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NGA Seeks to Attract Tech Talent Via New Silicon Valley Office

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has established a new office in San Francisco, California, as part of an effort to hire professionals who possess skills in the science, technology, engineering and math fields, Nextgov reported Friday. The Outpost Silicon Valley office will support three new recruitment initiatives under NGA’s Data-Enabled Workforce strategy, …

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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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Adm. Michael Rogers: Cybercom Needs Funds to Start Command Designation Change

Adm. Michael Rogers, head of the U.S. Cyber Command, has said at a House Armed Services subcommittee hearing that his organization seeks a $647 million budget for fiscal 2018, up 17 percent from the command’s current spending level, Nextgov reported Tuesday. He told subcommittee members that the proposed funding increase would primarily support preparations to …

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Ashton Carter Calls for DoD to Foster Partnerships With Tech Community In Support of ‘Force of the Future’

Ashton Carter, former secretary of the Defense Department, has called on DoD Secretary James Mattis to continue to forge partnerships with technology professionals in Silicon Valley and other regional hubs in the country in an effort to advance the “force of the future” initiative, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jory …

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University of California Berkeley Makes Cyber Suggestions for Trump Administration

The University of California, Berkeley center has recommended president-elect Donald Trump’s transition team team up with Silicon Valley in a push to bolster the U.S.’ cyber workforce, USA Today reported Friday. Erin Kelley writes UC Berkeley’s Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity also suggested the incoming transition team to establish a new …

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Raj Shah: Defense Innovation Unit Experimental Eyes New Warfighting Tech, Industry Partnerships

Raj Shah, Defense Innovation Unit Experimental managing partner, has said DIUx wants to work with partners that can provide new technologies to the warfighters in support of the group’s mission to connect with technology companies, DoD News reported Thursday. Lisa Ferdinando writes DIUx has awarded 12 agreements worth $36 million total for products …

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

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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Terry Halvorsen: DoD-Industry Partnership Key to ‘Agile’ Cybersecurity

Defense Department Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen has said DoD needs to build a robust partnership with companies in order to maintain an agile cybersecurity infrastructure, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Meredith Somers writes Halvorsen is working to push for discussions between the government and industry through his trips to various technology communities, …

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