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DoD Launches First Wi-Fi Network at the Pentagon; Brian Dravis Comments

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The Defense Department has implemented a Wi-Fi network at the Pentagon as a result of efforts to consolidate DoD’s information technology services under a Defense Information Systems Agency-controlled shared services organization, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Jared Serbu writes Brig. Gen. Brian Dravis, director of the Joint Service Provider, said that savings from the …

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Military Times: Jeff Sessions, Mike Flynn Among Top Defense Secretary Candidates for Trump Administration

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Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) and former Defense Intelligence Agency Mike Flynn are among the top candidates for president-elect Donald Trump’s appointee as defense secretary, Military Times reported Wednesday. Leo Shane, Aaron Mehta and Joe Gould write that Trump, who will select personnel to serve under national security posts next year, received advice from …

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DoD Joint Staff Issues Cybersecurity Warning Against Lenovo Computers, Handheld Devices

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The Defense Department‘s Joint Staff has warned against the use of equipment such as computers and handheld devices from China-based manufacturer Lenovo due to concerns over cyber spying on Pentagon networks, The Washington Free Beacon reported Monday. Bill Gertz writes a J-2 intelligence directorate report stated cybersecurity officials have discussed how Lenovo devices …

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DoD to Mitigate ‘Ghost’ Afghan Forces Through Verification, Biometric Registration

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The Defense Department has said several efforts are underway to address so-called “ghost” soldiers in Afghanistan such as person-by-person verification and biometric registration, Stars and Stripes reported Friday. The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction said in a letter to DoD that there are gaps between the number of assigned Afghan forces and …

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Ashton Carter, Defense Innovation Board Members Discuss Interim Recommendations for DoD

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Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and members of the Defense Innovation Board have discussed 11 interim recommendations to the Defense Department during DIB’s first public meeting held Wednesday at the Pentagon, DoD News reported Wednesday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Carter established the 15-member independent advisory board to recommend strategies for defense officials to manage processes …

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