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Report: New Pentagon IT Service Provider Reaches Full Operational Capability

A new information technology services provider for Pentagon tenants has achieved full operational capability and is now a sub-component of the Defense Information Systems Agency, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. The Joint Service Provider was established primarily through the consolidation of three IT service organizations in the Pentagon, including the U.S. Army‘s Information Technology …

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Capt. Julia Slattery Assumes Leadership of Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command

Capt. Julia Slattery, former division chief of the Joint Staff’s cyber policy division, has been appointed as commanding officer of the U.S. Navy‘s Cyber Defense Operations Command. Slattery officially took over the position from Capt. Sean Heritage during a change-of-command ceremony in Suffolk, Virginia, the Navy said Thursday. Heritage, who will join …

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House Panel Seeks $28.6B Natl Defense Restoration Fund

The House Appropriations Committee has passed a defense policy bill that would allocate $28.6 billion for the National Defense Restoration Fund for fiscal 2018, Breaking Defense reported Friday. The proposed fund comprises 4.3 percent of the measure’s $658.1 billion defense budget and would be managed by the Defense Department secretary. …

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Govt, Industry Participants Train for Infrastructure Defense at Cyber Guard Exercise

The FBI, Cyber Command and Department of Homeland Security have co-hosted a week long exercise wherein participants from academia, industry, U.S. government and other allies performed training activities designed to prepare personnel for potential cyber attacks on critical infrastructure. Cybercom said Wednesday that the Cyber Guard event gathered more than …

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Army Reviews Comms Systems to Update IT Procurement Strategy

The U.S. Army has begun to assess its entire communications system as part of efforts to streamline the military branch’s information technology procurement process, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. Acting Army Secretary Robert Speer and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley told reporters that the review will produce recommendations on streamlining IT acquisition and that …

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John Roth: White House Seeks to Rebuild US Armed Forces via Fiscal 2018 Budget Plan

John Roth, a Defense Department budget official who performs comptroller duties, has said the White House’s defense budget proposal for fiscal 2018 intends to rebuild the U.S. armed forces, build on “near-term readiness” efforts in fiscal 2017 and balance future requirements and current operations, DoD News reported Tuesday. Roth told …

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Maj. Gen. Anthony Funkhouser Named USACE Deputy Commanding General for Military & Intl Operations

Maj. Gen. Anthony Funkhouser, former commanding general of the U.S. Army‘s Center for Initial Military Training, has been assigned as deputy commanding general for military and international operations at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Defense Department announced Friday. The Army commissioned Funkhouser to the rank of second lieutenant at …

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Maj. Gen. John Charlton to Lead Army Test and Evaluation Command

Maj. Gen. John Charlton, formerly vice director for joint force development at the Joint Staff, has been appointed commanding general of the U.S. Army‘s Test and Evaluation Command. Army Chief of Staff Mark Milley announced Charlton’s appointment in a Defense Department release published Friday. Charlton will lead the command that conduct experiments, developmental tests, independent operational …

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