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Terry Halvorsen: Pentagon Eyes Electromagnetic Spectrum as New Warfare Domain

Terry Halvorsen, chief information officer at the Defense Department, has said his office will develop a draft policy that would establish electromagnetic spectrum as the sixth warfare domain, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. Sydney Freedberg Jr. writes Halvorsen announced the plan in compliance with the Joint Concept for Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations that …

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Air Force’s Sandra Finan Named DoD Deputy CIO for C4 Information Infrastructure

Maj. Gen. Sandra Finan — a former U.S. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center commander — has been named deputy chief information officer for command, control, communications and computers and information infrastructure at the Defense Department. DoD reported Finan’s appointment in a Friday release and said she moves to the new role from her current position as special …

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Navy CIO Rob Foster: IT-Acquisition Integration a Strategic Weapon

Rob Foster, chief information officer of the U.S. Navy, believes that the collaboration between the information technology and acquisition organizations could be a strategic weapon for federal agencies, FierceGovernmentIT reported Friday. Molly Bernhart Walker writes that the integration works to address technical challenges in the field of IT acquisition. “[Having] …

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Donna Seymour: OPM to Implement Multifactor Authentication for All Smart Card Users by FY 2017

The Office of Personnel Management will require all personal identification verification card users to use multifactor authentication by the end of fiscal year 2017, OPM’s chief information officer told Nextgov in an interview posted Tuesday. Donna Seymour told the publication OPM will also mandate two-step authentication for 80 percent of users who do …

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David Shive: GSA Ramps Up IT Consolidation Through Acquisition Process Updates, Analytics Adoption

David Shive, chief information officer at the General Services Administration, has said GSA has started to update its acquisition processes and adopt predictive analytics tools as part of its efforts to consolidate information technology systems, Federal News Radio reported Friday. “We are looking at our data management strategies so we can …

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