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DoD Lab Day Features More Than 80 Technical Projects

The Defense Department showcased more than 80 technical projects from 63 defense laboratories and warfare and engineering centers during an event held Thursday at the Pentagon Center Courtyard, DoD News reported Thursday. Mary Miller, acting assistant defense secretary for research and engineering, highlighted innovation efforts within the defense laboratory enterprise at the department’s second …

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Report: Rep. Mac Thornberry’s Bill Would Require DoD to Use Commercial Marketplaces for COTS Purchases

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, has introduced a bill that seeks to encourage the Defense Department to use e-commerce marketplaces to procure commercial-off-the-shelf products as part of efforts to reform DoD’s acquisition process, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. The bill released Thursday would direct DoD …

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President Trump to Nominate Claire Grady as DHS Undersecretary for Management

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Claire Grady, director of defense procurement and acquisition policy at the Defense Department, as undersecretary for management at the Department of Homeland Security. The White House reported Tuesday she provides advice to the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics as well as the Defense Acquisition Board on matters …

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USSOCOM, DoD Strategic Capabilities Office to Collaborate on Drone Tech Advancement Effort

The Special Operations Command has partnered with the Defense Department‘s Strategic Capabilities Office to establish an organization dedicated to the advancement of drone technologies, National Defense Magazine reported Tuesday. James Geurts, acquisition executive at USSOCOM, told National Defense Magazine that the DRONEWERX outfit will explore the use of artificial intelligence, commercial drone technology, machine learning …

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John Bergin: DoD Eyes Use of Blockchain Tech in Standard Parts Production

The Defense Department aims to use additive manufacturing techniques in conjunction with  blockchain technology in efforts to address intellectual property challenges related to the production of military standard parts, GCN reported Monday. John Bergin, business technology officer at DoD’s Office of the Chief Information Officer, told a defense contracting forum Friday the U.S. Navy‘s carriers can …

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