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Cybercom Holds Inaugural Industry Day to Discuss Acquisition Priorities

The U.S. Cyber Command held its first industry day on Oct. 27 at a National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency facility in Virginia to discuss with private sector stakeholders Cybercom’s acquisition priorities, the Defense Department reported Wednesday.

Navy Adm. Michael Rogers, Cybercom chief, said in a video message that the command and industry should work together to advance communications, precision, agility and partnerships in support of the implementation of Cybercom’s programs.

Dennis Bartko, director of capabilities development group at Cybercom, also addressed approximately 400 industry participants during the event held at NGA’s Arthur Lundahl Conference Center at Fort Belvoir.

“Our objective [for industry day] is pretty simple: to share information with you so we can work together as a team to enable the Cyber Mission Force,” he said.

Bartko also discussed the plan to use a DevOps model in contracting activities and how Cybercom would execute a congressional authority that allows the command to spend $75 million annually to buy cyber information technology services through Sept. 30, 2021.

Other speakers at the event include Army Brig. Gen. Karl Gingrich, director of Cybercom’s resources and capabilities integration directorate; and Tony Davis, formerly acting command acquisition executive at Cybercom.

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