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Defense Business Board Highlights Priorities for DoD Transition Team After November Elections


Michael Bayer, chairman of the Defense Business Board, has noted that the Defense Department will need to tackle certain issues as part of transition efforts after the presidential election in November, DoD News reported Tuesday. Karen Parrish writes a DBB report highlights focus points for the transition team that include personnel …

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Katrina McFarland: Commercial Drone Proliferation Presents New Defense Challenges

Katrina McFarland

Katrina McFarland, acting acquisition chief for the U.S. Army, has pointed to the proliferation of commercial unmanned systems as a global trend for the service branch to watch, C4ISRNet reported Monday. McFarland told the publication one challenge in the counter-UAS area is how to identify friendly versus hostile drones and how to protect military assets such …

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Marc Groman: OMB Updates Guidance for Agencies’ Privacy Mgmt Responsibilities


The Office of Management and Budget has updated its guidance on the role and responsibilities of senior agency officials for privacy amid advancements in technology and information analytics. Marc Groman, senior adviser for privacy at OMB, wrote in a blog post published Thursday  the new guidance outlines requirements for the designation of SAOPs and seeks to help …

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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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