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DOD awards $162 million in university research funding

Posted April 8, 2016 by

The Defense Department will issue 23 awards totaling $162 million over the next five years to academic institutions to perform multidisciplinary basic research. The Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative program, or MURI, supports research by teams of investigators that intersect more than one traditional science and engineering discipline in order to accelerate research progress, said Melissa…

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Jammer Increment 1 approved to enter engineering, manufacturing development

Posted April 8, 2016 by

The Navy’s Next Generation Jammer Increment 1 received the official go-ahead to after the next phase of development April 5 when the Milestone Decision Authority signed the Acquisition Decision Memorandum. Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, determined that the system’s proposed cost, schedule and performance objectives adhered to the proposed…

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Deputy Defense Secretary to help DARPA christen new class of sea vessel

Posted April 8, 2016 by Cheryl Pellerin

DOD photograph by MSgt. Adrian Cadiz On his last trip to the West Coast, Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work was briefed on the function and capability of the National Ignition Facility as he toured the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, Calif., during a visit Aug. 5, 2015. Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work this…

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AF to restructure nuclear, missile operations (13N) career field

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The commander of Air Force Global Strike Command at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., in concert with Headquarters Air Force Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration Directorate, has directed a review of the 13N career field. The goal is to create a self-sustaining career field that places a premium on experience and expertise at the wing…

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JSTARS Recapitalization moving forward with radar risk reduction

Posted April 8, 2016 by Patty Welsh

The Air Force's JSTARS Recap program took another step forward March 24, 2016, with the awarding of two contract actions for radar risk reduction efforts.

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Operators shift to cyber electromagnetic activities

Posted April 6, 2016 by David Vergun

A seismic shift has occurred recently in cyber for Soldiers and operators at the corps level and below, said Brig. Gen. Patricia A. Frost. It's known as cyber electromagnetic activities, or CEMA.

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F-16s surge during two-day drill at Misawa

Posted April 6, 2016 by A1C Jordyn Fetter

Airmen with the 35th Fighter Wing conducted a two-day surge exercise April 4-5 with F-16 Fighting Falcons at Misawa Air Base, Japan.

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Carter proposes updates to Goldwater-Nichols Act

Posted April 6, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

To best confront challenges in an increasingly complex world, the law that defines much of the Defense Department's institutional organization needs to be updated, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said April 5.

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World’s largest maritime exercise underway in Middle East

Posted April 4, 2016 by

The International Mine Countermeasures Exercise, the largest maritime exercise in the world, kicked off April 4, with international naval and civilian maritime forces from more than 30 nations spanning six continents training together across the Middle East.

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Eielson selected to receive operational F-35A aircraft

Posted April 4, 2016 by

Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, was selected as the new home for the Air Force’s first operational overseas F-35A Lightning IIs.

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