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March 17, 2016

Dunford Discusses DoD Budget Request at Senate Hearing

Funding within the fiscal year 2017 DoD budget proposal will enable the joint force to confront today’s threats and plan for the future, Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. told a Senate panel.

March 13, 2016

Vice Chairman Discusses Defense Deterrence Strategy

The U.S. military aims to counter threats presented by potential adversaries Russia and China through its third offset strategy, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

March 7, 2016

Strategy-Driven Processes Behind Budget Request, Official Says

The fiscal year 2017 budget request addresses current and future threats, said Robert M. Scher, the assistant secretary of defense for strategy, plans and capabilities.

March 3, 2016

Carter Stresses Need for DoD Innovation During Seattle Event

As part of his effort to engage with innovative technology companies, Defense Secretary Ash Carter spoke at a Microsoft-hosted breakfast in Seattle.

Feb. 26, 2016

Work Finishes Trip Focusing on U.S. Nuclear Deterrent

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work traveled to F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., and Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., to examine the progress of reforms in DoD’s nuclear deterrent.

Feb. 24, 2016

DoD Officials Urge Continued Science, Technology Investments

Investments in science and technology are critical in maintaining the nation's military edge in an increasingly competitive global arena, DoD officials told Congress.

Feb. 12, 2016

DoD Plans Benefit Revision With ‘Blended Retirement’

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has cited a blended retirement system as a key step in modernizing the department’s ability to recruit, retain and maintain talent.

Feb. 1, 2016

Soldier ‘Filled with Gratitude’ at New Family Policies

An Army officer scheduled to give birth by cesarean section said the new 12-week maternity leave period and other new family-focused policies for troops have made her hopeful and grateful.

Dec. 3, 2015

Carter Opens All Military Occupations, Positions to Women

Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced that beginning in January 2016, all military occupations and positions will be open to women, without exception.

Nov. 18, 2015

Carter Details Force of the Future Initiatives

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said his Force of the Future program is necessary to ensure the Defense Department continues to attract the best people America has to offer.

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