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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...

Defense, State Agree: Diversity, Inclusion Important for Mission Success

At a town hall meeting at the Pentagon for the department's industrial policy community, Stacy A. Cummings, who is performing the duties of undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, met with Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley...

Memorandum of Understanding for Acquisition Support

On May 20, 2021, Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks and Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Andrea Palm signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to continue the agencies’ partnership in defeating COVID-19 and preparing for future public health emergencies...

DOD Gives Update on Tenant Bill of Rights

The Defense Department has made strides toward ensuring that service members and their families have safe, quality housing that's well-maintained by privatized housing companies, a top DOD housing official said...

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.

Readout of the Fourth National Climate Task Force Meeting

Biden Administration Mounts Whole-of-Government Response to Address Extreme Heat Impacting Nearly Half of U.S. and Boosting Climate Resilience...

DASD Nuclear Matters Staff Selected to Join CSIS Project on Nuclear Issues

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI) recently announced its selections for their 2021 Mid-Career Cadre class – the next generation of professionals prepared to meet the nuclear challenges of the future.

Small Businesses Key to Defense

Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy and a large part of the defense of the nation, the Defense Department's director for the Office of Small Business said today.

Unleashing the Power of Adaptive Acquisition

Mr. Fahey discusses with Matthew Howard of the Office of the Secretary of Defense the impact of recent acquisition reforms and the cultural shift required to continue building on its momentum.

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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