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Vice Adm. David Lewis Succeeds Lt. Gen. Wendy Masiello as DCMA Director

U.S. Navy Vice Adm. David Lewis, former commander of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, has assumed leadership of the Defense Contract Management Agency. DCMA said Wednesday Lewis succeeded Air Force Lt. Gen. Wendy Masiello, who retired after 36 years of service in the U.S. Air Force. James MacStravic, acting defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology …

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Adm. Michael Rogers: $647M Cybercom Budget Request to Support Mission Force Operations

U.S. Cyber Command chief Michael Rogers has said a portion of Cybercom’s proposed $647 million budget would finance efforts to integrate cyber-related technologies and operations against the Islamic State militant organization, DoD News reported Wednesday. “We are particularly concerned as adversaries probe and even exploit systems used by government, law enforcement, military, intelligence and critical …

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John Bergin: DoD Eyes Use of Blockchain Tech in Standard Parts Production

The Defense Department aims to use additive manufacturing techniques in conjunction with  blockchain technology in efforts to address intellectual property challenges related to the production of military standard parts, GCN reported Monday. John Bergin, business technology officer at DoD’s Office of the Chief Information Officer, told a defense contracting forum Friday the U.S. Navy‘s carriers can …

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Marine Corps, Navy Host Amphibious, Autonomous Warfare Tech Demonstration; David Walker Comments

The U.S. Marine Corps and Navy hosted a 10-day exercise in April for defense, commercial and academic organizations to showcase emerging technology platforms such as unmanned aerial, multi-utility tactical transport and autonomous assault amphibious vehicles. The Defense Department said Wednesday that its civilian employees, contractors and  members of the Office of Naval Research and other research …

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Navy to Update Performance Evaluation System for Sailors; Vice Adm. Robert Burke Comments

The U.S. Navy has commenced an effort to modernize its performance evaluation system  in a move to evaluate a sailor’s performance with standards-based objective measures and boost talent matching aspects of counseling and formal reports. The service branch said Sunday it aims to test a conceptual prototype platform simultaneously with its current NAVFIT 98 performance evaluation system this fall. …

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GSA’s Mary Davie Outlines IT Industry Feedback on Federal Acquisition

Mary Davie, assistant commissioner for the office of information technology category at the General Services Administration, has met with more than 50 representatives from IT services companies to discuss government contracting issues. Davie wrote in a blog post published Tuesday industry members want government acquisition and program personnel to be more accessible and respond …

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Navy Appoints Rear Adm. Stephen Williamson as NAVSEA Deputy Commander for Logistics, Maintenance & Industrial Operations

Navy Rear Adm. Stephen Williamson, fleet maintenance director at the U.S. Pacific Fleet, has been named deputy commander of logistics, maintenance and industrial operations at the Naval Sea Systems Command. Acting Navy Secretary Sean Stackley and Adm. John Richardson, chief of naval operations, announced Williamson’s new assignment in a Defense Department release published …

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Army to Field Portable Digital Radiography System for Medical, Special Operations

The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency will deploy a new portable digital radiography system developed for deployed medical, special operations and mortuary affairs units of the service branch. The Army said Tuesday the PDRS is built to replace the branch’s legacy X-ray generator and accompanying computerized reader system. The Aberdeen Test and Evaluation Center, Information Security and Engineering …

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