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Capt. Julia Slattery Assumes Leadership of Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command

Capt. Julia Slattery, former division chief of the Joint Staff’s cyber policy division, has been appointed as commanding officer of the U.S. Navy‘s Cyber Defense Operations Command. Slattery officially took over the position from Capt. Sean Heritage during a change-of-command ceremony in Suffolk, Virginia, the Navy said Thursday. Heritage, who will join …

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DMSP F-19 Satellite to End Weather Data Transmission

The U.S. Air Force has announced that the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Flight 19 will conclude its transmission of weather data to Defense Department and civilian agencies following a three-year operational service. The service branch said Thursday DMSP F-19 experienced a power failure within its command-and-control system in February 2016 and …

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PSC’s David Berteau: DoD Should Define Responsibilities for Research & Engineering Undersecretary Post

David Berteau, CEO of the Professional Services Council, has said the Defense Department should prioritize recruiting for the new role of defense undersecretary for research and engineering as well as clarify the position’s scope of responsibilities, FCW reported Friday. “It seems to me that if you want the top talent …

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Air Force-Army Team Demos Joint Airborne Battle Mgmt System at Northern Strike Exercise

The U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army‘s Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System team has showcased a ground surveillance and battle management aircraft during a Michigan National Guard-hosted exercise. The 2017 Northern Strike gathered approximately 5,000 service members from across the U.S. and five coalition countries at the Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver …

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DISA to Start Hawaii Telecom Infrastructure Modernization Effort in 2018

The Defense Information Systems Agency plans to kick off a project next year to update telecommunications infrastructure for Defense Department personnel based in Hawaii. DISA said Thursday it aims to modernize DoD’s analog communications systems on the island to a new internet protocol-technology base under the Pacific Enterprise Services-Hawaii program. PES-HI will offer new …

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GAO: DoD, Congress Identify Potential Measures to Address NSA-Cybercom Leadership Separation Risks

The Government Accountability Office has reported that the Defense Department and congressional panels have identified possible strategies to mitigate potential risks that may arise if DoD separates the current dual-hat leadership structure of the National Security Agency and Cyber Command. Suggested measures include formalization of NSA-Cybercom collaboration agreements and development of …

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DISA Connects Senior DoD Leaders to Classified Networks via Tablets

The Defense Information Systems Agency has issued tablet computers to designated senior Defense Department leaders to support the use of such platforms for classified data. DISA said the tablets are the latest offerings under the DoD Mobility Classified Capability-Secret Program, which is designed to provide classified access to the Secret Internet Protocol Router …

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