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Patrick Shanahan: DoD Uses National Defense Strategy as Framework for FY 2019 Budget Request

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has said the National Defense Strategy was instrumental in the development of the Pentagon’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2019, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. “Tomorrow morning about nine o’clock eastern standard time, I’ll be sitting with the chairman and the secretary, signing off the implementation guidance …

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Report: House Bill Would Provide Full-Year Defense Budget, Fund Civilian Agencies Through March 23

The House voted 245-182 Tuesday to pass a continuing resolution that would authorize a full-year budget for the Defense Department and maintain current funding levels for civilian agencies through March 23, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. The bill includes $659 billion in fiscal 2018 defense funds composed of $584 billion for the base budget …

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Report: GSA’s Proposed Rule to Require Compliance With NIST’s Federal Data Protection Framework

The General Services Administration has introduced a proposed rule that would direct civilian contractors to comply with a National Institute of Standards and Technology framework that aims to protect controlled unclassified information in nonfederal data systems, Federal News Radio reported Monday. GSA will seek public comments on the proposed rule …

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Brig. Gen. Jennifer Buckner Named Army Cyber Director

Brig. Gen. Jennifer Buckner, formerly deputy commander of Joint Task Force-ARES under the U.S. Cyber Command, has been assigned to serve as director of cyber within the U.S. Army‘s G-3/5/7 office in Washington, D.C. Gen. Mark Milley, chief of staff at the Army, announced Buckner’s new assignment in a press release published …

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DoD Unveils Nuclear Posture Review; Patrick Shanahan Comments

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has said the Nuclear Posture Review is a “tailored nuclear deterrent strategy” that seeks to respond to current security needs and aims to reflect the country’s commitment to arms control and nonproliferation, DoD News reported Friday. The NPR says the U.S. would only consider the deployment …

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Vice Adm. Nancy Norton Starts DISA, JFHQ-DODIN Leadership Roles

U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Nancy Norton has assumed her new roles as director of the Defense Information Systems Agency and commander of the Joint Force Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Network. She succeeds U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Alan Lynn, who retired from military after a 38-year career, DISA said Thursday. Norton, a 2018 Wash100 …

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DoD Splits Acquisition, Tech & Logistics Office Into 2 Orgs

The Defense Department on Thursday officially split the acquisition, technology and logistics office into two new units – defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment and undersecretary for research and engineering – as part of reorganization, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan wrote in a Wednesday memo the …

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Maj. Gen. Clinton Crosier Named Director of Air Force Warfighting Integration Capability

Maj. Gen. Clinton Crosier, director of operational capability requirements for the U.S. Air Force deputy chief of staff for strategic plans and requirements, has been appointed as director of warfighting integration capability within the same office, the Defense Department said Thursday. In his current role, Crosier develops policy for operational capabilities-based …

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Cybercom Declares Network Defense Headquarters Fully Operational

A U.S. Cyber Command component has reached full operational capability status after three years of establishing capacity and capability to operate, defend and secure the Department of Defense Information Network. The Joint Force Headquarters DoDIN oversees the security and management of nearly 15,000 networks that support three million users across all warfighting segments,  Cybercom said Wednesday. “A …

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Report: Coast Guard Eyes Adoption of DoD-VA EHR System

The U.S. Coast Guard is considering a migration to the joint electronic health records system of the Defense Department and the Department of Veterans Affairs, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Rear Adm. Michael Haycock, chief acquisition officer at the Coast Guard, told lawmakers at a House subcommittee hearing Tuesday that the MHS …

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