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2021 DoD Packaging Awards honor innovation, skill and Warfighter support

Honoring the evolution of “the science of military packaging,” in her remarks, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics...

Ms. Rebecca Hersman is welcomed as the new Director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Rebecca Hersman, a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES), has been named Director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), headquartered on Ft. Belvoir, Virginia.

Acquisition and Sustainment Leadership Transition

Dr. William A. LaPlante was sworn in as Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (USD(A&S)).

The Defense Innovation Unit and the Defense Acquisition University Launch an Immersive Commercial Acquisition Training Program

In this era of modern warfare, access to cutting-edge, commercial technology is vital for our national security...

Forging Forward: Empowering Women in Defense

The APG Women’s History Month Celebration; Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope was sponsored by the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense, Federal Women’s Program, and APG Garrison. During the event, Vann received the crystal eagle award in recognition of her accomplishments.
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The Department of Defense Releases the President's Fiscal Year 2023 Defense Budget

This $773 billion budget request reinforces our commitment to the concept of integrated deterrence, allows us to better sequence and conduct operations around the globe that are aligned to our priorities....
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Fiscal 2023 Budget Funds Military for Today, Future

President Joe Biden's $773 billion fiscal year 2023 Defense Budget Request funds the department for today's security environment and positions DOD to maintain its competitive advantage...
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New Application Helps DLA Track COVID-19 Test Kits for White House

The Defense Logistics Agency developed a new dashboard application that provides real-time metrics as it packs and distributes millions of free, at-home COVID-19 tests...
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Climate Change a Critical Challenge for DOD, Hicks Says

Virtually every person and organization across the globe is impacted by climate change, including the Defense Department...

DOD Acquisition Officers Will Learn to Better Acquire and Transition Commercial Technologies

In this era of modern warfare, access to cutting-edge, commercial technology is vital for warfighters and national security.
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DoD Announces $2.1 Million Defense Production Act Title III Agreement with Nalas Engineering Services to Strengthen the Domestic Critical Chemicals Industrial Base

As part of the nation's effort to sustain the critical chemicals manufacturing capability necessary for national and economic security, and in support of Executive Order 14017...

DoD Awards $35 Million to MP Materials to Build U.S. Heavy Rare Earth Separation Capacity

The Department of Defense (DoD) awarded a $35 million contract to MP Materials Corp.

Fact Sheet: 2022 Nuclear Posture Review and Missile Defense Review

On March 28, the Department of Defense transmitted to Congress the classified 2022 Nuclear Posture Review...
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