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


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


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


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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White House Directs Pentagon Away From Discussion of US-China ‘Competition’


The White House has issued a directive that forbids the Defense Department to discuss the U.S. military’s interaction with China using “great power competition” and other potentially inflammatory phrases, Navy Times reported Monday. David Larter writes the new directive from the National Security Council requires Pentagon officials to find less provocative descriptions when …

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Deborah Lee James: More Assessment Needed Before DoD’s Final Cost Estimate for Nuclear Modernization

Deborah Lee James

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James believes the Defense Department needs more room for evaluation before it can finalize the cost estimate on the effort to modernize the U.S. intercontinental ballistic missile arsenal, National Defense Magazine reported Wednesday. John Harper writes DoD’s Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation Office estimated the cost of the …

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Frank Kendall: DoD Likely to Establish 3rd Outpost for Defense Innovation Hub

Frank Kendall

Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall said the Defense Department aims to open a third outpost for the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental organization in the next few months, Defense News reported Wednesday. Aaron Mehta writes Austin, Texas, could be a possible location for the third DIUx office after Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited an innovation hub there in …

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Pentagon Creates Advisory Panel on Streamlining Acquisition Process

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The Defense Department has launched an advisory panel with a two-year charter to help streamline the military’s acquisition process, Defense News reported Tuesday. Aaron Mehta writes Deidre Lee, a former director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy and previously a Office of Federal Procurement Policy administrator, will lead the Advisory Panel on Streamlining …

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