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PSC Comments on Department of Defense Draft Cybersecurity Framework; Wash100 Award Winner David Berteau, Alan Chvotkin Quoted

On Monday, the Professional Services Council (PSC) provided further feedback on the issues and concerns for the contractor community with regard to the Department of Defense’s (DoD) draft Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) framework. 

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Potomac Officers Club Hosting Artificial Intelligence Summit With Keynote Speaker Dana Deasy, CIO at Department of Defense

The Potomac Officers Club — a division of Executive Mosaic — will be hosting the 2019 Artificial Intelligence Summit on Feb. 13 at the Hilton-McLean in McLean, Va. Dana Deasy, chief information officer of the Department of Defense and a 2019 Wash100 winner, will serve as a keynote speaker. On Monday, President Trump signed an executive order to launch the American AI Initiative, which directs federal resources toward the development of artificial intelligence in order to build up economic and national security and improve the quality of life of citizens.

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Telework Increases Productivity within Defense Department; Gen. Arnold Bunch Quoted

Gen. Arnold Bunch

Gen. Arnold Bunch, the commander of U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, recently noted that productivity of the service branch’s workforce has increased in almost-all telework environments, Federal News Network reported on Monday. Bunch noted that he has directed a review of position descriptions across his 80,000-person command to decide if they’re more telework-compatible.

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New University to Train Security Cooperation Workforce in Defense Department; Cara Abercrombie Quoted

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has opened a new institution designed to train and build a workforce of security cooperation experts. The new Defense Security Cooperation University aims to ensure that all involved personnel have a grasp of security cooperation's alignment with the national security strategy, according to DSCU President Cara Abercrombie, the DSCA said Thursday.

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Paul Nakasone: Defense Department Reports Faster Recruitment of Cyber Workforce Personnel System

Gen. Paul Nakasone, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency, said the Pentagon is benefiting from a faster hiring process for cyber employees following the launch of a new personnel system, Federal News Network reported Tuesday.

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GAO Audits Defense, Energy Department Budget for Nuclear Arsenal Sustainment, Modernization

The Government Accountability Office has published its audit of an annual joint report by the Defense Department and Energy Department on the estimated budget required for the upkeep and modernization of the country’s nuclear arsenal. The GAO stated that it had found the budget estimates in the joint report for fiscal year 2018 “generally accurate and complete based on the underlying data that DoD used to create them.” The oversight agency also said the joint report had managed to address concerns previously raised about the methodology used to arrive at the budget estimates.

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