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GAO: DoD Should Review Contracted Services Inventory

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Defense Department establish measures to evaluate the accuracy and completeness of its contracted services inventory in support of oversight efforts. GAO said in a report to Congress that some DoD agencies do not regularly review their inventories or accurately report contracted services associated with inherently governmental functions. …

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Tony Scott: Agencies Should Share Cyber Systems as Part of Long-Term Strategy

Federal CIO Tony Scott believes federal agencies must share cyber systems alongside information to build up government cybersecurity and shared responsibility, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. Billy Mitchell writes that Scott said at the publication’s FedTalks event the sharing of cybersecurity technologies narrows down potential vulnerabilities. “You need partners and you need [an] …

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Dennis Crall: Marines to Focus on IT Network Centralization Before JIE

U.S. Marine Corps CIO Brig. Gen. Dennis Crall said the service branch will focus on efforts to centralize its IT network before it takes up the Defense Department‘s Joint Information Environment, Fedscoop reported Friday. Billy Mitchell writes that the Seamless Marine Corps Enterprise Network works to support the Marines’ communication needs both in domestic …

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CIA’s John Brennan: Intell Officials Face Challenges to Prevent Likely Attacks After Paris

CIA Director John Brennan believes the Islamic State group may have planned other attacks following those in Paris last week even as the international community works to prevent further incidents, USA Today reported Monday. Bart Jansen writes that Brennan said at a recent Center for Strategic and International Studies forum the …

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