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Raj Shah: Defense Innovation Org Seeks National Guard and Reserve Support for Nationwide Expansion Effort

Raj Shah, managing director of the Defense Department‘s Defense Innovation Unit-Experimental organization, said that DIUx will expand its presence nationwide through the help of technology experts from the U.S. military’s National Guard and Reserve components, DoD News reported Thursday. “We have reservists working in technology companies of all sizes [and] …

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Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James Aims to Increase Number of Active-Duty Airmen

Deborah Lee James said Monday at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference that addressing workforce issues remains as her top priority as secretary of the U.S. Air Force. The military branch said Monday James also reaffirmed her commitment to increase the presence of active-duty Airmen as well as prevent sexual assaults through victim care and …

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DoD Launches New Defense Innovation Office in Texas

The Defense Department has unveiled a new Defense Innovation Unit Experimental office in Austin, Texas, that will work to connect the department with local innovators in an effort to acquire new technologies for warfighters and address national security challenges. Christy Abizaid, former deputy assistant secretary of defense for Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia and a National Security Council …

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GAO: DoD Should Monitor National Guard’s Cyber Response Capabilities Through a Database

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Defense Department to maintain a database to keep track of National Guard’s emergency response capabilities in support of civil agencies during a cyber attack. GAO said in a report published Tuesday DoD should also carry out a “tier 1” exercise that would involve combatant commanders and organizations …

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Daryl Witherspoon Assigned DCAA General Counsel

Daryl Witherspoon, former deputy general counsel at the Defense Department Education Activity, has been named general counsel of the Defense Contract Audit Agency at Fort Belvoir. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced the Senior Executive Service assignment in a notice published Wednesday. Witherspoon previously held various roles at multiple organizations under DoD, including the National Guard Office of Chief …

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GAO: DoD Tests Homeland Response Force Capacity Through Mission Readiness Evaluation

The Defense Department‘s National Guard bureau has determined that 10 Homeland Response Force units are mission-ready for HRF operations when called upon. The Government Accountability Office said in a post released Tuesday the National Guard team performed an evaluation of necessary tasks and actions as well as DoD’s Defense Readiness Reporting System …

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