Tag: Department of Defense (DOD)

DoD announces award to reform its travel system

DoD announces award to reform its travel system

| August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Department of Defense announced the selection of SAP Concur to develop a business travel system prototype that will replace the aging and inefficient Defense Travel System.

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Futures Command aims to tap into innovative culture

Futures Command aims to tap into innovative culture

| August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Army’s undersecretary hopes to “harness the energy” of entrepreneurs in the Austin area and across the country, as the Army Futures Command plans to officially open its doors later this month.

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Space Force to become sixth branch of armed forces

Space Force to become sixth branch of armed forces

| August 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Defense Department will establish a sixth branch of the armed forces, the U.S. Department of the Space Force, by 2020, Vice President Mike Pence announced today.

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New DoD policy prohibits GPS-enabled devices in deployed settings

New DoD policy prohibits GPS-enabled devices in deployed settings

| August 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Deployed service members are going to have to ditch their “geolocation devices” in response to a new memo from Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan.

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DOD announces policy change on transfer of post-9/11 GI Bill benefits

DOD announces policy change on transfer of post-9/11 GI Bill benefits

| July 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Defense Department issued a substantive change today to its policy on the transfer by service members in the uniformed services of Post-9/11 GI Bill educational benefits to eligible family member recipients.

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New app teaches citizens to ‘stop the bleed,’ save a life

New app teaches citizens to ‘stop the bleed,’ save a life

| June 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Knowing what to do to save a life in the aftermath of a mass trauma event – natural disaster, vehicle accident, or violent attack – is now right at the touch of a button.

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DoD partners with LinkedIn, offers military spouses free membership

DoD partners with LinkedIn, offers military spouses free membership

| June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Defense Department’s Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program is launching a new partnership with LinkedIn – the virtual professional networking platform.

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DOD offers enhanced support for military families with special needs

DOD offers enhanced support for military families with special needs

| June 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Defense Department now offers access to a wide array of newly enhanced and specialized support for military families with special needs.

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Service members could get 0 percent interest on student loans

Service members could get 0 percent interest on student loans

| March 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Department of Defense is collaborating with the Departments of Education (ED) and Veterans Affairs (VA) to educate service members and veterans about a significant student loan benefit based on their military service.

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Pentagon releases new policy on nondeployable members

Pentagon releases new policy on nondeployable members

| February 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Defense Department has released a new policy on military retention for nondeployable service members as it seeks to provide more ready and lethal forces, the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness told Congress, Feb. 15.

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