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US, Russian Officials Discuss Syrian Airspace Safety
US, Russian Officials Discuss Syrian Airspace Safety

Defense Department officials, through a video conference, have discussed ways to promote safety of flight in Syria with their Russian counterparts. read more...



DoD Taps UPMC Researchers to Develop Retrievable Vascular Stent
DoD Taps UPMC Researchers to Develop Retrievable Vascular Stent

The Defense Department has awarded researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Division of Vascular Surgery and University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering a 4-year, $2.5 million contract to further develop the project called "A Rapid, Temporary Stent for Hemorrhagic Injuries of the Torso" that works to aid noncompressible hemorrhages, which results in mortality among service personnel and civilian gunshot victims. read more...


ARL Develops Coatings to Help Helicopter Engines Get Rid of Sand
ARL Develops Coatings to Help Helicopter Engines Get Rid of Sand

Scientists and engineers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory are developing "sandphobic" coatings that work to enable helicopter engines to get rid of sand during operations. read more...




Joint Base Lewis-McChord Commemorates First Air Force Antarctic Flight
Joint Base Lewis-McChord Commemorates First Air Force Antarctic Flight

U.S. Air Force airmen assigned at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington commemorated the 60th year of the first Air Force Antarctic flight operated with the use a Douglas C-124 Globemaster II aircraft. read more...


Panel: Next President Needs to Craft Consistent Russia Policy
Panel: Next President Needs to Craft Consistent Russia Policy

A panel of Russian experts at the Atlantic Council have agreed that the next president of the United States will need to be consistent in how they treat Russia and ensure that American allies adhere to the policies set by the US.  read more...


Scalable Network Technologies Receives Contract to Support Navy's Network Emulator Software
Scalable Network Technologies Receives Contract to Support Navy's Network Emulator Software

The Defense Department has awarded Scalable Network Technologies a $13 million contract to provide technical and maintenance services for the U.S. Navy’s Joint Network Emulator software that works to support the emulation of communications networks. read more...


DoD Sends More Ammunition For US Military Forces in Europe
DoD Sends More Ammunition For US Military Forces in Europe

The Defense Department has sent more than 620 shipping containers carrying ammunition for U.S. Army and Air Force personnel assigned in Europe in an effort to continue U.S. support for NATO allies and to counter potential Russian threats in the region. read more...


USAF MARS Releases Recruitment Plan in Alaska
USAF MARS Releases Recruitment Plan in Alaska

The U.S. Air Force Military Affiliate Radio System has released its recruitment initiative to gain new members in Alaska. read more...


Ashton Carter Says Dayton, Ohio Possible Future DIUx Site
Ashton Carter Says Dayton, Ohio Possible Future DIUx Site

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has said Dayton, Ohio, could be a good site for the next hub of the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental organization. read more...



Pentagon Ready to Resume Air Strikes Against Islamic State Militant Group in Libya
Pentagon Ready to Resume Air Strikes Against Islamic State Militant Group in Libya

The Pentagon has said the U.S. is ready to resume executing airstrikes in Sirte, Libya, once the Libyan government requests for assistance to combat the Islamic State militant group that has seized the city in 2015. read more...


US, South Korea Discuss Cooperation to Counter Potential North Korean Missile Threats
US, South Korea Discuss Cooperation to Counter Potential North Korean Missile Threats

South Korea's top military officials went to Guam to discuss ways to reinforce its alliance with the U.S. to combat potential nuclear and missile threats from North Korea. read more...


Gen. Joe Dunford, Saudi Officials Discuss Plan to Counter Violent Extremism
Gen. Joe Dunford, Saudi Officials Discuss Plan to Counter Violent Extremism

U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has met with Saudi Arabia's leaders to discuss issues concerning the two countries that include the campaign against violent extremism. read more...



DoD Chooses SGI to Update Army Research Lab Supercomputing Systems
DoD Chooses SGI to Update Army Research Lab Supercomputing Systems

The Defense Department has chosen SGI to update the Army Research Laboratory defense supercomputing resource center's computing systems under the High Performance Computing Modernization Program that has a total value of $26.5 million. read more...


CACI Secures $1.8B Task Order to Support JIDO's Anti-IED Efforts
CACI Secures $1.8B Task Order to Support JIDO's Anti-IED Efforts

CACI International has received a five-year, $1.77 billion task order under a General Services Administration contract vehicle to provide analytical operations, intelligence and training support services to the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization. read more...


