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Air Force Seeks Asset Security Challenge Participants

The U.S. Air Force is seeking ideas from industry and academic professionals on how to secure temporary, fixed and mobile assets as part of the military branch’s AFWERX Fusion Challenge. USAF said Tuesday the challenge represents an open innovation platform for the service branch to collaborate with potential non-military partners in areas …

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DoD to Give Congress Justification Report on $10B Cloud Procurement Strategy

David Norquist, comptroller at the Defense Department, said at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Thursday that DoD intends to provide lawmakers with a justification report about its plan to acquire cloud computing infrastructure through a single-award contract, C4ISRNET reported Thursday. Norquist informed the panel that the department will submit a report …

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Mike Pompeo Sworn in as Secretary of State

The Senate has approved the nomination of Mike Pompeo, former CIA director, to succeed Rex Tillerson as secretary of state through a 57-42 vote, the New York Times reported Thursday. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito swore in Pompeo shortly after the upper chamber gave its final confirmation. The report said Pompeo …

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DoD to Consider Interoperability, Cost, Security in Cloud IT Procurement

The Defense Department is considering security, cost, interoperability and user friendliness as key factors in the procurement of a cloud-based information technology platform, DoD News reported Thursday. Dana White, Pentagon’s chief spokesperson, told reporters Thursday the department will conduct a full and open competition for its Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure acquisition …

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Report: Camilo Sandoval Appointed VA Acting CIO

The Department of Veterans Affairs has appointed Camilo Sandoval, former Trump campaign director of data operations, to serve as VA’s chief information officer on an acting basis, Politico reported Wednesday. A VA spokesperson told Politico that Sandoval has been senior adviser to the department’s undersecretary for health since May of …

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Betty Sapp: NGA, NRO Plan EnhancedView Contract Management Transition

Betty Sapp, director of the National Reconnaissance Office, has said she expects NRO to assume responsibility over a commercial satellite imagery acquisition program currently assigned to the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency in September, SpaceNews reported Tuesday. She told the publication both agencies work to ensure a smooth transition of the EnhancedView contract management …

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SecAF Heather Wilson: Space Defense an ‘Urgent’ National Priority

Heather Wilson, secretary of the U.S. Air Force, has said the service branch is developing concepts and technologies designed to counter adversarial threats to U.S. military space assets and operations. In a Fox News opinion piece published Monday, Wilson wrote that the government should continue working with its allies to increase collective …

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