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Terry Halvorsen: DoD-Industry Partnership Key to ‘Agile’ Cybersecurity

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Defense Department Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen has said DoD needs to build a robust partnership with companies in order to maintain an agile cybersecurity infrastructure, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Meredith Somers writes Halvorsen is working to push for discussions between the government and industry through his trips to various technology communities, …

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DoD Opens DIUx 2.0 Facility to Increase Collaboration With Tech Industry

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The Defense Department has unveiled its new Defense Innovation Unit-Experimental office in Boston as part of efforts to increase DoD’s connections with the innovation community and accelerate integration of new technology into military operations. DoD said Tuesday it established the DUIx 2.0 facility to complement the first outpost the department opened in Silicon Valley last year. “Over …

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Defense Innovation Advisory Board Appoints New Members; Ashton Carter Comments

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The Defense Innovation Advisory Board has added new members who will work to help the Defense Department stay up-to-date with innovation. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter unveiled the appointees during the official opening of a Boston outpost for the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, a DoD initiative meant to help the department forge ties with …

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Pentagon Small Business Office Issues Funds for DISA Cyber Tech Development Effort

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The Defense Information Systems Agency has received $9.7 million from the Defense Department‘s small business programs office to fund the development of technologies in support of the country’s warfighters. DISA said Tuesday its Rapid Innovation Fund program will receive funds within the $3 million maximum allowance DISA would get from OSD OSBP to complete, transition …

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GAO: DoD Conducts Global Launch Market Data Analysis to Develop Acquisition Strategy for EELV Program

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A Government Accountability Office report says the Defense Department has initiated steps to create a procurement strategy for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program in order to allow more than two U.S. launch providers to compete for military satellite launch contracts. GAO said in a report released Friday DoD has started to collect …

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John Sopko: DoD, State Dept, USAID Have Invested Over $2.6B in Afghanistan ICT Sector Since 2002

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John Sopko, special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, has issued a report that says the U.S. Agency for International Development and the departments of Defense and State have invested more than $2.6 billion in Afghanistan’s information and communications technology sector since 2002. Sopko said in the audit report dated July 19 …

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Philippines Drops Reference to Arbitration Court’s South China Sea Decision in ASEAN Joint Statement

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The Philippines has agreed to drop the mention of a United Nations-backed court’s decision on a legal challenge with China over South China Sea in an Association of Southeast Asian Nations communique after Cambodia expressed objections to the judgment, Reuters reported Monday. Michael Martina and Manuel Mogato write the Permanent Court of …

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DoD Updates Manual on International Law Principles for Armed Conflict

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The Defense Department has updated its guidance for DoD military and civilian personnel who implement the law of war in support of military operations. DoD said Friday the update on the 2015 Law of War manual provided to military commanders, legal practitioners and other personnel covers international law principles that establish measures to protect journalists. “[DoD] …

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