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Ukraine Contracting Actions

The Department of Defense has obligated $10.5B on contract under the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative, and an additional $16.8B on contract to replace equipment drawn down from U.S. stocks.

Tiger Team Recommendations Aim to Optimize Foreign Military Sales

The process by which the United States sells military hardware and services to foreign nations has frequently been cited as a "pain point" by American partners and allies.

Senior Officials Host Media Roundtable on the Successful Destruction of the U.S.' Declared Chemical Weapons Stockpile

Mallory Stewart, Assistant Secretary Of State For The Bureau Of Arms Control, Verification, And Compliance; Douglas Bush, Assistant Secretary Of The Army For Acquisition Logistics And Technology...

Defense Civilian Training Corps Kick-Off Marks Milestone in Strengthening DOD Civilian Acquisition Workforce

On June 8, the Defense Department marked a new milestone in its commitment to modernizing the acquisition workforce with the launch of the Defense Civilian Training Corps. This pioneering initiative aims to prepare competitively selected students for public service in vital DOD acquisition-related occupations and improve talent readiness in DOD critical skill areas.

Readout of Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, Dr. William LaPlante and Ms. Heidi Shyu, Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, Engagements at the 21st Australia-United States Ministerial Defense Acquisition Committee Meeting

Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Dr. Radha Plumb and Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Ms. Sasha Baker Hold Off-Camera Media Roundtable

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Launch of the India-U.S. Defense Acceleration Ecosystem (INDUS-X)

The U.S. Department of Defense and the Indian Ministry of Defense launched the India-U.S. Defense Acceleration Ecosystem (INDUS-X) today at a catalyst event hosted by the U.S.-India Business Council.

DOD Enters $13.8 Million Agreement to Expand Domestic Manufacturing to Strengthen U.S. Supply Chains

The Department of Defense's Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Base Policy (OASD(IBP))

DoD Enters Agreement to Expand Domestic Manufacturing to Strengthen U.S. Missiles and Munitions Supply Chains

The Department of Defense's (DoD) Office for the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Base Policy (OASD (IBP)) has entered into an agreement with Arconic Corporation to increase production of missiles and munitions.

DOD Enters Agreement to Expand Domestic Manufacturing and Strengthen U.S. Cobalt Supply Chains

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Industrial Base Policy (OASD(IBP)), through its Manufacturing Capability Expansion and Investment Prioritization (MCEIP)...

Pueblo Plant Team Completes Colorado Chemical Weapons Stockpile Destruction

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DTRA DIR Participates in Signing Ceremony at Bluegrass Army Depot

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Director, Rebecca Hersman, participated in a signing ceremony alongside the Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Fernando Arias, as part of her visit to Bluegrass Army Depot in Berea, Ky., June 12.
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DTRA repatriates usable radioactive materials in Guatemala, marking their first engagement in the U.S. Southern Command

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) global reach recently played an integral role in the successful repatriation of two Cobalt-60 radioactive sources.
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DOD Increases Efforts to Bring Small Businesses Into Defense Industrial Base 

Over the past eight years, the Defense Department has met its small business prime contracting goals, but more can be done, said the director of the Defense Department's Office of Small Business Programs.

Immersive Acquisition Program Accelerates Adoption of Commercial Technologies for Warfighter

Access to cutting-edge, commercial technology is vital for national security. To ensure service members have timely access to commercially available technology, the Defense Department is promoting the broader use...

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Creates Survivor Daily Rations for FEMA

Feeding disaster survivors is one of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's core response capabilities and it is one of the first initiatives requested at the onset of most disasters.

Fueling the fight: USTRANSCOM celebrates new global bulk fuel mission

U.S. Transportation Command celebrated the addition of a sixth mission as the manager for global bulk fuel management and delivery, and "the magnitude of the command’s new responsibility cannot be understated," USTRANSCOM Commander Air Force Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost said yesterday.
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Collaboration and Standardization Are Key to DOD's Battery Strategy, Meeting U.S. Energy Objectives

DOD Makes Climate Assessment Tool Available to Partner Nations

The Department of Defense is one of the largest owners and managers of land in the United States. And that land is likely to be affected by changes in the climate — including the effects of flooding, extreme temperatures and drought.
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