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William Bryan to be Nominated Full-Time DHS S&T Undersecretary

President Donald Trump plans to nominate William Bryan, acting undersecretary for science and technology at the Department of Homeland Security since May 2017, to lead the S&T directorate on a full-time basis. In his current role, Bryan oversees leads research, development, innovation, testing and evaluation efforts of department components and first responders in the …

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DoD Unveils Digital Engineering Goals; Michael Griffin Comments

The Defense Department has established five goals for an initiative to modernize DoD’s systems design, development, delivery, operation and sustainment processes with the use of digital technology. DoD said Thursday it aims to integrate technological innovation into engineering practices and formalize the adoption of models that can support enterprise and program decision-making efforts …

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Rep. Vicky Hartzler Discusses DoD Clearance Improvement Efforts With HASC

Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., who chairs the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, held an event to address concerns in the Defense Department‘s clearance process. The subcommittee’s fourth official event discussed on ongoing efforts to streamline DoD’s process for granting security clearances to employees and contractors, the House Armed Services Committee said Friday. …

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DoD Establishes New Joint Center to Advance AI Tech

The Defense Department has formed a new center that will oversee artificial intelligence efforts across services and DoD amid efforts of China and Russia to dominate AI, Breaking Defense reported Friday. Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan wrote in a memo released Thursday the joint artificial intelligence center will report to …

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Advisory Panel Calls for DoD to Improve Acquisition Through Portfolio Mgmt Structure Adoption

An advisory group that Congress created through the fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act has issued a report that calls for the Defense Department to transition from a program-focused management structure to an “enterprise capability portfolio management” framework in order to improve the acquisition system, National Defense reported Thursday. The Section 809 …

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Report: Senate Subcommittee Proposes $616M for DoD Microelectonics RDT&E Projects

The Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee has proposed $616 million to help the Defense Department conduct research, development, test and evaluation of microelectronics technology in fiscal year 2019, C4ISRNET reported Thursday. The amount represents a $447 million increase over President Trump’s FY 2019 microelectronic RDT&E spending request. DoD leaders have said the department should …

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VA Secretary Nominee Robert Wilkie Sets Sights on EHR Implementation, IT Modernization

Robert Wilkie, the White House’s nominee for the secretary role at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has said the electronic health records system and information technology modernization are among his primary priorities once confirmed, MeriTalk reported Wednesday. Wilkie told the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee at his nomination hearing Wednesday that …

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