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Carter Seeks to Harness Practices of Innovative Technology Firms

DOD NEWS, DEFENSE MEDIA ACTIVITY (MAY 12, 2016)

Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON—The Defense Department needs to harness the genius of American technology if it is to successfully stand against all enemies, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee in Santa Clara, California, yesterday.

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DoD Launches New Civilian Performance Appraisal Program

DOD NEWS, DEFENSE MEDIA ACTIVITY (APRIL 5, 2016)

Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON—Defense Department civilian employees are getting a new, standardized performance appraisal program as part of the department’s New Beginnings initiative.
Paige Hinkle-Bowles, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for civilian personnel policy, said New Beginnings represents a series of requirements that grew out of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2010.

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Budget Request Trims Modernization; Procurement Funds Buy Capability


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWS, DEFENSE MEDIA ACTIVITY (FEB. 11, 2016)

Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON—Modernization took the biggest hit in the Defense Department’s fiscal year 2017 budget request, but the $102.5 billion in the procurement account can purchase a lot of capabilities, Mike McCord, DoD’s chief financial officer, told reporters at a Feb. 9 Pentagon news conference.

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Work Finishes Trip Focusing on U.S. Nuclear Deterrent


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWS, DEFENSE MEDIA ACTIVITY (FEB. 26, 2016)

Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON—Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work observed the test of an unarmed Minuteman 3 missile at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, last night, at the culmination of a trip to examine the progress of reforms in DoD’s nuclear deterrent.

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Transportation Command Chief Expresses Concern About Trends


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWS, DEFENSE MEDIA ACTIVITY (MARCH 15, 2016)

Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON—U.S. Transportation Command is serving on all seven continents and can respond when called upon, Transcom’s commander told Congress today, but he noted some trends he said are causing him concern.

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Rotorcraft Modernization Efforts Back on Track, Officials Tell Congress


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWS, DEFENSE MEDIA ACTIVITY (MARCH 17, 201)

Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON—Rotorcraft modernization, severely affected by budget cuts, is just now getting back on track, Army and Air Force officials told a House panel yesterday.

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