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May 3, 2019

DOD Medical Labs Develop Technologies to Save Lives, Enhance Performance

One of many areas Defense Department research labs focus on is medicine. Some of their innovative work was on display during the third biennial DOD Lab Day at the Pentagon.

May 2, 2019

Report Points to Need for New Programs to Counter Sexual Assault

Sexual assault runs counter to every fiber of the U.S. military and DOD officials are “disheartened and frustrated” with the data in the annual report on sexual assault in the military that showed the incidents rose.

May 2, 2019

No Margin for Error: Nuclear Capability Must be Upgraded Now, Defense Official Says

The U.S. doesn’t have any wiggle room in the effort to upgrade its nuclear capability: modernization must be done now, without interruption, or the U.S. stands to lose its deterrence edge, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

May 2, 2019

DOD Reform Strides Lauded by Senior Defense Officials

Performing the duties of deputy defense secretary, David L. Norquist spoke at the Defense Department Gears of Government Awards Ceremony in the Pentagon.

May 2, 2019

DOD Leaders Concerned Over Revelations in Sexual Assault Report

DOD officials said they are concerned over the revelations from the annual report on sexual assault in the military released today.

May 2, 2019

Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman: Leadership Key to Eliminating Sexual Assault

Combating sexual assault and sexual harassment is about leaders stepping up at all levels of command, Army Command Sgt. Maj. John Wayne Troxell, the senior enlisted advisor to the chairman said.

May 2, 2019

Latest Sex Assault Stats are ‘Call to Action’ for DOD Leaders, Official says

The Defense Department is seeing an increase in sexual assault concentrated on young servicewomen, said Elizabeth Van Winkle, DOD’s executive director for force resiliency. “It is a call to action for us,” she said.

April 30, 2019

Vice Chairman Stresses Realities of Strategic Nuclear Deterrence

Americans need to understand the strategic reasoning behind the U.S. nuclear triad and what those capabilities mean to the nation and the world, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at a Strategic Deterrent Coalition symposium in Arlington, Virginia.

April 30, 2019

Middle East Security Still Critical to U.S.

Though the National Defense Strategy has shifted U.S. focus to China and Russia as near-peer competitors, North Korea and Iran as “rogue state actors,” and has also placed emphasis on counterterrorism as a priority, the Middle East is still going to be getting U.S. attention, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Middle East said.

April 25, 2019

Pentagon Showcases Its Organic Laboratories

he Defense Department’s organic laboratories develop weapons, medical technology and other equipment. Hundreds had exhibit booths set up in the Pentagon courtyard as part of its biennial DOD Lab Day.

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