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Justin Poole Appointed NGA Deputy Director; Robert Cardillo Comments

Justin Poole, formerly director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency‘s source operations and management directorate, has been appointed to serve as NGA’s seventh deputy director. NGA said Thursday Poole will succeed Susan Gordon, who was nominated to the position of principal deputy director at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. He started his federal …

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Pentagon’s Innovation Offices Obtain Authorization to Streamline Recruitment, Acquisition Processes

The Defense Department‘s Defense Innovation Unit Experimental and Strategic Capabilities Office have received authorization to accelerate their recruitment and contracting processes, Defense News reported. Former Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work approved the authorities for DIUx and SCO in July before his retirement, the report noted. The authorities include an 18-month renewal …

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Qing Wu: DoD-Funded IBM Chip Tech Could Aid AI-Based Defense Systems

Qing Wu, principal electronics engineer at the Air Force Research Laboratory, has said a neuromorphic computer chip being developed by IBM could help boost the capacity of artificial intelligence-based defense systems, DoD News reported Thursday. Wu added the Defense Department-funded TrueNorth chip technology is designed to mimic the function of human neurons and perform …

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DoD Study Describes Coordination Mechanisms Adopted With NASA for Space Launch Services Acquisition

The Government Accountability Office has found that the Defense Department and NASA implement collaboration platforms and related processes to coordinate the acquisition of space launch services for cargo capsules and satellites. The finding is based on GAO’s assessment of a DoD study that examines how the Pentagon and NASA facilitate coordination on …

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Report: ‘Bug Bounty’ Participants Hunt Vulnerabilities in GSA Web Devt Tool

The General Services Administration‘s Technology Transformation Service has challenged ethical hackers to identify vulnerabilities within the agency’s government website development platform as part of a “bug bounty” program, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Laura Gerhardt, a TTS technical lead, said at FCW’s cybersecurity summit that the organization initially opened the Federalist web tool to a …

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