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White House Directs Pentagon Away From Discussion of US-China ‘Competition’

The White House has issued a directive that forbids the Defense Department to discuss the U.S. military’s interaction with China using “great power competition” and other potentially inflammatory phrases, Navy Times reported Monday. David Larter writes the new directive from the National Security Council requires Pentagon officials to find less provocative descriptions when …

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Pentagon Aims to Help US Partner Countries Build Defense Institutions

The Defense Department has issued a new directive that aims to help foreign allies develop their capacity and capabilities as part of DoD’s international security cooperation strategy, the Federation of American Scientists reported Thursday. Steven Aftergood writes the directive outlines responsibilities of DoD components to execute the Defense Institution Building initiative in U.S. partner …

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Anne Rung, Tony Scott: OMB Seeks Comments on Software Acquisition Directive

The Office of Management and Budget seeks public feedback on a proposed directive that details policies on how federal agencies can manage and procure software licenses in compliance with the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act. The Category Management Policy 16-1 was drafted in response to a recent Government Accountability Office report, …

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Robert Work Issues New DoD Cyber Workforce Mgmt Directive

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work has implemented new policies for the management of the Defense Department‘s civilian and military cyberspace personnel. In a directive published Aug. 11, Work instructed the department to form a council to unify its cyber workforce and standardize baseline qualifications, responsibilities and training requirements. He said …

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