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Report: New Pentagon IT Service Provider Reaches Full Operational Capability

A new information technology services provider for Pentagon tenants has achieved full operational capability and is now a sub-component of the Defense Information Systems Agency, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. The Joint Service Provider was established primarily through the consolidation of three IT service organizations in the Pentagon, including the U.S. Army‘s Information Technology …

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White House Cyber Chief Rob Joyce Raises Concerns on US Intellectual Property Theft

Rob Joyce, White House cybersecurity coordinator, has said U.S. companies could fall victim to intellectual property theft when revealing their source code to foreign governments in order to do business in other countries, FCW reported Tuesday. Joyce said at the Washington Post’s Cybersecurity Summit that the security aspects of source …

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Report: Pentagon Wants to Redirect $416M in Funds Toward Missile Defense Programs

The Defense Department has asked Congress to approve a proposal to transfer $416 million from multiple fiscal year 2017 defense accounts to missile defense programs, Defense News reported Tuesday. Majority of the requested funds would be taken from unobligated FY 2017 U.S. Army and Army Reserve operations and maintenance accounts, according …

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Air Force Sends Bomber, Fighter Aircraft Over Demilitarized Zone Near North Korea

The U.S. Air Force has sent B-1B Lancer bombers and F-15C Eagle fighter escorts over a demilitarized zone east of North Korea for a mission to demonstrate U.S. military capability. Dana White, chief spokesperson of the Defense Department, said in a statement released Saturday the mission is a response to North Korea’s recent activities and …

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Reports: Trump, Pentagon Condemn Latest North Korea Missile Launch Tests

President Donald Trump and the Pentagon have condemned the actions of North Korea following that country’s latest missile launches, one of which saw a rocket cross over Japan’s airspace. Trump called the most recent launch test a signal of North Korea’s “contempt” toward the international community, Politico reported Tuesday. “Threatening …

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Report: DIUx Obligates $100M to Fund Pilot Programs

The Defense Department‘s Defense Innovation Unit Experimental organization has so far awarded approximately $100 million to fund 45 pilot programs in multiple technology areas, Defense News reported Friday. The report said DIUx issued contract awards approximately three months after the agency collected responses to solicitations and collaborated with service branches interested …

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Pentagon Issues Guidance on Unauthorized Drone Operations Near Military Installations

The Defense Department has released a set of guidelines for U.S. military services and installations to address “unauthorized” activity of civilian unmanned aircraft systems near base facilities, DoD News reported Monday. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, told reporters Monday the new guidance details how DoD should coordinate with local …

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