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Military aircraft mishaps increased after budget cuts, analysis finds

Mishaps involving military aircraft that range from minor injuries to fatal crashes increased by 40 percent from 2013 to 2017, after budget cuts, according to an analysis of data by the Military Times. Separately, the U.S. General Accounting Office raised concerns about the Department of Defense’s ability to learn from those incidents. The crash of an F-16 into a warehouse Thursday, March 16, near March Air Reserve Base near Riverside is under investigation. Before the crash, the pilot reportedl...
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GAO-19-513, Defense Management: Observations on Changes to the Reporting Structure for DOD's Corrosion Office and Its Implementation of GAO Recommendations, May 17, 2019

The Department of Defense (DOD) relocated the Office of Corrosion Policy and Oversight (Corrosion Office) within the restructured acquisition and sustainment organization in fiscal year 2018....
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.308 vs 7.62×51 Ammunition My “Serious Purposes” Warning

Opinion .308 vs 7.62×51 Ammunition Ft Collins, CO –-( As most of us know, 5.56×45 is the “militarized” version of the civilian 223 Rem varmint cartridge, developed by Remington in 1957. Military-rifle chamber dimensions for the 5.56×45 cartridge are more generous than the civilian 223 (SAAMI-spec), although both rounds will chamber and fire in NATO-spec military rifles. SAAMI stands for “Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturing Institute.” SAAMI was instituted in 1913 in orde...
Tags: Guns, Nato, Winchester, Dod, SPC, Remington, Planet Earth, John Farnam, Ammunition News, Defense Training International, Farnam, Collins CO AmmoLand, 7.62X51, 308 Win, Ammunition Manufacturing Institute

GAO-19-336SP, Weapon Systems Annual Assessment: Limited Use of Knowledge-Based Practices Continues to Undercut DOD's Investments, May 07, 2019

This special report is GAO’s 17th annual assessment of the Department of Defense’s (DOD) $1.69 trillion portfolio of 82 major weapon systems acquisition programs.
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Uproar Over Trump’s Pardon Of A US Soldier Convicted Of Killing Iraqi Man

President Donald Trump on Monday pardoned former Army Lt. Michael Behenna, who was convicted of killing an Iraqi man. Some military and legal voices on Twitter are in an uproar. Behenna was convicted in 2009 for killing an Iraqi prisoner after allegedly stripping him naked and torturing him. Behenna maintains that he acted out of self defense. He was initially sentenced to 25 years in jail, but was released on parole in 2014. From an Army officer: Went through 4 yrs of ethics classes at West...
Tags: News, US, America, Aclu, Army, Joe Arpaio, Donald Trump, Trump, Dod, Arpaio, Laurence Tribe, Harvard Law, Army Lt, Dinesh D Souza, Jamil Dakwar, Manafort

Pompeo Floats US Military Intervention In Venezuela: ‘No Option Is Off The Table’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that US military deployment in Venezuela is one of “many options” amid the embattled country’s uprising against President Nicolás Maduro. “The President’s made clear no option is off the table,” the secretary said during his interview on CBS’s “Face The Nation” with Margaret Brennan. “We’ve worked diligently to make sure that capability, a wide range of capabilities, are prepared to be executed,” Pompeo told Brennan. Watch below: [email protected] on w...
Tags: News, US, Cbs, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, State, Dod, Brennan, Pompeo, Margaret Brennan, Mike Pompeo, Cristina Cabrera, Pompeo Floats US

GAO-19-456T, DEFENSE ACQUISITIONS: Observations on the F-35 and Air Force's Advanced Battle Management System, May 02, 2019

What GAO Found The Department of Defense (DOD) wrapped up the F-35 development program in April 2018 and expects to complete operational testing in December 2019. DOD has turned its attention to...
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DOD awards pair of Mizzou researchers separate grants totaling nearly $14 million

(University of Missouri-Columbia) The US Department of Defense has awarded two highly competitive Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative awards for 2019 to research teams led by a pair of University of Missouri researchers from the Department of Chemistry. Arthur Suits, a professor of chemistry, and his team will receive up to $6.25 million over the next five years. Tommy Sewell, a professor of chemistry, and his team will receive up to $7.5 million over the next five years.
Tags: Us Department Of Defense, Dod, University of Missouri, Mizzou, University of Missouri Columbia, Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative, Department of Chemistry Arthur Suits, Tommy Sewell

