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Defense Daily, Friday, December 15, 2017, Vol. 276, Issue 52

Navy Strategic Review Calls For Better Readiness Standards, Less Bureaucratic Overlap

Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer’s Strategic Readiness Review focused on four major recommendation types to prevent future Naval mishaps due to longstanding issues: focusing on readiness as a priority, more realistically matching supple and demand in naval forces, streamline command and control structures for better responsibility and accountability, and foster a culture of a…

Army Pursuing Rapid Prototyping Of Integrated Electronic Warfare-Cyber Capabilities In FY 18

As the Army begins moving its electronic warfare (EW) components over to its cyber branch, officials are shifting focus to rapid prototyping of integrated tools meant to enhance the capabilities of its maneuver commanders and cross-functional teams.Army officials see FY ‘18 as an important year for developing tools that remove stovepiped requirements for EW and…

Key Lawmaker Proposes Full Funding For Defense, Short-Term CR For Non-Defense

With Congress still trying to reach a fiscal year 2018 budget agreement, Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.), chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, has proposed legislation (H.J.Res. 124) to fully fund defense for the rest of the fiscal year.The measure, introduced Dec. 13, would provide $664.1 billion for defense, or about $28.4 billion above the Trump…

GAO: DoD Needs Better Tracking Of Climate Change Costs To Bases, Operations

The Defense Department knows its overseas bases are vulnerable to the effects of climate change, but it does not track the estimated cost of those impacts, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO).Climate change could disrupt training, testing and operations at various overseas installations in areas susceptible to sea level rise and inclement weather, the…

Industry Group Focusing On Core Needs Of Defense Industrial Base, AIA Says

In response to President Donald Trump’s directive in July asking the Pentagon to assess the health and needs of the nation’s defense industrial base, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) has formed a working group of industry officials that is focusing on four pillars and 10 priorities it wants the Defense Department to address.The pillars include…