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House OKs Bill to Reinstate State Dept Cyber Office

The House on Wednesday passed by a voice vote a bill that would put back a State Department office that works to facilitate negotiations on international cybersecurity policies, The Hill reported Wednesday. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-California) and Rep. Eliot Engel (D-New York), the House panel’s ranking member, …

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Marine Corps F-35B Fighter Aircraft to Support Patrol Missions Onboard Navy Assault Ship

The U.S. Marine Corps‘ F-35B fighter aircraft will deploy onboard the U.S. Navy‘s USS Wasp amphibious assault ship to support slated regional patrol missions. The Wasp vessel, which will replace USS Bonhomme Richard as the 7th fleet’s forward-deployed amphibious assault ship, has been equipped with capacities required to land and …

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DoD’s Natl Security Tech Accelerator, Marine Corps Partner to Form Adaptive Threat Force

The U.S. Marine Corps‘ Warfighting Laboratory/Futures Directorate has signed a two-year agreement with MD5, the Defense Department‘s technology accelerator for national security, to form group that will serve as adversaries in Marine experiments. USMC said Wednesday the Adaptive Threat Force will be formed to challenge experimental Marines teams with situations that require adaptive …

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Will Graves: DoD to Assess 5 Biometric Tech Platforms

Will Graves, deputy project manager and chief engineer for biometrics at the Defense Department, has said that DoD will evaluate five different biometrics technologies this year, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. The report noted the department seeks to explore the potential use of contactless, facial recognition, rapid DNA, video analytics …

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FDA, DoD Unveil Program to Accelerate Availability of Medical Products for US Military

The Food and Drug Administration and the Defense Department have kicked off a joint program to speed up the development and availability of emergency medical products for the U.S. military. FDA said Tuesday the program’s framework was established through a bill, which authorized DoD to request the accelerated development and evaluation …

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