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May 22, 2019

DOD Policy Chief Welcomes Georgia’s Defense Minister to Pentagon

Undersecretary of Defense for Policy John C. Rood met at the Pentagon with Georgian Defense Minister Levan Izoria to reaffirm the U.S. commitment to Georgia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty and to underscore the importance of the U.S.-Georgia defense relationship.

May 14, 2019

Persistent Engagement, Partnerships, Top Cybercom’s Priorities

As it embarks on its second year as a unified combatant command, U.S. Cyber Command is taking stock of its first year and looking toward the future.

May 14, 2019

ISIS Continues To Pose Significant Threat, OIR Official Says

ISIS still poses a significant threat to Iraq and Syria and to the wider world, the deputy commander for stability for Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command Operation Inherent Resolve said.

May 14, 2019

Cybercom, NSA Senior Enlisted Leader Discusses Troops, Training, Mental Health

U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency are key organizations needed in a world challenged by great power competition, the organizations’ senior enlisted leader said.

May 12, 2019

Dunford Accepts Eisenhower Award, Calls for Industry, DOD Cooperation

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff accepted the Eisenhower Award from the National Defense Industrial Association on behalf of all service members and called on the organization to encourage members to cooperate with the Defense Department to ensure service members never fight in a fair fight.

May 8, 2019

Success of First SFAB in Afghanistan Proves ‘Army Got it Right,’ Commander Says

Army Brig. Gen. Scott Jackson, 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade commander, spoke at the Pentagon as part of an Army Current Operations Engagement Tour. He said the Army’s concept for the new unit — one earmarked exclusively for advise and assist missions — was spot on.

May 6, 2019

DOD, OPM Team Up for Improved Online Training

A new memorandum of agreement between the Defense Department and the Office of Personnel Management promises to reduce the cost for training for defense employees and enhance the training experience.

May 3, 2019

Innovation Board Report Looks to Foment Software Revolution

The Defense Innovation Board, chaired by businessman and software engineer Eric Schmidt — who accompanied Ellen Lord, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment — looked at the department’s software acquisition and practices, and discussed the board’s conclusions.

May 3, 2019

DOD Official Details Continuing Chinese Military Buildup

China continues to build up its military to challenge and supplant the United States as the preeminent power in the Indo-Pacific region, the assistant defense secretary for Indo-Pacific security affairs said.

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.

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