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Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., the Joint Staff director, said on Thursday of the Syrian government. He said ... Nikki R. Haley, the American ambassador to the United Nations, also told the Security Council on Saturday that the United States is “confident that we have crippled Syria's chemical weapons program.”.
Rather than another request this year to authorize a new round of base realignments and closures, Niemeyer said, the Defense Department is reviewing the use of its facilities. “For instance, we must ensure the facilities that were sized for 100 personnel actually have 100 personnel in them. We also have ...

Two bills aimed at improving acquisition and downsizing the 28 offices in the Defense Department's so-called “4th Estate”—its human resources, procurement ... Agency would also be doomed, with its functions and some personnel from the Defense Information Network transferred to U.S. Cyber Command.
National Guard troops are deploying to the U.S. border with Mexico to work in support functions for the Department of Homeland Security, including in ... The Defense Department will provide DHS with up to 4,000 National Guard troops to support the April 4 presidential memorandum authorizing the ...
House Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry wants to take an ax to seven Defense Department agencies as part of a broader cut to save least $25 billion to reinvest back into the Pentagon. The plan cuts DoD's so-called “Fourth Estate” by 25 percent by 2021. The Fourth Estate is comprised of 28 ...
An assessment of performance of functions being performed by federal civilian and service contractor personnel at six military installations, with four being in the continental United States and two being outside the continental United States. GAO believes that DOD addressed this requirement because it ...

GAO analyzed military service personnel data, documentation on service initiatives to address factors contributing to fighter pilot shortages, and service documentation of requirements; met with a non-generalizable sample of fighter pilots at seven locations; and interviewed DOD and service officials.
KAYLA BREEN/STAFF PHOTOCongresswoman Elise Stefanik speaks to members of the Plattsburgh Rotary Club during a weekly meeting in the Butcher ... Elise M. Stefanik said President Donald J. Trump's proposed southern border wall will not be funded with money by the U.S. Department of Defense.
President Donald J. Trump said today he is looking at using the military to secure the border between the United States and Mexico. “Until we can ... In 1989, DoD formed Joint Task Force 6, aimed at aiding border security along the Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California borders with Mexico. The task ...
As the Pentagon puts more pressure on its all-volunteer force, it's finding a disconnect between the people it wants and the people it has in its ranks. The next generation warfighter must have a set of skills that prioritize intelligence over brute strength and combat experience as well as cybersecurity and ...

The Department of Defense (DOD) revised its foreign currency exchange rates (“budget rates”) during fiscal years 2014 through 2016 for each of the nine foreign currencies it uses to develop its Operation and Maintenance (O&M) and Military Personnel (MILPERS) budget request. These revisions ...
Hyten oversees nearly 184,000 military and civilian personnel as head of U.S. Strategic Command in Omaha, Nebraska. ... U.S. Air Force Gen. John Hyten testifies March 20 before the Senate Armed Services Committee. Credit: DoD/EJ Hersom. How do you see the 'space force' debate going from here?
On Monday, the DoD announced it was expanding its bug bounty program to include the agency's massive Defense Travel System. The “Hack ... U.S. government active military members and contractor personnel are also eligible to participate but are not eligible for financial rewards, said the DoD. The bug ...
DoD and the Joint Staff recently instituted a Women, Peace and Security Synchronization Group. This group, consisting of representatives from the combatant commands, military services, regional centers and professional military education institutions, as well as DoD and Joint Staff leaders, meets monthly ...
Though previous Defense Department personnel reports in the region hadn't mentioned a Pentagon contractor presence in Syria, the US Department of Labor acknowledged in a report last year that two contractors were killed and six injured in fiscal year 2017. The Pentagon numbers don't represent ...
The commanders of the U.S. Special Operations Command feel comfortably ahead of the curve regarding the shifting priorities of the new national defense strategy. They agree that the new focus on near-peer adversaries like China and Russia, and the technologies and innovations that will allow the U.S. ...
But Trump's suggestion then that the U.S. could leave "very soon" seemed to catch spokespeople at the Pentagon and State Department off guard. A Pentagon spokesperson referred questions about the president's comment to the White House. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said she ...
In November, the Pentagon approved a gender-reassignment surgery for an active-duty member of the military. That surgery came three months after Mr. Trump tweeted that “the United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.”.


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