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Boeing Vet Patrick Shanahan Confirmed as Deputy Defense Secretary

The Senate voted 92-7 Tuesday to confirm Patrick Shanahan, senior vice president of supply chain and operations at Boeing, for the deputy defense secretary role, Defense News reported Tuesday. Shanahan’s confirmation for the Defense Department‘s no. 2 civilian post comes as the Trump administration’s 40 nominees for federal government roles face Senate vote delay. …

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Air Force to Use ‘Agile DevOps’ Method for Air Operations Center Upgrade Effort

The U.S. Air Force plans to adopt a software development practice known as Agile DevOps to update the military service’s Air Operations Center weapons system. The service branch said Thursday it terminated a contract with Northrop Grumman to start a AOC Pathfinder program to facilitate the delivery of modernized AOC functions to warfighters within a …

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Army to Conduct Service Analysis of Military Battlefield Networks

Gen. Mark Milley, U.S. Army chief of staff, has launched a service analysis of the military branch’s battlefield networks in response to congressional concerns over a future mobile satellite communications network, Defense Systems reported Tuesday. The report said the Army seeks to determine how the future Warfighter Information Network–Tactical infrastructure can be …

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Senate Panel’s 2018 NDAA Would Reorganize DoD CIO Office, Ban Russian Anti-Virus Software

The Senate Armed Services Committee’s version of the fiscal 2018 defense policy bill would ban Kaspersky Lab‘s anti-virus software from Defense Department systems and reorganize the DoD chief information officer position, Defense One reported Friday. SASC unanimously approved the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, that calls for the department to divide the …

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Senate Panel’s Defense Policy Bill to Authorize $1.2B for USAF Light Attack Aircraft Procurement

The Senate Armed Services Committee’s defense policy bill for fiscal 2018 would provide the U.S. Air Force with $1.2 billion in funds to acquire a new light attack aircraft through the OA-X procurement program, Defense News reported Thursday. The Senate panel approved its version of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act through …

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