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Yesterday β€” 21 October 2021DoD News

Investments in Technology Crucial to Staying Ahead, Innovation Unit Director Says

21 October 2021 at 13:06
An effective national technology strategy requires investments in critical and emerging technologies, the director of the Defense Innovation Unit said.

NATO Ministers Bolster Alliance Deterrence, Defense

21 October 2021 at 12:44
NATO defense ministers approved a plan that will make the alliance more responsive to the complex and changing security environment, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.

DOD's PFAS Public Outreach Focuses on Cleanup Progress, PFAS-Free Firefighting Solutions, Officials Say

21 October 2021 at 11:12
The Defense Department is working to develop new technologies that can speed up the cleanup effort, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for environment and energy resilience said.

DOD Analysis Highlights Geostrategic Risks of Climate Change

The Defense Department released an unclassified version of the Defense Climate Risk Analysis report, which provides a starting point for a shared understanding of the strategic and mission risks of climate change and lays out a path forward.

DOD Begins Fielding 5G Communications to California First Responders

21 October 2021 at 09:13
The Defense Innovation Unit announced a year-long prototyping project involving a private wireless 5G communications network for first responders in California, including the California National Guard.

Army's 'Dragon's Lair' Opens to All Military Services

20 October 2021 at 14:44
The Army's XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, N.C., initiated the Dragon's Lair program, a "Shark Tank"-style competition in which soldiers from across the Army pitched their innovations to a panel of civilian tech experts and military leaders.Β 

'It Was Just Wild': Guardsmen Fight Fires From the Sky

20 October 2021 at 14:09
In recent years, state governments have asked the National Guard to assist with wildfires when primary responders' resources are stretched thin. As always, the National Guard is more than ready to step up to the plate.

NATO Secretary General Details Agenda for Defense Meeting

20 October 2021 at 13:34
NATO defense ministers are meeting in Belgium to chart the course for the alliance as it modernizes and adapts to a world dominated by strategic competition, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.

Before yesterdayDoD News

Defense Secretary Holds Talks in Romania

20 October 2021 at 10:54
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke with leaders in stalwart NATO ally Romania and then visited the U.S. forces who work day in and day out to make NATO a reality.

Austin Works With Allies, Partners to Deter Russian Malign Activities

19 October 2021 at 13:38
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III is visiting the front-line states of Georgia, Ukraine and Romania before traveling to Belgium for the NATO Defense Ministerial Meeting in Brussels.

Van Ovost: 'No Other Military or Transportation Enterprise Could Have Executed' Afghanistan Evacuation

19 October 2021 at 11:52
The noncombatant evacuation operation in Afghanistan in August highlighted the compassion of the military and U.S. partners around the world, the commander of U.S. Transportation Command said.

Climate Change in East Asia and the Pacific Impacts DOD

The Defense Department is collaborating with allies and partners in the Pacific to prepare for a combined response capability for climate-related emergencies, a defense official said.

U.S., Ukraine Aim to Implement Strategic Defense Framework

19 October 2021 at 06:50
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III met with Ukrainian leaders in the capital city of Kyiv to reinforce ties between the nations and look for ways to implement the Strategic Defense Framework β€” a roadmap for both countries to follow to strengthen security and defense cooperation.

Austin Calls U.S. Support for Georgia 'Unwavering'

18 October 2021 at 06:33
U.S. support for Georgia's territorial integrity and sovereignty is unwavering, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said after a meeting with Georgian Defense Minister Juansher Burchuladze.

First African American Joint Chiefs Chairman Also Was the Youngest

18 October 2021 at 10:36
Retired Army Gen. Colin L. Powell, who was an ROTC cadet, rose to become the first Black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the youngest, and later served as secretary of state, died today at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, Maryland.

Defense Secretary Calls U.S. Support for Georgia 'Unwavering'

18 October 2021 at 06:33
U.S. support for Georgia's territorial integrity and sovereignty is unwavering, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said after a meeting with Georgian Defense Minister Juansher Burchuladze.

U.S., Georgia Defense Leaders Sign Memo to Continue Training Effort

18 October 2021 at 05:55
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and Georgian Defense Minister Jaunsher Burchuladze launched the Georgia Defense and Deterrence Enhancement Initiative, which aims to help the nation develop a more effective defense and become more interactive with NATO.

Secretary of Defense Travels to Europe to Reassure Front Line States

17 October 2021 at 05:59
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III is traveling to Europe to reassure allies and partners of America's commitment to their sovereignty in the face of Russian aggression.

Defense Secretary Travels to Europe to Reassure Frontline States

17 October 2021 at 05:59
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III is traveling to Europe to reassure allies and partners of America's commitment to their sovereignty in the face of Russian aggression.

DOD Undersecretary Shares Tech Career Advice With Women

15 October 2021 at 14:33
Throughout her career, Heidi Shyu was no stranger to discrimination. The under secretary of defense for research and engineering, shared some of her early experiences and advice in the workplace in a Women in Technology summit.Β 

Austin, Milley Welcome New Transcom Commander

15 October 2021 at 11:47
Aside from the competence of its troops, America's greatest military advantage is the ability to deploy and sustain service members anywhere in the world, and U.S. Transportation Command is at the heart of that capability, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said.

Why Small Businesses Are Essential to U.S. National Security

Small businesses are the engines of the U.S. economy, the heartbeat of communities, the sources of U.S. global economic strength and important to national security.

While China's Intimidation of Taiwan Continues, U.S. Remains Committed to Taiwanese Self-Defense

12 October 2021 at 15:28
Despite the recent Chinese show of force, the U.S. will continue to support a peaceful resolution of cross-strait issues, consistent with the wishes and best interests of the people of Taiwan, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said.

General Says Planning, Connectivity Were Keys to Afghanistan Evacuation

12 October 2021 at 12:57
Members of U.S. Transportation Command integrated with representatives of the U.S. Central Command and the Joint Staff to plan and execute the retrograde operation of U.S. forces and equipment from Afghanistan, Air Force Maj. Gen. Corey J. Martin said.Β 

Summit Highlights DOD's Cybersecurity Initiatives, Challenges

8 October 2021 at 14:12
Seven pillars make up the Defense Department's cybersecurity architecture, DOD's chief information security officer and deputy chief information officer said at the Billington CyberSecurity Summit.

DISA Director Says Common Access Card Showing Age

8 October 2021 at 12:26
The director of the Defense Information Systems Agency said he thinks it might be time to look for better ways for Defense Department personnel to prove who they are to gate guards, computers and chow hall personnel.

DOD Must Pivot to Counter Climate Change, Official Says

8 October 2021 at 11:17
The Defense Department has to understand what's happening to the climate and how to mitigate or adapt to the effects β€” and then be part of the solution, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for environment and energy resilience said.

General Says Artificial Intelligence Will Play Important Role in Network Defense

8 October 2021 at 10:17
Attacks by hostile governments and criminal networks on civilian and DOD cyberspace assets are constant threats, and as artificial intelligence grows in cyberspace, it will become a target as well, the director of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center said.

DOD Announces Plan to Tackle Climate Crisis

The Department of Defense Climate Adaptation Plan articulates a bold vision for climate adaptation and aligns adaptation and resilience efforts with the department's warfighting mission.​

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