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White House Opposes Senate’s Army Tactical Network Funding Restriction Plan

The Trump administration has objected to a provision under the Senate’s proposed fiscal 2018 defense policy bill that would restrict all funds for U.S. Army battlefield network development efforts, C4ISRNET reported Saturday. The White House said in a statement published Friday that implementing funding limitations to the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical program would affect …

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Richard Spencer: Navy Wants Industry Input on Maritime Disaster Response Procedures

U.S. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer has said that military service will meet with several companies to obtain insights into how the private sector responds to disasters as part of a strategic readiness review on the branch’s operational safety procedures, Defense News reported Wednesday. Spencer added the Navy wants to work with B.P., …

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CIA’s Dawn Meyerriecks Seeks to Boost Credibility of AI-Generated Intelligence

Dawn Meyerriecks, CIA deputy director for science and technology, has said she aims to increase government leaders’ confidence in artificial intelligence-aided analysis, Defense One reported Wednesday. Meyerriecks told the audience at the Intelligence and National Security Summit that there is a need to convince leaders, including the president, to accept intelligence gathered through …

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Robert Behler to be Nominated DoD Operational Test & Evaluation Director

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Robert Behler, chief operating officer and deputy director of the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute, as director of operational test and evaluation at the Defense Department. Behler has led SEI’s software engineering and security initiatives that aimed to help address national cyber challenges, the …

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Lucian Niemeyer: DoD Supports Draft Senate Bill to Authorize New BRAC Round

Lucian Niemeyer, newly appointed assistant defense secretary for installations, has said the Defense Department backs a Senate bill that would push for a new round of base realignment and closures, Washington Examiner reported Tuesday. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Arizona) and Sen. Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island), SASC ranking member, …

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