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July 12, 2018

‘Exciting, Crucial’ Time in AI Development, Official Tells Innovation Board

Artificial intelligence is a strategic priority for the Defense Department that could transform the way the department operates, the head of machine learning at the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental said.

July 11, 2018

DoD IT Efforts Focus on Warfighter, Competitive Edge, CIO Says

Today's warfighter needs access to intelligence and communication to enable quick decision-making and maintain a competitive edge, and the Defense Department's information technology efforts are focused on maintaining this edge and supporting national defense priorities, DoD’s chief information officer said.

June 2, 2018

Alliances, Partnerships Critical to U.S. Indo-Pacific Strategy, Mattis Says

Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with U.S. treaty allies and other partners, America seeks to build an Indo-Pacific region where sovereignty and territorial integrity are safeguarded and the promise of freedom is fulfilled, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said in remarks at the 2018 Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore.

May 2, 2018

DoD Official: Lethality, Readiness Drive Acquisition and Sustainment Reform

The National Defense Strategy’s priority of readiness and warfighter’s needs make it important for the Defense Department to be easy to do business with, the undersecretary of defense for acquisitions and sustainment said.

March 16, 2018

Mattis Describes Middle East Trip as Successful In Building Unity

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said collaboration, the spirit of shared understanding and unity highlighted his meetings with leaders in Oman, Afghanistan and Bahrain during his recent Middle East trip.

Feb. 6, 2018

Shanahan: National Defense Strategy Reflects DoD’s ‘Will to Win’

The Defense Department team is strong, and its spirit, energy and “collective will to compete and win is extraordinary,” Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said at a naval conference in San Diego.

Jan. 29, 2018

Shanahan Asks All DoD Personnel to Read, Internalize New Defense Strategy

All Defense Department personnel need to be in alignment with the new National Defense Strategy to make the joint force more lethal and strengthen alliances, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said.

Jan. 19, 2018

National Defense Strategy a ‘Good Fit for Our Times,’ Mattis Says

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said the new National Defense Strategy is a good fit for the times, emphasizing the return of great power rivalry, yet still addressing other threats that abound in the world.

Jan. 19, 2018

DoD Official: National Defense Strategy Will Enhance Deterrence

The new National Defense Strategy is aimed at restoring America’s competitive military advantage to deter Russia and China from challenging the United States, its allies or seeking to overturn the international order that has served so well since the end of World War II.

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