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Katrina McFarland Describes Cyber, Electronic Warfare as Enterprise Challenges

Katrina McFarland

Katrina McFarland, the Army’s acting assistant secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology, has described cyber and electronic warfare as enterprise challenges and discussed ways to work through the attacks, C4ISRNET reported Thursday. McFarland said via video teleconference at the Space and Missile Defense Symposium that work through cyber or EW attacks …

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

Terry Halvorsen

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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Mary Davie: GSA, NASA, NIH to Conduct IT Hardware Buying Events Through September 2016

Mary Davie

The General Services Administration, NASA and the National Institutes of Health will each hold buying events from June to September in an effort to increase participation of federal agencies in the Government-wide Strategic Solution for Desktops and Laptops initiative. Mary Davie, assistant commissioner of the integrated technology service office at …

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House Committee Requests Briefing on DoD, DHS Silicon Valley Tech Offices

Silicon Valley

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has sent letters to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson asking them to brief the panel about the offices their departments established in Silicon Valley, California. The panel told Carter in a letter published Tuesday they want information on the goals, mission and functions …

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Ashton Carter: DoD Should Adopt New Innovation Practices to Stay Ahead of Threats

Ashton Carter

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has urged the Defense Department to harness innovation approaches of the technology sector in order to keep pace with a changing security environment, DoD News reported Thursday. Jim Garamone writes Carter told members of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee during a meeting held Wednesday in …

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NIST Issues 2015 Commerce Department Tech Transfer Stats

computer-technology

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued the Commerce Department’s technology transfer report for fiscal year 2015 that details such activities of the department’s three laboratories over the 12-month period. NIST said Monday the department obtained 20 patents out of 30 patent applications, filed 61 invention disclosures, signed 364 research-and-development …

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Stephen Welby: DoD Needs to Accelerate Technological Decision-Making Cycle

Stephen Welby

Stephen Welby, assistant defense secretary for research and engineering, told Defense News in an interview published Monday that the Defense Department should make its “OODA Loop” process faster in terms of adopting technological approaches. He said to reporter Aaron Mehta he believes DoD’s Third Offset Strategy is about identifying what kinds of technology that the …

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