Special Operations Command

In this image provided by the U.S. Army, Sgt. Katiushka Rivera, a soldier assigned to the 82nd Airborne gets fitted for a modular scalable vest (MSV) during a fielding event in Fort Bragg, N.C., on Sept. 13, 2021. The Army for the first time, began handing out armor that now comes in three additional sizes, and can be adjusted in multiple ways to fit better and allow soldiers to move faster and more freely. The so-called “modular, scalable vest” was is being distributed to soldiers at Fort Bragg, N.C., along with new versions of the combat shirt that are tailored to better fit women, with shorter sleeves and a flare at the bottom where it hits their hips. (Jason Amadi/U.S. Army via AP)

PEO Soldier adjusts body armor to better fit women

The Army’s smaller, lighter body armor helps women and smaller male soldiers  achieve greater mobility and easier use of weapons.

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DoD Cloud Exchange 2023: USSOCOM’s Mark Taylor on creating a valid cloud-first hybrid strategy

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua J. Garcia)Members of the 6th Special Operations Squadron use a tablet to upload coordinates during an exercise showcasing the capabilities of the Advanced Battle Management System at Duke Field, Fla., Dec. 17, 2019. During the first demonstration of the ABMS, operators across the Air Force, Army, Navy and industry tested multiple real-time data sharing tools and technology in a homeland defense-based scenario enacted by U.S. Northern Command and enabled by Air Force senior leaders. The collection of networked systems and immediately available information is critical to enabling joint service operations across all domains. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua J. Garcia)

As the US military struggles, some C2 challenges for special forces

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DoD IG recognizes whistleblower for hotline tip that led to $25M settlement

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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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(Getty Images/iStockphoto/Smederevac)American soldier in military uniform preventing cyber attack in military intelligence center. An US officer intercepting messages to stop terrorism. Modern warfare system surveillance concept.

JAIC planning broad-reaching projects for 2021 focused on business and logistics

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PRAC points out teleworking difficulties in analysis of agencies’ coronavirus response

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U.S. Strategic Command/Master Sgt. April Wickes

Battle of semantics leads to change in the way combatant commands are named

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Bicameral bill would even out locality and General Schedule pay

In today’s Federal Newscast, two lawmakers want to even the playing field for hourly wage workers and General Schedule employees who work in the same location.

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JEDI

DoD using 14 entities as JEDI pathfinders as contract gets underway

DoD will use U.S. Special Operations Command and U.S. Transportation Command to test its new cloud.

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Federal Employee Unions

OPM examining how feds pay union dues after Supreme Court ruling

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Office of Personnel Management asked the Federal Labor Relations Authority how agencies can deduct union dues in light of the 2018 decision, which found local and state government workers can’t be forced to pay union dues.

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