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Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks, in close collaboration with the Director of National Intelligence, directed the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence & Security to establish within the Office of the USD(I&S) the Airborne Object Identification and Management Synchronization Group (AOIMSG) as the successor to the U.S. Navy’s Unidentified …continue reading

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The Office of the Secretary of Defense Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO), in partnership with the U.S. Navy, recently conducted a second long-range autonomous transit with a Ghost Fleet Overlord Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) from the Gulf Coast, passing through the Panama Canal, to the West Coast. The unmanned vessel, named …continue reading

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The Department of Defense announced the annual launch of Military OneSource’s MilTax suite of 100% free tax services for the military community, including personalized support from tax consultants, easy-to-use tax preparation and e-filing software, and current information about filing taxes in the military. MilTax tax preparation and e-filing software is …continue reading

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As is normal for military support to large security events, the Department will vet National Guardsmen who are in Washington, D.C. While we have no intelligence indicating an insider threat, we are leaving no stone unturned in securing the capital. This type of vetting often takes place by law enforcement …continue reading

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The Defense Department characterizes the Capital Hill riot as “the Jan. 6, 2021, First Amendment protests in Washington, D.C.” and has released a detailed planning and execution timeline of the involvement of the National Guard with the incident. Wait — what? I understand execution but National Guard involvement was planned …continue reading

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San Diego-based clinical laboratory Progenity, Inc. admitted today that it submitted fraudulent bills to TRICARE, the Department of Defense health care benefit program that covers military service members and their dependents, and to the Federal Health Care Employee Benefits Program (FEHBP), for clinical tests that it knew were not covered …continue reading

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Statement attributed to Lt. Col. Mike Andrews, Department of Defense spokesman: “The Department of Defense’s Defense Logistics Agency, on behalf of the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), has awarded a $415 million contract for 60 Battelle Memorial Institute Critical Care Decontamination Systems (CCDS), that can decontaminate up to …continue reading