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Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley: Army Kicks Off Force Review to Identify Mission Needs

Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, the U.S. Army‘s deputy chief of staff of G-2, has said a review of the entire Army force is underway to explore the service branch’s current capacity and mission requirements, Defense News reported Wednesday. Jen Judson writes the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command and Intelligence Center of Excellence will run the …

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Army Tests 2 Transport Vehicles Designed to Support Multi-Domain Applications

The U.S. Army has tested two vehicle platforms designed to provide transportation capacity in various types of terrain as well as help soldiers detect aircraft and conduct three-dimensional fires targeting missions. The service branch said Thursday it tested the Hunter and Killer platforms during the 2017 Maneuver Fires Integrated Experiment at Fort Sill …

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NSA Taps University of West Florida to Help Expand Cybersecurity Education

The University of West Florida will receive a $200,000 grant from the National Security Agency to help boost cybersecurity education programs for colleges and universities in the southeastern U.S. NSA picked UWF as the location of the National Center of Academic Excellence Cybersecurity Regional Resource Center for higher education institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee …

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Army to Field Portable Digital Radiography System for Medical, Special Operations

The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency will deploy a new portable digital radiography system developed for deployed medical, special operations and mortuary affairs units of the service branch. The Army said Tuesday the PDRS is built to replace the branch’s legacy X-ray generator and accompanying computerized reader system. The Aberdeen Test and Evaluation Center, Information Security and Engineering …

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Rep. Will Hurd Proposes Formation of ‘Cyber National Guard’ to Address IT Skills Gap

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) has said a central team of cyber experts could help address the federal government’s information technology skills shortage, FCW reported Tuesday. Chase Gunter writes Hurd said at a meeting of the House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Information Technology that the “cyber national guard” will recruit qualified IT …

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GAO: Federal Agencies Move to Address IT Labor Challenges

The Government Accountability Office has previously recommended federal agencies to increase their information technology workforce development efforts to mitigate issues related to federal hiring activities, recruitment of qualified staff and identification of skill gaps. GAO said in a report published Tuesday it found that multiple agencies have taken actions to implement the congressional watchdog’s recommendations such …

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GAO: Congress Should Let Agencies Determine Insurance Coverage Level for Data Breach Victims

The Government Accountability Office has said Congress should consider allowing agencies to determine the appropriate level of identity theft insurance coverage for affected individuals of data breaches. GAO said in a report published Thursday agencies that experienced data breaches are required by law to provide identity theft services for impacted persons. The Office of Personnel …

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DISA Launches Operational Risk-Focused Cyber Evaluation Program

The Defense Information Systems Agency has introduced cyber evaluation program meant to help combatant commands and federal agencies examine operational risks of missions based on a network’s current state of cybersecurity. DISA said Wednesday the Command Cyber Operational Readiness Inspection program will assess organizations’ compliance with Defense Department directives and security orders as well as evaluate networks’ physical …

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