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David Davis: Air Force Needs Technical Practices That Align With Space Resilience Focus

David Davis, chief systems engineer for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, has said the service branch’s focus on resilience to counter emerging space threats has implications for spacecraft production and testing, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. “The technical practices we employ today will continue to drive high costs,” Davis said at …

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USDS, OFPP Unveil Certification Program for Federal Digital Service Procurement Professionals

The U.S. Digital Service has teamed up with the Office of Federal Procurement Policy to launch a new certification that aims to facilitate training of government digital service acquisition professionals. USDS said Wednesday the Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting Core-Plus Specialization in Digital Services was launched in accordance with President Donald …

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GAO Cites Gaps in NASA’s IT Mgmt Practices for Cybersecurity, Workforce Planning

The Government Accountability Office has found deficiencies in NASA’s implementation of information technology management practices. GAO said in a report published Tuesday those deficiencies were observed in the space agency’s practices for cybersecurity, governance, workforce and strategic planning. NASA falls short of implementing an effective cybersecurity risk management process that includes …

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Defense Intelligence Agency Seeks New CTO

The Defense Intelligence Agency has kicked off its search for a new chief technology officer. The selected candidate will explore technological capabilities in support of DIA’s mission requirements and create implementation roadmaps to facilitate the integration of new capabilities, the agency said in a USAJobs notice posted May 4. The …

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GAO: Post-Implementation Reviews of DHS’ Major Acquisition Programs Key to Portfolio Mgmt

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Department of Homeland Security to improve its portfolio management efforts through post-implementation assessments of major acquisition programs upon the deployment of initial capabilities. GAO made the recommendation after it found that DHS does not leverage data collected from reviews once those programs conclude the …

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