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David DeVries Appointed Michigan State CIO

David DeVries, former chief information officer at the Office of Personnel Management, has been named CIO of Michigan and director of the state’s Department of Technology, Management and Budget. DeVries will succeed former DTMB director David Behen, who resigned in June to serve as vice president and CIO of La-Z-Boy, the …

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Army Conducts Ground-Based Manned-Unmanned Teaming Demo

The U.S. Army paired manned platforms with robotic systems on the ground as part of the manned-unmanned teaming demonstration held Tuesday at Fort Benning in Georgia, Defense News reported Friday. The service branch’s Maneuver Center of Excellence combined a semiautonomous MRZR combat vehicle with an unmanned Hoverfly quadcopter to carry out reconnaissance operations as …

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Army’s Microsatellite Demonstrator Launches Aboard SpaceX Rocket to Support Tactical Comms

A U.S. Army microsatellite lifted off aboard SpaceX‘s Falcon 9 rocket Monday to demonstrate collection and delivery of real-time imagery data from space to tactical warfighters on ground. Kestrel Eye launched from NASA‘s Kennedy Space Center in Florida as part of SpaceX’s 12th cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station, the …

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GAO: DoD Should Address Biometric & Forensic Systems Planning, Acquisition Mgmt Challenges

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Defense Department to address gaps in the department’s efforts to institutionalize its biometric and forensic systems. GAO said in a report published Monday that DoD has taken steps to meet long-term requirements for deployable biometric and forensic platforms but the department continues to face strategic planning …

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