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Suzette Kent: Federal Data Strategy to Cover Geospatial, Financial Mgmt, AI R&D Initiatives

Federal Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent has said the White House wants agencies to leverage data sets that can support artificial intelligence research and development, financial management and geospatial initiatives, Federal News Network reported Friday.

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DoD Acquisition Office Issues Cybersecurity Accreditation Body RFI

The Pentagon's Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment is seeking input on how to establish an accreditation body to verify the cybersecurity of controlled unclassified information stored in defense contractor-run networks.

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Matthew Donovan: USAF to Reactivate 420th Flight Test Squadron for B-21 Program

The U.S. Air Force intends to reactivate the squadron that performed the pre-operational tests of the B-2 Spirit aircraft to support the flight test phase for the military service's future B-21 Raider bomber plane. B-21 prime contractor Northrop Grumman is building the test aircraft at a production facility in Palmdale, Calif., the Air Force said Monday.

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Nominee Ryan McCarthy Aims to Continue Readiness, Modernization & Reform Efforts as Army Secretary

Acting U.S. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee that he would ensure continued support for the country's deployed warfighters if he is confirmed to the position on a full-time basis, the military service reported Thursday.

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Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley: DIA Looks to Build AI-Based Intell Data Storage

U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, said that DIA wants to invest in a system to employ artificial intelligence and analytics to replace a 1996-era intelligence database during the Aspen Security Forum.

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Soraya Correa: DHS’ FirstSource III Contract Vehicle to Include ‘Set-Aside’ Tracks

Soraya Correa, chief procurement officer at the Department of Homeland Security, has said DHS will establish a third iteration of the FirstSource information technology contract vehicle with award tracks dedicated to five socioeconomic groups. She wrote in a FedBizOpps notice posted Monday that her team is working with the DHS Office of the Chief Information Officer and other department components to determine a timeline for the FirstSource III program.

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OMB, NARA Issue Electronic Recordkeeping Directive to Federal Agencies

The Office of Management and Budget and the National Archives and Records Administration have issued a four-page memo instructing all federal agencies to migrate from paper-based documentation to an electronic records management system by Dec. 31.

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