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Army Continues Mission Command Technical Overhaul to Build Network Capabilities Across Bases

The U.S. Army is continuing its work to overhaul mission command operations through upgrades under the Defense Department‘s Joint Information Environment that could eventually reduce deployments to the field, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jared Serbu writes that the service’s efforts to establish a distributed mission command aligns with Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno‘s work to …

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Katrina McFarland Outlines Pentagon’s Tech Goals

Katrina McFarland, assistant defense secretary for acquisition, has outlined the Defense Department’s technology goals amid an environment of budget uncertainty for the Pentagon, DoD News reported Thursday. McFarland called on industry to contribute to the government’s efforts to address the challenges in sustaining “technological superiority” and investments in research and development programs, Terri Moon Cronk …

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Rear Adm. Mathias Winter Unveils ONR’s New Autonomous Systems Strategy

The Office of Naval Research has introduced science and technology strategies with the goal to protect soldiers from harm, FedTech Magazine reported Thursday. Rear Adm. Mathias Winter, chief of naval research, announced ONR’s initiative to further the development of autonomous systems at a naval exposition in Washington, David Stegon reports. The new …

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US Navy Postpones UCLASS Program Competition Until FY 2016; William Lescher Comments

The U.S. Navy has moved to complete a requirements review for the Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance Strike program and postpone competition until fiscal 2016, Reuters reported Monday. Rear Adm. William Lescher, deputy assistant secretary for budget at the Navy, told reporters the carrier-based unmanned strike and surveillance aircraft is expected …

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Bloomberg: FBI, FireEye Begin Probe on Anthem Cyber Attack

The FBI is collaborating with FireEye to investigate the cyber attack on healthcare provider Anthem Inc. perpetrated by what U.S. government officials believe to be state-sponsored hackers based in China, Bloomberg reported Thursday. Michael Riley and Jordan Robertson write the data breach compromised Social Security numbers, birthdates and email addresses of 80 …

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