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DISA Unveils Management Process for New Service, Capability Requirements

The Defense Information Systems Agency has recently released an information kit on how it evaluates and identifies service and capability requirements when dealing with possible partner contractors. The Requirements and Analysis Office, which was developed for DISA in 2015, commences with the requirements management process by doing the following: business …

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Congress Wants DoD to Prioritize Machine Learning, AI Tech Programs

A fiscal 2019 defense budget deal unveiled by House and Senate negotiators Monday calls for the Defense Department to implement artificial intelligence and machine learning programs, C4ISRNET reported Tuesday. Lawmakers wants the Pentagon to form a commission that would examine the potential applications of AI technology for national security and defense efforts. …

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Stratcom Chief Gen. John Hyten to Oversee Nuclear Command, Control, Comms Systems

The Defense Department has directed the U.S. Strategic Command to solely oversee the country’s nuclear command, control and communications platforms and operations following a review ordered by Defense Secretary James Mattis, SpaceNews reported Monday. Mattis authorized the months-long assessment due to concerns that NC3 lacked an integrated governance structure. Maj. Meghan …

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Navy Asks Lawmakers for $64M Budget for Readiness, Safety Reforms

The U.S. Navy has asked Congress to add $64 million to its 2018 fiscal year budget to commence action on a series of reforms after deadly collisions involving two warships last year, USNI News reported Monday. Seventeen sailors perished from two separate collisions involving the USS Fitzgerald and the USS …

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