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Gen. Joseph Dunford Plans Tabletop Exercises for Proposed Space Command

Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said he intends to arrange tabletop exercises in the fall of this year to help the Defense Department establish and explore the “war fighting attributes” of a new combatant command for space, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. Dunford wrote a memo to Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson to address the latter’s concerns about U.S. Space Command’s acquisition responsibilities.

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Vice Adm. Matthew Kohler Nominated as Navy Intell Director

President Donald Trump has nominated Vice Adm. Matthew Kohler, commander of the U.S. Navy‘s Naval Information Forces, as deputy chief of naval operations for information warfare and as director of naval intelligence. The Defense Department said Wednesday Trump also recommended Kohler for reappointment to the rank of vice admiral. Kohler will succeed …

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James Geurts Assumes Navy Acquisition Chief Role

James Geurts, former acquisition executive at the U.S. Special Operations Command, has officially assumed the role of assistant U.S. Navy secretary for research, development and acquisition during a swearing-in ceremony, USNI News reported Tuesday. Geurts said in a statement that he looks forward to collaborating with civilian, military, industry and academic …

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Air Force to Seek Tech Ideas From Universities, Small Businesses

The U.S. Air Force has unveiled a new program that would allow universities, small businesses and entrepreneurs to pitch “emerging” technology ideas and innovations to the service branch. The first “storefront” that will connect potential proposers to the Air Force under the AFwerX program will be launched in early 2018 …

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Washington Post: Obama Administration to Expand Joint Special Ops Command Capacity

The Obama administration will grant the Joint Special Operations Command with expanded power to plan, track and launch potential attacks on terrorist organizations worldwide, The Washington Post reported Friday. Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Dan Lamothe write the White House plans to transform JSOC into a new multiagency intelligence and action force that will be called the …

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