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Command Senior Enlisted Leader Assignment

DoD News Releases - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 18:15
The Office of the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff announced today the following assignment: Army Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick L. McCauley, currently assigned as the command senior enlisted leader for Special Operations Command Central, MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida, has been selected to replace Army
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Contracts For June 28, 2016

DoD Latest Contract Awards - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 17:00
CONTRACTS DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY Zoll Medical Corp., Chelmsford, Massachusetts, has been awarded a maximum $400,000,000 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract for monitors used to check vital signs. This was a competitive acquisition with three responses received. This is a one-year base contract with five one-year option periods.
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Contracts For June 27, 2016

DoD Latest Contract Awards - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 17:00
CONTRACTS ARMY Accenture Federal Services LLC, Arlington, Virginia, was awarded a $53,519,203 modification (D00380) to contract N00104-04-A-ZF12 to continue operations and maintenance services for the General Fund Enterprise Business System.  Work will be performed in Arlington, Virginia, with an estimated completion date of Sept 30, 2016.  Fiscal
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Statement from Secretary Carter on Fallujah

DoD News Releases - Mon, 06/27/2016 - 12:57
 I congratulate Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi and the Iraqi people for their progress in freeing the city of Fallujah from the grip of ISIL. The United States military and our coalition partners are proud to have supported the Iraqi Security Forces under the prime minister’s command in this important operation, which is another milestone in our
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Contracts For June 24, 2016

DoD Latest Contract Awards - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 17:00
CONTRACTS NAVY Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Sensors, Moorestown, New Jersey, is being awarded a $357,018,057 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Advanced Electronic Guidance and Instrumentation System (AEGIS) in-service combat systems engineering; computer program maintenance: annual inspection and regular overhaul execution support: in-country
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Readout from Secretary Carter's Call with UK State Secretary for Defense Michael Fallon

DoD News Releases - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 15:00
Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook provided the following readout: Secretary of Defense Ash Carter spoke today by telephone with his counterpart from the United Kingdom, State Secretary for Defense Michael Fallon. Secretary Carter emphasized that the United States and the United Kingdom will always enjoy a special relationship, one reflected in
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Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook on U.S.-Republic of Korea (ROK)-Japan Video Conference

DoD News Releases - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 14:59
Today, Ms. Kelly Magsamen, Performing the Duties of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs; ROK Deputy Minister of National Defense for Policy Yoo Jeh-seung; and Japan Director General for Defense Policy Satoshi Maeda co-chaired a trilateral interagency video conference. The video conference was held to share
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General Officer Announcements

DoD News Releases - Fri, 06/24/2016 - 11:52
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced today that the president has made the following nominations:Air Force Lt. Gen. John L. Dolan for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general, and for assignment as director for operations, J-3, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.  Dolan is currently serving as commander, U.S. Forces
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Contracts For June 23, 2016

DoD Latest Contract Awards - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 17:00
CONTRACTS ARMY Raytheon IDS, Andover, Maine, was awarded a $523,386,294 fixed-price-incentive, foreign military sales (Kuwait) contract for modernization of six PATRIOT fire units. One bid was solicited with one received.  Work will be performed in Jasper, Alabama; Huntsville, Alabama; Waltham, Massachusetts; Andover, Massachusetts; Fremont,
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General Officer Assignments

DoD News Releases - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 15:05
The chief of staff, Air Force announced the following assignments:Brig. Gen. Steven L. Basham, who has been selected to the grade of major general, from deputy director, Requirements, J-8, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia, to director, Legislative Liaison, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington,
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DoD Identifies Navy Casualty*

DoD News Releases - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 23:59
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew J. Clement, 38, of Massachusetts, died June 21 of a non-combat related injury while deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The incident is under investigation.Clement was a mobilized Navy reservist assigned
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Detainee Transfer Announced

DoD News Releases - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 21:38
The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of Abdel Malik Ahmed Abdel Wahab Al Rahabi  from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to the Government of Montenegro.On Dec. 5, 2014, a Periodic Review Board consisting of representatives from the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Justice, and State; the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and
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Contracts For June 22, 2016

DoD Latest Contract Awards - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 17:00
CONTRACTS ARMY Harris Corp., Rochester, New York, was awarded a $1,700,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multi-year foreign military sales contract (Afghanistan) to procure Harris family of radios, ancillaries, spare parts and services.  Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. The estimated
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Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Europe and NATO Jim Townsend and Estonian Ambassador to the United States Eerik Marmei Sign Agreement on Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation Activities

DoD News Releases - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 15:52
Today Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Europe and NATO Jim Townsend and Estonian Ambassador to the United States Eerik Marmei signed an agreement reinforcing cooperation between the U.S. Department of Defense and the Estonian Ministry of Defense on research, development, testing, and evaluation activities.       The agreement facilitates

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DoD Identifies Navy Casualty

DoD News Releases - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 13:17
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew J. Clement, 38, of Massachusetts, died June 21 of a non-combat related injury while deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The incident is under investigation.Clement was a mobilized Navy reservist assigned to
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Department of Defense Publishes Phased Retirement Program Guidance

DoD News Releases - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 09:19
The Department of Defense has released a department-wide policy on the Phased Retirement Program. As more employees become eligible for retirement, this program will assist DoD components and agencies with the transfer of knowledge and provide continuity of operations on a short-term basis. The DoD Phased Retirement Program is an exciting new human
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Readout of Deputy Secretary Work's Meeting with Dutch Minister of Defense Secretary-General Geerts

DoD News Releases - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 18:01
Deputy Secretary of Defense Spokesperson Lt. Cmdr. Courtney Hillson provided the following readout: Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work met with Dutch Minister of Defense Secretary-General Wim Geerts at the Pentagon today. They discussed the strength of the U.S.-Dutch defense relationship; security environment in Europe and the Middle East; and
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Contracts For June 21, 2016

DoD Latest Contract Awards - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 17:00
CONTRACTS AIR FORCE Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. - Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, San Diego, California, has been awarded a $203,559,743 modification (P00034) to exercise the option on previously awarded contract FA8528-15-C-0003 for Global Hawk contractor logistic services and sustainment. Contractor will provide additional material and
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Statement by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on New Zealand's Decision to Extend Its Role in the Counter-ISIL Coalition

DoD News Releases - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 22:03
I commend the government of New Zealand for its decision to extend its important role in the fight against ISIL in Iraq. The announcement to keep up to 143 trainers for the Building Partner Capacity mission at Taji until November 2018, to provide additional training of Iraqi Security Forces in Besmaya, and to also authorize the training of
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Statement by Secretary Carter on Poland’s Decision to Expand Campaign Against ISIL

DoD News Releases - Mon, 06/20/2016 - 19:15
I welcome Poland’s announcement that it will expand its role in the campaign to deliver ISIL a lasting defeat. The Polish decision to deploy 60 special operations forces to Iraq, as well as four F-16s and associated personnel to Kuwait for reconnaissance missions over Iraq and Syria, is a further sign of the growing momentum in the campaign to
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