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Defense Officials View Cyber as Top Security Issue

A new Defense News poll has found cyber attacks as the top security concern among defense leaders in government and industry, with 45.1 percent of 352 respondents ranking it as number one, National Journal reported Monday. Jordain Carney writes terror attacks came in as the second greatest area of concern, close …

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Report: GovCon Procurement, Cybersecurity Could See Changes in New Defense Policy Bill; Deltek’s Alex Rossino Comments

Procurement reform, cyber security and cloud computing are just some of the main features of a new military policy that government contractors could expect to have an impact, according to a Washington Post report Monday. Marjorie Censer writes the three are among several provisions on the National Defense Authorization Act …

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Dyke Weatherington: Pentagon to Continue Slimming Drone Budget

The Pentagon has readjusted its unmanned systems integrated roadmap to take into consideration the program’s decreased budget and developments in the foreign drone market, DoDBuzz reported Thursday. Dyke Weatherington, director of unmanned warfare and ISR with the Defense Department, told the website the military aims to more clearly address its …

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DoD Adds New Cyber Rules for Defense Contractors

The Defense Department has made changes to its cybsersecurity rules for defense contractors in a bid to better protect and control technical data, Reuters reported Tuesday. David Alexander writes one amendment requires companies to extend their information security standards to include unclassified networks. The new rules also call on contractors …

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GAO Finds DoD Budget Shifts Helped Manage Sequestration Cuts

The Defense Department’s decision to shift funding in order to comply with $37 billion in mandated sequestration cuts earlier this year helped offset impacts on areas such as the Afghanistan war, Reuters reported Thursday. David Alexander writes that a Government Accountability Office report highlighted adjustments the Pentagon made to Army training …

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Barbara Mikulski Seeks Gov’t Spending Agreement by Dec. 15

Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., who chairs the Senate Appropriations Committee, has urged lawmakers to patch up an agreement on the defense budget by Thanksgiving to avoid another shutdown, Military Times reported Tuesday. Rick Maze writes that according to Mikulski, failure by the House and Senate to resolve negotiations by Dec. …

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Chuck Hagel Outlines Pentagon’s Primary Reform Areas

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has unveiled six areas of focus for a Pentagon-wide reform effort as part of budget and strategic planning, Defense News reported Tuesday. Marcus Weisgerber writes the department aims to redefine its guidelines for troop deployment, training and weapons acquisition. Other domains for potential reform include institutional reform, …

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