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Rep. Vicky Hartzler Discusses DoD Clearance Improvement Efforts With HASC

Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., who chairs the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, held an event to address concerns in the Defense Department‘s clearance process. The subcommittee’s fourth official event discussed on ongoing efforts to streamline DoD’s process for granting security clearances to employees and contractors, the House Armed Services Committee said Friday. …

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DoD Establishes New Joint Center to Advance AI Tech

The Defense Department has formed a new center that will oversee artificial intelligence efforts across services and DoD amid efforts of China and Russia to dominate AI, Breaking Defense reported Friday. Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan wrote in a memo released Thursday the joint artificial intelligence center will report to …

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Advisory Panel Calls for DoD to Improve Acquisition Through Portfolio Mgmt Structure Adoption

An advisory group that Congress created through the fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act has issued a report that calls for the Defense Department to transition from a program-focused management structure to an “enterprise capability portfolio management” framework in order to improve the acquisition system, National Defense reported Thursday. The Section 809 …

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Report: Senate Subcommittee Proposes $616M for DoD Microelectonics RDT&E Projects

The Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee has proposed $616 million to help the Defense Department conduct research, development, test and evaluation of microelectronics technology in fiscal year 2019, C4ISRNET reported Thursday. The amount represents a $447 million increase over President Trump’s FY 2019 microelectronic RDT&E spending request. DoD leaders have said the department should …

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AI Select Committee Discusses Regulatory Efforts on R&D At Inaugural Meeting; Michael Kratsios Comments

Members of the Interagency Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence held their inaugural meeting with discussions on regulatory efforts to boost AI research, training and partnerships with other working groups. The committee discussed how it would further support the AI research community, as well as how it would collaborate with other …

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VA Secretary Nominee Robert Wilkie Sets Sights on EHR Implementation, IT Modernization

Robert Wilkie, the White House’s nominee for the secretary role at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has said the electronic health records system and information technology modernization are among his primary priorities once confirmed, MeriTalk reported Wednesday. Wilkie told the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee at his nomination hearing Wednesday that …

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Senate Appropriations Committee Defense Component Advances FY 2019 DoD Funding Bill

The defense component of the Senate Appropriations Committee has submitted a fiscal year 2019 funding bill that would support investments and programs on military and national security. The committee’s chairman Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., announced Tuesday that the FY 2019 Defense Department funding bill provides for $675 billion, $20.4 billion more than the …

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Alan Shaffer to be Nominated as DoD Deputy Undersecretary for Acquisition & Sustainment

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Alan Shaffer, formerly director of science and technology at the NATO Collaboration Support Office, to be deputy undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Defense Department. He managed DoD’s approximately $25 billion research and engineering budget in his previous role as principal deputy and assistant …

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Report: House Representatives Announce Subcommittee for Veterans Affairs IT Modernization

Representatives Phil Roe, R-Tenn., chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, and Tim Walz, D-Minn., a ranking committee member, have announced a new subcommittee to oversee the VA’s technology update initiatives, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Robert Wilkie, former VA acting secretary, revealed in May that the department tapped Cerner for a potential 10-year, …

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