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GAO: DoD Should Reassess Newly-Established Leadership Roles for Service Contract Mgmt

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Defense Department to re-evaluate the roles, responsibilities, authorities and organizational placement of three new leadership positions that DoD created to help optimize the management of service contracts. DoD issued a department-wide instruction in January 2016 to appoint functional domain experts (FDE), component level leads (CLL) and senior …

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David DeVries Appointed Michigan State CIO

David DeVries, former chief information officer at the Office of Personnel Management, has been named CIO of Michigan and director of the state’s Department of Technology, Management and Budget. DeVries will succeed former DTMB director David Behen, who resigned in June to serve as vice president and CIO of La-Z-Boy, the …

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DoD OKs List of Geographic Exclusion Zones for 2 Commercial Remote Sensing Imaging Systems

The Defense Department has cleared a list of 151 geographic exclusion zones for commercial shortwave infrared imaging and night-time imaging platforms, Space News reported Tuesday. Two officials said Thursday at an Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing meeting DoD handed over the list to the Commerce Department to help the National Oceanic …

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Reports: Trump, Pentagon Condemn Latest North Korea Missile Launch Tests

President Donald Trump and the Pentagon have condemned the actions of North Korea following that country’s latest missile launches, one of which saw a rocket cross over Japan’s airspace. Trump called the most recent launch test a signal of North Korea’s “contempt” toward the international community, Politico reported Tuesday. “Threatening …

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David Norquist: DoD Should Prioritize Readiness As Govt Eyes Military Buildup in 2019

David Norquist, Defense Department undersecretary and comptroller, has said DoD should look at the “full spectrum of threats” as the agency works on the defense budget for fiscal 2019, Defense News reported Monday. Norquist told Defense News in an interview that possible areas of focus include cybersecurity and munitions. He also cited the …

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Althea Coetzee Leslie Sworn In as SBA Deputy Administrator; Linda McMahon Comments

Althea Coetzee Leslie, former chief of staff to the Defense Department undersecretary for defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, has joined the Small Business Administration as deputy administrator. SBA said Monday Leslie was sworn in during a ceremony at the agency’s Washington headquarters. “Allie’s leadership background as a U.S Navy two-star rear …

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