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Brad Carson: Pentagon Needs to Implement Flexible Military Workforce System

Brad Carson, acting defense undersecretary for personnel and readiness, has said he plans to overhaul practices in the Defense Department’s military personnel management system, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jared Serbu writes Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has asked Carson, who also serves as undersecretary of the Department of the Army, to present …

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Emile Monette: GSA Begins Work on Cyber Risk Framework for IT Systems Acquisitions

The General Services Administration has started to develop a cybersecurity risk profile for federal agencies to use when they purchase information technology products and services, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Emile Monette, senior adviser for resilience and cybersecurity at GSA’s Office of Governmentwide Policy, told the station agencies will work to prioritize risk …

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Sen. John McCain: Defense Policy Bill Will Spur Partnerships Between Silicon Valley Firms, Pentagon

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has said the fiscal year 2016 defense policy bill contains provisions that would overhaul the military acquisition system and allow technology firms from Silicon Valley to help the Defense Department address what he calls an “emerging innovation gap.” McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, wrote …

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Senate Turns Down Cyber Data Sharing Bill

The Senate rejected a public-private cyber data sharing bill Thursday on a 56-40 vote, the National Journal reports. Dustin Volz writes Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., planned to attach the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act to a defense authorization bill as an amendment following the recent data breach at the Office …

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OPM Breach Draws Attention to Government’s IT Shared Services Adoption; Samuel Schumach, John Marshall Comment

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a statement citing the possible association of an Interior Department-run shared services data center with a breach that may have exposed records of 4 million current and former federal employees at the Office of Personnel Management, Government Executive reported Friday. Although the potential link …

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