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Senate Confirms John Gibson as Pentagon’s Chief Mgmt Officer

John Gibson, former deputy chief management officer at the Defense Department, has received Senate confirmation to serve as DoD chief management officer, Washington Examiner reported Friday. Gibson will lead the civilian secretaries of all military services and oversee business-focused DoD agencies and field activities in his new role. He previously served as …

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Defense Innovation Board OKs Creation of DoD STEM Career Field, Tech Training Program

The Defense Innovation Board (DIB) has approved two recommendations meant to boost innovation at the Defense Department, DoD News reported Wednesday. The recommendations include the establishment of a new innovation, science, technology, engineering and mathematics career field as well as the creation of a technology and innovation training program for senior DoD leaders. …

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Will Graves: DoD to Assess 5 Biometric Tech Platforms

Will Graves, deputy project manager and chief engineer for biometrics at the Defense Department, has said that DoD will evaluate five different biometrics technologies this year, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. The report noted the department seeks to explore the potential use of contactless, facial recognition, rapid DNA, video analytics …

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James Mattis: Operations in Syria will Disrupt Islamic State Militant Group Recruitment

James Mattis, Secretary of Defense, has said he expects to witness a lagging indicator that proves recent operations in Syria will diminish the number of recruits and foreign fighters joining the Islamic State militant group’s ranks, DoD News reported Friday. Mattis answered inquiries at the Pentagon regarding topics involving South …

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DoD, National Security Technology Accelerator Unveil Military Training & Readiness Partnership

The Defense Department and National Security Technology Accelerator have introduced a new public-private partnership program for military training and readiness during the Interservice, Industry Training, Simulations and Education Conference that took place in Florida, United Press International reported Friday. The Training and Readiness Accelerator program, a collaboration between the Army Contracting …

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