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Alan Shaffer to be Nominated as DoD Deputy Undersecretary for Acquisition & Sustainment

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Alan Shaffer, formerly director of science and technology at the NATO Collaboration Support Office, to be deputy undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Defense Department. He managed DoD’s approximately $25 billion research and engineering budget in his previous role as principal deputy and assistant …

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Report: House Representatives Announce Subcommittee for Veterans Affairs IT Modernization

Representatives Phil Roe, R-Tenn., chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, and Tim Walz, D-Minn., a ranking committee member, have announced a new subcommittee to oversee the VA’s technology update initiatives, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Robert Wilkie, former VA acting secretary, revealed in May that the department tapped Cerner for a potential 10-year, …

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House Subcommittee, Tech Industry Meet to Discuss Artificial Intelligence

Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., chair of the House Armed Services Committee’s emerging threats and capabilities subcommittee, led a roundtable Thursday with industry representatives and subject matter experts on commercial artificial intelligence technology. HASC said Friday the closed meeting sought to identify opportunities, challenges and implications of AI adoption efforts. Accenture, FireEye, …

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Report: DoD Eyes Enhanced Military Acquisition Security; Kari Bingen Comments

Kari Bingen, Defense Department deputy undersecretary for intelligence, told legislators during a recent House Armed Services Committee hearing that security must become “a fourth pillar in defense acquisition” in addition to cost, schedule and performance, Fifth Domain reported Thursday. Bingen also recommended providing industry partners with incentives to encourage the …

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Gen. Paul Selva: DoD Works to Maintain Technological Superiority

Gen. Paul Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at the Center for a New American Security’s annual conference that the Defense Department is developing technologies to maintain U.S. military superiority against China, DoD News reported Thursday. The U.S. Air Force general emphasized that the goal is to prevent China from …

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White House Reorganization Plan Calls for Public-Private Partnership to Facilitate Citizen Service Delivery

The Office of Management and Budget has proposed the establishment of a public-private partnership center to help federal agencies improve the delivery of services to citizens and oversight of public resources as part of a governmentwide reorganization plan, Government Executive reported Thursday. The report “Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st …

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Army to Invest in Tactical Network Mobility, Interoperability Programs; Maj. Gen. Pete Gallagher Comments

The U.S. Army plans to invest money to update its mobile tactical network and increase interoperability between troops, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Maj. Gen. Pete Gallagher, director of the Army’s Network Cross Functional Team, said at an Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association event held Thursday that the military branch looks …

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Air Force Sets Time Frame for UH-1N Replacement Deliveries

The U.S. Air Force expects to award an UH-1N Huey replacement contract later this year and aims to deliver new utility helicopters to multiple bases in the 2020-2032 time frame. USAF said Wednesday it will buy aircraft designed to support nuclear deterrence, test and training, continuation of government operations and survival school support operations. The service branch …

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Senate’s Fiscal 2019 Defense Bill Proposes Additional DoD Cross-Functional Teams

The Senate’s version of fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act includes language that would establish additional cross-functional teams to help the Defense Department address specific organizational challenges, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. The provision calls for the formation of CFTs that will focus on electronic warfare, security clearances and lethality of close-combat …

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