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CNAS to Form Task Force for DoD-Industry Collaboration Project

The Center for a New American Security has launched a new project that will employ the help of a task force comprising industry leaders that will work to develop a new vision for collaboration between the Defense Department and industry partners. CNAS said Wednesday the “Future Foundry: Forging New Industries for Defense” project will be led …

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Cyber Changing Rules of Battlefield, Defense Experts Say

The Defense Department‘s principal deputy undersecretary for policy James Miller told a panel discussion the department needs to improve its defensive posture against cyber attacks. Miller was one of many government and non-government representatives at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. Former Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn …

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Former Defense No. 2 William Lynn Honored in Retirement Ceremony

William Lynn, the former deputy defense secretary, was honored by the Defense Department for his service to the country during a ceremony earlier this week. “We really are thankful for his service to this department,” said current defense secretary Leon Panetta. “I’m personally thankful for the service he gave me …

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Pentagon Cuts Could Spare CyberWar Efforts, Lynn Says

The future of weapons modernization programs hangs in the balance as the Pentagon prepares to cut up to $450 billion in spending over the next decade, Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn said in an interview Monday. “Its clear we’re going to have to trim modernization programs to some degree and …

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Senate Confirms Ashton Carter as Next Deputy Defense Secretary

In a unanimous vote Friday, the Senate confirmed Ashton Carter as the next deputy defense secretary. Carter currently serves as undersecretary of defense, technology and logistics. Carter replaces William Lynn, who announced his departure in July. “Ash has a steady hand, a keen intellect, and an effective management style that …

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Obama Picks Carter for Deputy Defense Secretary

President Barack Obama announced Tuesday his nomination of Ashton Carter to become the next deputy defense secretary. Carter currently serves as undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, a post he assumed in April 2009. Carter will replace the outgoing William Lynn, who announced his departure earlier this month. Bloomberg reports …

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DoD Holds Environmental Stewardship Awards

The annual Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards ceremony highlighted the federal government’s commitment to its environmental stewardship during an event held at the Pentagon. The nine recipients that received awards were honored for their creation of key sustainability projects. These projects included decreasing the use of pesticides and finding alternative measures; identifying …

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Lynn Addresses Importance of U.S. Cyber Command

Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III addressed the importance of the new military establishment of the U.S. Cyber Command at a ceremony to honor the command’s top officer, Army Gen. Keith Alexander on May 21, at Fort Meade, Md. During the ceremony, Lynn explained the command is an example …

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US Transportation Command Launches Facebook and Twitter Pages

Yesterday, the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) launched its official Facebook and Twitter pages. In response to DOD Deputy Secretary William Lynn’s memo regarding the responsible and effective use of social media and web 2.0 applications on Friday, February 25, USTRANSCOM moved forward quickly with plans to establish a presence on …

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