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Col. Bradley Barnhart Begins Work as DISA Chief of Staff

U.S. Air Force Col. Bradley Barnhart, former commander of the  86th Communications Squadron at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, has assumed duties as vice chief of staff at the Defense Information Systems Agency. In his new capacity, Barnhart will help manage DISA’s $12 billion annual budget and coordinate efforts of …

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NGA Releases Updated GEOINT Strategy; Robert Cardillo Comments

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has updated its commercial geospatial intelligence strategy to emphasize the agency’s need to keep up with emerging technologies. The recently released action plan includes the agency’s initiatives on expanding partnerships, facilitating information assurance operations and integrating commercial GEOINT systems with automated and artificial intelligence technologies, NGA …

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USDA Allocates $97M for 11-State Rural Broadband Connectivity Program

Agriculture Department Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced that USDA is allocating $97 million for 12 projects focused on improving rural broadband service in 11 states. Perdue noted that the initiative will provide over 22,000 subscribers with efficient Internet connectivity resulting in more educational, social and business opportunities in their rural communities, …

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