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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Pentagon to Seek Innovation, Organizational Strategies Through New Advisory Board

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Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has announced the Defense Department‘s plan to establish an advisory board to help craft technological strategies for DoD to address organizational culture and project management issues. DoD said Wednesday the Defense Innovation Advisory Board will work to identify best practices for iterative product development, data-based decision-making, enterprise information sharing and utilization of mobile and …

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Ashton Carter to Focus on DoD-Tech Industry Collaboration During West Coast Tour

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Defense Ashton Carter plans to discuss technology and cybersecurity programs with companies at various forums in California and Washington in the coming days, DoD News reported Monday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Carter said at a news conference held Monday at the Pentagon he aims to help rebuild partnerships between the Defense Department and technology companies. “We …

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DARPA’s Arati Prabhakar: US Can Maintain Military Edge Through Continuous R&D Investments

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Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Director Arati Prabhakar has said the U.S. should continuously invest in science and technology in order to maintain its military advantage as foreign powers strengthen their research and development efforts, DoD News reported Wednesday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Prabhakar made her remarks at a hearing of the House Armed …

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Gen. Joseph Dunford: DoD’s Fiscal 2017 Budget Offers Path Forward on Readiness, Tech Programs

Joseph Dunford

Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said the Defense Department‘s $582.7 billion budget plan seeks to balance military investments to build high-end technologies, operational capacity and readiness, DoD News reported Thursday. Jim Garamone writes Dunford told the House Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee Thursday that sequestration has forced DoD to …

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