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Lt. Col. James McGuyer: JIDO Looks for Tech Platforms to Mitigate Improvised Threats

Lt. Col. James McGuyer, deputy chief of the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization‘s technology strategy division, has said JIDO seeks technologies it can field immediately to counter improvised threats such as unmanned aerial vehicles. The U.S. Army said Wednesday McGuyer told audience at a Lab Day event held in May at the Pentagon he …

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FAS: Pentagon Asks Congress to Exempt Sensitive Military Data from FOIA

The Defense Department has called on Congress to exempt sensitive and unclassified information on military rules of engagement, tactics, techniques and procedures from the Freedom of Information Act, the Federation of American Scientists reported Tuesday. DoD said in the department’s proposed measures for inclusion in the fiscal 2018 defense authorization bill that …

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Senate Confirms Kenneth Rapuano as DoD Assistant Secretary for Homeland Defense & Global Security

Kenneth Rapuano, a senior vice president at nonprofit research institute ANSER, has been confirmed as assistant secretary for homeland defense and global security at the Pentagon, Washington Examiner reported Monday. The Senate voted 95-1 to approve Rapuano’s nomination, which makes him the sixth confirmed Defense Department appointee under President Donald Trump’s administration, the …

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House Bill Would Require DoD to Notify Congress of ‘Sensitive’ Military Cyber Operations

The House Armed Services Committee has introduced a bipartisan bill that would mandate Defense Department officials to inform Congress about the U.S. military’s sensitive cyber operations or weapons within 48 hours of implementation, Nextgov reported Thursday. The scope of the proposed bill covers all defensive and offensive cyber operations that would occur …

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Report: DoD Elevates Counter-ICBM Capacity Assessment

The Defense Department has stepped up its strategy to assess potential systems against intercontinental ballistic missile threats, Reuters reported Wednesday. DoD elevated anti-ICBM technology assessment efforts following the completion of a simulated ICBM interception test last month at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. A June 6 department memo seen by Reuters says the Boeing-built Ground-Based …

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Financial Mgmt Pro David Norquist Confirmed as Pentagon’s Comptroller

The Senate on Thursday voted unanimously to confirm David Norquist, a former partner at Alexandria, Virginia-based financial services contractor Kearney & Company, as comptroller of the Defense Department, Inside Defense reported Thursday. President Donald Trump nominated Norquist to the DoD comptroller post in March. Norquist said during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee earlier …

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