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John Rood: DoD Pursues Plan to Purchase Low-Yield Naval Nuclear Weapons

John Rood, undersecretary of defense for policy, said Wednesday the military is pushing through to procure naval missiles that contain low-yield nuclear components, National Defense Magazine reported the same day. His announcement discussed the Department of Defense's intention to purchase submarine-launched ballistic missiles and ship-launched cruise missiles in support of the Trump administration.

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DoD Seeks Industry Feedback on 5G Tech Dev’t Projects

The Department of Defense is asking industry for ideas to develop 5G technology platforms for demonstration  at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany in Georgia and Hill Air Force Base in Utah. DoD said Monday it will collect input through Dec. 16 to help the department finalize prototype solicitations related to the experimentation and testing of the next-generation wireless technology.

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DoD Study Examines Compliance of Small, Large Firms With Cyber Standards; Kevin Fahey Quoted

A recent Department of Defense study says small and large contractors are struggling to comply with DoD’s new cybersecurity standards, Defense One reported Monday. “For the most part, the big companies do very well,” Kevin Fahey, assistant defense secretary for acquisition, told reporters at the Pentagon Monday. “But in no case do they meet everything that they thought they met.”

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Cyberspace Solarium Commission to Study DoD’s Defend Forward Concept

The Congress-created Cyberspace Solarium Commission is working to determine ways the Department of Defense's “defend forward” concept can support cyberspace protection, Fifth Domain reported Tuesday. The concept focuses on keeping enemies close to create a better picture of adversarial preparation plans.

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