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Robert Work: DoD’s Proposed FY 2018 Budget Seeks to Increase Spending on Munitions, Strategic Capabilities Office

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Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work has said Defense Department planners have started to develop a budget plan for fiscal year 2018 that aims to increase funds for military weapons and prototyping efforts of DoD’s strategic capabilities office, Defense News reported Monday. Work told reporters that President-elect Donald Trump’s team would finalize the …

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Report: DoD’s Security Org Approves 5K+ Contractor Insider Threat Program Plans

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The Defense Security Service has cleared development plans for insider-threat programs from 5,532 contractors that have met requirements in the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual as of Nov. 30, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Nicole Ogrysko writes cleared companies appointed more than 7,700 officials to lead efforts against potential insider threats. The NISPOM …

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GAO: Congress Should Not Fund 2017 LCS Acquisition

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The Government Accountability Office has recommended Congress to not fund the acquisition of two Littoral Combat Ships requested for 2017 due to what auditors identified as the vessel’s obsolete design and construction backlogs. A GAO report published Thursday says the Defense Department has not fully implemented prior recommendations regarding LCS and frigate acquisitions such …

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Marcel Lettre: Infrastructure Security Risks Warrant National Response

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Marcel Lettre, undersecretary of defense for intelligence, has said the Defense Department pursues artificial intelligence, autonomy, automation, deep machine learning and human-machine teaming in efforts to drive cyber innovation, DoD News reported Saturday. Jim Garamone writes Lettre told the Reagan National Defense Forum in California that innovation plays a significant role in the military’s strategy and …

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Report: DoD-Wide Electronic Warfare Strategy Ready for Ashton Carter’s Signature

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William Conley, deputy director for electronic warfare at the Defense Department‘s acquisition office, has said the first DoD-wide electronic warfare strategy is finished and now headed to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter for his signature, Breaking Defense reported Friday. Sydney Freedberg Jr. writes Conley told a forum hosted by the Association of Old Crows EW that …

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Maj. Gen. Marc Sasseville Named Air National Guard Deputy Director

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U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Marc Sasseville, formerly defense attache to Turkey, has been appointed deputy director of the Air National Guard. Gen. David Goldfein, chief of staff of the Air Force, announced Sasseville’s appointment in a Defense Department news release published Thursday. His 31-year career includes roles as commander of 113th at Joint Base …

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