Washington VC Watch: Pattern Computer, Chatbox, Joylux & More

Catch up on funding news from April involving technology companies based in Washington state:—Pattern Computer, a Redmond-based startup developing pattern discovery software, raised nearly $2.7 million, according to a regulatory filing. The company says its software has potential applications in fields such as oncology and precision medicine, and last month announced a collaboration with Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center aimed at making diagnoses of colorectal cancer and other co...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Washington, Cancer, Hiv, Trends, Tech, Investing, Department Of Defense, Vc, Colorectal Cancer, Healthcare, Venture Capital, SEC, Vancouver, Seattle

A Former Public Affairs Officer for the U.S. Marine Corps on Why He Pursued His APR

April is APR Month at PRSA. Visit this link for more information about the Accreditation in Public Relations process. I pursued the APR because I viewed it as a valuable “extra” that conveys my serious commitment to the profession. My journey began at a U.S. Marine Corps public affairs conference in New Orleans in 2011. I sat in the audience of roughly 200 Marine Corps public affairs officers and observed a debate on the value of sending them to a newly-formed, yearlong master’s degree program i...
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DOD to send 320 personnel to US-Mexico border

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan on Monday approved a Department of Homeland Security request for additional support at the US southern border, according to a Pentagon spokesman.
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Lockheed’s ‘Mad Al’ Rallies Retired Navy Admirals for F-35 Bid

“Right now, DOD is slowing F-35 production at the very time it should be accelerating the program,” Allen Myers, Lockheed’s vice president for Navy and Coast Guard programs, wrote in an April 22 email to a group of retired admirals. Left unsaid were ongoing delivery delays, reliability woes, increased support cost estimates and spare parts shortages that have beset the warplane.
Tags: News, Navy, Lockheed, Dod, Coast Guard, Allen Myers Lockheed

Secretive Group of Elite Scientists Saved From Pentagon Budget Cuts at the Last Minute

The Jason Group, an advisory panel of scientists and academics that have conducted studies for the Pentagon since 1960, might not be dissolving after all. The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Safety Administration (NNSA) has stepped in to keep the group alive until January 2020.Read more...
Tags: Science, War, US military, Darpa, Pentagon, Vietnam War, DOE, Jason, Dod, Mitre, NNSA, National Nuclear Security Administration, MITRE Corporation, Jason Group

Pentagon's Independent Science Research Group, the Jasons, Is Set to Disband After 59 Years

The Jason Group, an independent panel of academics who have advised the Pentagon for the past 59 years, will likely disband on April 30. The group had hoped to get a one-year extension to continue its work.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Climate Change, Department Of Defense, Artificial Intelligence, Darpa, Pentagon, Health Care, Ai, DOE, Department Of Energy, Nuclear War, Dod, Mitre, MITRE Corporation, Nuclear Threats

IG Clears Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan Of Boeing-Related Misdeeds

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon’s watchdog agency has cleared Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan of wrongdoing in connection with allegations that he had used his official position to favor his former employer, Boeing Co., a U.S. official said Thursday. The decision by the Defense Department inspector general opens the door for President Donald Trump to nominate Shanahan and seek his Senate confirmation as defense secretary. The White House, however, has not said whether Trump intends t...
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Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan Cleared of Wrongdoing

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has gotten the green light and has been cleared of wrongdoing by the Pentagon's Inspector General, which was investigating him for alleged inappropriate favoritism of Boeing — his former place of employment for over 30 years.Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics (CREW) filed the complaint on March 13, saying Shanahan "prodded DOD to increase funding for Boeing-produced fighter jets in next year's budget."The investigation kicked off shortly ther...
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Pentagon’s Digital Guru Chris Lynch to Depart

DOD office instrumental in the JEDI cloud competition is getting a new director this month.
Tags: Tech, Pentagon, Dod, Chris Lynch

Threat of A Chinese Internet Requires “Action this Day”

Opinion Threat of A Chinese Internet Requires “Action this Day” USA – -( What will it be like if the internet America invented and designed is replaced in the next technological cycle by one that is controlled, developed, implemented, and managed by the Chinese? This is a real possibility we must confront – right now. The danger of America giving up and allowing the Chinese to win was driven home by a senior United States government official this week. The Washington Post publi...
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The Pentagon Is Killing a Key Independent-Research Program

