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DOD Releases National Defense Strategy, Missile Defense, Nuclear Posture Reviews

The Defense Department today for the first time released the public versions of three strategic documents...

U.S. Manufacturing Ecosystem Key to Economic Growth, Innovation, Competitiveness

Approaching an era where automation and cognitive computing seamlessly connect to smart factories, supply chains are entering into a fourth industrial revolution known as Industry 4.0.

High School Seniors Visit Pentagon Leaders, Discuss National Security

Each fall, a group of students from Fairport High School, Fairport, N.Y. have the unique opportunity to visit with government leaders in the national capital area to discuss topics and issues they have researched as part of a social studies elective course, ‘Senior Leadership Seminar’.

DOD, Other Agencies Release Climate Adaptation Progress Reports

The Defense Department along with federal agencies across the government released its 2022 Climate Adaptation Plan Progress Report. Executive Order 14008, Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad and Executive Order 14057...

DOD, Latvian MOD Enter Into Non-Binding Security of Supply Arrangement

On Oct. 25, 2022, the Department of Defense (DOD) and Ministry of Defence (MOD) of the Republic of Latvia entered into a bilateral, non-binding Security of Supply Arrangement (SOSA) to provide reciprocal priorities support for goods and services that promote national defense.

DOD Releases Report on Defense Spending by State in Fiscal Year 2021

The Department of Defense's Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation released its Fiscal Year 2021 Defense Spending by State report to help states and communities better understand the components of defense spending on procurement and personnel.
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448th Supply Chain Management Wing enters first-ever Academic Partnership with the University of Oklahoma

The 448th Supply Chain Management Wing commemorated its first-ever academic partnership Friday Sept. 9 with a signing ceremony held at the Stephenson Research and Technology Center on the University of Oklahoma campus.
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Statement by Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment William LaPlante on F-35 Waiver

Attributable to Dr. William LaPlante, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment.
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VCJCS Describes Logistical Challenges in Global Security Environment

Logistical and other warfighting strategies focus first and foremost on the threat, and that informs all decisions and actions taken by the Defense Department.
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General Says TRANSCOM Effectively Delivering Security Assistance to Ukraine

U.S. Transportation Command's mission is to deliver manpower, materiel and humanitarian assistance globally by land, sea and air at speed and scale during peacetime as well as war and that is on full display with efficient and effective security assistance aid flowing to Ukraine, said its commander.
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Defense Logistics Agency's Expeditionary Team Supports Hurricane Ian Relief Efforts

Less than 24 hours after the Federal Emergency Management Agency assignment dropped, the Defense Logistics Agency Distribution's Expeditionary Team advance team crew was on the road to Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama
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Department of Defense Announces Prohibition in DFARS on Certain PFOS and PFOA Procurement

The Department of Defense has issued a Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) class deviation to prohibit procuring “covered items” that contain perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) or perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).

DOD Office Looks to Effects of Climate Change on Department 

Earth's average annual temperature is rising, and as service members adjust to new climate realities, the Defense Department must do its part to combat climate change. 

DOD Turns to Industry to Meet Carbon Pollution-Free Energy Targets

Today, the Defense Department issued a Request for Information on costs and technologies to support the department's shift to purchasing a 100% carbon pollution-free electricity.

DLA Energy Launches Carbon Pollution-Free Electricity Webpage

Defense Logistics Agency Energy has launched a new, comprehensive webpage to outline its efforts to support carbon pollution-free electricity.

Department Recognizes 28 Civilian, Military Personnel for Enabling Disability Inclusion

An array of problem-solvers, leaders and exceptional performers were today recognized by the Defense Department as part of the 42nd Annual DOD Disability Awards.