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AFRL to Open F-35 Coatings Application Booth in October at Hill Air Force Base

The Advanced Power Technology Office within the Air Force Research Laboratory currently maintains a coatings application booth for Lockheed Martin-developed F-35 fighter aircraft at Hill Air Force Base which will begin operations in October 2017. Defense Department, government and industry stakeholders will establish the coatings application booth at Hill AFB as …

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Arthur Hopkins: DoD Invests in Synthetic Biology Threat Defense, Countermeasures

The Defense Department has begun to develop strategies to prepare for and mitigate  security threats from synthetic bioweapons, DoD News reported Thursday. Arthur Hopkins, acting assistant secretary for nuclear, chemical and biological defense programs at DoD, told a House subcommittee Thursday that DoD’s Chemical and Biological Defense Program explores medical countermeasures as well as …

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GAO: DoD, State Dept Administered 194 Foreign Security Cooperation & Assistance Efforts in FY 2016

The Government Accountability Office has found that the departments of Defense and State facilitated 194 security cooperation and assistance efforts during fiscal 2016 to help build foreign partners’ capacity to mitigate security-related threats. GAO said Friday DoD ran 56 security cooperation programs for which associated legal authorities did not require the State Department‘s involvement and 87 …

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Former Govt Officials Push for DHS Cyber Reorganization

Some former government cybersecurity experts said at a House committee hearing held Wednesday they believe Congress should elevate the Department of Homeland Security’s authority to protect federal networks, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Joseph Marks writes House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul asked a panel of four cyber specialists during the panel meeting …

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James Mattis Urges Congress to Authorize Extra $30B in Defense Funds for FY 2017

Defense Secretary James Mattis has urged Congress to approve President Donald Trump’s request for an additional $30 billion to fund defense programs, DoD News reported Wednesday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Mattis told the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee at a meeting held Wednesday the budget request is the first step in a three-part, multi-year effort to increase defense readiness. …

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Report: House Democrats Use DoD Study to Question Trump’s FY 2018 Budget Request

House Democratic lawmakers have cited a Defense Department-backed study to question President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal 2018 that would increase defense spending by $54 billion, Defense News reported Tuesday. Lawmakers who attended the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing Tuesday discussed the Defense Business Board study, which claimed that …

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