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National Security Implications of Fifth Generation...

The fifth generation (5G) of mobile technologies will increase the speed of data transfer and improve bandwidth over existing fourth generation (4G)technologies, in turn enabling new military and commercial applications.…

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Veterans’ Growing Demand For Mental Health Services

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) expects demand for its mental health services to grow nationwide, projecting a 32 percent increase in outpatient mental health services over 10 years. This…

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DOD is Developing Positioning, Navigation, and...

The Department of Defense (DOD) plans to keep the Global Positioning System (GPS) at the core of its positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) solution, using other PNT technology to complement…

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Strategic Intelligence Assessment and Data on...

Preventing terrorist attacks remains a top priority for both the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The threat posed by international and domestic threat actors has evolved significantly…

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Functions of the Department of Defense and Its...

Since its initial formal issuance in 1954, Department of Defense Directive (DoDD) 5100.01, “Functions of the Department of Defense and Its Major Components” has undergone both minor and substantial revisions…

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DOD and DOE Face Challenges Mitigating Risks to...

Three kinds of systems that can launch nuclear weapons make up the U.S. nuclear triad: Nuclear-capable heavy bombers (known as the “air leg”) Intercontinental ballistic missiles or ICBMs (“ground leg”)…

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Coast Guard: More Information Needed to Assess...

Coast Guard data show that during fiscal years 2010 through 2019 most people survived vessel accidents, and out-of-water survival craft, such as a lifeboat, was used more often than other…

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Joint All-Domain Command and Control

Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) is the Department of Defense’s (DOD’s) concept to connect sensors from all of the military services—Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Space Force—into…

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VA Provides Health Care Assistance to Civilians as...

As the nation’s largest integrated health care system, VA has significant resources to respond to large-scale disasters and emergencies requiring a public health response. As a part of the nation’s…

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DHS Exploring New Methods to Replace BioWatch and...

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is following the agency’s acquisition policy and guidance to acquire Biological Detection for the 21st Century (BD21). This system-of-systems concept—an assembly of technologies to…

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Issues to Watch in Arms Control, Nonproliferation,...

U.S. Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, Christopher Ford, outlines seven “issues to watch” in the arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament arena: 1. “No first use” or “sole…

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The Challenges of Distance Learning

The U.S. Army is increasingly looking to virtual and distance education to allow noncommissioned officers (NCOs) to fulfill their educational requirements. In the current operational environment, the Army has transitioned…

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2080 Defense Force and Beyond

The future of technology and warfare is uncertain, but it will always remain a staple of advancement and a part of the human condition. As populations grow and available resources…

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Building a Culture of Respect

Early in my career, I had difficulty controlling my response to negative stimuli when interacting with others. If one of my Soldiers broke the rules, I took it as a…

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DOD Should Improve Pandemic Plans and Publish...

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic exacerbated productivity challenges Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force depots already faced, such as not having enough personnel to perform maintenance. At half of…

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