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Feb. 16, 2017

Work Confers With Ukrainian Foreign Affairs Minister at Pentagon

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work reiterated that the U.S. remains supportive of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity during a meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Affairs Minister Pavlo Klimkin at the Pentagon.

Jan. 13, 2017

Work Receives Praise, DoD Distinguished Public Service Award

Defense Secretary Ash Carter presented Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work with the Distinguished Public Service Award, the Defense Department’s highest civilian honor, during a ceremony at the Pentagon.

Dec. 13, 2016

Work, Australian Defense Secretary Discuss Issues at Pentagon

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work welcomed Australian Defense Secretary Dennis Richardson to the Pentagon, where the two leaders discussed global security issues and opportunities to further bilateral defense cooperation.

Dec. 5, 2016

Work Praises Industrial Base Innovation After Raytheon, Boeing Visits

Defense Department recommendations in the president’s fiscal year 2018 budget heavily emphasize increased munitions acquisitions, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said.

Dec. 4, 2016

Offset Strategy Focuses on Deterring Great Powers, Work Says

Russia and China are rising in importance among the state powers that occupy the attention of Defense Department officials these days, and deterring those nations is the entire focus of the Pentagon’s third offset strategy, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said at the Reagan National Defense Forum.

Oct. 31, 2016

Deputy Secretary: Third Offset Strategy Bolsters America’s Military Deterrence

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work says the Pentagon’s Third Offset Strategy pursues next-generation technologies and concepts to assure U.S. military superiority, but the real focus is strengthening U.S. conventional deterrence to make sure wars don’t happen.

Oct. 26, 2016

Work, Japanese Defense Leader Discuss Evolving Security Environment

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work and Tetsuro Kuroe, Japan’s administrative vice defense minister, discussed the persistent North Korean threat, maritime issues in the East and South China Seas, and other security issues during a meeting at the Pentagon.

Oct. 12, 2016

Work Thanks Hungary’s Defense Minister for Security Contributions

In a meeting at the Pentagon, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work thanked Hungarian Defense Minister István Simicskó for Hungary's contributions to important security missions, including the coalition effort against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and NATO's Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan.

Oct. 7, 2016

Russian Airspace Violations in Nordic-Baltic Region Dangerous, Work Says

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said Russia's alleged violations of airspace in the Nordic-Baltic region are unacceptable, dangerous and unprofessional after both Finland and Estonia accused Russia of breaches.

Oct. 4, 2016

Work Details Multidomain Battlefield of the Future

Fighting and winning on a multidomain battlefield must be the focus for the U.S. military moving forward, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said at the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual meeting.

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