference and Expo. Bassett, who oversees the service branch’s $80 billion combat vehicle fleet that includes Abrams tanks, Bradley Fighting Vehicles and Strykers, …

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Eric Fanning Cites Army’s Role in Joint Warfighting Efforts

U.S. Army Secretary Eric Fanning has discussed the role of the service branch in joint warfighting efforts during his visit to Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia. “We are a joint force now,” Fanning told attendees of the Army Training and Doctrine Command Commanders’ forum during his keynote speech. “We rely on the …

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DoD IG: US Army Firm-Fixed‑Price Contract Awards for FY 2014, 2015 Met Federal Regulations

A new audit from the Defense Department’s Office of Inspector General says the Army Contracting Command-Redstone Arsenal and U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity’s firm-fixed‑price contract awards complied with federal rules. DoD’s IG reviewed 15 out of 73 contract actions from ACC‑RA and USAMRAA research and development efforts for medical, software development …

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