Tag: Department of Defense (DOD)

DOD successfully completes Yutu relief mission in Northern Mariana Islands

DOD successfully completes Yutu relief mission in Northern Mariana Islands

| February 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Service members from Joint Task Force West officially concluded Super Typhoon Yutu relief and recovery efforts in Saipan and Tinian in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Feb. 6-7.

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Defense Department successfully closes Blended Retirement System opt-in window

Defense Department successfully closes Blended Retirement System opt-in window

| January 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Blended Retirement System opt-in enrollment period closed at midnight on Dec. 31, 2018, capping off the successful roll-out of a new retirement system for members of the uniformed services.  

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DOD releases 2019 Basic Allowance for Housing rates

DOD releases 2019 Basic Allowance for Housing rates

| December 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Department of Defense released the 2019 Basic Allowance for Housing rates Dec. 14. 

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Defense Department announces cost of living increase to retired pay

Defense Department announces cost of living increase to retired pay

| November 6, 2018 | 1 Comment

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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