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Gary Cheek: Continued Overseas Demand to Pressure Army Budget

Maj. Gen. Gary Cheek has said the U.S. Army could face additional challenges in maintaining its force size, readiness and mission operations if sequestration cuts remain for fiscal year 2016, Defense News reported Monday. Joe Gould writes that Cheek, the service’s assistant deputy commanding general for operations, plans and policy, said U.S. needs to retain an ability …

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DHS Issues RFI on ID, Account Mgmt Services for USCIS E-Verify Program

The Department of Homeland Security is seeking information on potential sources of identity and account management capabilities for the operations, maintenance and integration of the Citizenship and Immigration Services‘ E-Verify program. Capabilities include authentication services and credential service management but may or may not include identity proofing, DHS said in a notice posted Friday …

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Stephen Warren Seeks More Updates to VA Security Amid Cyberthreat Growth

Stephen Warren, chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, said keeping the security of the agency’s information systems updated and resilient should remain a key priority for the government, GovInfoSecurity.com reported Monday. Marianne Kolbasuk McGee writes that a scenario where the public stops using online government systems and services over …

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Army Special Ops Command: Collaborative Strategy to Counter Unconventional Warfare

The U.S. Army Special Operations Command has called for a joint, interagency, intergovernmental and multinational program to counter the threat of unconventional warfare by U.S. adversaries, Defense News reported Friday. Joe Gould writes USASOC has released a white paper that recommends a collaborative defense strategy against adversaries that externally sponsor insurgencies to wage a proxy war …

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Andrew Hunter: Pentagon, Congress Aim for Consensus on Military Acquisition Reforms

A Defense Department program director has observed an emerging consensus between defense executives and lawmakers to revamp the military procurement system and clear overlapping acquisition policies, Reuters reported Friday. Andrea Shalal writes Andrew Hunter, head of DoD’s joint rapid acquisition initiative, told reporters last week the agency plans to propose …

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BDNA’s Walker White: Big Data Security, Virtualization as Priorities for Gov’t IT

Walker White, president of data quality company BDNA, predicts that big data security, virtualization and application rationalization will be top priorities for government enterprises in the new fiscal year. He indicated that being able to justify what applications an agency should run to maintain and manage data libraries promotes the possibility of good spending habits …

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Army PEO Aviation Buys Nutanix Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Offering; Chris Howard Comments

The U.S. Army Program Executive Office Aviation has selected Nutanix to provide additional data center architecture offerings as part of efforts to bolster PEO Aviation’s virtual desktop infrastructure for managing the U.S. Army‘s aircraft systems. Nutanix said Monday the Army has procured the web-scale NX-3050 and NX-7110 to support PEO Aviation operations and add capacity for as …

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