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After the Slaughter: DOD to Update Vetting Procedures for Foreign Students

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The Defense Department will announce updates to the vetting process for foreign military students “in the coming days,” the assistant to the secretary of defense for public affairs said in response to the attack on U.S. servicemen at Naval Air Station Pensacola. Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper will visit Pensacola Naval Air Station and U.S. Southern Command headquarters in ...

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Amazon Takes An Extraordinary Step To Stop Microsoft From Building Out Pentagon’s JEDI Deal

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Amazon filed a restraining order Monday to temporarily block Microsoft from building out a multi-billion dollar Pentagon project, a move that could potentially delay implementation of the program. The two tech behemoths crafted a proposed schedule to deal with the ongoing lawsuit, including Amazon’s court order, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. Amazon is suing to overturn the Department of Defense’s decision to ...

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DOD Statement on Iranian Ballistic Missile Attacks in Iraq

Statement from Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Jonathan Hoffman: At approximately 5:30 p.m. (EST) on January 7, Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against U.S. military and coalition forces in Iraq.  It is clear that these missiles were launched from Iran and targeted at least two Iraqi military bases hosting U.S. military and coalition ...

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Watch: DOD Tests Prototype Conventionally-Configured Ground-Launched Ballistic Missile

On Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. Pacific Time, the U.S. Air Force, in partnership with the Strategic Capabilities Office, conducted a flight test of a prototype conventionally-configured ground-launched ballistic missile from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The test missile exited its static launch stand and terminated in the open ocean after more than 500 kilometers of flight. Data ...

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Defense Department Will Likely Require Cybersecurity Capabilities for All Defense Contractors in 2020

The Defense Department expects that by June 2020, industry will see cybersecurity requirements included as part of new requests for information, which typically serve as one of the first steps in the awarding of new defense contracts. Ellen Lord, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, said the new cybersecurity maturity model certification program is a critical part of ...

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Navy to Christen Expeditionary Fast Transport Newport

The Navy will christen its newest Expeditionary Fast Transport, the future USNS Newport (T-EPF 12), during a 10 a.m. CST ceremony Saturday, November 9, at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. The principal speaker is Rear Admiral Shoshana Chatfield, President of the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. Mrs. Charlotte Marshall, a Newport native, will serve as the ...

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Pentagon: Here are the Details on the Baghdadi Raid

The mission to capture or kill ISIS founder and leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was exquisitely planned and executed, the commander of U.S. Central Command said. Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie briefed Pentagon reporters today on the Oct. 26 raid in northwestern Syria that resulted in Baghdadi’s death. Pentagon officials also released videos of the raid. McKenzie said planning for ...

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Navy to Commission Littoral Combat Ship Indianapolis

The Navy will commission its newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, USS Indianapolis (LCS 17), during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony Saturday, Oct. 26, in Burns Harbor, Indiana. The future USS Indianapolis, designated LCS 17, honors Indiana’s state capital and largest city. It will be the fourth ship to bear the name. Lisa W. Hershman will deliver the commissioning ceremony’s principal ...

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Navy to Christen Expeditionary Sea Base USNS Miguel Keith (ESB 5)

The Navy will christen the Expeditionary Sea Base USNS Miguel Keith (ESB 5) during a 10 a.m. PDT ceremony Saturday, Oct. 19, at General Dynamics NASSCO, San Diego. The ship is named in honor of Marine Corps Vietnam veteran and Medal of Honor recipient Lance Cpl. Miguel Keith, and is the first ship to bear the name. Retired Gen. Walter ...

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Navy to Commission Littoral Combat Ship Cincinnati

The Navy will commission its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Cincinnati (LCS 20), during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony Saturday, Oct. 5, on west pier in Gulfport, Mississippi. The principal speaker will be Rep. Brad Wenstrup of Ohio. Former Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will serve as the ship’s sponsor. The ceremony will be highlighted by ...

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Navy to Christen Submarine Oregon

The Navy will christen its newest attack submarine, the future USS Oregon (SSN 793), during a 10 a.m. EDT ceremony Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Connecticut. Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. The submarine’s sponsor is Mrs. Dana Richardson. The ceremony will be highlighted by Mrs. Richardson breaking a ...

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DoD: Here’s What We’ll Do to Stop Iranian Aggression

Defense leaders announced the steps the United States will take to deter Iran’s continued aggressive and malign behavior in the Persian Gulf. At a Pentagon news conference today after White House meetings, Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, also called on other nations to condemn the ...

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DOD Conducts Test of Previously Banned Ground Launch Cruise Missile

On Sunday, August 18, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, the Department of Defense conducted a flight test of a conventionally-configured ground-launched cruise missile at San Nicolas Island, California. The test missile exited its ground mobile launcher and accurately impacted its target after more than 500 kilometers of flight. Data collected and lessons learned from this test will inform ...

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Navy to Commission Guided-Missile Destroyer Paul Ignatius

The Navy will commission its newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117), during a 10 a.m. EDT ceremony Saturday, July 27, at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The ship is named in honor of Paul Robert Ignatius, who served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and later during the Lyndon B. Johnson administration ...

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Esper Becomes 27th Defense Secretary

Dr. Mark T. Esper became the 27th defense secretary today during an early-evening White House swearing-in ceremony. Earlier in the day, by a 90-8 vote, the U.S. Senate confirmed Esper to serve in the office. Esper officially became the defense secretary when the president signed the appointment paperwork preceding the formal swearing in. Esper became acting defense secretary last month after then-acting ...

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