Sources: Government

US Department of Defense, News | August 10, 2022

Information Enterprise Modernization Is an Important DOD Priority, Official Says

Cloud adoption, software modernization, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity are paramount to all Defense Department missions, the acting deputy chief information officer for the Information Enterprise said.

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US Department of Defense, News | August 10, 2022

DLA, Forest Service Work Together to Prep Firefighters for Busy Season

Wildland fires in California, Alaska and Oregon, combined with record-high temperatures and a dry summer, add up to the daunting task of disaster control. 

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US Dept of Defense, Contract Announcements | August 10, 2022

Contracts for Aug. 9, 2022

Today's Defense Department contracts valued at $7.5 million or more are now live on Defense.gov.

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United Nations (UN) Africa | August 9, 2022

Ethiopia: Without immediate funding, 750,000 refugees will have ‘nothing to eat’

UN agencies appealed on Tuesday for $73 million over the next six months to provide food rations to more than 750,000 people seeking refuge in Ethiopia.

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US Department of Defense, News | August 9, 2022

Deputy Defense Secretary Announces New Defense Business Board Members

The Defense Business Board provides the secretary of defense and deputy defense secretary with outside private sector perspectives and lessons learned on business management, culture, principles and practices not otherwise…

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United Nations (UN) Asia Pacific | August 9, 2022

Nuclear-free Mongolia a ‘symbol of peace in a troubled world’: Guterres

In a visit to Mongolia on Tuesday, Secretary-General António Guterres underscored the UN’s full solidarity for the country, which he described as “a symbol of peace in a troubled world”. 

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US Dept of Defense, Releases | August 9, 2022

Readout of Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Kathleen Hicks' Meeting With LGBTQ2+ Advocacy Groups

Deputy Defense Secretary Dr. Kathleen Hicks met with LGBTQ+ advocacy organizations to hear about the key issues affecting LGBTQ+ service members, and provide an update on department efforts to ensure…

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US Dept of Defense, Releases | August 9, 2022

Readout of Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Kathleen Hicks' Meeting With LGBTQ+ Advocacy Groups

Deputy Defense Secretary Dr. Kathleen Hicks met with LGBTQ+ advocacy organizations to hear about the key issues affecting LGBTQ+ service members, and provide an update on department efforts to ensure…

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United Nations (UN) Asia Pacific | August 9, 2022

Myanmar: Crimes against humanity committed systematically, says UN report

Crimes against humanity continue to be systematically committed in Myanmar, with ongoing conflicts severely impacting women and children, according to a UN report released on Tuesday.

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United Nations (UN) Top Stories | August 9, 2022

Da’esh, affiliates remain ‘global and evolving’ threat, Security Council hears

In a joint briefing to the Security Council on Tuesday, UN counterterrorism officials confirmed that the threat posed by Da’esh terrorist fighters and their affiliates remains “global and evolving”.

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US Department of Defense, News | August 9, 2022

Federal Hiring Summit Offers Career Resources for Transitioning Service Members, Spouses 

Commander Navy Installation Command Headquarters, Fleet and Family Support Center is hosting a federal hiring summit Aug. 15-18.

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United Nations (UN) Top Stories | August 9, 2022

WHO calls for optimizing brain health to benefit people and society

At some point in their life, one in three people will develop some type of neurological disorder – the leading cause of disability and the second leading cause of death,…

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United Nations (UN) Top Stories | August 9, 2022

More breathing devices needed for premature babies born in Ukraine 

The war in Ukraine is increasing the risks of premature births and causing babies to need more oxygen, the spokesperson for a UN-backed global health initiative told the World Health…

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US Department of Defense, News | August 9, 2022

Langley Succeeds Townsend as Africa Command Commander

U.S. Africa Command is a small combatant command with a large mission that they are doing deftly, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said during a change of command…

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United Nations (UN) Top Stories | August 9, 2022

Heat, drought and wildfires during one of the warmest Julys on record– WMO

Amidst extreme heat, drought and wildfires, many parts of the world had just experienced one of three warmest Julys on record, the UN weather agency said on Tuesday.

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United Nations (UN) Asia Pacific | August 9, 2022

From the Field: Keeping China’s minority traditions alive

In China, ethnic minority women from the 55 ethnic minority groups formally recognized by the country, are playing a vital role in protecting traditional knowledge and preserving cultural heritage.

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US Department of Defense, News | August 9, 2022

Defense Official Discusses New U.S. Sub-Saharan Strategy

The importance of partners is at the heart of a new sub-Saharan strategy for Africa, which is a profound shift for U.S. efforts in the region and looks to restructure…

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US Dept of Defense, Releases | August 9, 2022

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Visit to United States Africa Command

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III participated in U.S. Africa Command’s historically significant change-of-command ceremony.

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Presidência da República Portuguesa | August 9, 2022

Presidente da República promulgou decreto de execução orçamental

O Presidente da República promulgou o diploma do Governo que estabelece as regras de execução do Orçamento do Estado para 2022.

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US Dept of Defense, Speeches | August 9, 2022

Remarks by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III at U.S. Africa Command's Change of Command Ceremony (As Prepared)

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III delivered remarks at a change of command ceremony for U.S. Africa Command.

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United Nations (UN) Top Stories | August 9, 2022

Indigenous women’s work to preserve traditional knowledge celebrated on International Day

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for amplifying the voices of Indigenous women, which is critical to achieving a just future for all people.  

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US Dept of Defense, Transcripts | August 9, 2022

USD (Policy) Dr. Kahl Press Conference

Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Colin Kahl briefed reporters at the Pentagon.

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United Nations (UN) Middle East | August 9, 2022

Fresh Israel-Palestinian Islamic Jihad truce prevents ‘full-scale war’

After three days of deadly fighting, the Security Council held an emergency meeting on Monday to assess a fragile truce between Israel and Palestinian Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza.

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US Dept of Defense, Releases | August 9, 2022

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Phone Call With Canadian Minister of National Defence Anita Anand

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and his Canadian counterpart spoke by phone to discuss support to the NATO alliance and the provision of Canada's security assistance to Ukraine.…

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United Nations (UN) Africa | August 9, 2022

Security Council examines capacity building for sustaining peace in Africa

Greater investment in State institutions is critical to counter peace and security challenges in Africa, a senior UN official told the Security Council on Monday. 

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