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Adm. Michael Rogers: Human Capital is Biggest Cyber Challenge

Adm. Michael Rogers

U.S. Navy Adm. Michael Rogers, head of Cyber Command and the National Security Agency, has said human capital needs pose the biggest challenge in the cybersecurity arena. The Defense Department said Thursday Rogers spoke at the CyberMaryland Conference to discuss challenges facing the cyber community. “While the technology is incredibly important to our ability to meet the needs that are …

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Curt Dukes Outlines NSA Role in Cyber Defense Mitigation Efforts

Curtis Dukes

Curt Dukes, the National Security Agency‘s deputy national manager for national security systems, has discussed NSA’s role in the development of cyber defense mitigation efforts and response to intrusions in the public and private sectors, DoD News reported Thursday. Amaani Lyle writes Dukes discussed NSA’s incident-response work after incidents in computer …

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Peter Potochney: DoD Eyes Public-Private Partnership Expansion in Other Infrastructure Areas

Peter Potochney

A Defense Department official has said that DoD plans to expand public-private partnerships in other defense infrastructure areas in addition to the privatization of military family housing, DoD News reported Wednesday. Karen Parrish writes Peter Potochney, acting assistant defense secretary for energy, installations and environment, made the remarks during a …

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Deltek Report: Presidential Transition Will Have Minimal Effect on Federal IT Contracting


Deltek has released a new report on the presidential transition process, current federal environment and past impacts of administration changes on federal contracting along with analysis of candidates’ agendas, policy positions and potential impact on federal budgets, human capital and programs. The company said Tuesday its Impact of the Presidential Transition 2016-2017 …

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Rebecca Chavez: DoD Eyes Greater Collaboration With Mexico’s Defense Agencies


Rebecca Chavez, deputy assistant defense secretary for western hemisphere affairs, discussed the military-to-military relationship between U.S. and Mexico at a panel discussion at the Wilson Center in Washington, DoD News reported Tuesday. Jim Garamone writes Chavez indicated she wants to see more traditional military cooperation on top of other collaborations to combat transnational criminal networks. Chavez …

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Space News: DoD & FAA Leaders Envision Gradual Transition Period for Space Traffic Mgmt Initiatives


Leaders at the Defense Department and the Federal Aviation Administration envision a gradual transition period if the military transfers responsibility for several space traffic management initiatives to the FAA, Space News reported Tuesday. Jeff Foust writes that the head of the FAA’s commercial space transportation office and a U.S. Strategic Command general have suggested the crawl, …

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Military Health System Works to Strengthen Data Security; DHA’s Servio Medina Comments


The Military Health System has stepped up cybersecurity efforts in response to the increasing number of venues of access to information in today’s digital environment. Servio Medina, a cybersecurity leader at the Defense Health Agency‘s health information technology division, said in a statement published Friday on MHS’ website that he believes multiple data access venues increase …

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Army, Saab Business Unit Test Updated Shoulder-Fired Rifle


The U.S. Army and Saab‘s Bofors Dynamics business unit have collaborated to test and qualify an updated shoulder-fired weapon system. The service branch said Thursday Army engineers tested the M3E1 multi-role anti-armor anti-personnel weapon system, which a version of the M3 recoilless rifle that is shorter and six pounds lighter. William Everett, Army Foreign Comparative Testing …

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DoD Accelerator Program Aims to Spur Public-Private Natl Security Tech Collaboration


The Defense Department has partnered with a network of U.S. research universities to establish an accelerator program that aims to promote civil-military technology collaboration to support national security efforts. DoD said Friday the MD5 National Security Technology Accelerator was launched at a hackathon wherein technologists worked with military and civilian first responders to address humanitarian assistance …

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