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Air Force Installation & Contracting Agency Achieves $1B Cost Savings Through Alternative Business Practices

The U.S. Air Force‘s Installation and Contracting Agency has achieved approximately $1 billion in cost savings using alternative ways to procure goods and services. AFICA employed a cost savings tracker, strategic partnerships and acquisition strategies to meet goals under the Air Force Materiel Command’s strategic plan, the Air Force said Thursday. Renee Richardson, …

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NIST Unveils Draft Guide on ‘Cyber Resilient’ Systems Development

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has published a draft guide on how to achieve cyber resiliency across information technology systems. NIST said Wednesday the guideline titled “Systems Security Engineering: Cyber Resiliency Considerations for the Engineering of Trustworthy Secure Systems” intends to address cyber resiliency issues relevant to organizations that are developing new IT systems …

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FedRAMP Issues 3 New Documents on Continuous Monitoring Process

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program has released three new documents to clarify its process for continuously monitoring FedRAMP-authorized cloud service providers. FedRAMP said Tuesday the new continuous monitoring documents include a draft of the “Automated Vulnerability Risk Adjustment Framework Guidance,” which is intended to help CSPs build and deploy …

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DoD Considers New Military Service for Space Operations

The Defense Department is looking into the creation of a new military service that will focus on space operations, Washington Examiner reported Thursday. Kenneth Rapuano, assistant defense secretary for homeland defense and global security, said during a House Armed Services subcommittee hearing that the establishment of a Space Force is among a …

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DoD Works With Interagency Group on Space Industrial Base Review

The Defense Department is working with NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Reconnaissance Office on the space portion of a report on the state of the defense industrial base, Space News reported Sunday. Brennan Hogan Grignon, industry outreach director for the defense secretary, said at a House Aerospace Caucus event that the …

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Report: Army Seeks to Complete Robotic Ground Vehicle Prototype by 2019

The U.S. Army wants contractors to deliver prototypes of the service branch’s future robotic, optionally-manned combat vehicles by 2019, Breaking Defense reported Thursday. Brig. Gen. David Lesperance, head of the Army’s Cross-Functional Team on future ground vehicles, told reporters that defense contractors and “non-traditional companies” are currently developing concepts for the Next-Generation Combat …

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