Oct. 10, 2016
Carter Reaffirms Support for Peace Process in Colombia
While en route to Trinidad and Tobago to participate in the Conference of the Defense Ministers of the Americas, Defense Secretary Ash Carter spoke by phone with his Colombian counterpart to discuss the U.S.-Colombia defense relationship.
Oct. 4, 2016
DoD’s Dedication to Diversity, Inclusion Provides Best People, Carter Says
The Defense Department’s enduring commitment to diversity and inclusion is key to giving the nation the finest fighting force the world has ever known, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.
Sept. 29, 2016
On USS Carl Vinson, Carter Highlights Asia-Pacific Rebalance
The rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region is a critical national commitment that focuses on regional prosperity and sharpening the U.S. military edge, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said aboard the USS Carl Vinson in San Diego.
Sept. 27, 2016
Nuclear Enterprise Is America’s Bedrock of Security, Carter Says
The American nuclear mission is vital to the nation’s security, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told troops at the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Sept. 22, 2016
Carter Describes Security Challenges, Budget Issues at Senate Panel Hearing
With just eight days remaining before the end of the fiscal year, Defense Secretary Ash Carter implored the Senate Armed Services Committee to pass the defense budget request.
Sept. 19, 2016
Carter to Visit 4 States Next Week
Defense Secretary Ash Carter will embark on travel highlighting two areas of critical importance to the long-term security of the United States: the nation’s nuclear enterprise and the future of the Asia-Pacific region.
Carter, Mentor Discuss Innovation
Defense Secretary Ash Carter and his mentor, former Defense Secretary William J. Perry, discussed the importance of innovation in defense during a talk at the Hoover Institution.
Sept. 16, 2016
DoD Vows to Bring Home Missing Warriors, Carter Says
The Defense Department has recommitted itself to its solemn pledge to make every effort to bring home all of its missing men and women to their families, Defense Secretary Carter said at the National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony.
Sept. 14, 2016
Carter Opens DIUx Outpost in Texas
Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the opening of the Pentagon’s third location for its technology startup, Defense Innovation Unit-Experimental, this time extending the department's outreach to Austin, Texas.
Sept. 13, 2016
Carter Visits Silicon Valley to 'Build Bridges' With Tech Community
The Defense Department needs to be flexible and more user friendly to attract the very best in the highly competitive tech community, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said at the "TechCrunch Disrupt 2016" innovation and technology conference in San Francisco.