Pentagon: Near-Collision of Russian, Air Force Aircraft Not Hostile
Pentagon: Near-Collision of Russian, Air Force Aircraft Not Hostile

Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said the near-collision incident in Syrian airspace on Oct. 17 that involved a Russian jet fighter and a U.S. Air Force plane was not hostile. read more...


Report: Ashton Carter, James Clapper Urge Obama to Fire NSA's Michael Rogers
Report: Ashton Carter, James Clapper Urge Obama to Fire NSA's Michael Rogers

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper have asked President Barack Obama to remove Adm. Michael Rogers as the director of the National Security Agency. read more...


DoD Urges Baghdad to Conduct Probes on Purported Extrajudicial Killings
DoD Urges Baghdad to Conduct Probes on Purported Extrajudicial Killings

The Defense Department has called on Iraq's government to conduct probes on purported extrajudicial killings by members of the Iraqi Federal Police near Mosul. read more...



Ashton Carter Calls on Congress to Approve Proposed Defense Budget Amendment
Ashton Carter Calls on Congress to Approve Proposed Defense Budget Amendment

Outgoing Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has called on Congress to approve a proposed defense budget amendment, which he said is important in promoting national security. read more...


DoD, SBA Launch Online Networking Forum for Military Spouse Entrepreneurs
DoD, SBA Launch Online Networking Forum for Military Spouse Entrepreneurs

The Defense Department has collaborated with the Small Business Administration to establish an online forum in support of efforts to enable military spouse entrepreneurs to connect with business experts through the social networking site LinkedIn. read more...


National Guard Joins Three-Year Military Community Health Pilot Program
National Guard Joins Three-Year Military Community Health Pilot Program

The National Guard will participate in the Building Healthy Military Communities pilot program that aims to provide soldiers assigned to remote locations more access to education opportunities, financial advisers and mental health service providers. read more...


Army's Eric Fanning: Army Should Focus on Capability, Not Quantity
Army's Eric Fanning: Army Should Focus on Capability, Not Quantity

U.S. Army Secretary Eric Fanning has said the Army should focus on the service branch's capability needs instead of the quantity of soldiers. read more...


Sen. Jeff Sessions Potential DoD Chief Under Trump Administration
Sen. Jeff Sessions Potential DoD Chief Under Trump Administration

U.S. Army Reserve veteran Sen. Jeff Sessions, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, might lead the Defense Department under Donald Trump's administration. read more...


DoD Funds Temple University R&D Project to Reduce Traumatic Brain Injuries
DoD Funds Temple University R&D Project to Reduce Traumatic Brain Injuries

The Defense Department has given Temple University a $20 million fund to sponsor the study and development of new materials that work to alleviate traumatic brain injuries. read more...


DoD's Marcel Lettre Commends Intelligence Agencies' Collaboration, Communication
DoD's Marcel Lettre Commends Intelligence Agencies' Collaboration, Communication

Marcel Lettre, the Defense Department undersecretary for intelligence, has said the transformation in the U.S intelligence community must continue through communication and collaboration among intelligence agencies. read more...


Sen. John McCain Sends Letter to Ashton Carter on F-35 Program Schedule, Cost
Sen. John McCain Sends Letter to Ashton Carter on F-35 Program Schedule, Cost

Sen. John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has sent a letter to Defense Secretary Ash Carter concerning the delay of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program's system development and demonstration phase that could lead to a $1 billion budget overrun. read more...


CACI to Provide Call Center Support to SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic
CACI to Provide Call Center Support to SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic

The Defense Department has chosen CACI International to provide travel call center assistance to the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic under a $26 million task order. read more...


DoD Establishes Digital Vulnerability Disclosure Policy
DoD Establishes Digital Vulnerability Disclosure Policy

The Defense Department has launched the DoD Vulnerability Disclosure Policy in an effort to further develop the department's cybersecurity. read more...


DoD Looks Into New Technologies for Computer Encryption
DoD Looks Into New Technologies for Computer Encryption

The Defense Department is looking into new technologies that work to build on computer encryption to further secure networks without undermining speed and performance. read more...


Rep. Devin Nunes Requests Hearing on Calls to Dismiss NSA's Michael Rogers
Rep. Devin Nunes Requests Hearing on Calls to Dismiss NSA's Michael Rogers

Rep. Devin Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has published an open letter that asked Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to participate in an open-session hearing to discuss the two officials' purported appeal to remove Adm. Michael Rogers as the director of the National Security Agency. read more...


