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European Commission Aims to Advance Defense Collaboration Via Permanent Structured Cooperation

The European Commission has formally launched a European Union Treaty-based framework that seeks to advance collaboration on defense and security initiatives among EU member states. The commission said Monday 25 EU member states agreed to establish the Permanent Structured Cooperation and work together on 17 proposed projects. The PESCO projects encompass …

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DoD Study Describes Coordination Mechanisms Adopted With NASA for Space Launch Services Acquisition

The Government Accountability Office has found that the Defense Department and NASA implement collaboration platforms and related processes to coordinate the acquisition of space launch services for cargo capsules and satellites. The finding is based on GAO’s assessment of a DoD study that examines how the Pentagon and NASA facilitate coordination on …

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Jason Gray: Cross-Agency Collaboration Key to FITARA Implementation

Jason Gray, chief information officer at the Education Department, has said the federal information technology community should encourage collaboration across agencies through sharing of strategies and lessons learned to fully implement the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act and expand the law’s impact. Gray wrote in a CIO.gov article published …

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Barry Van Lare: Next Administration Should Form Intergovernmental Partnership With State, Local Govt Agencies

The incoming U.S. president and Congress should establish a new intergovernmental partnership with state and local government agencies in an effort to facilitate the deployment of resources to help address domestic issues and reinstate public trust. Barry Van Lare, president of BLVL Consulting, wrote in the Memos to the President …

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National Cyber Commission Unveils 6 Imperatives to Secure Digital Economy

The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity has released a report that outlines six imperatives to ensure security of the digital economy. The commission said in the report published Thursday that the government and industry should work together to defend and safeguard digital networks and the information infrastructure, as well as facilitate investments …

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Reuters: Australia Agrees to Co-Fund US Force Deployment Efforts in Darwin

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has discussed plans to double the number of U.S. Marines in the Australian city of Darwin by 2020 with Australia’s Defense Minister Marise Payne during a bilateral meeting held in Washington, Reuters reported Thursday. Tom Westbrook writes the two countries have reached a cost-sharing agreement in principle  to increase U.S. …

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Denise Turner Roth Talks Plans for GSA’s Tech Transformation Service

Denise Turner Roth, head of the General Services Administration, told Federal Times in an interview published Monday that she expects the Technology Transformation Service to help GSA demonstrate how emerging technology platforms could be applied in the government space. “So that’s everything from the implementation, the exploration of what’s coming on deck …

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Terry Halvorsen: Government-Industry Partnerships Could Help Address Cyber Challenges

Terry Halvorsen, chief information officer at the Defense Department, has said the government should forge partnerships with industry in order to address cybersecurity challenges, Signal magazine reported Wednesday. Sandra Jontz writes Halvorsen gave the remarks Wednesday during his keynote speech at the NITEC 2016 conference hosted by the Armed Forces Communications and …

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USAID, GAO Ink MOU to Help Build Up Developing Countries’ Auditing Capacity

The U.S. Agency for International Development and the Government Accountability Office‘s Center for Audit Excellence have partnered in effort to establish a collaboration framework for training and technical assistance to developing countries’ audit organizations. The GAO-USAID memorandum of understanding works to support the Sustainable Development Agenda and help build up the auditing capacity and update the …

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