Tag: Department of Defense (DOD)

Defense Department announces cost of living increase to retired pay

Defense Department announces cost of living increase to retired pay

| November 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Department of Defense has announced annual cost of living adjustments that will benefit military retirees and survivors during calendar year 2019. 

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VA, DOD senior leaders commit to aligned electronic health records system

VA, DOD senior leaders commit to aligned electronic health records system

| October 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Secretaries of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Defense (DOD) signed a joint statement Sept. 26 pledging that their two departments will align their plans, strategies and structures as they roll out a new electronic health records (EHR) system that will allow VA and DOD to share patient data seamlessly. 

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New Defense.gov reforms DOD story-telling; improves user experience

New Defense.gov reforms DOD story-telling; improves user experience

| October 1, 2018 | 2 Comments

The Department of Defense is launching a new Defense.gov website, Oct. 3, that features an improved user experience, utilizes the latest web technology and presents digital content geared for a larger domestic audience, Dana W. White, assistant to the secretary of defense for public affairs and chief Pentagon spokesperson, announced Oct. 1.

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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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