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DOD Taking Measures to Protect Nuclear Weapons, Space Assets

The Defense Department relies on nuclear-armed bombers, submarines and intercontinental ballistic missiles, as well as space-based sensors, to provide a strategic deterrence umbrella for the homeland and to protect deployed forces, allies...

Why Small Businesses Are Essential to U.S. National Security

Small businesses are the engines of the U.S. economy, the heartbeat of communities, and the sources of U.S. global economic strength. This is often heard from the nation's leaders, but what is not often heard is the importance...

DOD Announces Plan to Tackle Climate Crisis

On Oct. 7, 2021, the White House released Climate Adaptation Plans from each agency, as required by Executive Order 14008, "Tackling the Climate Crisis At Home and Abroad." The Department of Defense Climate Adaptation Plan, released...

A&S Announces 2021 Defense Acquisition Workforce Award Winners

Gregory M. Kausner, performing the duties of Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Defense Acquisition Workforce Awards. The five annual awards...

Confirmed - Rosenblum - First Female in Pentagon’s Top Nuclear Role

On July 29, 2021, the Honorable Deborah Rosenblum was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs (ASD(NCB)). She is the first woman to lead the office in charge of preparing for...

New DLA Strategic Plan outlines goals for 2021-2026

FORT BELVOIR, Va. – Building tailored logistics solutions that support military readiness and fostering a whole-of-government approach to national security are among top priorities in the Defense Logistics Agency’s new 2021-2026 Strategic Plan.

Small Businesses Critical to DOD Mission, Official Says

Small businesses are agile and innovative, and every day they provide value in their contributions as prime and sub-tier suppliers to the defense mission, the director of the Defense Department's Office of Small Business Programs said.

DOD Official Says Concept of Integrated Deterrence Is Call to Action

In a speech earlier this year, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III called deterrence the cornerstone of defense to make sure U.S. adversaries know that the risk of aggression is out of line with any conceivable benefit, a key Defense Department official said today.

How COVID-19 Prepared the Military for Future Biological Warfare

As the COVID-19 pandemic erupted last spring, entire swaths of society shut down or went remote.
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DOD Releases Industrial Capabilities Report

The Department of Defense (DOD) released the Fiscal Year 2020 Industrial Capabilities Report today.
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DOD Announces $9.98 Million Defense Production Act Title III Agreement With Hardwick Tactical Corporation

As part of the national response to COVID-19, the Department of Defense (DOD) entered into a $9.98 million agreement with Hardwick Tactical...
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DOD Announces $8 Million Defense Production Act Title III Agreement With GLOBAL FOUNDRIES

As part of the nation's effort to ensure the U.S. sustains the microelectronics manufacturing capability necessary for national...
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IndPol

Rapid Acquisition Benefits Special Operations

The Defense Department's top priorities are defending the nation, taking care of its people and succeeding through teamwork...
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OUSD A&S

Defense Acquisition University Plows Through Pandemic With Online Offerings

With the COVID-19 pandemic, travel was curtailed across the department, and the Defense Acquisition University's physical training locations...
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