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Feb. 16, 2018

DoD Honors Best in Acquisition With Packard Award

The winners of the premiere Defense Department acquisition honor -- the David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award -- made exceptional contributions in support of the National Defense Strategy, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said at a Pentagon ceremony.

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.

Feb. 2, 2018

Deputy Secretary: Nuclear Posture Review is ‘Tailored Nuclear Deterrent Strategy’

The Nuclear Posture Review is a strategy to keep America safe with a deterrent that is modern and credible, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said.

Feb. 2, 2018

Unlocking Capacity is Critical to Reform, Shanahan Tells DoD Leaders

The Defense Department faces myriad complex, evolving challenges, especially from “great power” regimes, and it must restructure to unlock capability and capacity, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan told senior defense leaders.

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. 25, 2018

DoD Honors Life, Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

The words and actions of Martin Luther King Jr. changed a nation and resonate to this day, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan and other speakers said during the Pentagon’s annual ceremony honoring the civil rights leader.

Jan. 19, 2018

Deputy Secretary, South Korea’s Vice Defense Minister Meet at Pentagon

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan met with the South Korean vice defense minister at the Pentagon, where they reaffirmed the importance of maintaining vigilance and unity in the face of North Korean aggression, a DoD spokesman said.

Jan. 19, 2018

Budget Uncertainty Puts DoD in ‘Difficult Situation,’ Deputy Secretary Says

The uncertainty over government funding is putting the Defense Department workforce in a “difficult situation,” Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said in a memorandum to employees.

Jan. 19, 2018

DoD Issues Guidance for Potential Government Shutdown

The Defense Department has issued guidance to its military and civilian leadership on how to proceed if the federal government should shut down, according to a memorandum from Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan.

Jan. 13, 2018

Deputy Secretary, Japanese Official Discuss Importance of Space Domain

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan and Japan's minister of state for space policy met to discuss the importance of space to the mutual defense of their nations and how the United States and Japan can expand cooperation in that domain.

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