For decades, JASON studies helped DOD and other agencies get outside perspectives on scientific and technical topics.
Tags: Defense, Pentagon, Jason, Dod, Key Independent Research Program

Much to Oracle’s chagrin, Pentagon names Microsoft and Amazon as $10B JEDI cloud contract finalists

Yesterday, the Pentagon announced two finalists in the $10 billion, decade-long JEDI cloud contract process — and Oracle was not one of them. In spite of lawsuits, official protests and even back-channel complaining to the president, the two finalists are Microsoft and and Amazon. “After evaluating all of the proposals received, the Department of Defense has made a competitive range determination for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Cloud request for proposals, in accordance with a...
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GAO-19-366SP, Priority Open Recommendations: Department of Defense, March 28, 2019

What GAO Found In April 2018, GAO identified 85 priority recommendations for the Department of Defense (DOD). Since then, DOD has implemented 17 of those recommendations, and GAO has closed one...
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How Have Section 512(f) Cases Fared Since 2017? (Spoiler: Not Well)

On Monday, I’m participating in a Copyright Office workshop on Section 512. The workshop supports the Copyright Office’s long-pending Section 512 report, which started in 2015 but stalled out in 2017. To freshen up the project, the workshop will cover developments since 2017. Over 50 “speakers” are participating in the panels, and each has been given a total of 45 *SECONDS* to make introductory remarks. I do talk fast…but not that fast! My incredibly brief remarks will address the caselaw update...
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A Gas Tax Would Turn Trump into President Donald Macron

It was only a few weeks ago that France seemed to be on the verge of total breakdown. The flammable environment of French politics was created by the political disconnect between provincial France and the Parisian elite. French president Emmanuel Macron announced a simple policy adjustment in that environment, and suddenly the country and its cities lit up with explosive protests that shut down the cities.Donald Trump is looking to do the same here in the United States. It won’t generate the sam...
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DOD begins scouting sites for new border wall

The Defense Department is scouting sites along the US-Mexico border to erect new physical barriers, according to two department officials.
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GAO-19-338, Defense Health Care: DOD's Proposed Plan for Oversight of Graduate Medical Education Programs, March 28, 2019

What GAO Found The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (NDAA 2017) directed the Secretary of Defense to establish and implement a process to oversee military graduate medical...
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Pentagon Probes Claims Of Shanahan Using Office To Help Ex-Employer Boeing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon’s inspector general has formally opened an investigation into a watchdog group’s allegations that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has used his office to promote his former employer, Boeing Co. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed an ethics complaint with the Pentagon’s inspector general a week ago, alleging that Shanahan has appeared to make statements promoting Boeing and disparaging competitors, such as Lockheed Martin. Shanahan,...
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GAO-19-199, Defense Business Operations: DOD Should Take Steps to Fully Institutionalize the Chief Management Officer Position, March 14, 2019

What GAO Found The Department of Defense (DOD) has taken steps to implement its Chief Management Officer (CMO) position which has been given the responsibility for managing DOD's business...
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GAO-19-385, Defense Strategy: Revised Analytic Approach Needed to Support Force Structure Decision-Making, March 14, 2019

What GAO Found The Department of Defense's (DOD) analytic approach has not provided senior leaders with the support they need to evaluate and determine the force structure necessary to implement...
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Microsoft just announced three new products that could help make it the guaranteed winner of an $8 billion Pentagon contract (MSFT)

On Wednesday, Microsoft announced that Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Power Platform and Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement will have versions made available for government use, and have been certified with higher government security certifications. These products are poised to help Microsoft in the bid for the Defense Enterprise Office Solutions contract, an $8 billion contract with the Department of Defense to help modernize its office and messaging software. Microsoft says it's still on track to ...
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Outsourcing War To Machines, The Military Robotics Revolution

Outsourcing War To Machines by Paul J. Springer USA – -( As a soldier and more importantly as the leader of combat soldiers there has always been the desire to engage your enemy in war from a safe distance. If you and the opposing enemy soldier are both armed with only a sword and a shield, one of you has to be better skilled than the other at close personal ground combat, in order for a decisively executed battlefield win to happen. You may be the rich, good looking, part of t...
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