The Department of the Navy has released its latest business operation strategy to serve as a guideline for the implementation of its business reform agenda.Read More »
U.S. Marine Corps Gen Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said information exchange across the intelligence, law enforcement and military communities contributed to the progress in global efforts against violent extremist groups.Read More »
President Donald Trump on Friday signed into law an appropriations package that would allocate $674B in fiscal 2019 funds for the Defense Department, USNI News reported Friday. The defense spending bill represents a $19.8B increase from the enacted fiscal 2018 budget and earmarks $24.2B in funds for 13 new combat ships that include three Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers, two Virginia-class attack submarines and three littoral combat ships.Read More »
The U.S. Marine Corps could see its F-35B fighter jets take off for an initial combat mission in the next few days after an amphibious assault ship started its voyage toward the Persian Gulf, CNN reported Wednesday. Defense officials told the publication that the Lockheed Martin-built F-35B aircraft aboard the USS Essex ship could be deployed soon to support airstrikes in Afghanistan.
The U.S. Navy has authorized the U.S. Strategic Command to deploy and leverage the service’s narrowband satellite communication system for expanded operational use starting late 2018. Rear Adm. Carl Chebi, program executive officer for command, control, communications, computers and intelligence, said in a statement published Thursday that the authorization for …Read More »
Brig. Gen. Lorna Mahlock, former deputy director of plans, policies, and operations at the U.S. Marine Corps‘ headquarters, has taken a new role as the service branch’s chief information officer, FCW reported Friday. She will concurrently serve as director of command, control, communications and computers at USMC. Mahlock succeeds Kenneth Bible, who has …Read More »