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Report: DoD Faces Authority, Database Architecture Challenges in Counter-WMD Mission

A Department of Defense official said DoD needs increased authority to address information gaps in efforts to eradicate weapons of mass destruction, FCW reported Sunday. An executive order may allow DoD to track, facilitate and coordinate WMD-related documents across the government, said Ed Lawson, director of integration for the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense.

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Nat’l Security Experts Cite Need to Revise DoD Directive on Autonomous Weapons Dev’t

Bob Work, vice chair of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, said the Department of Defense should update a directive on producing autonomous weapons to reflect new technologies like artificial intelligence, C4ISRnet reported Thursday.

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Ellen Lord: DoD to Focus on Counter-UAS Tech in 2020

Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, said the Department of Defense intends to prioritize technologies that counter small enemy unmanned aircraft systems, C4ISRnet reported Wednesday. DoD will streamline efforts into three to five anti-drone systems for department-wide deployment, Lord, who is also a 2019 Wash100 winner, told reporters Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

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DoD Calls for Additional 5G Tech Dev’t Ideas

The Department of Defense is seeking additional input from the private sector to build 5G technology platforms for upcoming experimentation efforts at Naval Base San Diego in California and Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington.

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Parsons Awarded $7.5B DoD IT IDIQ Contract; Veronica Kazaitis Quoted

Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded Parsons a prime position on a potential five-year, $7.5 billion multiple award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract from the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Systems, Engineering, Technology and Innovation (SETI) to enhance how warfighters engage with DoD’s information technology, Parsons announced on Monday

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