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Rep. Darrell Issa Announces Retirement

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-California) announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election in 2018 after nearly two decades in Congress, Nextgov reported Wednesday. His 18-career in the lower chamber includes time as chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and as a proponent of federal information technology reform …

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David Norquist: DoD’s Inaugural Financial Audit to Cost $367M in 2018

David Norquist, Defense Department comptroller, has said the first departmentwide financial statement audit is expected to cost approximately $367 million this year, DoD News reported Wednesday. “We also anticipate spending about $551 million in 2018 fixing problems identified by the auditors,” he said Wednesday during his testimony before the House Armed Services Committee. …

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Cyber Vulnerability Disclosure Bill Clears House

The House voted Tuesday to pass a bill that would mandate the Department of Homeland Security to provide lawmakers more information on DHS’ policies and procedures for disclosing cyber vulnerabilities to industry, The Hill reported Tuesday. House members approved the Cyber Vulnerability Disclosure Act nearly two months after the Trump administration issued a …

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DARPA Program Aims to Secure COTS Components for Military Platforms

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has introduced a program that seeks to address security risks from commodity off-the-shelf devices and increase the security of network-connected systems. DARPA said Tuesday it aims to create a system that can automatically deploy, generate and secure configurations of military components and subsystems through the agency’s …

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Sen. John Hoeven Urges DHS Leaders to Use North Dakota’s UAS Expertise for Border Protection Efforts

Sen. John Hoeven (R-North Dakota) has asked Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection agency officials to take advantage of the state’s unmanned aerial systems knowledge to formulate strategies to protect the northern border. According to a report published Thursday on Hoeven’s website, the senator met with DHS …

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Air Force Brig. Gen. John Millard will Take Helm as Air Mobility Command Deputy Director of Plans, Requirements

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. John Millard, former executive officer to the commander at the U.S. Transportation Command, has been appointed as deputy director of strategic plans, requirements and programs at the Headquarters of the Air Mobility Command, the Defense Department said Monday. Millard held various management and leadership positions …

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