DoD Reporter's Notebook

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Appropriators worried about DoD’s ability to fill key technical vacancies

House appropriators want DoD to deliver new information on how it plans to deliver career technical education and recruit and retain personnel into STEM…

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(Senior Airman Roslyn Ward/U.S. Air Force via AP)U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon is aerial refueled by a KC-135 “Stratotanker” over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020 as part of an escort mission in support of the B-52 “Stratofortress” deployment. The United States flew strategic bombers over the Persian Gulf on Wednesday for the second time this month, a show of force meant to deter Iran from attacking American or allied targets in the Middle East. (Senior Airman Roslyn Ward/U.S. Air Force via AP)

Air Force will turn its tankers into flying hotspots in first deployment of ABMS

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(Chinatopix via AP)In this April 18, 2007 photo, workers install the logo for ZTE, a leading Chinese communications company, on top of an office building in Nanjing in eastern China's Jiangsu province. Washington has imposed restrictions on the ability of one of China's biggest telecoms equipment makers, ZTE Corp., to use American components after concluding the state-owned company improperly exported U.S. technology to Iran. Sanctions that took effect Tuesday, March 8, 2016, were imposed after ZTE was found to be

Second stage of Chinese telecom ban producing unintended consequences

The ZTE, Huawei ban is proving challenging for vendors doing business in countries where China-built networks are almost literally the only way to connect…

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Navy and Marine Corps make drones a top priority

In a new campaign plan, the sea services say teaming traditional systems with unmanned ones will let them “rewrite the narrative” of maritime warfare.

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IG: Pentagon disregarded auditors, overpaid contractors by as much as $97M

The Defense Contract Management Agency is reexamining several of its past decisions to reimburse contractors. That’s after the DoD inspector general found DCMA overruled the findings of incurred cost audits without adequate explanation.

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