Senator Chuck Grassley Seeks Explanation on EpiPen Spending From DoD, VA
Senator Chuck Grassley Seeks Explanation on EpiPen Spending From DoD, VA

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley has appealed for an explanation on the spending trends for the EpiPen emergency allergy treatment from Defense Department and the Department of Veterans Affairs. read more...


Denver Health, University of Colorado Secure Position on Potential $90M DoD Contract
Denver Health, University of Colorado Secure Position on Potential $90M DoD Contract

The Defense Department has tasked Denver Health and the University of Colorado School of Medicine to study trauma care under a potential $90 million, multi-award contract. read more...


Cray Receives Supercomputing Contract From DoD
Cray Receives Supercomputing Contract From DoD

The Defense Department has awarded Cray a $26 million contract under the High Performance Computing Modernization Program to provide XC40 supercomputer and three Sonexion storage systems for the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center. read more...


Niksun Tech Included in DoD's UC Approved Products List
Niksun Tech Included in DoD's UC Approved Products List

Niksun's Supreme Eagle, NetDetector and NetOmni cybersecurity and network performance monitoring technologies have been included in the Defense Department's Unified Capabilities Approved Products List. read more...


Ashton Carter Calls for Quick Passage of Proposed DoD Budget
Ashton Carter Calls for Quick Passage of Proposed DoD Budget

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has sent a memorandum to Congress that called for the quick passage of the proposed Defense Department budget and prevent the extension of the short-term continuing resolution. read more...



Crowley to Provide Transportation, Logistics Support to DoD Under Potential $2.3B Contract
Crowley to Provide Transportation, Logistics Support to DoD Under Potential $2.3B Contract

Crowley Logistics will provide transportation and logistics services in support of the Defense Department's activities in the U.S. and Canada under a potential seven-year, $2.3 billion contract from the U.S. Transportation Command. read more...


India to Purchase BAE-Made M777 Howitzers Under Potential $750M Deal With US
India to Purchase BAE-Made M777 Howitzers Under Potential $750M Deal With US

BAE Systems is set to sign a potential $750 million contract with the Defense Department to provide M777 Howitzers for India's army. read more...


CNO John Richardson: Defense Industry Ready for Trump's Navy Expansion Plan
CNO John Richardson: Defense Industry Ready for Trump's Navy Expansion Plan

Adm. John Richardson, the chief of naval operations, has said the defense industry is ready to comply with President-elect Donald Trump's plan to increase the U.S. Navy's ships to 350. read more...


Ashton Carter Congratulates Potential DoD Sec. James Mattis
Ashton Carter Congratulates Potential DoD Sec. James Mattis

Outgoing Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has congratulated retired general James Mattis, who will potentially lead the Defense Department under the next administration. read more...


Report: Hundreds of US Armories Contaminated With Lead
Report: Hundreds of US Armories Contaminated With Lead

The results of an 18-month investigation conducted by The Oregonian indicate that hundreds of U.S. armories are contaminated with high levels of lead dust. read more...


Ashton Carter: US, Allies Should Stay in Iraq After Possible Islamic State Defeat
Ashton Carter: US, Allies Should Stay in Iraq After Possible Islamic State Defeat

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has said the U.S. military and its allies should stay in Iraq despite their possible victory against the Islamic State militant group. read more...


DoD Taps National Strategic Research Institute to Lead Cyber Biosecurity Project
DoD Taps National Strategic Research Institute to Lead Cyber Biosecurity Project

The Defense Department has tasked the National Strategic Research Institute at the University of Nebraska to lead a cyber biosecurity research project that seeks to develop ways to reinforce DoD's biomanufacturing infrastructure. read more...


Ashton Carter: US, Iraq Forces Can Reclaim Mosul Before Trump Assumes Office
Ashton Carter: US, Iraq Forces Can Reclaim Mosul Before Trump Assumes Office

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has said the city of Mosul in Iraq can be reclaimed from the Islamic State militant group before President-elect Donald Trump assumes office on Jan. 20, 2017. read more...


DoD Advisory Board Approves Innovation Proposals
DoD Advisory Board Approves Innovation Proposals

The Defense Department's Defense Innovation Advisory Board has approved recommendations to maintain the department's position in technology, culture, operations and processes. read more...


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