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Marine Corps Invests in New Version of Water Purification System

The U.S. Marine Corps has moved to update the military branch’s current individual water purification system in an effort to protect Marines from waterborne bacteria and viral diseases. The Individual Water Purification System Block II will employ an internal cartridge designed to provide safe drinking water to Marines, as well as negate the need for …

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James Mattis Confirmed as Defense Secretary

The Senate has confirmed James Mattis, a retired U.S. Marine Corps general and former chief of the U.S. Central Command, as defense secretary under President Donald Trump’s administration, The Hill newspaper reported Friday. Rebecca Kheel writes Trump signed a waiver legislation to exempt Mattis from a law that requires the Defense Department‘s civilian leader to …

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Deltek Report: DoD JIE Initiative Presents Opportunities for Data Center Services, SaaS Providers

A new Deltek report predicts that the Defense Department‘s efforts to implement the Joint Information Environment will open opportunities for industry providers of on-premise data center services and software-as-a-service platforms. The company’s “Defense IT: Priorities and Strategies, 2017 and Beyond” report found that  DoD aims to integrate big data analytics into JIE to help strengthen cybersecurity of …

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DoD News: Ray Mabus Talks Navy, Marine Corps Changes

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has discussed changes in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps during his eight-year term during an event hosted by the Defense Writers’ Group, DoD News reported Friday. Jim Garamone writes Mabus said he put 86 ships under contract to address the decline in fleet size to 278 ships in 2008 from 316 …

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House Clears Waiver for James Mattis’ Appointment as Defense Secretary

The House voted 268-151 Friday to pass a congressional waiver that would permit retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis to lead the Defense Department under the Trump administration once he is confirmed, The Hill newspaper reported Friday. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters at a press briefing Friday that President Barack …

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Defense News: Air Force Eyes JLTV for Missile Field Security

The U.S. Air Force considers the procurement of Joint Light Tactical Vehicles in a bid to help security forces protect missile-launch facilities, Defense News reported Wednesday. Valerie Insinna writes Air Force spokesman Chris Mesnard confirmed that representatives of the military branch visited Marine Corps Base Quantico to witness JLTV demonstrations and receive briefings from U.S. …

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David Bretz Named Commander of Navy’s Destroyer Squadron 31

Capt. David Bretz, previously deputy commodore of the U.S. Navy‘s Destroyer Squadron 31, has officially succeeded Capt. Charles Johnson as DESRON-31 commander during a change-of-command ceremony at Joint Base Pearl-Harbor Hickam. Johnson, who will move on to report to the commander of U.S. 6th Fleet in Naples, Italy, was awarded the Legion of …

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Military Times: Trump Should Complete First Defense Budget Plan by April

President-elect Donald Trump needs to complete his first spending plan for the Defense Department before a continuing resolution that currently funds government operations expires in April, Military Times reported Monday. Leo Shane writes Trump’s first budget request will establish a baseline for at least four years of defense spending. The report said Trump looks to grow …

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Marines to Implement Target Handoff System on Samsung Tablets

The U.S. Marine Corps will integrate a new target handoff system into off-the-shelf tablets from Samsung to call in fire support from air, ground and sea units, Military.com reported Wednesday. Hope Hodge Seck writes Jesse Hume, project officer for the Target Handoff System Version 2, said that approximately 900 Marines will utilize the platform alongside a combat …

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