Mark Esper

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New Pentagon strategy for overseas cloud appears to back away from JEDI vision

The Pentagon has a new strategy to deliver cloud services to OCONUS users, but a single, JEDI-like enterprise cloud service is conspicuously absent from…

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg, Pa., Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Focus on military families, defense strategy changes likely coming under Biden administration

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What should the Navy’s next generation of ships look like?

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AP/Alik Kepliczenlisted promotion

Army isn’t only green anymore as leaders address race

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Defense Secretary Mark Esper speaks during a briefing on counternarcotics operations at U.S. Southern Command, Friday, July 10, 2020, in Doral, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Defense Sec. bans photographs being used when considering promotions

In today’s Federal Newscast, Defense Secretary Mark Esper bans photographs from being used in the process to promote officers and enlisted service members.

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Another senior DoD official stepping down

Another senior Pentagon official is resigning. Katie Wheelbarger, the acting assistant secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs submitted…

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Secretary of Defense Mark Esper speaks as Attorney General William Barr, left and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo look on, during a joint briefing, Thursday, June 11, 2020 at the State Department in Washington, on an executive order signed by President Donald Trump aimed at the International Criminal Court. Trump has lobbed a broadside attack against the International Criminal Court. He's authorizing economic sanctions and travel restrictions against court workers directly involved in investigating American troops and intelligence officials for possible war crimes in Afghanistan without U.S. consent. The executive order Trump signed on Thursday marks his administration’s latest attack against international organizations, treaties and agreements that do not hew to its policies.  (Yuri Gripas/Pool via AP)

DoD creates board to provide concrete recommendations on race and diversity

A committee will give the Pentagon suggestions in six months.

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